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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.

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H&M Names "Wineleather" a Global Changemaker

Italian company Vegea Vegetal Leather creates vegan materials from grapes left over from the wine industry.
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White Castle Rolls Out New Vegan Black Bean Slider

The tiny sandwich joins White Castle's original veggie slider option as the chain expands its plant-based options.
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Vegan BBQ Turns Into Proper Sit-Down Restaurant

Portland's Homegrown Smoker will bring re-imagined versions of its vegan tempeh Reuben and Shepard's Pie to the St. John's neighborhood this summer.
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Chickpea Startup Gets $8 Million Capital Boost

Plant-protein company Nutriati received a sizable investment from firms in London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Virginia to help bring its in-demand products to market.
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