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New Study Reveals Mislabeling in Fish Industry

An ocean-protection group finds that mislabeling is rampant in the fish industry.

Recently, horsemeat was passed off in UK stores as beef, leaving shoppers wondering just how accurate food labels are. Nonprofit Oceana conducted genetic testing on fish sold at sushi bars and national grocery stores, finding nearly one-third mislabeled. Testing was done over two years, between 2010 and 2012, and concluded that sushi bars were the most likely, over restaurants and grocers, to have mislabeled fish. Red flags regarding mislabeled fish and the health of mercury-sensitive people, namely pregnant women, were raised as tilefish––a species high in mercury––was being sold as red snapper and halibut. Additionally, the report detailed that nearly two-thirds of salmon labeled wild-caught were actually Atlantic-farmed salmon, which are less environmentally sustainable and less healthy.

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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