ANIMAL AGRICULTURE NEWS
In all probability, the COVID-19 pandemic probably began with a single transmission of the virus from an animal to a human with tragic consequences.
Efforts to preserve the current system means preserving a climate-destroying supply chain built around industrial meat production.
Primal tropical rainforests are being lost worldwide at an increased rate – similar in size to a football pitch – to a rate of every six seconds.
Manure from 80 million Factory Farms in Minnesota is a risk to consumer health with high evels of nitrate and phosphorus levels in the state’s waterways.
Industrialised animal agriculture and factory farming are one of the most significant hazards to public health. So why do they still exist?
COVID-19 is the making of a cruel and unsustainable animal agriculture industry. To avoid pandemics, we must do better in protecting animals.
To minimise the risk of another pandemic, we must reconsider our food choices. One innovative way is replacing animal products with plant-based options.
New York front-line health care worker, Dr Shivam Joshi, and environmental activist, Josh Balk, talk factory farming and its contribution to deadly viruses.
Investors are increasingly looking for more sustainable plant-based meat options as consumer demand increases and the Coronavirus pandemic sows chaos in the meat sector.
An online meat calculator called Omni Calculator measures an individual’s meat intake and how much their food choices contribute to the climate crisis.
The killing of animals reared for food displays the cruelty of the meat industry towards living creatures, and its disregard for the environment.
As meat plants close and the pandemic wreaks havoc on animal agriculture, plant-based “fake meats” are seeing an increase in sales.
The meat industry has been hit hard by COVID-19, which has made its flaws all the more clear to see. Could this lead us into a better future?
Meat alternative brands such as Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat are becoming more popular, but are they succeeding in their goal to halt climate change?
The current food system has failed us, COVID-19 has made this undeniably evident; so how do we begin to build a better future?
The world is focused on Coronavirus but in the meantime, African Swine Fever (AFS) the deadly virus that kills all pigs it infects, is spreading worldwide.
Youth activists involved in Greta Thunberg’s Fridays For Future are demanding that the EU make policy changes to ensure they meet their climate goals.
Employees at a South Yorkshire meat-plant, where nine have tested positive for COVID-19, describe unsafe conditions and disregard for worker health.
Omnipork is targeting an Asian audience and knows exactly what to bring to the table. Could this be the start of Asia’s vegan revolution?
The country is taking swift action to address the horrendous labor conditions that have led to a crisis out-break of COVID-19 at meat plants.
Could it be that the current coronavirus outbreak is merely a warning sign, alerting us to what could happen if we don’t learn to coexist with out beings?
How a Chinese plant-based protein start-up is going back to basics and educating consumers “one stomach at a time”.
The pandemic has shone a light on the ways in which our food system is unsustainable, and abusive towards humans & animals.
Patrick Brown says that to save the planet we must engineer sustainable food for meat eaters, not vegans and vegetarians.
Pandemics and climate catastrophe; it would seem the survival of our planet and species is depends on what we choose to put on our plates.
The COVID-19 pandemic should make us think critically about the kind of future we want for our species, for the earth and for animals.
Ethical animal farming; for dairy, eggs and meat is a myth. Take a trip to any “humane” meat or dairy farm and this becomes strikingly obvious.
After banning its wild animal trade, China makes move to reduce wildlife farming in the country by offering buy-out to farmers.
Consider the appalling animals abuse, destruction of natural habitats and grim prospects for our health. Intensive agriculture is a seemingly broken system.
CEO Patrick Brown isn’t interested in redesigning the meat industry alone. Here he considers the human aspect of food production; workers.
From food waste, to abuse of animals and workers; the pandemic has lifted the curtain to reveal the meat industry in all of its ugliness.
The Meat Safety Act, which lists wild animals for consumption, shows we have learned nothing from COVID-19 which was caused by the demand for animal meat.
Liz Pachaud describes what she witnessed when she went undercover at a meat farm as an investigator at animal protection organisation Mercy for Animals.
Health professionals in Britain launch “No Meat May” campaign to urge public to give up meat in order to prevent pandemics such as COVID-19.
Workers in Irish meat-plants describe feeling let down. Many have contracted COVID-19 in unsafe work spaces where there is disregard for social distancing.
