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Dutch parliament votes for early closure of all 128 mink fur farms following COVID-19 outbreaks

‘Waiting until 2024 for the mink ban to take effect would have been unjustifiable and irresponsible’ Dutch MPs have “overwhelmingly” voted to close all of its estimated 128 mink farms by the end of the year following coronavirus outbreaks that spread to 15 more farms after being first detected on two farms in April. The …

German slaughterhouse reports mass outbreak of new coronavirus cases after lockdown rules eased

‘As long as you don’t change this structure, you will always have these mass outbreaks in the meat industry’ Germany is facing its largest local Covid-19 outbreak after more than 650 slaughterhouse workers tested positive for the virus at a meat processing plant in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Toennies, the company that owns …

Chinese boycott salmon after it is linked to second COVID-19 outbreak in Beijing

‘We have yet to find out whether human beings transmitted the virus to salmon, or salmon contracted the virus first’ Imported salmon has been implicated in the latest outbreak of COVID cases in the Chinese capital. Experts have also warned the public from consuming the fish while it has been taken off the shelves in …

Carbon emissions ‘rapidly’ surge as corona lockdown rules ease

‘Very few countries still have stringent confinement. We expected emissions to come back’ CO2 emission levels are shooting up ‘rapidly’ as COVID-19 lockdown measures are gradually relaxed around the world. A study published last month in the journal Nature Climate Change reported that global emissions were 17% lower in April amid peak lockdown period when …

Big meat’s COVID crisis gives tofu sales a pandemic boost in America

‘For price-sensitive, health-conscious consumers, this (buying tofu) is a viable option for adding more protein to their diets’ The pandemic has had serious repercussions on the meat supply chain. After high infection rates in slaughterhouses forced the closure of more than 20 plants around the country in early April, the lockdown dried up meat demand …

Bristol based Oowee Vegan launches its second UK outlet amid COVID-19 crisis

‘Our mission is to bring people together with our culture and our food’ Oowee Vegan, winner of Deliveroo’s 2019 ‘Restaurant Of The Year’ award, is now operating at Stoke Newington Road in Dalston, East London. The eatery, which debuted as a virtual vegan offshoot of burger joint Oowee Diner in a Deliveroo Editions site soon …

25% of millennial Brits say a vegan diet is more appealing following COVID-19

‘Cutting out animal protein may be seen as a way of tackling the climate crisis, showing compassion for nature, and boosting one’s own nutrient intake.’ According to Mintel’s new research, which was carried among 2,000 British internet users aged +16 between 23rd April – 7th May, over one in 10 Brits (12%) agreed the COVID-19 …

China removes pangolin scales from traditional medicinal ingredient list

‘Hope this ban is the first in a series that ultimately ban all wildlife usage in traditional Chinese medicine’ Following China’s State Forestry and Grassland Administration elevating the status of pangolins, from second-level to first-level protected wildlife, pangolin scales will no longer be used in traditional medicine. The news was confirmed in the recently launched …

Vietnamese company creates world’s first eco-friendly, 100% vegan, coffee face mask

‘AirX is not just a recommendation to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but preserve the planet as well.’ ShoeX, – a Vietnamese-Candanian footwear company belonging to Veritas Bespoke, has debuted its new product line of coffee face masks called AirX in order to tackle the growing problem of waste and plastic pollution created …

Jane Goodall warns ‘humanity is finished’ unless we change our food system post COVID-19

‘If we do not do things differently, we are finished’ At a recent webinar hosted by advocacy organization Compassion in World Farming on ‘pandemics, wildlife and intensive animal farming’, Jane Goodall said humanity could soon be wiped out unless we altered our food habits and stopped wrecking natural habitats. The leading primatologist touched upon several …

Slutty Vegan to donate thousands of Impossible burgers to Atlanta’s front-line responders

The vegan eatery has partnered with Impossible Foods to serve Atlanta’s fire stations, police departments, and waste management centers.  Slutty Vegan ATL and Impossible Foods have teamed up to set up an ongoing meal support program for first responders in the Atlanta community. The vegan eatery has already been providing free meals to hospitals and …

Wuhan bans eating, selling and hunting wild animals for the next five years

Wuhan has become the fourth Chinese city to implement a wildlife trade ban in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. According to latest regulations, Wuhan has completely banned the consumption of wild animals and made wildlife trade illegal for the next five years. Declaring Wuhan “a wildlife sanctuary,” hunting within the city will also be …