VegNews Daily

Rhode Island May Ban Veal and Gestation Crates

After passing the House in a unanimous vote, the measure moved to the Senate for consideration on Tuesday.

Following a recent rise in animal-welfare legislation at the state level, Rhode Island may soon ban the use of confining livestock enclosures, the Associated Press reports. The proposed bill, a version of which passed the House in a unanimous vote earlier this month, would prohibit farms from using both veal crates and sow gestation crates—small housing systems that prevent animals from turning around or extending their limbs. Though Rhode Island’s livestock industry is small compared to other states, Rep. Patricia Serpa, who sponsored the legislation, believes establishing welfare laws will guarantee the humane treatment of local animals.

 Comments

Arby's Introduces $10 All-Meat Sandwich

Clocking in at 1200 calories and 48 grams of fat, the fast-food chain debuts the “Meat Mountain”.
Read More »

Actress Pamela Anderson Protests Ice Bucket Challenge

The former Baywatch star says the organization behind the now-viral campaign supports animal testing.
Read More »

Plant-Based Experts Come Together for California Conference

Medical doctors, vegan chefs, and fitness pros gather in Sacramento, CA to promote a plant-based lifestyle.
Read More »

Nestlé Announces Landmark Animal Welfare Policy

The world‘s largest food company will make sweeping changes to the way it treats animals.
Read More »

Popular Brands of Peanut and Almond Butters Recalled

MaraNatha, Arrowhead Mills, and private-label brands are affected by international recall.
Read More »

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.

More Videos »