Four Points of Opportunity the Pandemic Created for the Animals

If we are strategic and forward-thinking, we could take advantage of this time to create a better future for the planet, humanity, and the animals

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1. Revamping How Vaccines and Medications Get to Market

“They overlapped preclinical studies with the early phases of the trials,” said executive director for the International Vaccine Access Center at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. William Moss. “In fact one of the reasons we are even talking about vaccines now just 10 months later is that some of the phases in which vaccine development normally occurs were overlapped rather than done sequentially.”

2. More People are Exploring Vegan Proteins and Replacements

“This new data shows that consumers are turning to plant-based food options now more than ever,” said Julie Emmett, senior director of retail partnerships at the Plant Based Foods Association. “Even after the highest panic-buying period, plant-based foods growth remains strong, proving that this industry has staying power.”

3. People are Cooking More

This rise in home-cooked meals is being studied and it is not likely to go away when the pandemic has lifted. According to a survey cited in the New York Times, 54 percent of respondents said they cook more than before the pandemic, 75 percent said they have become more confident in the kitchen and 51 percent said they will continue to cook more after the crisis ends.

4. There is a Growing Awareness of how Animal Ag Creates Conditions for Pandemics

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June webinar about Pandemics, Wildlife, and Intensive Farming.

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Marla Rose is a Chicago-area writer and co-founder of and