Jonathan Safran Foer is an outspoken vegan, critic of the meat industry. He is the author of several books including Eating Animals and We Are The Weather.
Meat industry may suffer a loss of $13.6 billion due to COVID-19 outbreak, say National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA); but that’s not all.
At a time when a pandemic is running rampant in meat-plants, and worker safety is seriously jeopardised, is it not selfish for consumers to demand meat?
Thirty meat-plant workers and four health inspectors have died after contracting the disease at meat-plants across the county.
Ever wonder how much a switch from beef to plant-based meat alternatives, such as Beyond Meat, could impact climate change?
More and more fast-food outlets are stepping up and adding vegan options to their menu to meet consumer demands. Could this be a vegan food revolution?
A European commission has found welfare gaps, non-compliance and poor planning in the trade of animals to North Africa and the Middle-East.
Horrifying images display the reality of disease-pit wet markets in Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and China.
It’s early days yet, but the COVID-19 pandemic has already proven to be revelatory, exposing much that is ugly about the “normal” functioning of the US.
Consumers looking for their protein fix as meat becomes more expensive and difficult to find as a result of COVID-19 pandemic might well find that they can get it – cheaper and better – from Beyond Burger
Not long ago, being vegan, avoiding all animal products and only eating food from plants was considered a bit odd. Lately terms ‘‘plant-based’’ and ‘‘vegan’’ have become mainstream.
I am wondering about the climate impact of vegan meat versus beef. How does a highly processed patty compare to butchered beef? How does agriculture of soy (if this is the ingredient) compare to grazing of beef, Both Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat, two of the...
Brazil’s far-right government has been criticised in the past for its policies which make the Amazon rainforest vulnerable to destruction.
U.S. farms cost the economy more in health and environmental damage than they contribute to the economy, according to a recent study
Ridiculous study claiming that meat improves mental health called out for being funded through the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
The Advertising Regulatory Board has ruled that Fair Cape Dairies ‘happy cows’ advertisement which claims dairy farming is “humane”, is misleading.
US government vets said to be ready to assist with culls, or ‘depopulation’ of pigs, chickens and cattle because of coronavirus meat plant closures.
A research study conducted at the University of Sydney has revealed that cows communicate with each other similarly to humans.
Financial analyst and TV host, Jim Cramer, believes that the COVID-19 outbreak and meat shortages are bound to push consumers towards plant-based meat.
This follows a wave of meat-plants closing after extreme COVID-19 outbreaks which have been blamed on a lack of regard for staff safety on the job.
The Farm System Reform Act was proposed by Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker, and it aims to transform how agriculture is done in the USA.
The time couldn’t be more opportune for us to reevaluate our relationship with our planet and the billions of factory-farmed animals who inhabit it against the laws of nature
If the human race carries on the way we have been doing, we had better get used to pandemics that are likely to be more frequent, spread more rapidly, kill more people and inflict even worse economic damage if humanity fails to fundamentally change how it is damaging...
A large composting site, akin to a mass grave, erected for the carcasses of hogs euthanized after meat industry is impacted by COVID-19 outbreak.
BeVeg International Law Firm have filled a legal petition in the hopes of stamping out live-animal markets in New York City.
The musician took to Instagram to urge PM Boris Johnson to implement a meat tax, saying: “the world we had before this cornavirus was not good enough.”
We are running out of time to save what’s left of the Brazilian Amazon. Policies by Jair Bolsonaro, Present of Brazil are making it worse by the day to save the unique biome
Cutting meat, dairy, fish, and other animal product consumption in half could result in a significant drop in greenhouse gas emissions, says a new study.
Meat companies fear the impact that COVID-19 will have on the meat industry, punish workers and animals by trying to maintain normalcy.
For Jeff Hanlon growing up on a cattle ranch helped him to see the worth of cows; not in their flesh or skin, but in their lives.
As meat farming and production grinds to a halt due to COVID-19 fears, retailers like Costco are finding it hard to meet consumer demand.
Brazil looks to military to intervene in deforestation of the Amazon, but environmentalists worry this isn’t a long-term solution.
