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122 Groups Take Action Against Tyson for Failing to Protect Workers From COVID-19 

A diverse coalition of labor, food justice, environmental, and animal-rights organizations launch a week of action against Tyson Foods after more than 8,500 of its meat workers—an infection number that is more than double that of any other meat company—test positive for COVID-19. 

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As Employees Continue to Battle COVID-19 to Make Meat, Smithfield Rewards Essential Workers with Free Hot Dogs 

The meat giant’s Farmer John brand—which produces Dodger Dogs—is giving away one million hot dogs to frontline workers as its own employees continue to test positive for COVID-19. 

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According to a recently published study, a new strain of the swine flu known as G4 EA H1N1 has been identified on farms in 10 Chinese provinces.

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Meat Consumption in America Down for First Time in Six Years Due to COVID-19 

Researchers at the University of Missouri Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute expect the decrease in meat demand to affect cow, pig, and turkey farmers most. 

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Billie Eilish and Her Vegan Family Appear on Plant-Based Cooking Show on Amazon

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What 8 Animal Sanctuaries Are Doing to Stay Afloat During COVID-19

From limiting volunteer shifts to offering virtual tours, sanctuaries across the country are facing the pandemic challenges head-on. 

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Snoop Dogg Drops Into University Marketing Class to Help Students Create Vegan Snack Campaigns

Students at Loyola Marymount University create presentations to promote Outstanding Foods’ vegan pork rinds, which Snoop Dogg will help to turn into real marketing campaigns to benefit essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Slaughterhouse Source of Germany’s Biggest COVID-19 Outbreak After More Than 650 Workers Test Positive

After lifting lockdown restrictions in early May, Germany sees its biggest COVID-19 outbreak at a single pig slaughterhouse in Gütersloh, forcing schools and childcare facilities to close until the end of the month. 

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Forager Project Donates $350,000 Worth of Vegan Meals to Food Banks for COVID-19 Relief 

The organic vegan food company donated more than 46,000 meals to people in need amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

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Dutch Parliament Votes to Shut Down Remaining 128 Mink Fur Farms to Stop Spread of COVID-19 

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Tofu Sales Skyrocket Amid COVID-19 Pandemic 

Tofu brands are increasing production to keep up with demand as Americans look to the soy-based protein as an alternative to animal products. 

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New Campaign Urges UK Government to Ban Factory Farming to Prevent the Next Pandemic

The Ban Factory Farms campaign has partnered with British television star and vegan activist Lucy Watson and vegan physician Michael Greger to share concerns about the risk of infectious disease among animals raised in factory farms. 

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New Scientific Paper Pushes to Shut Down All Factory Farms to Stop the Spread of Diseases Like COVID-19

“Intensive confinement of animals in factory farm operations should be discontinued worldwide for the sake of animals, humans, and the environment,” the paper says.

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