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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.

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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