While meat-plants have had to shut down due to rampant and out of control COVID-19 cases, meat alternatives like Beyond Meat have seen a boost in sales.
Research showing the dramatic importance of reducing meat consumption to address climate change signals that the solution really is a vegan one.
Animals bred to be eaten, are now being killed and discarded by farmers as the meat industry begins to slow due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Animal rights organisation files lawsuit against US Department of Agriculture for the lack of regulation of disease contributing factory farms.
Emily Atkin believes that surviving the COVID-19 pandemic should teach us a thing or two about how to deal with a crisis – the climate crisis that is.
As the coronavirus crisis rages on, there’s another threat facing humanity: climate change. How do we do our part to save the planet? What can be done to help the environment?
Labour unions have since raised concerns about worker health, claiming that very few safety measures have been put in place.
Trump demands the reopening of meat plants despite the high COVID-19 risk involved. This has prompted outrage from rights experts.
Rather than cull millions of livestock, let’s end Animal Agriculture once and for all. The whole situation is an incontrovertible nightmare.
COVID-19 won’t be the last pandemic, but Is it possible that we can prevent the next one by simply changing the way that we eat?
A report by Trinity College in Dublin wants to see Irish consumers eat better for the planet by suggesting alternatives to traditional meals.
Switching from meat production to growing crops for vegan foods can be good for farmers and the environment.
Slaughterhouse closures during the pandemic have not led to animal lives being saved. Breeders and farmers are now killing animals off themselves.
Beyond Meat has announced that it will be appearing at the 10th year anniversary virtual event of Michelle Obama’s Partnership for a Healthier America.
The Youth Climate Save Movement is focusing its attention on the damage that animal agriculture is doing to the planet.
Montana’s youth suing the state over fossil fuels should also look to the Animal Agriculture Industry which is a huge driver of Climate Change.
Most people are’nt willingly to give up meat but our best bet is replacing these foods with cellular agriculture – meat with no animal being killed.
For many of us living under lockdown has been a difficult experience; now consider the life of a pig in captivity being bred and raised for the slaughter.
Donald Trump’s executive order to keep meat plants open shows contempt for workers’ health and public health.
From worker exploitation to deforestation to abuse of animals and the spread of deadly disease, I think we can all agree the meat industry is the worst!
The actress has teamed up with plant-based community food kitchen, Made In Hackney, to donate 100 meals to vulnerable communities in London.
There are many versions of making vegan scrambled eggs, but nothing has been quite as successful as Just’s eggs. And it has taken the world by storm.
Dairy-based butter has long been a staple of the American diet – but appetites are rapidly changing.
It is a family affair as Grammy Award-winning singer Billie Eilish and her music producer brother, Finneas Baird, are throwing a concert to support vegan restaurants. Grammy Award-winning singer Billie Eilish and her music producer brother, Finneas Baird, are having a...
The campaign is pro-farmer and anti-cruelty: Advocates want farmers to keep subsidies if they provide eco-services, which would in turn improve their income.
Canadian meat association expresses concern over looming supply shortages as more and more suppliers close or slow down operations.
Animal rights organisation has plans for a controversial billboard linking human behavior to the death of chickens due to a fire at Trillium Farms.
The study conducted by the University of Oxford shows that agriculture would be reduced by 75% if people were to go vegan globally.
The demand for plant-based protein is growing internationally, and the Government should to include this in their economic stimulus package.
A survey conducted by Impossible Foods shows that if Americans ate 50% less meat 72,000 square miles of land could be saved per year.
The impact of deforestation has often seemed distant enough to ignore, but the COVID-19 outbreak is a warning of whats to come if we don’t save the forests.
Long standing and outspoken animal rights advocate Leonardo DiCaprio speaks out against the continuation of wild life markets despite COVID-19.
Is it possible that our current estimates regarding the impact of animal agriculture on climate change are largely underestimated? Experts seem to think so.
As slaughterhouse and meatpacking packing plants close all over the US because so many of the workers are falling ill with COVID 19, a backlog of animals doomed to slaughter, are cooped up in their horrendous factory farms because there are no workers to slaughter...
