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Ending Research on Chimpanzees

A new federal bill that would end invasive research on chimpanzees has been introduced in Congress.

The Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act was introduced to Congress yesterday with support from The Humane Society of the United States. Backed by senators of both parties, the bill would phase out invasive testing and research on around 1,000 chimpanzees and retire around 500 currently in US laboratories. “The [bill] is a common-sense reform to end the needless pain of psychological harm to one of the animal kingdom’s most highly developed animals,” says Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.). Currently, 80 to 90 percent of chimpanzees in US laboratories are not even used in research, but simply warehoused at taxpayers’ expense; nearly $30 million could be saved each year by passing this act.

Biggest Airlift in History Returns 33 Circus Lions to Africa

"Operation Spirit of Freedom" to take 33 lions from 10 circuses in Peru and Colombia back to their native land in Africa.
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Innovative Vegan Restaurants Open Outside of Sydney

Sydney’s Bondi suburb is now home to a “Znickers mylkshake”-making sweet shop and an entirely milk-free coffee shop.
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Los Angeles Bans Sale of Bred Cats, Dogs, and Rabbits

City pet stores will now promote adoption of rescued animals instead of profiting from breeder-supplied cats, dogs, and rabbits.
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Researchers Create Cruelty-Free Leather Made from Kombucha

A mixture of fiber from the fermented tea, sugar, vinegar, bacteria, and yeast yields a new material that some hope can replace animal-based leather.
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Toronto to Get First Vegan Food Truck

The Vegan Extremist will be hitting the streets of Toronto in May to serve Indian and Thai-inspired dishes.
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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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