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New Animal Cruelty Laws Passed

Nevada and Texas recently passed stronger animal-cruelty laws.

Four new state-level laws improve protection for chickens, dogs, and other animals. Texas Gov. Rick Perry recently signed six new bills into law: one closed major loopholes in Texas’ existing anti-cockfighting law, another calls for reforms for puppy mills, and four others strengthen animal-cruelty punishments and establishes a state-wide Adopt-a-Shelter-Pet Month. In Nevada, animal cruelty can now be a felony offense, up from a misdemeanor. The bill was nicknamed “Cooney’s Law,” after a rescue dog who was tortured by his guardian.

Rochester, NY to Get All-Vegan School

Rochester River School plans to serve only vegan food and base curriculum around humane education.
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Barnum & Bailey Officially Retires Circus Elephants

11 elephants will be transitioned to a conservation center in Florida for retirement—and, sadly, cancer research.
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Vegan Fast-food Middle Eastern Eatery Opens in DC

Shouk’s plant-based Middle Eastern menu offers unique dishes devoid of meat analogues and soy.
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Food Writer Fooled by New Animal-Free Burger

Bon Appétit editor was shocked by realistic “bleeding” burger.
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Texas Hospital First in State to Promote Vegan Diet

In cattle country, Texas' Midland Memorial Hospital is promoting a plant-based plan to help its patients prevent and cure disease.
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