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Laboratory Chimpanzees Scheduled for Release

Plans to move more than 100 research-lab chimpanzees to a sanctuary are underway.

The National Institutes of Health recently announced that it will transfer more than 100 government-owned chimpanzees to Chimp Haven, a federal sanctuary. Over the course of a year, the chimpanzees, who were previously used in laboratory research, will be moved to the facility that currently houses 106 other former medical research chimps. To accommodate the new residents, Chimp Haven is building additions to its current structure. NIH worked with several organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, to develop a feasible plan of transition for the chimpanzees to live out the rest of their lives in a safe environment. “This is a ray of light for captive chimpanzees,” says Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of HSUS.

Starbucks to Release Plant-Based Food Line this Year

Heeding the demands of animal-rights group Compassion Over Killing (and at least 30,000 people ), the international coffee chain announced it would launch a plant-based food line during its shareholder meeting.
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World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies

Horn poaching has led to the decimation of the rare subspecies of African rhino, with only two females left on Earth.
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Virgin Trains Debut Their First Vegan Cooked Breakfast

Commuters in the United Kingdom can now enjoy a hot pot of vegan hash browns, beans, mushrooms, and spinach aboard west coast Virgin Trains.
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50 Percent of Meals at One CA School District are Vegan

Children in Santa Barbara school cafeterias are raving about vegan brand Hungry Planet's soyrizo quesadillas, crispy chicken burgers, spaghetti and meatballs, beef nachos, and chicken alfredo.
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YouTube Stars Rhett and Link Veganize Arby's

The comedy duo's wildly popular Good Mythical Morning YouTube series heads to Arby's, Wendy's, and McDonald's for the vegan edition of their segment Fast Food Secret Menu Hacks.
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