Suggested Reading

While the coronavirus pandemic was likely caused by eating "wild" animals (bats and/or pangolins) in live-animal markets, we must keep in mind that pandemics have also been, and will continue to be, caused by eating domesticated livestock (e.g, pigs, chickens, cows, and so forth). Ethicists from around the world are thus calling for a transformation of our dietary behavior and food production systems across the globe. If we don't act now and take animals, both "wild" and domesticated livestock, off our plates, it is only a matter of time before we face a new pandemic-- one that may be even more catastrophic than the coronavirus pandemic.

Below is a (reverse-chronological) list of op-eds/opinion pieces that explore the connection between pandemics and the consumption of animals.

Additional Reading (academic): Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles, Books, Reports, & More

Take the Pledge to Take Pandemics off Your Plate!