COVID-19

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Cook Vegan at Home to Protest What Got Us Here

Cooking vegan during the coronavirus pandemic is a way to protest the profit- and animal exploitation-driven systems that got us here.

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Profit Over People: The Meat Industry’s Exploitation of Vulnerable Workers

Slaughterhouses have always been viewed negatively because of what happens to animals behind their walls. But how workers are treated is also despicable.

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Farmed Animals Culled En Masse as COVID-19 Outbreaks Halt Meat and Dairy Production

With COVID-19 closures impacting meat and dairy supply chains, the industry faces a choice: stay open and risk the lives of its employees, or shut down and force farmers to cull millions of animals.

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The Psychology of Blaming Others During the Time of COVID-19

Humans are emotionally invested in ensuring that, whatever happens, the spotlight of blame never shines directly on us. So we blame wet markets in Asia for the spread of COVID-19 instead of ourselves.

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How to Prevent Future Pandemics: Fix the Broken Food System

There is a common link between many past pandemics and the one we are facing today: the human consumption of animals. Can we change the current food system without changing habits and minds?

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Vegan Dystopia—“Vystopia”—on the Rise with Spread of COVID-19

Even during these challenging times, animal advocates must channel their energies in as many ways as possible to create positive change for animals.

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JBS Kept Colorado Beef Plant Open for Weeks During Pandemic. Now 3 Workers Are Dead

Sources inside the facility say management failed to adequately inform workers when the first COVID-19 cases broke out on the line. In fact, they did the opposite—offering workers bonuses to keep them coming back.

Coronavirus Pandemic Revitalizing Dispute Over Spanish Bullfighting

Public support for the bullfighting industry has been dwindling for years. The coronavirus pandemic is creating a novel opportunity for Spain to abolish the “sport” once and for all.

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To Reduce the Risk of Pandemics, We Must Ban Factory Farms Now

Regulating the factory farming industry is not enough to minimize its risks. A total ban is necessary because it expresses that factory farming is deeply harmful to humans, animals, and the environment.

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The Best Defense Against the Next Pandemic: Your Fork

As long as humans insist on abusing and exploiting animals on factory farms, stronger and deadlier pathogens than the novel coronavirus will emerge from the global food system.

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Closed Borders and Quarantine Measures Pose Direct Threat to Transport Animal Welfare

In a push to keep slaughter lines running during the pandemic, the industry’s hunt for profits is putting animal welfare and public health at risk.

Mass Killing of Lab Animals During Pandemic Calls into Question Necessity and Cost of Animal Models

When researchers needed fast results for a possible COVID-19 vaccine, they skipped over testing the new drug on animals first. If the tests were “extraneous,” why experiment on animals to begin with?

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We Need To Evolve: The Gastro-Cultural & Ethnomedical Traditions That Got Us Here

As distinct as they are in place and time, zoonotic disease outbreaks all have one thing in common. They point to the prevailing gastro-cultural practices that welcome eating animals at virtually every meal.

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Firsthand Look Inside Asia’s Busiest Wet Markets

Investigative photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur and documentary filmmaker Kelly Guerin visited Asia’s busiest wet markets to document the breeding grounds of highly infectious diseases like COVID-19.

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Urgent Need for Reporting on COVID-19

With the world hitting refresh on news feeds and going into lockdown, Sentient Media’s work is needed now more than ever.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Is It and How Does It Spread?

The latest pandemic COVID-19, is caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2. How does it spread, how did it start, and what do you need to know?

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Other Animals Are Not Humans’ Sacrificial Fall Guys

Using lab animals to solve human-made problems amounts to more of the same hubris that spawned the COVID-19 pandemic in the first place.

COVID-19: The Origin Story

With much of the world on lockdown tracking the death toll and flight cancellations, no one is questioning why we are in the midst of the worst global pandemic in over a century, Sentient Media delves into the origin story.

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A Palate for Pestilence: Ominous Links Between COVID-19 and Industrial Animal Farming

The Chinese government announced it would permanently ban the wildlife trade suspected to be at the center of the COVID-19 pandemic. Will factory farms be next?

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Coronavirus Should Make You Reconsider Eating Meat

The primary cause of zoonotic diseases like coronavirus is not the consumption of wildlife—it’s the consumption of animals, period.