ANIMAL AGRICULTURE NEWS
The current pandemic has exposed the animal slaughter industry’s weaknesses – proving that the food system is in need of change.
A new report states that shifting to a vegan food system could create millions of jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Changes in our eating habits and farming practices have dramatically ramped up pigs’ propensity to gin up new pathogens.
New scientific research has shown that the coronavirus has its roots in continued destruction and plundering of natural habitats.
Unsustainable farming methods are making future pandemics more likely to occur. The only solution is to radically change how we farm our food.
Climate-change induced anxiety is becoming common as people learn about the climate crisis. Could eating plant-based help us feel empowered?
The success of the animal rights movement might depend on the public face of activism. Does animal rights need a personality?
Meat is killing us through disease, pandemics and ultimately through climate change which will lead to human extinction. Could lab-grown meat save us?
Animal rights activists have accused the European Commission of refusing to stop shipments of live animals being transported to war-torn Libya from Ireland.
Journalist and researcher, Andrew Wasley, says that the cost of animal agriculture on the planet, animals and human wellbeing is far too high.
The closing of meat plants due to COVID-19 outbreaks at multiple plants across the world has shone a spotlight on the abusive practices of factory farms.
Animal agriculture, including the meat and dairy industries, are the biggest threat to sustainability and the biggest climate change hurdle to overcome.
Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, who is known for his environmentalism, says that plant-based, vegan meat could replace the real thing by 2025.
On Monday popular vegan meat brand, Beyond Meat gained two new investors. Major retailers will now be stocking their products.
Activists campaigning for animal welfare in the country’s animal agriculture sectors have been instrumental in shining a light on the issue.
Amidst the rise of meat as a popular dietary choice, the vegan revolution has also been on the rise. Here’s why we should lobby against meat.
The high demand for meat products means that thousands of animals are bred for lives in captivity, tortured and ultimately killed.
The decline in meat consumption could mean many things for the planet, global markets, and ultimately for the future of the meat industry.
KFC admits that many of their chickens suffer from footpad dermatitis caused by cramped and unclean living conditions, and have committed to changing this.
Enhancing sustainability, better land management, and educating people on the origin of zoonotic diseases are all ways to prevent the next pandemic.
Several large food producers, including Nestle, Tesco and Unilever, are making an effort to make plant-based food an accessible option.
Amazonian indigenous farmers have been losing their land to illegal land invasions and raids in the Amazon by animal farmers producing meat.
People around the world are eating less meat, and it could be due to the COVID-19 pandemic encouraging more home cooking.
The vegan meat company, Meatless Farms, which is the fastest-growing vegan meat brand in the UK, has launched a creative campaign to get people’s attention.
New documentary reveals the secrets of Brazil’s meat industry; corrupt politics, dirty meat-money and a regime destroying the plant.
Greening the economy creates jobs and ensures a more equal distribution of wealth. This could benefit countries whose economies are reliant on meat.
The outspoken vegan couple’s new film “The End of Medicine” will take a look at the impact of factory farming on human health and the environment.
As the world experiences a deadly pandemic, we are slowly learning compassion, consciousness and a need for change. Will this mean the end for meat?
Enfield Council has committed to cutting meat from its menu. Future events will only offer vegan and vegetarian options in response to the climate crisis.
As consumers become more conscious about their eating choices; health and sustainability, meat is starting to look like a bad option for investors.
We should respond to COVID-19 by making an effort to prevent future pandemics; this means changing how we see ourselves in relation to the natural world.
An employee of meat giant JBS leaks photographs showing that the company is knowingly supporting deforestation of the Amazon.
Brazil meat company, JBS, which is also the world’s biggest meat supplier loses big investor due to concerns JBS is complicit in Amazon deforestation.
Finneas O’Connell, brother to pop singer Billie Eilish, took to Instagram to promote relief campaign to get vegan food to those made vulnerable by COVID-19.
Actress Kate Mara is cautiously optimistic for the future of veganism and discusses how her love for animals helped her embrace the lifestyle.
The businesswoman and Dragon’s Den star along with PETA have launched a campaign aimed at getting dairy farms to switch to plant-based.
Many of us grew up to believe that milk would give us strong bones and keep us healthy. But what is the reality?
Current food systems are unsustainable in the long term. How influential will plant-based “meat” be in shaping the future of food?
A new report shows that Asian meat companies have often failed to comply with ESG standards. Asia is home to a high number of international meat companies.
American consumers seem to agree that plant-based meat alternatives are tastier, healthier and better for the environment as meat sales plummet.
The world sneaker industry is worth billions. It seems that not a day goes by without the launch of yet another sneaker line.
Starbucks serves 80,000 different drink combinations—most of which include dairy. Switching to plant-based milk would dramatically reduce environmental damage and alleviate animal suffering.
From the impact on human health to environmental unsustainability and animal cruelty; here are some reasons why we should do away with industrial farms.
Worrying statistics on climate change, health and sustainability show a need for change in country’s ranked among the world’s most destructive eaters.
