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15 of the World’s Favorite Foods Could Disappear Because Of Climate Change

The impact of climate change — from floods and drought to extreme heat and cold — is ravaging farms across the world.

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COVID-19 Leads to Early Closure of Dutch Mink Farms

A new ruling by the Dutch government will close all mink farms in the Netherlands by March 2021 in response to burgeoning coronavirus cases.

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In Veg-Friendly India, Meat Consumption Is on the Rise

Since 2006, Indians have witnessed a major shift in the national diet: from vegetarian to one that contains more meat. But as diets continue to change, so will the climate.

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To Avoid the Next Pandemic, We Need to Stop Factory Farming

Industrial animal agriculture is exacerbating the risks of zoonotic diseases. Are elected officials ready to dismantle the system that got us into this mess?

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Plant-Based Meat: A Brighter Future for Food?

Plant-based meat is growing in popularity around the world. Could it reshape the future of food, helping both the climate and animals alike?

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Is Speciesism Driving the Coronavirus Pandemic?

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.

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Going Beyond the Cow: Beyond Meat’s New Commercial Asks Us to Rethink the Way We Eat

Could a burger made of plants really be better for us, for the animals, and for the planet? Beyond Meat’s answer: Absolutely.

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New Mini-Doc Exposes Pork Industry’s “Unseen” Pandemic Risks

The mini-documentary chronicles pigs’ harrowing 700-mile journey across the American southwest, exposing widespread corporate misconduct that threatens public health.

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Got Mucus? Ditch Dairy to Better Fight COVID-19

Maintain a strong immune system during the pandemic by consuming nourishing foods while avoiding dangerous foods, like dairy, that worsen respiratory health problems.

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Wet Markets and the Risk of Transmitting Zoonotic Diseases

Wet markets can be places of profound animal suffering, out of which arise life-threatening diseases like the novel coronavirus. And they exist all over the world.

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VIDEO: How to Prevent the Next Pandemic

Plant-based campaigners Million Dollar Vegan explain the fundamental changes necessary to avoid the next pandemic. Experts warn that if we don’t act now, we may not have another chance to.

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Factory Farming Depends on Scarce Medical Supplies

With the availability of medical masks in such short supply, respirators should be sold only to truly “essential” industries—which excludes factory farming.

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Has Earth’s Most Trafficked Mammal Stopped the World?

Pangolins are the most trafficked mammal on earth, sold for their meat and scales in wildlife markets around the world. The quirky, anteater-like animal is now at the center of the COVID-19 crisis.

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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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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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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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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?

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.

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Why Go Vegan in 2020

The farmed animal protection movement could define the 2020s. This is your chance to stand against animal cruelty and environmental destruction by choosing to eat only plants.

Vegan Burgers Lighten Women’s Mental Load

Cooking for family and friends is traditionally viewed as a feminine duty. Longtime vegan Caroline Beret explains how she’s removing some of that stress by choosing pre-made plant-based alternatives instead.

Deal for Trump: Go Vegan for January and Veterans Get $1m

In a bid to make American healthy again, a group is offering to donate one million dollars to veterans if President Trump goes vegan for one month.

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10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Eat Turkey This Thanksgiving

An estimated 45 million turkeys are slaughtered for Thanksgiving each year in the United States. Though turkey meat is considered the centerpiece of holiday dinners in America, it is time to reconsider.

Shoes That Fight Against Fast Fashion and Animal Cruelty

In a world where fashion trends come and go at the expense of animals and the environment, cruelty-free designer Kat Von D launches a luxe vegan shoe brand.

What Each Major Religion Says About Animal Rights

Animal rights and religion overlap in more ways than are currently spoken about or reported on. Here are what the most practiced religions say regarding animals rights.

Plant-Based Eating: Slowly But Surely Becoming Mainstream

Patrick Hukins was served non-vegan ham at an Australia-based Domino’s, raising the question of what challenges lie ahead for vegans as the world is slowly changing to accommodate the lifestyle.

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How We Introduce Animals to Children: A Story of Hypocrisy

How can we raise compassionate children if we teach them it’s okay to mistreat animals as long as it’s someone else doing it?

Have You Tried Plant-Based Meat Yet?

Plant-based meat and the fantastic array of proudly “fake” and animal-free meat alternatives are changing the look and the value of protein as we know it.

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Go Vegan: A Practical Vegan Guide for Beginners

Going vegan has never been easier. As grocery stores and restaurants add new vegan options and more information becomes available online, going vegan is the logical answer to anyone looking to stop animal suffering and incorporate more plant-based foods into their diet.