The Lesson We Have Yet To Learn From COVID-19

The Lesson We Have Yet To Learn From COVID-19

Covid-19 made many of us a bit more humble. Out of the blue, just when we were feeling like we were invincible and “on top of the food chain”, came a tiny virus and caused us to hide in our homes and change our entire way of life.

Despite all the lives lost and the damage that this virus has caused us, it’s hard to be angry at COVID-19. Not because it doesn’t deserve it but because it does not have the ability to make informed decisions. To put it more simply, Covid-19 is not hurting us on purpose.

This, however, brings up a very important moral question. If we don’t appreciate what COVID-19 is doing to us, why are we doing far worse things to other animals? After all, unlike a virus, we do have the ability to make informed decisions. Unlike a virus, we can choose to not intentionally hurt and kill animals for food, entertainment, experiments, clothing, etc.

The industries that make their profits by exploiting and hurting animals, rely on consumers to continue to exist. Instead of being small industries that no one would support, they are flourishing and hurting more and more lives by the second.

But the good news is that we can change it. Each and every one of us has the power to make plant-based food a more profitable business while driving animal-based food to the realms of a lousy deal. If more of us stop buying, more of them will want to sell something else instead. Something that doesn't include making other animals suffer on purpose.

More powerful animal rights clips:

Casa de Carne

This award-winning short film will leave most viewers speechless and with a lot to think about.


Produced by Mercy For Animals, this powerful piece manages to touch the heart deeply.

Through Their Eyes

A shocking video that captures the horrors baby chicks endure on their first day of life - THROUGH THEIR EYES.

Could You Imagine Yourself in Their Place?

A short video that manages to touch the heart deeply.

Animals Ask Humans: What Are We?

This powerful video raises the question animals should be asking humans: What are we?

COVID-19: The Other Side of the Story

For us it was temporary, but what about the other animals?

The Lesson We Have Yet To Learn From COVID-19

A reflection on how our behavior towards other animals compares to what Covid-19 did to us.

How Much Animals Want To Live?

This incredible video shows how much animals want to live.

Heroic Animals

This extraordinary video features animals risking their own lives to try and save their loved ones from a dangerous situation.

Can You See The World Through Their Eyes?

This short video deeply moves the heart by showing how much sorrow we cause other animals.

Can You Imagine Being in the Animals' Place?

This heart touching video sheds some light on the tragic lives of so many animals around the world.

The White Cow

The story of the white cow is one of the most powerful stories ever told. This video will change your entire perception of meat.

Farm to Fridge - 4 Minute Version

The short version of Mercy For Animals' landmark documentary, reveals the unbearable reality behind animal products.

5 Unimaginable Scenarios from Inside a Slaughterhouse

This powerful video features five real scenarios that routinely happen in slaughterhouses.

Food For Thought

From the same team of Casa de Carne, this short film delivers a powerful message in a brilliant way.

Animals Are Not Things (Graphic)

Animals Are Not Things is a shocking video about our treatment of other animals.

Animals Grieve

In this emotional video we can see how animals react when they lose someone they love.

Factory Farming: The Truth is Hard to Swallow

This powerful ad left a lot of viewers in shock while it played in movie theaters.

Last Moment of Grace

Watch the incredible, yet heart-breaking moment of a baby cow reuniting with his mother after they were separated.

Earthlings - Unofficial Trailer

A spectacular trailer for maybe the most powerful documentary of all time.

The Fate of Male Baby Calve in the Dairy Industry

This heart touching video doesn't show how the short lives of male calves end, but it does raise a vital question.

Here's to Moms

Dedicated to mother's day, this video from Mercy For Animals will touch your heart deeply.

The Hidden Lives of Hens

This amazing video shows the natural and normal needs of hens. These needs are never met during their tragic lives in the egg industry.

A Parallel World - If Animals Acted Like Humans

Powerful art shows us what it's like to be an animal in today's world.

Can you Guess what these Girls are Watching?

Watch how young teenagers react when they see for the first time the inside of factory farms. This brilliant video went viral and was watched by millions.

I'd Love To Eat Meat Again

Ninja Warrior winner, Tim Shieff, speaks from the heart and touches the soul deeply.

My Story

The heart touching story of a mother whose baby was taken away from her.

The Life of a Chicken

The life of a chicken raised for meat, from the chicken’s point of view.

The Life of a Dairy Cow

Learn about the life of dairy cows, through the eyes of one dairy cow.

The Life of a Mother Pig

Learn about the life of mother pigs from one pig's point of view.

Dominion Trailer

A powerful trailer for an extraordinary documentary.

Standard Practice

Everything you're about to witness in this powerful video is considered standard & acceptable by the industry.

Animals Are Not Trash

Animals Are Not Trash gives a shocking look about the ways we treat other animals.

I Am...

A heart touching short video about the ways we, humans, see animals.

You Would Never Do This Yourself

An emotional video about 6 things we will never do to animals.

The Story of a Newborn Piglet

A heart touching video about a piglet who got stuck in a gate on a pig farm in Germany.

Crushing Baby Chicks in India

The heartbreaking story of male chicks in India's egg industry.

Why Vegan?

Abrilliant video that covers some of the reasons why the word "vegan" can evokes such emotional responses.

Bacon in Reverse

Produced by PETA, this short clip uses creativity to reveal where bacon comes from.

Glass of Milk in Reverse

Produced by PETA, this short clip uses creativity to reveal where milk comes from.

Chicken in Reverse

Produced by PETA, this short video reveals where chicken wings and chicken nuggets come from in a unique way.

Peace on Earth

We humans constantly speak and pray for peace on earth. But are our actions aligned with this prayer?

All Babies

All babies want to play, learn and love. Will we be kind enough to allow them to fulfill their needs?

The Madness Behind Animal Slaughter

What exactly do we pay for when we buy meat? The words of Gary Yourofsky are so powerful.

Thousand Eyes

Produced by Farm Transparency Project, this powerful video can encourage any viewer to take action to end the injustice towards animals.

In Every Way That Matters

Produced by Mercy For Animals, this heart touching video makes a powerful comparison between companion animals and farmed animals.