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New Flu Strain With Pandemic Potential Found on Pig Farms in China

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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Pamela Anderson Urges Justin Trudeau to Go Vegan, Offers Personal Support

“Were you to drop meat and dairy from your personal diet—which I so hope you will—I would be honored to be your mentor and to suggest some of the tasty, diverse vegan foods proudly produced in Canada,” Anderson wrote in her letter to the Candian Prime Minister. 

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

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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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China Officially Removes Pangolin Scales From National Guide of Traditional Medicine 

The country will no longer allow the use of the endangered animal’s scales for medicinal purposes.

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