Clearly, our morally bankrupt decision to exploit other animals for their body parts is proving deadly in more ways than one. But as solitude reigns during this time of social distancing, we have the ideal opportunity to reflect and rethink. Ending animal use won’t solve all our problems, but it would go an astoundingly long way towards solving many of them. Doing something as simple as opting for plant-based foods can have powerfully positive outcomes. We can emerge from this crisis with a new-found sense of logic and compassion, ready to steer the planet and all its inhabitants in a promising new direction.