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Mink Fur Farms May Have Infected Humans with COVID-19, Dutch Officials Report

Animal-rights organizations call for an end to the global fur trade, calling the industry “perfect storm for diseases to thrive.” 

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Animal Sanctuary Rescues 1,000 Chickens From Egg Farm Struggling During COVID-19

Animal Place chartered two planes to bring the hens from an Iowa egg farm to its California sanctuary. 

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Dairy Queen Sends Alan Cumming a Box of Vegan Ice Cream Bars

The vegan actor—who was the face of the “Not a Dairy Queen” campaign in 2016—is among the first to sample Dairy Queen’s new vegan Dilly Bars. 

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Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in the UK Will Be Easier to Find Thanks to New Sticker Campaign 

Vegan-Friendly UK’s heart-shaped vegan certification aims to help restaurants promote their vegan-friendly offerings. 

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UK Doctors Urge Public to Go Vegan to Prevent Future Pandemics

“Our industrial scale factory farms are like a ticking time bomb—yet I can guarantee that lentils will not spark a viral pandemic anytime soon,” Gemma Newman, MD said.

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With New Shareholder Position, PETA Will Push Tyson, Hormel, and Smithfield to Transition to Plant-Based Meat

“PETA is pushing major meat companies to shut down the slaughter lines and switch to plant-based meats that never cause a pandemic,” the animal-rights group’s President Ingrid Newkirk said.

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An MD’s Take on Coronavirus, Carnivores, and Why This Might Not Be Our Last Wake-Up Call 

A vegan family physician says zoonotic diseases like COVID-19 should be feared—but our best defense is to stop eating animals.  

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Troubled Dairy Giant Fair Oaks Farms Terminates Top-Level Executives After Undercover Investigation

The dairy company’s CEO resigns and the positions of COO and CSO are terminated, due in part to the release of undercover videos by Animal Recovery Mission that documented extreme animal abuse at its farms.

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Vegan Restaurant Modern Love Launches $2 Meal Program to Feed Community Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

While the restaurant—owned by vegan icon Isa Chandra Moskowitz—is closed to the public, it partnered with hunger-relief group Chilis on Wheels to provide free and discounted meals to those in need. 

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Joaquin Phoenix Urges Everyone to Adopt a Mother Cow for Mother’s Day

In February, the Oscar-winning actor rescued mother cow Liberty and her baby calf Indigo from slaughter and wants their first Mother’s Day together at Farm Sanctuary to be the best ever.

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New Proposed Legislation Aims to Help At-Risk Farmers Switch from Animal to Plant-Based Agriculture

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Billie Eilish and Family Deliver Vegan Food and Flowers to Women’s Center for Mother’s Day

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Million Dollar Vegan Campaign Distributes Plant-Based Meals Worldwide to “Take Pandemics Off the Menu”

The campaign aims to raise awareness of how pandemics emerge while also supporting those most in need during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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20-Member Coalition Demands USDA Slow Slaughter Speeds Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Workers unions, environmental groups, and animal-rights organizations call upon the government agency to stop allowing slaughterhouses to kill animals at growing speeds.  

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Chicago Health Department Suspends License of Live Poultry Market

Local campaign Slaughter Free Chicago has been successful in pressuring the city’s public health commissioner to close another live animal market for public health violations, especially in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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Latino Civil-Rights Group Calls for Meat Boycott to Protect Workers From COVID-19 

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The Orangutan Project Demands End to Wildlife Trade to Stop Future Pandemics

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Alicia Silverstone and Son Recreate Iconic Linda and Paul McCartney Ad, With a Vegan Twist 

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Chicago Passes Horse-Drawn Carriage Ban

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Vegan Festival Organizer to Walk Marathon in Her Kitchen to Raise Money for Animals

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“Ethical” Farm Shutters, Refuses to Let Sanctuaries Rescue 200 Animals

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Slaughterhouse Workers Can Now Get Free Job Training to Become Florists

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Zoos Urged to Send Elephants to Sanctuaries to Stop Spread of Diseases

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Australian Meat Industry Stands to Lose $3.2 Billion for Failing to Address Animal-Welfare Concerns

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