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Please complete a survey to influence EU animal protection policies

Thanks Jan! Just saw this after creating my social media blurb. I've added it to my other comment here. 

Please complete a survey to influence EU animal protection policies

More details you can add (if needed):
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Most of the questions are simple ‘clickable’ answer choices, but the final question gives you an opportunity to write further comments / make requests if you like. For example, you could ask for:
 

  • An EU Commissioner for Animal Welfare.
  • Specific legislation for fish.
  • Better protection for animals used in economic activity in general (not just farming).
  • Legislation based on the ‘Five Domains’ framework.
  • A ban on cephalopod farming.
  • A ban on fur farming.

It’s best if you write these comments IN YOUR OWN WORDS... (read more)

Please complete a survey to influence EU animal protection policies

I created a short blurb for use on social media posts. Feel free to use it:
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This is probably the most impactful action you can take for animals this year! 

The European Union (EU) is currently conducting what may be the most important survey ever created for animals. 

The EU is revising its animal welfare laws and is using this survey to collect input. Some countries have very few responses so far, and so this seems a particularly low effort way to influence major policy decisions at the EU level. It doesn’t take long to complete and... (read more)

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More details you can add (if needed): ----------- Most of the questions are simple ‘clickable’ answer choices, but the final question gives you an opportunity to write further comments / make requests if you like. For example, you could ask for: * An EU Commissioner for Animal Welfare. * Specific legislation for fish. * Better protection for animals used in economic activity in general (not just farming). * Legislation based on the ‘Five Domains’ framework. * A ban on cephalopod farming. * A ban on fur farming. It’s best if you write these comments IN YOUR OWN WORDS so not everyone writes exactly the same words! --------- Or please see suggestions given above by Neil and Jan! Thanks!
Please complete a survey to influence EU animal protection policies

Thanks, Peter, glad this text guide is useful! For some reason the images in the google doc guide don't display very well on my phone. I'm not sure if others will have this issue. It displays clearly on the computer though. I guess most people will complete the EU survey at a computer alongside the guide, so it may not be an issue. 

Please complete a survey to influence EU animal protection policies

I've  written a Google doc guide showing how to fill-in the survey with screenshots (example below) so people can complete the survey quickly and conveniently. 

I used the suggestions from the Anima International video on YouTube and their website that you mentioned.  Thanks for creating this post! 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/13q0Oya3CpuBuzF2zuBsFf6vmjdrYaJeLeiAB1nrrOks/edit?usp=sharing 

Thanks for making this doc Conor! I don’t have many Twitter followers, but I tweeted your guide along with the Anima International video. 😄

Concerning the Recent 2019-Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

Sorry, the link to the 'live' statistics from Chinese Health centres was broken:

https://ncov.dxy.cn/ncovh5/view/pneumonia

I've also updated the link in the original post.

Here’s Google Translate if you need it: https://translate.google.com/

Concerning the Recent 2019-Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

I am an EA living in China right now. Thanks for sharing this post on the Coronavirus. I am also very interested in these questions.


We do not know what percentage of people experience symptoms so mild that they do not seek medical attention and so do not appear in the 'Suspected' or 'Confirmed' case statistics.

here: https://ncov.dxy.cn/ncovh5/view/pneumonia

and here: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Here’s Google Translate if you need it: https://translate.google.com/


Nevertheless, as you mentioned, attempts have been ma... (read more)

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Sorry, the link to the 'live' statistics from Chinese Health centres was broken: https://ncov.dxy.cn/ncovh5/view/pneumonia [https://ncov.dxy.cn/ncovh5/view/pneumonia] I've also updated the link in the original post. Here’s Google Translate if you need it: https://translate.google.com/ [https://translate.google.com/]
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Just some quick thoughts: -Your lowest discovery rate (15%) might still be too high, this recent preprint estimates 0.05% https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.01.23.20018549v2.full.pdf [https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.01.23.20018549v2.full.pdf] -The spreadsheet compares the current number of deaths with the current number of known cases. However, deaths will always leak behind the number of confirmed cases; this way you will be underestimating death rate. -It might also be interesting to do some back of the envelope math on the cases outside of China, since discovery rate should be much higher. So far, there are very few serious, and I think no critical conditions. However, most confirmed infections outside of China are actually people who were infected in China and then traveled overseas which selects for people healthy enough to travel, so mostly younger. Doing a proper analysis of those numbers will be hard; one could compare them to SARS figures of the relevant age bracket.