Here you’ll find all the latest articles about the current coronavirus pandemic.
A report by the U.N. agency on biodiversity and ecosystem services claims intensive farming and deforestation are triggers for future pandemics.
The emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic is an indication that civilization has breached a major ‘tipping point’ resulting ecological emergencies.
Humans are good at problem-solving. Coronavirus leads us to act with great speed. But when it comes to Climate Change, we dig in.
The chicken you find on the shelf at your local grocery store is often times the result of an unsustainable, unsanitary and unethical production process.
Climate change has a very real impact on social health. Prevention of more health crisis such as COVID-19 could be reliant on dealing with climate change.
A new report finds human exploitation of nature set the scene for the coronavirus pandemic which has claimed thousands of lives globally.
The coronavirus pandemic is resurging in many countries who thought they had it under control. It is especially in slaughterhouses, meat processing plants.
There’s a very rewarding way to help change the world for the better from the comfort of your own home: going vegan. And it’s very simple!
Sir David Attenborough said the Covid-19 pandemic was a threat to the environment as politicians deal with the crisis instead of climate change.
Researchers find that coronavirus strain which existed in China since 2016, SADS-CoV, that infects piglets can be replicated in humans.
Plant-based meat is being purchased more than ever as sales skyrocket amid the coronavirus outbreak and market confusion.
Is it possible that the COVID-19 pandemic has enhanced the movement calling for an end to unsustainable animal agricultural practices?
Veganism is the ethical choice, it is also our best shot at saving the earth from climate catastrophe for future generations.
Germany to enact a crisis management plan after African Swine Fever has been detected in a wild boar. This could include a mass culling.
China claims to be dealing with the health-risk factors that have become synonymous with its animal agriculture and wildlife trades.
Prince Charles has warned that the climate crisis will “dwarf” the impact of COVID -19 and has called for ‘swift and immediate action’.
The meat industry causes deforestation and habitat destruction, which lead to pandemics; and yet they go unchallenged by politicians and world leaders.
The Amazon basin has all factors that can generate new “zoonotic” diseases, and on a scale unprecedented in human history.
Inspectors are concerned after safety controls are reduced for pig and poultry. They claim that this has exposed consumers to unnecessary risk.
A survey commissioned by Eat Just shows that Americans are looking for ways to eat less meat. This is after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a stop. Has it taken away from the momentum of climate emergency activism?
Scientists warn that the next pandemic could arrive sooner than we think and that it will almost certainly be caused by animal exploitation.
Founder of Tenderly, Summer Anne Burton, writes about going meatless, choosing sustainable living and the possibility of future pandemics.
Hundreds of thousands of chickens in the UK have been culled after the coronavirus outbreak disrupted normal business routine.
Animals usually farmed for food are suffering worst of all during this time. Many have suffered neglect, starvation and even culling.
Meat-eating has been the cause of many diseases over the years. These preventable zoonotic diseases have killed thousands of people.
Science tells us over and over again the risks of eating animals, and now we face the ultimate punishment of our despicable actions as a society.
New research finds that the coronavirus can contaminate meat products, surviving on frozen meat items for up to three weeks.
An insightful interview with, Liz Marshall, producer of a documentary on the cultivated meat industry entitled “Meat The Future”
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine files petition against USDA for failing to screen meat products for COVID-19.
The inability to accept animal lives as equal to human lives leaves animals vulnerable to exploitation. Could this be the source of pandemics like COVID-19?
Argentinian environmental activists have criticised the plan saying that Chinese authorities are only trying to outsource a pandemic risk.
Six key points from an article wherein the tech personality and philanthropist said climate-change should be treated with the same urgency as COVID-19.
Growing climate action is the result of people waking up to the reality of a climate catastrophe. Change can happen only if we care about the future.
Creative PETA campaign strikes at the core; criticises the meat industry for coronavirus outbreak which has killed thousands of people.
Continued human encroachment on, and destruction of, natural habitats is a major cause of coronavirus and similar outbreaks.
As the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, the meat industry is finding it harder to hide their unethical processes using euphemisms.
Chinese health authorities in some cities have found traces of COVID-19 in meat products imported from South American meat plants.
The current pandemic has exposed the animal slaughter industry’s weaknesses – proving that the food system is in need of change.
Changes in our eating habits and farming practices have dramatically ramped up pigs’ propensity to gin up new pathogens.
Bill Gates has warned that by 2060, climate change could be just as deadly as the coronavirus pandemic. By 2100, it could be five times as deadly.
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?
Meat is killing us through disease, pandemics and ultimately through climate change which will lead to human extinction. Could lab-grown meat save us?
Enhancing sustainability, better land management, and educating people on the origin of zoonotic diseases are all ways to prevent the next pandemic.
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?
Youth activists opposing environmental destruction have often been ignored. Would we be experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic had we listened?
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.
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.
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.
Scientist and TV personality Bill Nye the Science Guy expresses concern over anti-science attitudes but shows optimism for the future.
New research shows a 22% rise in interest for vegan diets amongst millennials in the UK since the beginning of the coronavirus lockdown.
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.
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.
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.
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 COVID-19 pandemic has brought some severe blows to the agriculture industry and may be the beginning of a more sustainable future.
Democracy Now interviews Delia Grace from the UN Environment Programme on the contribution of animal agriculture to pandemics.
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.
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.
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.
German Billionaire and owner of COVID-19 infested meat factory accused of worker exploitation as nearly 1500 “temporary” workers test positive.
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.
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.
The harm done to the environment in the name of meat spills over to impact us all, as new diseases are introduced, and pandemics claim lives.
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.
In an interview with the Guardian, the renowned environmentalist blamed human interference in nature as the cause for COVID-19 and praised youth activism.
