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Idaho Approves Three-Strikes Law for Animal Cruelty

If signed into law by Gov. Butch Otter, three animal-cruelty misdemeanors could constitute a felony.

Last week, the Idaho legislature approved a measure that could make animal cruelty a felony charge for the first time in the state’s history. Under the new law, people convicted of three animal-cruelty misdemeanors within 15 years could face felony charges and up to a year in jail. All cockfighting matches at which drugs and gambling are present would also constitute an animal-cruelty felony. The bill is currently awaiting approval from the State Senate, which will review the legislation this week. Should Gov. Otter sign the bill into law, North and South Dakota will remain the only states in the country without a felony animal-cruelty law.

Chipotle Adds Quinoa to its NYC Test Kitchen Menu

In addition to sofritas, vegans might soon have another plant-based protein option at Chipotle—a blend of gold and red quinoa spiced with turmeric, citrus juice, and cilantro.
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Vegan Fashion Brand VAUTE Profiled on PBS

The brand's founder Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart spoke about her mission to create functional and fabulous vegan clothes to eliminate animal cruelty in the fashion industry.
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New Investor Coalition to Combat Meat Problem in China

Toronto-based Dao Foods International will promote plant-based and clean meat in China to curb the country's growing appetite for animal products.
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IKEA Debuts Plant-Based Hot Dogs

The furniture giant debuted the new animal-free option at a single store in Sweden with plans to expand the offering across Europe by August.
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Rooney Mara Launches Luxury Vegan Fashion Line

New fashion brand Hiraeth includes faux-leather pants, velvet garments, and combat boots—all made ethically in Los Angeles.
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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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