This week’s news: Dog and cat meat have been banned in a second Chinese city – Zhuhai, China. World-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall says ‘disrespect for animals’ caused the coronavirus pandemic. Queen’s lead guitarist, Brian May believes veganism is the “way forward” from the coronavirus pandemic.

Smithfield Food Inc. is closing its Sioux Falls-based pork plant indefinitely as hundreds of slaughterhouse workers test positive for coronavirus. Snoop Dogg is helping Beyond Meat donate vegan burgers to hospital workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.

Activists have launched a legal challenge against the Scottish government for inhumane calf exports. The government of Abu Dhabi is investing $100 million in indoor farming. A new study finds 75 percent of people who consider going vegetarian do so for their health. Filmmaker Kevin Smith is officially opening a real-life version of the fictional fast-food joint, Mooby’s.

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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.