The plan which has been designed by scientists at the EAT-Lancet Commission says that meat should be reduced and that subsidies to meat and dairy cut.
The actor, musician and comedian; Hugh Laurie, says that we should judge the present as harshly as the past regarding climate change and animal rights.
Is the latest Burger King burger a revolutionary move towards a more sustainable fast-food industry or simply corporate green-washing?
Despite growing sensitivity towards animal cruelty in our time, will we be judged by future generations for our treatment of animals bred for consumption?
With two million cases of coronavirus, Brazil is one of the worst-hit countries in the world, and also the world’s second-biggest meat supplier.
Government dietary guidelines focus on financial gain over health and sustainability, say scientists
The meat/dairy intake recommended by government dietary guidelines are higher than those recommended by the WHO and other health & environmental experts.
A new report from ProVeg has identified industrial farming of animals as the most likely cause of a future global pandemic.
The pandemic has caused meat-plants to shut their doors due to repeated outbreaks amongst employees, leading to an almost 20% drop in red meat production.
Experts predict that meat and dairy won’t feature so prominently in a sustainable and ethical future of food, so what can we expect instead?
The world’s wealthier nations are more likely to fail at their climate targets, and it’s all because of diets that are reliant on meat and dairy.
Research from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication finds most American’s are not connecting their diets to the climate crisis.
Many fast food places are taking small steps towards being “greener”, but with menus loaded with meat and dairy, are they doing enough?
A ProVeg report warns that the use of intensive farming methods, such as factory farming, will be cause for another pandemic.
The health of the human race is at risk, and the culprit is our food. Better food systems and food security are needed to ensure we are protected.
The growing demand for meat and dairy products is impacting the environment and contributing to the climate crisis, but what is the science behind this?
Researchers Robert Goodland and Jeff Anhang find that animal agriculture contributes more to climate change than any other factor.
It is time we begin to rethink the way we choose to promote and encourage a vegan lifestyle, and vegan meat might be the answer.
Focusing on human health alone won’t solve the core issues that cause pandemics, such as COVID-19. We must adopt a holistic approach.
U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed a UNEP report which claims animal exploitation must be avoided to prevent pandemics.
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the meat industry in several significant ways leading to a rapid decline in meat sales.
New medical research paper argues that factory farming is a significant threat to human health as the world battles the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
The fashion industry is one of the most unsustainable, but how exactly does animal agriculture factor into its contribution to climate change?
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought some severe blows to the agriculture industry and may be the beginning of a more sustainable future.
Banks and investment firms urged by climate activists to stop funding the meat and dairy industry to halt unsustainable agricultural practices.
Democracy Now interviews Delia Grace from the UN Environment Programme on the contribution of animal agriculture to pandemics.
For years animal rights activists have campaigned for an end to industrialised animal agriculture, but how exactly would this improve our world?
It might have taken a global pandemic, but it looks like our eyes are finally opening to the full extent of meat and dairy damage.
Hunger and poverty persist globally, and the best solution seems to be a total overhaul of the food system to accommodate less meat and more plants.
America’s most beloved sport being sponsored by a brand that markets itself as meat lover’s fantasy shows terrifying truth about American’s eating habits.
Post-Brexit would strengthen trade ties with the US which could force the UK’s meat and dairy industries to spiral into abusive practices.
The state’s streams are drying up, and animal agriculture is a major culprit. Lowering the demand for meat and dairy could save essential water sources.
Despite the cruelty of shark finning, the sale of shark fins is legal and in high demand in Hong Kong where it is seen as a delicacy and status symbol.
In the past ten years alone, two major development banks have pumped a massive $2.6bn into meat and dairy despite the harm this has on the environment.
Governments are beginning to look critically at the meat industry who are responsible for the bulk of climate-change, causing carbon emissions.
Activists say they have reason to believe that meat-plants experiencing large coronavirus outbreaks are using legal loopholes to hide their numbers.
With COVID-19 ravaging communities globally, it has never been so clear just how bad meat is for human health and for our future.
What attitudes do we now have that our children’s children will see as bewilderingly immoral? One answer will be factory farming and the treatment of animals.
The coronavirus is on everyone’s mind, but it isn’t the only disease to come from animal agriculture and environmental abuse.
Meat-plants have become synonymous with the COVID-19 virus after hundreds of workers at meat-plants across the country became infected.
The meat industry is seeing more scepticism than it has in years as the public becomes aware of the disease risk attached to all animal agriculture.
Thirty thousand meat-plants across the US and Europe have been impacted by massive COVID-19 outbreaks which have been linked to poor working conditions.
US imports could bring factory-farmed meat, chlorinated chicken and could potentially harm local farmers who maintain high standards.
The meat and dairy industry is the most significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and is a major cause of deforestation and water wastage.
German Billionaire and owner of COVID-19 infested meat factory accused of worker exploitation as nearly 1500 “temporary” workers test positive.
These farmers have found innovative ways to switch from farming meat and dairy products to farming sustainable vegan produce.
