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RibFest Cancellations Surge Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

by | April 23, 2020

A number of Canadian RibFest events have been cancelled amid the ongoing pandemic sparked by the coronavirus.

Cancellations have occurred in Cape Breton, Orangeville, Saskatoon, Prince George and Port Moody — measures intended to prevent against the spread of COVID-19.

Nechako Rotary President Rachelle Delorey made a statement on the Prince George Closure.

“We have been monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 very closely for over a month now, and we fully recognize the importance of focusing on the health and safety of our community and to continue to follow the orders of BC’s Provincial Medical Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry,” she said.

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One Facebook commenter was less-than-disappointed by the news.

“Any dead animal parts events are great to cancel…like forever,” she wrote.

The RibFest cancellations are by no means the only disruption to hit the animal product industry since the outbreak of COVID-19.

As slaughterhouses shut down in the face of sick workers, human rights complaints, and changing demand, dairy and egg farms are faced with surplus product and pre-mature mass killings of the animals held at their facilities.


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