Author: K. Michael

COVID-19, Factory Farms, and Risking Human Lives

May 13, 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases linked to slaughterhouses is now over 10,000, and at least 45 workers are known to have died, according to a USA Today report. So far around 40 meatpacking plants have shut down despite President Trump’s executive order that as “essential businesses”, they must remain open. The closures […]

Pandemics, Consumption of Animals, and Ag-Gag Laws

Thanks to the National Review for publishing China’s Wet Markets, America’s Factory Farming by Matthew Scully – a powerful, thought-provoking piece on the consumption of animals as a source of COVID-19 and other pandemics. According to the CDC, it is estimated that 3 out of every 4 new or emerging infectious diseases in humans come […]