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The Huffington Post Lists Healthiest US States

Rankings for the most health-conscious states are announced.

Recently, popular online news blog The Huffington Post reported the ranked order of the healthiest states in the country by the United Health Foundation. Coming in at the #1 spot is Vermont. Hawaii came in second, closely followed by New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Minnesota. Nearing the bottom of the list is West Virginia, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Some of the factors in the states’ rankings are based on smoking, sedentary lifestyle, hospitalizations, and rates of deaths including diabetes, obesity, and cancer. Plant-based diets have been scientifically proven to lower the chance of developing cancer, as well as becoming diabetic and obese.

Court Protects Whales in Navy Sonar Ruling

Animal and environmental groups‘ successful lawsuit represents a big win for marine mammals.
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Five Fashion Brands Ban Down Feathers

A group of large clothing brands, including UK-based Topshop, pledges to remove feathers from future collections.
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Number One Egg Brand in America to Go Cage-Free

Eggland’s Best has plans to ensure none of its 15 million hens are cruelly confined by inhumane wire cages.
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Animals on the Ballot in Four States This Election

Farm animal and wildlife protection measures come before voters in Massachusetts, Montana, Oregon, and Oklahoma.
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Rhode Island Becomes First State to Ban Bullhooks

New law ensures elephants will no longer be tortured with cruel tool.
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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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