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Vegan Senator Cory Booker Demands Congress Slow Animal Slaughter Speed During COVID-19 Pandemic

Increased slaughter speeds—where chickens are now killed at a rate of up to 175 birds per minute—are exacerbating the dangerous conditions at meat plants for animals and workers alike.

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Eating Animals Author Jonathan Safran Foer: “The End of Meat Is Here”

In his New York Times article, the author points out that the coronavirus pandemic has thrown the door wide open when it comes to seeing the risks of our mass consumption of animals. 

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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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Chinese Government Offers Animal Farmers Buyouts in Wildlife Trade Crackdown

Governments in the Hunan and Jiangxi provinces of China are offering subsidies for 14 species of farmed wildlife to help farmers transition to alternative livelihoods. 

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Wuhan Bans Consumption and Sale of Wild Animals for Five Years

Officials declare Wuhan—where the COVID-19 pandemic originated—a “wildlife sanctuary,” banning the hunting, consumption, and sale of most wild animals. 

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Free Spanish Language Support Program Launches to Help Meat Industry Workers Go Vegan

Main Street Vegan Academy partners with the civil-rights group League of United Latin American Citizens to offer support to those interested in going vegan during Meatless May. 

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6 Surprising Ways to Get Vitamin C

Vitamin C comes in more forms than just OJ. Here are six ways to get your cold-fighting fill that may surprise you.

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New Program Helps Black, Brown, and Low-Income Families In Need Access Fresh Vegan Food

Food Love by Might be Vegan helps communities in need get direct-to-door delivery of plant-based foods. 

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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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One Tuna Factory Linked to 11 Percent of Ghana’s COVID-19 Infections

In the US and abroad, workers in the animal-agriculture industry continue to test positive for COVID-19.

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Vegan Documentary The Game Changers Now Streaming in China

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Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, and 200 Other Thought Leaders Refuse to “Return to Normal,” Urge Systemic Change to Preserve the Planet

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Vegan Medical Center is Now Open for Telehealth Appointments

The Barnard Medical Center’s new service allows patients to consult with doctors, nurse practitioners, and registered dieticians via computer or smartphone. 

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“Meat Improves Mental Health” Study Blasted for Being Backed by Beef Lobby

It’s been revealed that the pro-meat study, which was published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, was funded by a research grant through the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. 

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Brooklyn Borough President Partners With More Than 40 Doctors to Urge People of Color to Go Vegan 

Vegan politician Eric Adams aims to raise awareness about how following a plant-based diet can alleviate illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is killing New Yorkers of color at a disproportionate rate. 

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