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Crayfish Hacks Off Claw to Escape Being Boiled Alive

A restaurant-goer captures a desperate act by a crayfish in a restaurant in China.

In a recent video uploaded on Chinese social media platform Weibo, a crayfish can be seen detaching his own claw in order to escape a boiling pot of soup made in a restaurant in China. After seeing the video, many Weibo users left comments asking for the crustacean to be let go. The footage was taken by restaurant goer Jiuke who told users on Weibo that he had later adopted the crayfish as a companion animal. “I let him live,” Jiuke said. “I already took him home and am raising him in an aquarium.” As mounting scientific evidence points to the complex intelligence of crustaceans, compassionate individuals around the world rescue the underwater creatures from consumption, such as Canadian resident Christine Loughead, who spent more than $300 in 2016 to rescue lobster “Lobby Joe” from an Ontario restaurant tank and transport him back to the ocean in Halifax.

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Costco Debuts $5 Vegan Breakfast Bowls Nationwide

The food court at the big-box retailer is about to get a lot more refreshing thanks to a plant-based berry-and-granola-loaded açaí bowl, available by the end of this month at locations nationwide.
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Montreal Bans Cruel Horse-Drawn Carriages

Beginning on New Year's Eve 2019, horses will no longer be forced to pull passengers across the cobblestone streets of the Canadian city.
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New Locator Finds Vegan Food at Ballparks

New guide Veggie Happy helps sports fans locate vegan options at stadiums nationwide.
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New Vegan Butcher Shop Opens in Texas

San Antonio's Hip Peaz Vegan Eats offers a rotating menu of vegan meat sandwiches, burritos, and gumbo.
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Vegan Shoe Brand No One's Skin Debuts in London

The new footwear brand aims to eliminate the pollution caused by the animal-based leather industry with comparable, vegan alternatives.
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This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

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