Animal rights activist groups over the past several months have used the COVID-19 pandemic as a new means to push its anti-animal agriculture agenda.

In a WATT Poultry Chat interview, Hannah Thompson-Weeman, vice president of communications for the Animal Agriculture Alliance, explains that while the meat and poultry industries have been actively working to provide a safe food supply to consumers while taking extra measures to protect its workers, activist groups have – without merit – been pointing fingers at the animal agriculture industry for allegedly starting or intensifying the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Thompson-Weeman also offers tips to the industry on how to best handle the situation through proactive measures and remaining mindful of security and biosecurity.

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