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FDA Meat Message

The Food and Drug Administration urges the meat industry to discontinue using enhancing drugs on animals.

This week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a letter to the American meat industry urging farmers to ditch growth hormones used on farm animals to speed up growth and increase production. Specifically, government officials discourage the use of antimicrobial drugs, as research shows that high concentrations of the drug are creating antibiotic resistance in humans, which the FDA deems a health risk. Meat industry groups such as the National Pork Producers Council responded to the FDA recommendation with disdain, while scientists are outraged at the timidity of the letter, arguing that the industry will never regulate itself.

Norway Bans Fur Farms

New legislation will shut down the country's 300 fur farms—that produce nearly 1 million animals annually—by 2025.
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Kat Von D Beauty Debuts 40 New Vegan Lipsticks

Fan favorite Studded Kiss lipstick returns in a wide range of colors made with a new animal-free, highly pigmented formula.
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Thousands Take BuzzFeed's Vegan Quiz

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Fake Sanctuary Scams Vegans for More than $35,000

Suspect Trey West allegedly took advantage of animal lovers using a falsified GoFundMe campaign under the name Friends Not Food Sanctuary.
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Boiling Live Lobsters Now Illegal in Switzerland

The country recognizes the sentience of lobsters and bans transporting aquatic species on ice or any other unnatural environment.
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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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