The software and media company has taken the ‘Cool Food Pledge’ to reduce carbon-emissions. The plant-based menus have been rolled out in NY and NJ.
A report released by MarketsandMarkets shows that the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact will make consumers more conscious in their spending choices.
An eye-opening report by Feeding Ourselves Thirsty has confirmed that meat production is the largest cause of water pollution.
Vegan actress and outspoken advocate Alicia Silverstone recreates vintage Linda and Paul McCartney ad with 8 year old son Bear Blu Jarecki.
The Food Chain has expressed concern about how long they can store the excess meat and dairy that they have built up plus the problem of shutting down plants because workers are getting sick. Concerns about the US food chain supply made their way into the mainstream...
A virus that originated in animals has upended life across the globe. But the next deadly pandemic could make this look like “a warmup. To truly solve the underlying conditions that fuel zoonotic pandemics, experts and wildlife conservationists are also calling for a...
Environmental organisation has urged the EU to cut its meat consumption by 71% over the next 10 years if it wishes to successfully combat climate change.
An undercover investigation into major US dairy and veal farms has revealed calves living in horrific conditions – reportedly kept in tiny dark spaces for up to 20 hours a day and countless animals dying from disease and starvation.
As details of China’s experience with the coronavirus emerge, a number of things are becoming clear. The first is the dystopian brutality of the lockdown imposed on the Chinese people by their authoritarian government.
New Zealand Animal rights group wants COVID-19 prompted economic plans to consider innovative ways to revolutionise the way we get our food.
Scientists and researchers believe that our encroachment on wild-life habitats is a time bomb for disease. We must end it to survive.
The innovative idea for a plant-based pork range has helped inventor Jack Yap attract meat-lovers to his vegetarian restaurant.
The coffee giant is set to implement a vegan menu in various Chinese stores. The project will feature brands such as Beyond Meat, Omnipork and Oatly.
Despite COVID-19 and the country’s animal cruelty problem; China is a key player in the development of the technology needed for protein-based alternatives.
The demand from young Chinese for food that is both ethical and sustainable has been growing since before the COVID-19 pandemic.
The global pandemic is encouraging policy changes and social attitude changes. How might this benefit farm animals, or will this make their live’s worse?
The meat industry we are accustomed to is no different than wild-life markets in Asia. Both are rampant with human cruelty and both are disease hot-spots.
Our dreadful treatment of animals and reckless destruction of the environment pushed nature and wildlife into extinction and created unknown diseases.
Nielsen data has revealed that sales in alternative milks and vegan, plant-based meats has surged. Vegan meats experienced a 280% increase in sales.
Where does COVID-19 come from? Should you still be eating meat? All of your most pertinent questions about COVID-19 and meat-eating answered!
A proposed trade deal could see US meat find its way to shelves in the UK. However, there are concerns that the meat doesn’t meet the country’s standards.
Farm Sanctuaries have traditionally saved animals from Factory Farms or other abusive places to give them a quality of life that all sentient beings deserve. But a new partnership between animals and humans could bring about a whole new way of farming without harm. A...
We need to move away from consuming animal products and embrace a plant-based lifestyle but that doesn’t mean farmers should see this as a threat. Instead, it could provide a wonderful opportunity for them to transition from farming animals to growing produce for vegan food.
The fact of the matter is that the meat people are eating, is a pandemic risk. The vast amount of meat that is eaten, especially in the USA, comes from Factory Farms which creates enormous stress for the animals and creates conditions for them to get sick. Some...
The desperate need to blame the disastrous COVID-19 on Chinese anti-US sentiment dismisses the very real and scary cause; wild-life destruction.
The conditions that lead to the emergence of new infectious diseases are the same ones that inflict horrific harms on animals.
Estrogen levels in milk may contribute to health problems in men. Rather opt for alternative milks that are just as tasty without the risk!
Deforestation of the Amazon is happening at an alarming rate, despite COVID-19 which is shown by data from Brazil’s National Space Research Institute.
Smithfield Foods’ South Dakota meat plant is responsible for 180 cases of COVID-19. Nationally 518 of their employees have tested positive.
Fish farming and the seafood industry are just as destructive, damaging and polluting to the environment as the meat industry.
