COVID-19

Sick Employee Sues Central Valley Meat for COVID-19 Exposure

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When COVID-19 hit the United States, many meatpacking facilities were slow to shut down or even limit production. Slaughter lines kept moving despite the unique risk of contracting the disease in crowded, poorly ventilated work conditions. Central Valley Meat (CVM), a California slaughterhouse that Animal Outlook investigated in 2012, was even slower.  Now, the San Diego-based firm representing one of …

How Animal Outlook is Responding to COVID-19

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March 17, 2020 Animal Outlook is aiming to take proactive measures in response to the uncertainties and growing concerns related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which the World Health Organization declared a pandemic on March 11.  Being mindful of the safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, supporters and the wider community and in an effort to flatten the curve, …

Animal Outlook and Other Animal Protection Groups Sue USDA over Slaughter of Sick, Injured Pigs

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Animal Outlook, alongside six other animal protection groups, sued Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and the Department of Agriculture today for failing to protect pigs who are too sick or injured to walk at slaughterhouses, posing serious risks to animals and food safety. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Rochester, New York, challenges the agency’s failure to follow Congress’s …

VICTORY: Starbucks Confirms Plant-Based Breakfast Patty

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Just days after hinting at exploring vegan protein, Starbucks has confirmed it will offer a vegan breakfast patty on its US and Canada menus this year. In today’s earnings call, COO Roz Brewer stated, “We will be introducing a breakfast sandwich this year with a plant-based patty both in US and Canada, and the combination of those pairings is significant …