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Undercover Video Footage Leads to Tail Docking Ban

Upon viewing an undercover video shot by Mercy For Animals, Kraft Foods Inc. is banning the cruel practice of tail docking in its supply chain.

Following Tuesday’s release of an undercover video shot by animal-welfare group Mercy For Animals revealing workers at Bettencourt Dairies’ Dry Creek Dairy in Hansen, ID—a dairy supplier to Burger King—violently abusing animals, some of the farm’s buyers are taking groundbreaking action. In a statement, Wendy’s announced that it will sever all ties with the dairy supplier, while Kraft Foods Inc. is taking action to ban tail docking in its supply chain. Kraft is the first major corporation to implement a mandatory phase-out of the practice—a painful procedure that permanently removes all or part of the tail, leaving cattle vulnerable to maggot infestation, also known as “fly strike.” Three workers at the farm, including one manager, have been charged with criminal cruelty to animals as a result of the video.

Vegan Metal Bar Opens Above Toronto Pizzeria

Canada's Apiecalypse Now! welcomes customers to drink and be merry at a metal-themed hideaway above their vegan pizza hotspot.
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TLC's Chilli Demands Vegan Options at Chili's

The singer penned a letter to convince the restaurant chain to get on trend by offering more plant-based dishes.
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Harvard Hosts Vegan Conference

Students will discuss the bioethical implications of the vegan diet at the sixth annual Ivy League Vegan Conference hosted by Harvard Vegan Society Student Group.
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Arkansas Passes Debilitating Ag-Gag Bill

The state enacted a bill that will jeopardize citizens' ability to report abuse across industries including nursing homes, hospitals, schools, and factory farms.
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Vegan Shrimp to Hit Shelves Next Month

New Wave's innovative algae-based popcorn shrimp will debut ahead of schedule due to widespread market interest.
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