The threat of future zoonoses or animal-transmitted diseases is even more concerning. Currently, over 72 billion land animals are slaughtered for human consumption every year. And what’s even more troubling is that many of these animals were raised on factory farms. For years, world health experts have warned about the dangers of factory farms as uncontrolled sources of new viruses. World organizations recognize the need for international regulation of the livestock animals’ industry. Pandemics are immensely costly, both in terms of lives lost and economic costs, and most of them come from animals. Raising livestock animals and meat consumption are also the major causes of climate change, deforestation, pollution, and loss of wildlife. Ed Winters, aka “Earthling Ed,” is a vegan educator from London, England. he explains that meat consumption has been the root cause of many of the world’s deadliest diseases. As such, eating meat can no longer be considered a “personal choice.” Dr. Michael Klaper, a highly acclaimed physician, consultant, and speaker, believes the current pandemic is a warning. Dr. Klaper: “I have to say something about the origin of this scourge that we’re facing. This was not a random event. It has to do with the confinement and slaughter and eating of animals.” For more than three decades, Supreme Master Ching Hai has been reminding us about the bad karma we incur from eating meat and the need to adopt the compassionate, plant-based lifestyle. The current situation is so critical that in March 2020 Master sent an “URGENT Message to All World Leaders and Governments.” “The WORLD IS BURNING, threatens to get worse any moment, HUMANS AND ANIMALS PERISHING at an alarming rate. Heavens and Earth are plaguing us with ever new, more strange diseases. Destructive signs are evident everywhere. WARNING SIGNS ARE AMBER and obvious around our world! Our climate is accelerating. So, stopping these brutal, murderous businesses is the fastest way to cool our Earth. And this VEGAN LAW IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO SAVE OUR WORLD.” Many thanks, Supreme Master Ching Hai, for your clear guidance and direction. We pray that all beings soon adopt the noble, compassionate vegan lifestyle.