The COVID-19 pandemic will hopefully accelerate new policies to prevent and mitigate the impact of new emerging pathogens and give new impetus to ending wildlife consumption and habitat destruction.
The notion that Earth is here for our use and pleasure is deeply embedded in our collective assumption. We have to rebalance our relationship with the natural world. COVID-19 is a warning of what happens when we don’t.
This pandemic is a pivotal event for almost everyone on the planet. There’s a lot that we still don’t know, but there can be no doubt that this pandemic is a consequence of our treatment of animals.
75% of emerging human infectious diseases come from animals. If we want to prevent these diseases we have to face the truth: the real culprit is how we choose to relate with and treat animals.
Lab-grown meat is coming, but is it vegan? In the end it comes down to how you define veganism.
If it isn’t effective to tell people to “go vegan,” what should we be saying instead?
As demand for octopus for consumption grows, efforts to farm these animals intensify, with terrible ethical and environmental consequences.
What does the study of social movements say about the effectiveness of telling others to go vegan?
In North America, Australia and New Zealand, suspicion and outright hostility continue to plague the debate over what to do about outdoor stray and feral cats.
Only 1.4% of vegans surveyed said it was “public activism” that first made them think about making the switch. Documentaries and conversations with family were the big hitters.
What’s missing when “animal lovers” go to zoos, swim with captive dolphins, or support other animal-exploiting attractions and industries? Empathy, respect, and awareness.