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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.

Whole Foods Partners with Vegan Meal Delivery Service

Purple Carrot meal kits will now be available at Whole Foods Markets in the North Atlantic region.
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NY Times: Pig Farmers Should Overhaul Waste Systems

Editorial board asks that North Carolina residents hold state's pig farmers responsible for toxic waste disaster following Hurricane Matthew.
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Australian Plant-Based Milk Market Booming

Vegan milk industry down under is currently valued at $153 million and growing.
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Court Dismisses Suit Against Dietary Guideline Committee

Judge says cholesterol studies, to which the egg industry contributed $100,000, do not unfairly influence the dietary guidelines.
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Johnson & Johnson Removes Pigs from Training Materials

Pharmaceutical company will no longer show videos of medical devices being used on live pigs to train sales representatives.
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