COVID-19

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Emails Show Meat CEOs Lobbied Federal Officials During Pandemic

The leaders of pork company Smithfield Foods and chicken producer Perdue Farms were in regular contact with government officials as the coronavirus began sweeping through their plants.

COVID-19 Hit Slaughterhouse Workers Harder Than We Thought

A new Congressional report found that slaughterhouses owned by five major meatpacking companies accounted for at least 59,000 COVID-19 cases and 269 deaths.

Countries Take Steps to Ban Fur Farming After COVID-19 Outbreaks

Massive outbreaks of COVID-19 led to the permanent closure of fur farms in the Netherlands, Poland, and France, but the U.S. has yet to take action.

The Ever-Clearer Link Between Deforestation and Public Health

Efforts to decolonize forest protection have been stalling for years. COVID-19 might give the movement the urgency it needs.

During the Pandemic, Indians Reduced Their Meat Intake More Than Most

According to a new study, more than 75% of Indians said they reduced their meat consumption during lockdown. Brazil, China, and the U.S. reported significantly fewer people eating less meat.

Why Factory Farming’s Pandemic Risk Is Being Ignored

Activists, disease specialists, and environmentalists are making the connection between the way we eat and the risk it poses to public health. Sometimes it feels like they’re the only ones.

How the Pandemic Is Changing Our Relationship with Nature

COVID-19 has revealed the deep interconnectedness of our planet, where an outbreak in China can lead to curfews in California.

What I Witnessed Investigating Factory Farms During the Pandemic

Even when animal protections are strong, millions of sentient beings suffer. Clément Martz takes us to the heart of the problem, exposing conditions at “high welfare” facilities during COVID-19.

Vegan Doctor: Boycotting COVID-19 Vaccines Won’t End Animal Testing

Public trust in the vaccination process is soaring. Although for some vegans, deciding whether or not to get the vaccine—which was tested on animals—may feel slightly more complicated.

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Can Animals Catch Coronavirus? What You Can Do to Protect Them

If you share your home with a companion animal, you might be asking, can animals catch coronavirus? Here’s what you need to know to keep your pets COVID-free.