This week’s news: NFL referee John Hussey created a platform that connects animal rescue campaigns with funders. Barcelona-based food tech start-up CUBIQ Foods has secured €5 million in funding for its vegan SMART FAT. The European Commission is also looking to promote sustainability through plant-based and alternative proteins.

Hong Kong-based company Green Monday is making vegan spam and pork shoulder under its Omnipork brand. A U.K. lamb farmer-turned-vegan-activist is working to end livestock farming. In Ghana, more than 500 cases of coronavirus have been traced to a tuna cannery.

Nurses in Delaware called for slaughterhouses to close amid the coronavirus pandemic. Wuhan has officially banned the sale and consumption of bats and other wild animals. Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara are reportedly expecting their first child together. The vegan couple has also backed Beyond Meat’s Feed A Million+ campaign.

Leonardo DiCaprio is working to protect Virunga National Park’s endangered mountain gorillas. Animal lovers are paying tribute to Natasha Brenner, a fixture in the New York animal rights movement who died this week at age 98.

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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.