Day: November 23, 2020

UK: Doctors Tell U.K Government Going Vegan Can Reduce Severity Of COVID-19.

Doctors Tell U.K Government Going Vegan Can Reduce Severity Of COVID-19

Going vegan is one of the simplest, cheapest things Britons can do to slash the risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19′

Agroup of clinical experts has told the U.K government going vegan can reduce the severity of COVID-19.

15 top doctors have written an open letter to the government. It advises that a plant-based diet is an effective way of fighting health issues such as obesity, T2 diabetes, and heart disease. These are all major risk factors for COVID-19.

The letter has been signed by experts such as Emanuel Goldman, Dr. Shireen Kassham, and Professor Richard Kock.  

‘Obesity crisis’

 “The Government is set to ban junk food adverts before 9 pm and end buy-one-get-one-free promotions,” the letter reads.

“These are positive steps. But, the Government’s health strategy roundly fails to mention possibly the single biggest thing as Britons we can do to tackle the obesity crisis.  

“Going vegan is one of the simplest, cheapest things Britons can do to slash the risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19. Now more than ever before it’s time to embrace the benefits of a plant-based diet before it’s too late.”

‘Severe COVID-19’

The clinicians are also backing the #slashtheriskcampaign – created by vegan charity Viva!.

The campaign will see billboards across the country ‘making clear the stark health benefits of a plant-based diet.’.

Juliet Gellatley is the director of Viva!. In a statement sent to PBN, she said: “Today some of Britain and America’s top clinicians are delivering a very clear message.  

“A healthy vegan diet can help you lose weight, reverse Type 2 diabetes and protect heart health, reducing your risk of severe Covid-19.” 

Doctors Tell Government Going Vegan Can Reduce Severity Of COVID-19 (plantbasednews.org)

USA: Tell the Small Business Association NOT To Fund Bigger Factory Farms. Follow the Easy Steps Below.

Thanks to Stacey at ‘Our Compass’ for providing the information.

Stacey | Our Compass (our-compass.org)

Regards Mark

      Source Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF)

Go to the Federal Register website and click on the green button – “Submit a Formal Comment” Type in your comment, using the below as a starting point

Sample Comment I urge the Small Business Administration not to finalize this rule and to instead redirect federal funding away from corporate animal agribusiness. The proliferation of corporate-controlled concentrated animal feeding operations that cruelly confine billions of animals is polluting our air and water, threatening public health, and putting rural communities at risk. The Small Business Administration should be supporting small business—not propping up corporate animal agribusiness.

Finish filling out the form and press “Submit Comment”

Background The animal agriculture industry attempts to paint itself as a collection of small family farms, but nothing could be further from the truth. Large — often multinational — corporations have overtaken animal agriculture in the United States. There is nothing small about this cruel and destructive industry, yet the Small Business Administration (SBA) is proposing a rule that will allow it to give small business loans to even larger factory farms. Unfortunately, the SBA has a history of enabling the animal agriculture industry’s exploitation of funds.

In 2018, the SBA Office of the Inspector General released a report concluding that the SBA guaranteed approximately $1.8 billion in loans to factory farms that did not actually qualify as small businesses. The Animal Legal Defense Fund has urged the SBA not to fund the corporate animal agriculture industry and is currently suing over the federal government’s decision to exempt federal funding for factory farms from environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act. The SBA was created in 1953 “to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.” Funding the corporate owners of the animal agriculture industry with loans intended to help small businesses betrays the SBA’s mission.

This industry is neither small nor competitive—it is controlled by a handful of large, highly consolidated corporations that are destroying actual small business and siphoning wealth from rural communities. Factory farms intensively confine thousands, and even millions, of animals until they grow large enough to be trucked to slaughter. Not only do they hurt animals, factory farms threaten public health by spreading antibiotic resistant bacteria and zoonotic diseases and pollute the air and water.

These environmental effects are especially harmful in marginalized communities, where factory farms are disproportionately sited. The SBA should not be using public money to further entrench this industry at the expense of animals, the environment, and rural communities. We need your help in asking the SBA to reconsider its proposal to expand federal funding of factory farms. Follow the steps below to submit a comment to the SBA by December 1st and urge them to reject this reckless rule.

Go to the Federal Register website and click on the green button – “Submit a Formal Comment” Type in your comment, using the below as a starting point

Sample Comment I urge the Small Business Administration not to finalize this rule and to instead redirect federal funding away from corporate animal agribusiness. The proliferation of corporate-controlled concentrated animal feeding operations that cruelly confine billions of animals is polluting our air and water, threatening public health, and putting rural communities at risk. The Small Business Administration should be supporting small business—not propping up corporate animal agribusiness.

Finish filling out the form and press “Submit Comment”

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Stacey | November 23, 2020 at 7:39 am | Categories: Our Compass | URL: https://wp.me/pYypJ-9H0    

France culls 1,000 mink after discovering mutated coronavirus in farm.

 

A mink is seen at the farm of the representative of the Panhellenic association of fur animal breeders Konstantinos Chionos in the village of Mikrokastro, Greece, on 14 November 2020.

France culls 1,000 mink after discovering mutated coronavirus in farm

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/france-mink-coronavirus-mutation-b1759977.html

No mink farmer tested positive to mink-related coronavirus in France so far..

France has ordered the culling of one thousand minks after lab analyses detected a mutated version of the coronavirus in one farm.

All animals at a farm in the Eure-et-Loire region of Western France will be culled and all animal products will be eliminated, the French government said in a statement published on the website of the Ministry of Agriculture.

French authorities have been testing four mink farms since mid-November after a mutated coronavirus strain that threatened to make future vaccines less effective was found in mink farms in Denmark.

Tests found no trace of mutated strains of the virus in one of the four mink farms.

Analyses are still underway in the other two farms, and results are expected by the end of the week. If they come back positive, the French government says it will order the culling of all minks on the farms.

So far, all French farmers in contact with minks have tested negative to the coronavirus, the French government said. Preventive measures remain in place in all the farms.

Several mutated strains of the coronavirus have circulated since the beginning of the pandemic.

But the discovery of one strain, which Danish scientists called “cluster five”, in mink farms in Denmark alarmed many public health experts worldwide because it appeared to be less sensitive to antibodies developed by people who had already had Covid-19.

The Danish government decided to cull its entire mink population – between 15 and 17 million – after scientists found that 12 people had been infected with the mutated strain. They said the strain posed “a major risk to public health”.

Coronavirus cases in mink have since also been reported elsewhere in Europe, notably in Sweden, Greece and the Netherlands.

The Danish health ministry said on Thursday that the mutated strain had “most likely become extinct” after it detected no new cases after 15 September. about:blank about:blank javascript:void(0) javascript:void(0)

France: Coronavirus pandemic in France: Authorities cull minks after finding virus at farm.

Coronavirus pandemic in France: Authorities cull minks after finding virus at farm – France 24

French authorities ordered the culling of all minks in a farm after analysis showed a mutated version of the coronavirus was circulating among the animals. The French government said in a statement Sunday that about 1,000 minks have been culled and all animal products have been eliminated in the farm located west of Paris.