Any actions that could impact negatively on the environment including eating meat could well be illegal in the future as scientists worldwide urge a reduction in carbon emissions to stop the climate crisis.
New York City has been urged to shut its wet markets in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Major meat processors are starting to shut down plants as employees are getting infected by the coronavirus right across the country. Tyson (TSN), one of the world's largest meat processors, suspended operations at its Columbus Junction, Iowa, pork plant this week...
The world renowned conservationist has blamed “disrespect for animals,” and destructive behavior towards nature for the coronavirus outbreak.
It isn’t just in sci-fi films and comic strips anymore: Soon enough labs could replace farms, and this change will save the planet.
The study conducted by IDTechEx provides a shocking revelation into the sheer scale of unsustainable farming in the country.
Covid-19’s history is not yet fully known, but the links between animal and human health could not be clearer. It can feel wrong, or simply impossible, to focus on anything other than getting through this most challenging moment. It is reasonable to argue that since...
The horror of Factory Farming: Chickens are dipped into boiling water while still fully conscious. They are then burned to death. Please go vegan.
Calves who are just a few weeks old are often forced to travel for long distances in hot trucks. They suffer immense torture and some even die.
The world’s most trafficked animal, the pangolin, might see an end to its misery as COVID-19 ushers in fresh critique of Asia’s wild-life trade.
The influential conservationist called for a ban on the wild-life trade saying that we must protect wild-life to protect the future.
The now famous speech had been met with a outright criticism or otherwise polite disregard, but in the time of global pandemics it makes perfect sense.
Pork plant Smithfield Food Inc. has become a breeding ground for COVID-19, and is now responsible for over 500 cases of the virus.
The Covid-19 pandemic shows we must transform the world's food system. Our global, profit-driven, meat-centered food system is making us sick. We need a radical rethink ‘Individually, we must stop eating animal products. Collectively, we must transform the global...
The company received donations of $113 million from business heavy-weights such as Bill Gates, Jack Ma and even former US Vice president Al Gore.
Coronavirus was not the first deadly disease to emerge from the meat and dairy industry. Here is a list of other diseases that were similarly caused.
Deadly diseases such as the coronavirus outbreak, which has killed thousands, only happen if we exploit and abuse our position on earth.
The impact COVID-19 has on our food systems should make us rethink how we do agriculture, particularly in regards to sustainability and food sovereignty.
Dog meat does not make it to Chinese “white list” of animals for consumption that was put together by the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs.
Despite the health risks, the animal abuse and environmental destruction factory farming has taken root in the UK and is growing rapidly.
You might think that zoonotic diseases are caused only by consuming wildlife, that is not true – its caused by eating animals including the ones you eat.
Member of retro rock band “Queen” says that going vegan is the only way to end deadly pandemics, such as COVID-19 for good.
Well known Comedian and animal rights activist Ricky Gervais speaks out about the persistence of international wild-life markets.
The report will see the country move away from a heavy reliance on animal agriculture, towards a greener, healthier economy.
Faunalytics’ Research Scientist have attempted to research the extent of public knowledge on the COVID-19 pandemic’s origins. Here are their findings.
Dr Margaret Kinnaird from the World Wide Fund for Nature, breaks down how the COVID-19 crisis must spell the end of the international wild-life trade.
Revolutionising our food systems is about more than banning the Asian wild-life markets, it starts with a complete overhaul and it requires us all.
This long-awaited documentary which took three years to put together follows the visionaries who are fighting to end animal agriculture for good.
Are the clothes you’re wearing destroying the planet through animal agriculture? Here is a breakdown of the fast-fashion industry in view of sustainability.
In the UK and around the world, councils promote vegan diets to improve health and mitigate climate change.
According to a new report, human interference in wild life habitats and the destruction of biodiversity is the root cause of the spread of disease.
The meat and dairy industries are major contributors to environmental decline and climate change. You can help by choosing not to support them.
Brazilian meat giant JBS is responsible for using unethical and unsustainable farming methods to acquire produce. This is bad news for the Amazon forests.
Store shelves lay bare and food prices soar, yet US farmers freely dump milk. Environmentalists believe this could have a devastating impact on wildlife.