A Latino civil-rights group is calling for a meat boycott due to COVID-19 and worker safety concerns at meat-plants across the U.S.
The US Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate dietary guidelines include dairy as a part of a healthy diet, but these doctors are urging them to change that.
Brexit threatens UN protections for UK’s bees and signals possible imported meat trade-deals with the US that doesn’t meet health standards.
The Amazon rainforest has been at war for years with the industrial meat industry, which has been destroying the forest to make way for meat farms.
In a time of pandemics and environmental destruction, we must begin to rethink our food systems and work towards better, more sustainable options.
Time and time again, we have seen how animal agriculture contributes to disease; with factory farming becoming more aggressive, it could be the next source.
New research suggests that coronavirus not dangerous to humans unless multiple strains come together, such as in a wild-life market.
Health experts from the UN and the European Food Safety Authority have singled out animals for food as the biggest contributor to infectious disease.
WWF-Pakistan director-general claims COVID-19 “reconfirms how people and nature are interlinked,” and highlights the urgency of environmental protection.
Interview with James Lomax, a programme manager with the UN Environment Programme on the growing demand for food and our failing food systems.
This excerpt from the brilliant new book, “Billion Dollar Burger” by journalist Chase Purdy will have you utterly entranced.
Lab-grown food faces a host of obstacles but is persistently the healthiest and most sustainable option for the future of food.
Brazil’s giant meat companies are given free-reign as policies fail to address most pressing issues leading to deforestation and environmental destruction.
From abuse of animals to horrendous labour conditions for workers; it would seem factory farms we get our meat from are breeding the next pandemic.
Sir Paul McCartney is celebrating his 78th birthday today. He said that more than anything, he wanted Peace on earth for everyone including the animals.
Factory farming has consumed and dominated animal farming for years, but as consumers become more conscious of what they eat, could this be the end?
Professor David O. Wiebers argues that factory farming will have to go if we want to prevent future pandemics and protect human health.
Despite widespread criticism for the meat industry’s treatment of workers during COVID-19 and its contribution to health-risk; some companies still prosper.
Large-scale, industrial farming often requires the use of pesticides and other harmful chemicals that are pushing insect species to extinction.
Coronavirus might be the first in a string of pandemics that could wipe out the entire human population – that is if we continue to plunder the earth.
With vegan alternatives to meat becoming more mainstream things look positive, but will it last, and can it replace real meat?
The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy’s study looked at the carbon emissions of the world’s biggest dairy-firms; the results are worrying.
The meat industry that has been hard hit by the COVID-19 outbreak has made way for alternatives to meat, including the sale of tofu.
Animal exploitation is the number one cause of disease outbreaks since 1990, according to a newly released white paper by advocacy group SURGE.
China has committed to ending its exploitative wild-animal trade, but to what extent can the government successfully do so?
Major pandemics and plagues have all been linked back to animal agriculture. COVID-19 is no different. It should encourage us to make better choices.
The European Consumer Organisation, BEUC, conducted a survey to understand better the eating habits of people from several European countries.
This innovative start-up is set on making vegan, plant-based meat that is cheaper than meat to encourage consumers to eat better.
Could it be possible that the pandemic is convincing consumers to choose vegan alternatives over meat? That seems to be the case.
Famed primatologist and animal-rights activist Jane Goodall wants us to take better care of wild-life and the environment to prevent another pandemic.
This comes after an investigation found that in 2019 alone, 25 foreign trawlers had spent 2,963 hours fishing in Marine Protected Areas.
As the pandemic continues to tear through the meat industry, we are given an opportunity to question the healthiness and ethics of meat.
It is time that each one of us takes responsibility for the state of the planet. There are many ways in which we can contribute but the most effective is to change to a plant-based diet.
A food revolution is happening right before our eyes as the meat industry takes massive hit amid pandemic, and plant-based meat sales soar.
Industrial animal agriculture is a significant cause of deforestation and disease, leaving scientists concerned that pandemics will become more frequent.
As consumers become aware of the massive impact of animal agriculture on Climate Change and the environment, they are looking to plant-based diets to reduce their carbon footprint.
The best way to protect nature is to quit supporting destructive and abusive factory farming and opt for plant-based alternatives to meat.
COVID-19 has sparked something in our food economies. What we choose to eat and the way we think about animal produce is changing.
On May 11, social media lit up following a tweet posted by veteran Canadian rocker Bryan Adams. “Tonight was supposed to be the beginning of a tenancy of gigs at the @royalalbert,” he wrote, “but thanks to some f---ing bat-eating, wet market animal selling, virus...
The lack of food variety on our store shelves signals the devastating impact of declining biodiversity with irreversible health consequences.
Authentic plant-based alternatives and lab-grown meat might be our best chance to prevent another pandemic like COVID-19.
Animal rights group, the Humane Society, has put together a “score-card” to track the commitment of big food companies to the wellbeing of animals.
Eating a plant-based diet will strengthen your immune system making your body better equipped to fight off diseases such as COVID-19.
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.
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.