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COK Reaches Settlement with California Hatchery

As part of the settlement, the owner has vowed to refrain from being responsible for animals in a commercial setting.

This week, Compassion Over Killing reached a settlement in its lawsuit against Northern California-based chicken farm Cal-Cruz Hatcheries, the subject of a 2009 COK exposé. The animal-welfare organization partnered with the Animal Legal Defense Fund to sue Cal-Cruz after an undercover investigation into the farm’s operations revealed widespread animal-cruelty violations. Though the local District Attorney’s office declined to file charges, COK and ALDF successfully settled the case in civil court, alleging that Cal-Cruz’s treatment of its chicks represented a breach of California Business and Professions Code. Under the settlement’s conditions, Brian Collins, owner of the now-defunct facility, is prohibited from being responsible for the welfare of animals in a commercial setting for the next five years.

Hard Rock Café Debuts Meatless Menu

In honor of World Vegetarian Month, the chain will roll out its first North American meat-free menu at 42 locations.
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Maine Lobsters to Go Extinct by 2100

Scientists say that Maine's lobster population cannot survive rising water temperatures.
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New Netflix Show Easy Explores Veganism

Recent "Vegan Cinderella" episode of the popular show captures romance between animal-rights activist and the aspiring vegan that loves her.
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USA Today Nominates Vegan Butchers for Food Award

Readers are voting Herbivorous Butcher to the top of the leader board of USA Today's Best Food & Drink Makers Awards.
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New Vegan-Friendly Emoji App Launches

Nimoji brings crossed-out milk, eggs, fish, and other illustrated stickers to iPhones.
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