The pandemic that is a result of environmental abuse should be seen as a cause for introspection and positive steps towards rectifying our mistakes.
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.
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.
The United Nations’ Sustainable Business chief, Lise Kingo, says that the crisis should motivate us to create a world that is equitable and sustainable.
Meet 39 lucky chickens who were saved from certain death! Since the COVID-19 outbreak hit the meat industry, thousands of animals have been culled.
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.
Could it be possible that the pandemic is convincing consumers to choose vegan alternatives over meat? That seems to be the case.
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.
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...
Authentic plant-based alternatives and lab-grown meat might be our best chance to prevent another pandemic like COVID-19.
Eating a plant-based diet will strengthen your immune system making your body better equipped to fight off diseases such as COVID-19.
New York front-line health care worker, Dr Shivam Joshi, and environmental activist, Josh Balk, talk factory farming and its contribution to deadly viruses.
With the Coronavirus pandemic hitting China hard, a Chinese politician is calling on the Chinese Political Consultative Conference to encourage organizations to go meatless.
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.
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.
With a pandemic on the rampage and the looming threat of climate catastrophe leading to human extinction; we should all be rethinking what we eat.
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?
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.
Sir David Attenborough has warned that climate change has been “swept off the front pages” by the coronavirus pandemic.
Employees at a South Yorkshire meat-plant, where nine have tested positive for COVID-19, describe unsafe conditions and disregard for worker health.
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.
Shi Zhengli, affectionately known as Bat Woman, bravely called out political leaders for not co-operating to stop epidemics caused by wild-life trade.
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?
The pandemic has shone a light on the ways in which our food system is unsustainable, and abusive towards humans & animals.
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.
High profile actors, activists and filmmakers have spoken out by urging people to reconsider their old lifestyle after lockdown in life after COVID-19.
Explosive report reveals that thousands of wild animals are being taken out of the country and sold for profit thanks to failing regulatory procedures.
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.
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.
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.
Horrifying images display the reality of disease-pit wet markets in Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and China.
US government vets said to be ready to assist with culls, or ‘depopulation’ of pigs, chickens and cattle because of coronavirus meat plant closures.
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 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.
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.”
Meat companies fear the impact that COVID-19 will have on the meat industry, punish workers and animals by trying to maintain normalcy.
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.
As global labs scurry to learn more about COVID-19 and how to fight it, animals suffer the most, say animal rights activists.
Both of these are harmful, dangerous and have the potential to wipe out our whole species; so why do we treat the climate crisis with less urgency?
Zoonotic diseases make up 3/4 of diseases that infect humans, and deforestation is a major cause for the spread of disease from animals to humans.
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.
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.
Fridays For Future, the international youth movement founded by Greta Thunberg, has released a new climate crisis-focused ad.
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?
Slaughterhouse closures during the pandemic have not led to animal lives being saved. Breeders and farmers are now killing animals off themselves.
Donald Trump’s executive order to keep meat plants open shows contempt for workers’ health and public health.
While many are panic buying and stocking their shelves, journalist Michelle Bigley worries this is the opposite of what we should be doing.
Greta Thunberg is not only a fighter for the planet but is also stepping up to help protect children from the pandemic with the purchase of soap, masks and gloves in association with a campaign launched by the United Nations.
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...
Canadian meat association expresses concern over looming supply shortages as more and more suppliers close or slow down operations.
The demand for plant-based protein is growing internationally, and the Government should to include this in their economic stimulus package.
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 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...
An international coalition of animal rights activists have called for animals to be spared from testing and research of COVID-29 in labs.
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.
Scientists and researchers believe that our encroachment on wild-life habitats is a time bomb for disease. We must end it to survive.
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.
According to these five experts in their respective fields; the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic might ensure a more sustainable and conscious world.
Despite international outrage and calls to put a permanent end to Asia’s disease infested wild-life markets; the trade continues.
The Australian government is calling for the G20 countries to take action on wildlife wet markets, calling them a “biosecurity and human health risk”.
Our dreadful treatment of animals and reckless destruction of the environment pushed nature and wildlife into extinction and created unknown diseases.
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!
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.
Smithfield Foods’ South Dakota meat plant is responsible for 180 cases of COVID-19. Nationally 518 of their employees have tested positive.
We became comfortable with bad systems which led to the current disaster according to Dae-oup Chang, author of Capitalist Development in Korea.
The world is in lockdown and in crisis as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but beyond that, the greatest environmental crisis ever awaits the Planet.
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.
As social distancing increases, and markets & restaurants begin closing their doors to customers sea-food suppliers are seeing the bottom of the barrel.
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 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 impact COVID-19 has on our food systems should make us rethink how we do agriculture, particularly in regards to sustainability and food sovereignty.
Well known Comedian and animal rights activist Ricky Gervais speaks out about the persistence of international wild-life markets.
Faunalytics’ Research Scientist have attempted to research the extent of public knowledge on the COVID-19 pandemic’s origins. Here are their findings.
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.
Paul McCartney calls Chinese wet markets medieval and says they should be banned with Coronavirus causing havoc
Sir Paul McCartney has slammed the Chinese government for allowing the wet food markets to continue where the Coronavirus first evolved.
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.
A small vegan company, Rebel Kitchen, has made a donation of 14 000 vegan milkshakes to food banks, and hospitals battling the coronavirus crisis.
If you’re feeling cramped, unhealthy or just craving good food during the lock-down, let these YouTube kitchen gurus entertain you with their vegan cooking.
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.
It has taken an emergency like the coronavirus outbreak to show that Government responses to social ills must be changed permanently.
Nielsen report finds consumer habits have indicated a public awareness of the dangers of meat as vegan products become food of choice.
The major UN climate change summit (COP 26) which was set to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed until 2021.
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 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.
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...