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100 Dairy Farms Expected to Close in California

The country’s largest dairy state has farmers filing for bankruptcy en masse following the crop devastation of this year’s drought.

Dairy industry leaders are estimating that by year’s end, more than 100 dairy farms will close in California, the nation’s largest dairy-producing state. The looming closures are due to fallout stemming from this summer’s drought, which caused massive crop devastation and caused the cost of feed to skyrocket. The California Department of Food and Agriculture, which previously adjusted milk prices via tax subsidies, has stated that it will not make further adjustments for the industry; as a result, prices for dairy-seeking consumers will increase come November. The drought has the farmed-animal industry setting record high prices for meat products, with economists forecasting price increases stretching into 2014.

Starbucks to Release Plant-Based Food Line this Year

Heeding the demands of animal-rights group Compassion Over Killing (and at least 30,000 people ), the international coffee chain announced it would launch a plant-based food line during its shareholder meeting.
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World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies

Horn poaching has led to the decimation of the rare subspecies of African rhino, with only two females left on Earth.
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Virgin Trains Debut Their First Vegan Cooked Breakfast

Commuters in the United Kingdom can now enjoy a hot pot of vegan hash browns, beans, mushrooms, and spinach aboard west coast Virgin Trains.
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50 Percent of Meals at One CA School District are Vegan

Children in Santa Barbara school cafeterias are raving about vegan brand Hungry Planet's soyrizo quesadillas, crispy chicken burgers, spaghetti and meatballs, beef nachos, and chicken alfredo.
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YouTube Stars Rhett and Link Veganize Arby's

The comedy duo's wildly popular Good Mythical Morning YouTube series heads to Arby's, Wendy's, and McDonald's for the vegan edition of their segment Fast Food Secret Menu Hacks.
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