Wet markets can be places of profound animal suffering, out of which arise life-threatening diseases like the novel coronavirus. And they exist all over the world.
Farmed animals represent an ever-growing number of animals that are raised, exploited, and slaughtered for fashion and food. These are animals who have few rights and zero freedom.
Stories about lonely zoo animals missing their human “friends” may bring levity during this time of crisis—but they ignore the plight of the animals held permanently captive.