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David Wiebers and Valery Feigin, What the COVID-19 crisis is telling humanity

Abstract

This commentary extends Wiebers & Feigin’s (2020) plea to adopt diets that are less dependent on animals by calling on experts and activists to work for change with regard to farm worker labor conditions. Already doing among the most dangerous jobs, farmworkers are at increased risk of COVID-19. As we increasingly transition to plant-based diets, we must all ensure that farmworkers have safe and just working conditions to meet the demands of our changing diets.

Author Biography

Jarret S. Lovell is Professor of Politics, Administration and Justice at California State University, Fullerton (USA). Among his teaching and research interests are animals as victims, civil disobedience and nonviolent protest, and theories of social justice. Website

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