ANIMAL AGRICULTURE NEWS
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.
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.