Spillover Diseases: Covid 19 and other Zoonoses. With Jonna Mazet and Aysha Akhtar

How does animal exploitation increase the emergence of new diseases?

With the world fighting a vicious new pandemic, Ian asks a front-line physician, an epidemiologist, a public health expert and activists about how new diseases spill over from other animals, and how factory farming and the wildlife trade raise our vulnerability.

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UK’s fifth vegan MP: Nadia Whittome

Nadia Whittome MP

The UK still has 5 vegan MPs. This 23-year old activist is the newly elected MP for Nottingham East, and the UK’s first non-white vegan MP.

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UK Parliament re-elects 4 vegans, loses 2 campaigners

Polling Station

Update Feb 15: One of the new MPs, Nadia Whittome, is also vegan.

Update Dec 14: The UK parliament is back down to four [known] vegan MPs – Chris Williamson was sacked by Labour, stood as an independent socialist, and lost his deposit. Two other animal advocate MPs were also lost.

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NEW: transcripts of “Vegetarianism: The Story So Far”

Transcripts are now available of every episode of “Vegetarianism: The Story So Far”, thanks to volunteer Amy Carpenter. Find them via the “Vegetarianism: The Story So Far” home page, the transcript archive, or just after the download link in individual episode posts.

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