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Disease breeding, filthy wet markets continue to sell reptiles, bats, and birds despite coronavirus

‘The next deadly pandemic is inevitable as long as markets filled with sick and stressed animals are still open’ Shocking undercover investigations from PETA Asia have revealed that wet markets in China, Indonesia, Thailand, The Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia continue to operate in complete disregard to the current corona crisis that has wreaked havoc across …

COVID-19 positive mink ‘likely’ to have infected Dutch farm worker

‘End fur farming in the Netherlands, before one more mink or worker picks up this deadly virus.’ In a letter addressing the parliament, the Dutch Agriculture Minister Carola Schouten admitted that a farmer “likely” contracted coronavirus from an infected mink. According to Reuters, Schouten accepted that her office’s initial assessment of humans not getting infected …

Vegan orders shoot beyond 100% in Hong Kong amid COVID -19

Plant-based protein food demand has surged dramatically in Asia as consumers, particularly in Hong Kong and Mainland China prefer to stay away from meat in wake of coronavirus’ impact. In Hong Kong, online food delivery service Deliveroo recorded a year-on-year growth of 104% in vegan food orders with the order volume up by a further …

China will pay farmers to grow plants instead of breeding wild species in COVID-19 crackdown

The Chinese government has launched initiatives to help wildlife farmers transition to alternative sustainable livelihoods. According to plans published last week, farmers of Hunan and Jiangxi provinces will be compensated if they quit breeding exotic animals and switch to growing fruit, vegetables, tea plants, or herbs for traditional Chinese medicine.  The farmers could also opt …

Joaquin Phoenix and 200 others warn of a greater global ecological collapse if urgent actions not implemented to preserve the planet after COVID-19

Robert de Niro, Cate Blanchett and other artists, film makers and thought leaders have joined the actor in urging leaders and citizens to reconsider their value systems before returning to normal life. In a letter titled “No to a Return to Normal,” actor Juliette Binoche with French physicist and philosopher Aurélien Barrau has penned a …

Vegan diet can help prevent pandemics like COVID-19, 300 UK doctors say

‘All of the recent major disease outbreaks have been caused by tampering with animals’ 300 leading doctors of the UK have joined hands with No Meat May, a campaign that urges people to go meatless for 31 days to improve health, end factory farming and save the planet. Last week, physicians and members of the non-profit organization …

Appalling: government approves $72m support for racing industry amid COVID-19 crisis

‘We’re appalled that New Zealanders’ taxes are to be used to prop up a dying, cruel industry’ Greyhounds Protection League of New Zealand, an animal welfare group has called out the government for allocating $72.5 million to the racing industry in Budget 2020 stating that taxpayers’ money should not be used “to fund a degenerate …

Bryan Adams blames ‘bat eating’ and ‘virus-making greedy’ wet markets for coronavirus crisis

“My message to them other than ‘thanks a f**king lot’ is go vegan” Along with sharing a snippet of him singing his 1983 hit “Cuts Like a Knife” on Instagram, the 60- year old singer lashed out at wet market vendors for the ongoing pandemic in an explosive expletive loaded post. Bemoaning the cancellation of …

Alpro to support independent coffee shops with a £325,000 donation amid COVID-19

‘We want to do all we can to alleviate these pressures and help small businesses to get back up and running as quickly as possible’ Dairy-free brand Alpro has launched a support package, which includes free stock worth £125,000 and an additional £200,000 of financial aid to independent coffee shops impacted by the coronavirus lockdown. Successful …

Vegan group donates $100,000 worth of vegan food and supplies to medical workers and the vulnerable across 10 countries

Million Dollar Vegan hopes to not only help the ones in need through donations but also spread awareness on the reasons pandemics plague the human world. Last week, Million Dollar Vegan (MDV) kicked off its ‘Plants ON: Pandemics OFF – Global Prevent & Feed Initiative’ by donating $100,000 of vegan meals to care workers, hospitals …

NY lawmakers’ new bill to ban disease-spreading live animal markets

Two New York lawmakers have introduced a bill to ban live animal or “wet” markets in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal and state Sen. Luis Sepulveda have co-authored legislation that aims to stop live animal markets from operating in New York. According to the bill, the state Agriculture and Markets commissioner …

Animal rights groups call for fur farm bans after minks test positive for COVID-19

‘In the face of a global crisis…the Netherlands shouldn’t wait another four years to shut down its last remaining fur farms – it must take action now.’ With reports of minks contracting coronavirus on two Dutch fur farms surfacing, animal advocates are urging local governments to ban fur farming in the Netherlands and across the …