This week’s vegan news, now featuring COVID-19 updates: Vegan Grammy-award winner Billie Eilish and her mom have launched a vegan charity to feed the front lines and those in need. Vegan meat sales have surged by nearly 280% due to the coronavirus pandemic. Keegan Kuhn, co-director of the 2017 documentary “What The Health,” is making a documentary that links pandemics to factory farming. China’s dairy imports are expected to fall by the double-digits as a result of COVID-19. Lewis Hamilton has compared self-isolation during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak to the lives of animals in captivity.

The Mexican Senate unanimously passed a bill banning animal testing for cosmetics. Actor Jack Black is ditching red meat for the planet. This startup is growing vegan bacon from mushrooms.

A new study outlines the environmental damage of butter versus plant-based spreads. Shenzhen is now the first city in China to ban the consumption of dog and cat meat.

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Kat has been writing about veganism, environment, and sustainability for five years. Their interests include over-analyzing the various socioeconomic forms of oppression, how that overlaps with veganism, and how the media in all of its forms reflects the current culture.