COVID-19

With the worst global pandemic we’ve seen in over a century, it’s more important than ever to make sure the truth is reported in its entirety. Your donation will help us achieve this.

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Pork Industry’s COVID-19 Response Demonstrates Innate Brutality of Factory Farming

The culling of pigs during COVID-19 hardly compares in scale to the misery of the 75 million pigs currently held on U.S. factory farms, or the anguish of the more than 300,000 pigs slaughtered every day.

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“Petting Farms” Become Popular Post-Lockdown, But They Aren’t as Cute as They Seem

Petting farms—like petting zoos for farmed animals—perpetuate unrealistic ideas of animal farming, broadening the disconnect between the baby animals we love and the butchered animals we eat.

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COVID-19 Exposing Flawed Moral Framework Behind Animal Testing

We talk about the “new normal” to describe life after COVID-19, but perhaps biomedical research itself may also be ready for a new normal, one that excludes needless animal suffering.

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COVID-19 Demonstrating Risks of Ontario’s Proposed “Ag-Gag” Law

COVID-19 is making clear that Canada has a food safety problem—but “ag-gag” laws like the proposed Bill 156 make existing problems worse by further limiting much-needed transparency in the food industry.

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Advocating for Food Justice During a Pandemic: Lauren Ornelas Speaks Out

Lauren Ornelas is the founder of the Food Empowerment Project, a vegan food justice organization that shows people how various issues of oppression are connected to the food system.

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Coronavirus Pandemic Threatening Last of the Great Apes

COVID-19 did not originate in humans, nor is it infecting just our species. The virus further jeopardizes great apes while continuing to wreak havoc in our own societies.

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Hidden Video Reveals Gruesome Mass-Extermination Method for Iowa Pigs Amid Pandemic

This video includes graphic images some readers may find disturbing. Cruel and excruciating methods are being used to kill thousands of pigs that have become commercially worthless during the pandemic.

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The Sac Rack: Death’s Waiting Room for Animals in Labs

Former undercover investigator Lindsay Oliver shares her harrowing experience euthanizing animals at research labs. “The gas was turned on and then we sat, waiting for them to perish.”

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The New York Times Swapped an Image of Animal Carcasses for an Abstract Illustration. But Why?

Mainstream media refuses to document the food system truthfully and accurately. It’s our responsibility to hold them accountable.

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COVID-19 Exposes Flaws in Animal Protein Production

The food system is on the verge of collapse. To avoid future disruptions, we cannot continue using animals to mass-produce meat, dairy, and eggs.