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

Carnism

June 02, 2020 - South China Morning Post

Industrial farming of livestock a ticking pathogen bomb, scientists say

Industrial farming of livestock a ticking pathogen bomb, scientists say
Industrial farming - cow slaughterCredit: AFTV

Industrial farming of livestock may offend the sensibilities of many people, with animals crushed into pens where they are barely able to stand up, among other distressing images. But some scientists warn such methods are also breeding grounds for mass production of new diseases.

Three years before the virus that causes Covid-19 started making people sick in China, another novel coronavirus began circulating in the southeast of the country. It was fatal, but its victims were 25,000 piglets, not humans.

That outbreak was swiftly followed in 2018 by a scourge on a much larger scale – the Ebola-like African swine fever , which does not infect humans but killed at least 100 million pigs as it raged across China. It threw the country’s pork industry into crisis and sent the price of China’s favourite meat soaring. The disease is still spreading in Asia.

Continue Reading at:

South China Morning Post


Carnism — Feature Articles

Most Read - Last 30 Days

  1. Exploiting Animals Is Killing Us and the Planet
  2. USA: Trump Administration OKs Beaver Killing in Oregon, Despite Harm to Endangered Salmon, Steelhead
  3. USA: EPA Tests Chemicals on at Least 23,000 Animals Per Year, Plans Phase Out by 2035
  4. China Ends Animal Testing For Imported 'Ordinary' Cosmetics In Game-Changer For Cruelty-Free Beauty
  5. ESTONIA: Animal rights activists, conservationists oppose legalization of bowhunting
  6. Impossible Foods CEO says the meat industry will be obsolete in 15 years — 'That's our mission'
  7. German coronavirus outbreak at abattoir infects more than 1,000
  8. Red meat link to dementia with excessive amounts of iron limiting brain function
  9. Reasons Why Eating Fish Is Not That Healthy
  10. UK: Rotting corpses & animal abuse at farms supplying pig meat

Some photos and photo services
generously donated by Photabulous

Photabulous

Fabulous Photos

PARIS · TORONTO · AMSTERDAM


veganauthority