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In the early months of the pandemic, meatpacking plants emerged as deadly hot spots for COVID-19.
"Virus on the Poultry Line": Documentary on the experience of poultry workers with COVID-19
23 October 2020
Starting from the first half of 2020, COVID-19 – caused by infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus – spread through almost all countries in the world.
Overcoming the impact of COVID-19 on animal welfare: COVID-19 Thematic Platform on Animal Welfare
23 October 2020
There is ample science showing how antibiotic overuse on factory farms leads to antibiotic-resistant superbugs, antimicrobial resistance, that spreads to workers, the environment and into the food chain.
New report- Fueling the pandemic rise: Factory farming and the rise of superbugs
20 October 2020
The European Commission's Farm to Fork strategy pledges to reduce the environmental and climate impact of animal production. However, no concrete actions are suggested to tackle the root causes of the problem.
How are climate and health crises driven by factory farms?
12 October 2020
Covid has got experts thinking urgently about the risk of diseases passing from farmed animals to humans. We examine the major outbreaks of the past two centuries
Farm animals and pandemics: nine diseases that changed the world
22 September 2020
Biosecure farms complete with staff quarantine and chutes for dead pigs are seen as progress, but may carry their own risks.
A 12-storey pig farm: has China found the way to tackle animal disease?
21 September 2020
A recent report on the circulation of A(H1N1) subtype influenza viruses in the swine population in China with evidence of zoonotic potential has alerted the world to the pandemic risk associated with swine influenza viruses.
FAO/OIE/WHO Tripartite statement on the pandemic risk of swine influenza
15 September 2020
In documents dating to 2006, government officials predicted that a pandemic would threaten critical businesses and warned them to prepare. Meatpacking companies largely ignored them, and now nearly every one of the predictions has come true.
Meatpacking companies dismissed years of warnings but now say nobody could have prepared for Covid-19
7 September 2020
Animals died of hunger and thirst after 58,000 returned to Sudan due to quarantine compromise.
3,000 sheep die after live exports rejected by Saudi Arabia
17 August 2020
A sample of frozen chicken wings imported from Brazil has tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, authorities said Thursday, the latest in a series of reports of contaminated imported food products.
Chinese officials say chicken wings imported from Brazil tested positive for Covid-19
13 August 2020
In Mexico City live itinerant markets won't be allowed to sell animals anymore, as established in the Official Gazette as of this August.
Mexico City bans the sale of animals in live itinerant markets
12 August 2020
Compiled by a team of international wildlife and veterinary experts, a new study has identified seven routes by which pandemics could occur and 161 options for reducing the risk. It concludes that widespread changes to the way we interact with animals are needed; solutions that only address one issue – such as the trade in wild animals – are not enough.
Human interactions with wild and farmed animals must change dramatically to reduce risk of another deadly pandemic
29 June 2020
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