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Texas Court Refuses to Block 2012 Puppy Mill Law

To the ire of some Texas dog breeders, a recently passed statute that protects the well-being of puppies is upheld by the Lone Star State.

A Texas Federal Court declined a motion to block the recently passed Licensed Breeders Act, which requires the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to inspect breeders who have at least 11 female dogs or sell at least 20 puppies or kittens annually. It also forces breeders to provide adequate shelter for their animals, provide daily exercise, and schedule annual veterinarian visits. While opposition to the law was put up by Texas breeders, The Texas Humane Legislation Network President Yolanda Eisenstein,, notes that these regulations should be business as usual because many of the provisions in the Licensed Breeders Act are included in the federal Animal Welfare Act. The law, which was strongly supported by animal-advocacy groups, was also endorsed by the Texas Attorney General’s Office.

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An Australian seafood market was fined $1,500 for employee's cruel treatment of lobster.
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The company developed new, vegan-certified flavors to feed a growing vegan German population.
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Danone Cuts Dairy Ad Budget to Focus on Plants

The yogurt giant is restructuring to spend less on dairy advertising and shift focus on new plant-heavy acquisition WhiteWave.
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Muscle Milk Gets into the Plant-Based Protein Game

Company behind dairy-based Muscle Milk products releases aptly-named vegan line Evolve.
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School District Swaps Pepperoni Pizza for Plants

To increase its efforts in fighting global warming, the Oakland Unified School District replaced meat and cheese on school menus with plant-based alternatives.
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