Pandemics are a shocking but inevitable consequence of the poor hygiene, cross-contamination, and low animal welfare that exists when we exploit animals for food. Viruses emerge in live animal markets and in the filth and squalor of factory farms, and they spread to people around the world.
To keep farmed animals alive in appalling conditions, they are administered a potent cocktail of drugs including antibiotics. Diseases become resistant to the overused drugs, superbugs emerge, and we are left with nothing that can fight infections.
Our consumption of animal products drives this dual global health threat.
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Dr. Michael GregerPublic Health Expert, Author: Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching and How To Survive A Pandemic.
Dr. Greger is a trailblazing physician and famed speaker on nutrition and public health. His book, Bird Flu: A Virus Of Our Own Hatching, is a must-read for anyone concerned about the cause and prevention of zoonotic pathogens.
Alicia SilverstoneActress, Author, and Founder: TheKindLife.com
Alicia Silverstone is an acclaimed actress, activist and best-selling author. Her website, TheKindLife.com, offers practical guidance and tips for eco-friendly, healthy vegan living.
Dr. Neal BarnardPhysician, President: Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
Dr. Barnard, an expert in nutrition as medicine, has written several bestselling books on the effects of diet in relation to diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain.
MýaGrammy Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter and Philanthropist
Grammy Award Winning Artist Mýa is respected singer, songwriter, actress, activist and philanthropist. Her website, MyaMya.com, offers free support to those wanting to go vegan for health, ethical or environmental reasons.
Damien ManderFounder: The International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF), Australian Royal Navy Veteran
Damien, who featured in hit documentary The Game Changers, is the founder and CEO of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF). He is a Navy veteran, a renowned TEDx speaker, and a resident speaker for National Geographic Live.
Prof. Aaron GrossAssociate Professor at the University of San Diego, CEO and Founder: FarmForward.org
Aaron Gross is an Associate Professor at the University of San Diego where he teaches courses on animals, food and religion. In addition to contributing to the book/documentary: Eating Animals, Gross also founded the international nonprofit: Farm Forward.
Evanna LynchActress, Activist, Podcast Host: The ChickPeeps
Evanna is an actress and vegan activist. She is the co-founder of Kinder Beauty Box and creator and host of vegan and animal rights podcast, The ChickPeeps.
Prof. Peter SingerProfessor of Bioethics at Princeton University
Singer is an expert in practical ethics and global poverty, and has authored several best-selling books including Animal Liberation, The life You Can Save and The Ethics of What We Eat.
Luisa MellTV presenter, Activist and Founder: Luisa Mell Institute
Luisa Mell, is a Brazilian TV presenter, activist, and philanthropist. in 2015, she founded the Luisa Mell Institute which rescues wounded and at-risk animals that are homeless or living in dangerous situations.
Dr. Aysha AkhtarNeurologist, Author of ‘Our Symphony with Animals’
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H., is a double Board-certified neurologist and preventive medicine/public health specialist. - The opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not represent the official position of the U.S. government.
Dr. Peter LiAssociate Professor of East Asian Politics
Dr Li, a China Policy Specialist for the Humane Society, writes for Hong Kong and Beijing’s newspapers and has published several articles on wildlife consumption, factory farming, animal welfare, and human-animal relations in China.
Dr. T. Colin CampbellNutritional Biochemist, Author: The China Study
T. Colin Campbell, PhD, has been dedicated to the science of human health for more than 60 years and is a founding father of the whole food plant-based movement.
Dr. Dean OrnishPhysician, President: Preventive Medicine Research Institute (PMRI)
Dr. Ornish is one of the most prominent scientific researchers and clinical professors in the world, and his plant-based lifestyle program can effectively treat and reverse heart disease in just nine weeks.
Dr. Garth DavisBariatric Surgeon, Author: Proteinaholic
Dr. Garth Davis frequently lectures on the importance of a plant-based diet. His acclaimed book, Proteinaholic, explores how our unhealthy obsession with animal protein is killing us.
Dr. Angie SadeghiGastroenterology Specialist, Author: The Trifecta of Health.
Dr. Sadeghi advocates for the elimination of all animal products from the diet of anyone suffering from inflammatory bowel disease or other gastrointestinal issues.