Environmental activist, Aili Kang from the Wildlife Conservation Society has reason to believe it will happen in just a few short months.
China has placed a permanent ban on its lucrative wildlife trade, but environmentalists are skeptic of loopholes in the ban.
Coronavirus isn’t the first pandemic to infect the world. Zoonotic diseases have come up time and time again to remind us of the dangers of eating meat.
Ramsay, a long time critic of veganism, had to close his kitchen due to the corornavirus outbreak. Which led to him having to lay off staff.
Climate change and deforestation caused by animal agriculture are major contributors to disease, scientists have warned for years.
With a quarter of the British population set to go meat-free by 2025, how environmentally friendly is the vegan diet?
Asian live animal markets might be the stuff of horror movies, but researchers argue that industrial farming is equally unsettling and incredibly dangerous.
Bear-bile has no scientifically-proven health benefits, and extraction is a cruel process. This hasn’t stopped Chinese health authorities from promoting it.
Our current food systems are poisoning the planet and damaging our health. Would a new system be able to save us before we destroy ourselves?
Fake meat products such as Beyond Meat and the Impossible Burger beg the question: What is up with our need to mimic real animal flesh?
Nielsen report finds consumer habits have indicated a public awareness of the dangers of meat as vegan products become food of choice.
Self-isolating might save some from contracting coronavirus, but it won’t save us from the next outbreak of a deadly disease caused by meat.
The vibrant city houses over eighty wild animal “wet” markets. Activists and campaigners are afraid of what this might mean in the future for public health.
The source of the dead COVID-19 virus might be a politically hot and controversial topic, but one thing is for sure; it is the result of animal suffering.
If you knew that your beloved dairy products have caused a lifetime of misery and pain for dairy cows would you still want them?
Animal rights group PETA have advocated cutting meat and going vegan to avoid what they call the climate change “doomsday.”
British campaign group Pause the System is urging the UK government to ban factory farming in order to reduce the risk of another pandemic like coronavirus. Campaign group Pause the System is urging the UK government to ban factory farming. The organization suggests...
The Chinese Government has pomoted the wild animal trade for the past 40 years as rural economic development. But,with the outbreak of COVID-19 that has changed.
We need to completely rethink our relationship with animals and take steps to move toward plant-based economy.
At this current time the world is more aware of and educated on climate change than ever before, so why are our policies not reflecting this?
The average American consumes over 110 kg of meat per year while the industry grows by 2-3% yearly. What does this mean for the planet?
Supply chain disruptions and declining exports identified by the Dutch bank Rabobank as reasons for China’s drowning dairy industry.
Zoonotic diseases are not new to humans. From swine-flu to SARS, and now the Coronavirus, we have seen it all. So why do we continue to eat animals?
The Coronavirus outbreak may have alerted us to the problem with the wild life trade, but other forms of animal agriculture are similarly dangerous.
Agricultural drivers were responsible for 50 % of deadly zoonotic diseases that emerged in human populations—”proportions,” they wrote, “that will increase as agriculture expands and intensifies.”
Our planet is in dire straits – Coronavirus has put the world in lockdown but Climate Change and environmental destruction are also just as big a threat.
There is nothing racist in saying China is responsible for COVID-19. It should be said more frequently until their is a permanent ban on wild-life markets.
Abusive animal rearing and consumption in China led to the Coronavirus pandemic. Which begs the question, will animal consumption be the death of us?
Peter Singer, respected moral philosopher and Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, delves into the unspoken dark side of COVID-19.
Vegans have long spoken of the health benefits they encountered when switching to a plant-based diet, but what does this look like in statistics?
The Covid-19 pandemic that is sweeping the world has focused on the need to change how the world eats.
From eggs to fish, its no longer just about the beef. Plant-based alternative are diversifying and these exciting creations could be on your plate soon.
The USDA is set to keep slaughterhouses open and functional despite deadly coronavirus outbreak that has send many into self-isolation.
According Greenpeace members of the European Union need to agree to lower meat consumption 70% by 2030 if they are to reach their climate goals.
As well as being brutal and horrific towards animals, industrial farming is bad for our health and has the potential to spread dangerous diseases.