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Big Ag has historically endangered the most marginalized individuals in its quest for profit. During the pandemic, slaughterhouse workers and farmed animals have often been the first to suffer.
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.
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.
Since the pandemic began, sales of chickens to homeowners have been dramatically increasing. But is raising backyard chickens really any more ethical than supporting factory farming?
Maintain a strong immune system during the pandemic by consuming nourishing foods while avoiding dangerous foods, like dairy, that worsen respiratory health problems.
Black, Latino, and Asian slaughterhouse workers suffered disproportionately as the meat industry scrambled to respond to COVID-19. Now, they’re demanding justice.
When slaughterhouses shut down, producers had nowhere to send their animals. As a result, tens of millions of animals were killed and disposed of, posing a serious threat to humans and the environment.
120+ Organizations Target Meatpacking Giant Tyson Foods for Failing to Protect Workers from COVID-19
Food justice, labor, environmental, farming, and animal welfare organizations launch week of action, send letter to shareholders demanding worker protections.
The Netherlands is one of 24 countries where mink farming is still legal. In a historic move, the Dutch parliament has voted to permanently close the mink fur farms shut down by COVID-19.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Mainstream media refuses to document the food system truthfully and accurately. It’s our responsibility to hold them accountable.
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