Unlike millions of Americans, Bill Maher isn’t watching “Tiger King” during the COVID-19 lockdown. Why not?
“Because torturing animals is what got us into this mess,” Maher says. “You can’t trash the environment, including animals, and not have it come back and kill you.”
COVID-19 may not have originated in a factory farm. But the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been warning for years that most emerging infectious diseases come from animals crammed into factory farms and feedlots.
As Maher says in this video, animal cruelty leads to human catastrophe. “Factory farms have a lot more lobbyists, but ecological timebombs tick the same.”