vegan news anti-speciest news animal rights news
vegan news anti-speciest news animal rights news

Speciesism

July 10, 2020 - The Walrus

A Warning from the Chickens of the World

A Warning from the Chickens of the World
Chickens on factory farmFile Photo / © Photabulous!

In 1997, Lam Hoi-Ka, a previously healthy three-year-old boy, died of multiple organ failure in Hong Kong. When a team of virologists from the Netherlands declared that the death-dealing agent had been H5N1, a virus that was previously known to infect only birds, scientists were shocked.

The theoretical possibility of a deadly global pandemic, similar to the 1918 flu that killed millions of people, was suddenly made real.

While scientists from around the world urgently tracked down the origins and initial spread of the new virus, the rest of us watched the television images of people in hazmat suits. What made these images confusing and alarming were the stories that accompanied them. In Hong Kong, a chicken-adapted virus had jumped directly to a person. For most people, chickens were “healthy, low-fat” meat you bought in plastic packages at the grocery store, not agents of mass death.

Continue Reading at:

The Walrus


Speciesism — Feature Articles

Most Read - Last 30 Days

  1. Massive Meta-analysis of 31 studies concludes plant protein superior to animal protein for health and longevity
  2. Eating Meat Isn't Just Unethical – It's Suicidal
  3. Faroes whaling season opens despite virus cases
  4. Can India lead the 'vegan economy' against future pandemics?
  5. Exposing animal cruelty should not be a crime
  6. Supporting Industrial Animal Agriculture Whistleblowers
  7. USA: Mississippi's New Animal Cruelty Law Celebrated by Activists for Holding Abusers Accountable
  8. SOUTH KOREA: Make This the Last Year Dogs Suffer and Die for Meat During Boknal Days
  9. 10 Heartbreaking Videos of Sea Animals Harmed by Plastic Pollution
  10. Joaquin Phoenix pleads for goats at disgraced Far Marsh farm to be rescued

Some photos and photo services
generously donated by Photabulous

Photabulous

Fabulous Photos

PARIS · TORONTO · AMSTERDAM


veganauthority