In April, despite his fever, a meatpacking worker continued to carve neck bones out of pig carcasses at a JBS plant in Iowa. Two weeks later, he would test positive for COVID-19.
The pandemic has created an immediate need to produce a safe vaccine—a process that researchers say can take upwards of 20 years. Is animal testing slowing us down?
A new ruling by the Dutch government will close all mink farms in the Netherlands by March 2021 in response to burgeoning coronavirus cases.
Raising a baby duck is a trendy new pastime during the pandemic, but it can get complicated. Jessica Scott-Reid examines the growing distance between the animals we love and the animals we eat.
The U.S. has a long history of marking various oppressed groups as “Other,” especially in times of economic scarcity and crisis. COVID-19 is no different.
Industrial animal agriculture is exacerbating the risks of zoonotic diseases. Are elected officials ready to dismantle the system that got us into this mess?
Reluctance to question humans’ exploitation of animals creates a dangerous disconnect in the public’s understanding of COVID-19 and its ongoing risks. Lorelei Plotczyk shares her perspective.
If gassing doesn’t always work, why is it an approved method of depopulating farmed animals? Award-winning veterinarian Dr. Jonas Watson explains.
More than 20 million farmed animals could be needlessly put to death during the pandemic. It doesn’t have to be this way.
The mini-documentary chronicles pigs’ harrowing 700-mile journey across the American southwest, exposing widespread corporate misconduct that threatens public health.