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All Dutch Mink Fur Farms to Close Permanently By 2021

All Dutch Mink Fur Farms to Close Permanently By 2021

The Dutch government has agreed that all mink fur farms will close permanently by March 2021. Mink fur farming was first banned in 2013 and a complete phase-out planned for 2024. But the ban will...
COVID19 Has Encouraged 25% of Millennial Brits to Embrace Veganism

25% of Millennial Brits Now Embrace Going Vegan Due to COVID-19

A new report reveals the COVID-19 outbreak has sparked an increase in veganism among millennial Brits. Market research firm Mintel conducted the study. It found 25 percent of Brits between the ages of 21 and...
An Endangered Baby Black Rhinoceros In the Time of COVID-19

An Endangered Baby Black Rhinoceros In the Time of COVID-19

A black rhinoceros calf cries out into the night in terror as poachers hack the horn from her still-breathing mother. In terror, the baby runs into the bushes away from the horror and the...
Move Over, Beyond Burgers, Tofu Is Going Mainstream

Move Over, Beyond Burgers, Tofu Is Going Mainstream

Sales of tofu have skyrocketed in the US amidst the coronavirus pandemic. As COVID-19 outbreaks pop up in meat processing facilities across the nation, a number of plants were forced to close or reduce operations....
COVID-19 Infections At Meat Plants Nearly Double National Rates

COVID-19 Infections At Meat Plants Nearly Double National Rates

Coronavirus infection rates at meat processing plants and slaughterhouses are nearly double the national average, Bloomberg reports. Some of the nation's largest meat processing facilities, operated by JBS, Tyson, and Cargill, have become epicenters for...
COVID-19 May Cost the Meat Industry More Than $1 Billion

COVID-19 May Cost the Meat Industry Nearly $14 Billion

(Updated May 11, 2020) | The COVID-19 pandemic could cost the meat industry billions of dollars in economic damages, according to a new study. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) commissioned the study—which was led...
Ashanti Supports Frontline Workers With Free Vegan Meat

Ashanti Supports Frontline Workers With Free Vegan Meat

Ashanti has provided vegan meat breakfasts and face masks to doctors, nurses, and other frontline workers amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, who doesn't eat meat, teamed up with Dunkin' Donuts to deliver...
Meatpackers at Risk as Trump Keeps Plants Open During COVID-19

Meat Producers at Risk As Trump Keeps Plants Open During COVID-19

(Updated April 29, 2020) | Meat processing plant workers are pushing back at President Donald Trump's executive order to remain open during the novel coronavirus pandemic. "All I know is, this is crazy to me,...
TK Times Animals Are Reclaiming the Planet During Quarantine

14 Times Animals Reclaimed the Planet During Quarantine

Social media and the news outlets have been saturated with coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. Information about COVID-19 infection rates and the mounting death toll has cast a dark shadow around the world. But,...
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Smithfield Hit With Lawsuit for Failing to Protect Pork Factory Workers From COVID-19

Pork giant Smithfield is facing a lawsuit over its failure to protect meat plant workers from coronavirus. Together with the Rural Community Workers Alliance, an anonymous worker at the brand's Milan, Missouri, pork plant filed...
Pamplona's Running of the Bulls Is Cancelled

Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls Is Cancelled

The city of Pamplona in Spain has cancelled its annual “Running of the Bulls” event amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. The event, part of the week-long festival of San Fermín, was scheduled to take place...
China's Wet Markets Struggle to Survive COVID-19

China’s Wet Markets Struggle to Survive COVID-19

Merchants are reopening wet market stalls in Wuhan, China following a months-long lockdown to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Vendors say they are now struggling to stay afloat due to the negative...
Tyson Shuts Down Largest Pork Factory Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Tyson Shuts Down Largest Pork Factory Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

(Updated April 27, 2020) | Tyson Foods just announced it has closed its largest pork processing factory indefinitely amid the coronavirus outbreak. The closure of the plant—which is located in Waterloo, Iowa—comes after the county's...
Cargill Shuts Meatpacking Facility After COVID-19 Infects 350 Workers

Cargill Shuts Meatpacking Facility After COVID-19 Infects 350 Workers

Cargill Ltd. will temporarily shut down its beef plant located in High River, Alberta. The closure comes after more than 350 workers tested positive for COVID-19. The Canadian subsidiary of the Minneapolis-based multinational agribusiness Cargill...
Trump Approves $16 Billion Coronavirus Bailout for Meat and Dairy

Trump Approves $16 Billion Coronavirus Bailout for Meat and Dairy

The Trump administration just announced a multi-billion dollar bailout for the meat and dairy industries. It plans on buying nearly $16 billion worth of meat and milk from U.S. farmers struggling to stay afloat...
Widespread Meat Shortages are Coming Due to COVID19

Widespread Meat Shortages Are Coming Due to COVID-19

(Updated May 5, 2020) | The U.S. may face widespread meat shortages as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Major retailers including Costco and Kroger have restricted meat purchases, likely anticipating shortages. Costco announced...
Vancouver Aquarium May Be Forced to Shut Down Permanently

Vancouver Aquarium May Be Forced to Shut Down Permanently

The Vancouver Aquarium may close permanently in the upcoming months due to a lack of revenue. The Ocean Wise Conservation Association—which runs the facility—revealed it had been forced to lay off 60 percent of its...