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New Landmark Bill May End Canadian Seal Hunt

Candian Sen. Mac Harb has introduced a historic bill, which could bring an end to the country’s cruel annual commercial seal slaughter.

Canadian Sen. Mac Harb recently introduced a historic bill, S-210, to end the country’s annual commercial seal hunt—the largest mass slaughter of marine animals in the world. The legislation focuses on the lack of market for seal pelts, given that Russia, which had previously imported 95 percent of Canadian seal fur, has followed the US, European Union, and Mexico in banning the cruel furs. In a speech, Sen. Harb called on the Canadian government to recognize the views of the country’s citizens—69 percent of which support the passing of the bill, and 71 percent oppose the use of tax dollars to promote it—and in an article for The Huffington Post, praised animal-rights groups for their dedicated work to end the practice. If passed, the landmark bill would end the devastating slaughter once and for all.

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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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