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If you care about the working poor, about racial justice, and about climate change, you have to stop eating animals.
httpswww.nytimes.com/2020/05/21/opinion/coronavirus-meat-vegetarianism
Some conservationists see a chance to do lasting damage to criminal networks in the wake of the pandemic, but poaching may also rise.
www.nytimes.com/2020/04/29/science/coronavirus-disrupts-illegal-wildlife-trafficking-for-now.html
The conditions that lead to the emergence of new infectious diseases are the same ones that inflict horrific harms on animals.
www.nytimes.com/2020/04/13/opinion/animal-cruelty-coronavirus.html
The coronavirus isn’t just a public-health crisis. It’s an ecological one.
www.newyorker.com
The ban covers only land animals. It punishes consumers but does not tackle corrupt ties among government officials, corporate interests and “breeders” who use permits as a cover for illegal trade
www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-04-02/why-china-wildlife-ban-not-enough-stop-coronavirus-outbreak
Two months before the novel coronavirus began, the Trump administration ended a $200-million pandemic early-warning program aimed at training scientists.
www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-04-02/coronavirus