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Indian Officials Announce a Ban on Dolphin Shows

The nation has decided to prohibit dolphin performances, citing cruelty as the main reason for the ban.

The New York Times reports that the Animal Welfare Board of India has recently announced that it will block any proposals for dolphin-themed parks. The AWBI cites dolphins in captivity as violating the country’s 1960 Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. With a rise in India’s middle-class population, several businesses are hoping to capitalize on animal-entertainment theme parks, specifically featuring dolphins. S. Chinny Krishna, AWBI’s vice-chairman, tells the NYT, “All types of studies have shown that these animals, after capture, are under a very high level of stress. A wild animal belongs in the wild.” In addition, the board has reiterated to state governments and wildlife wardens that the capture and transport of dolphins, porpoises, and whales is illegal.

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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New Vegan Consulting Firm Launches This Week

Vegan businesses and organizations can now benefit from the media and marketing expertise of Vegan Street Media & Consulting.
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