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HSUS to Sue 51 Pig Confinement Facilities Over Pollution

The Humane Society of the United States serves notice of intent to sue 51 pig confinement facilities for toxic air pollution.

The Human Society of the United States served notice of its intent to sue 51 industrial pig-confinement enterprises in Iowa, North Carolina, and Oklahoma for the unreported release of ammonia pollutants. Many of the operations selected by HSUS have connections to leaders of the National Pork Producers Council, a trade group that endorses the use of gestation crates. HSUS estimates hundreds of pounds of airborne ammonia are released each day, and notes that the Environmental Protection Agency requires reporting by any facility releasing more than 100 pounds in 24 hours. “The National Pork Producers Council’s record on environmental degradation is just as sordid as its record on the systemic mistreatment of animals,” states Jonathan Lovvorn, senior vice president and chief counsel for animal protection litigation at HSUS.

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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