Take Action: Stop the Commercial Wildlife Trade to Protect Animals & Prevent the Next Pandemic

Millions of wild animals are captured and traded each year for human entertainment, food, and traditional medicine, and for the exotic pet trade. This multi-billion dollar global trade causes unimaginable […]

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Despite Pandemic, Ontario Will Ram Through Bill to Hide Animal Cruelty in Farms & Slaughterhouses

TORONTO—National animal law organization Animal Justice is denouncing a move by the Ontario government to ram through dangerous “ag gag” legislation in the midst of a pandemic. Bill 156 is […]

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#51: Eating & Using Animals Keeps Breeding Deadly New Viruses

There’s only one thing on everyone’s mind right now: the novel coronavirus health crisis. Hosts Peter and Camille discuss how their lives have changed and what this means for Animal Justice, including the postponement of our April 25 benefit gala.

More than ever before, the coronavirus is teaching humanity an urgent lesson that we must take to heart—that human health is inextricably linked to the well-being of animals and the planet around us. Peter and Camille discuss how the coronavirus originated in a wildlife market in China, but how life-threatening viruses and bacteria can and have also emerged from factory farms in North America and other countries, due to the perfect breeding grounds created by intensively confining animals. For more on this topic, watch Dr. Aysha Akhtar’s brilliant TEDx talk.

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