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Wildlife Trafficking Kingpin Cannot Be Caught

Despite international authority’s best efforts, the “Pablo Escobar of Wildlife Trafficking” seems to be untouchable.

A man by the name of Mr. Vixay, who operates out of Laos, has been implicated in “one of the biggest swindles in environmental crime history,” reports The New York Times. The criminal is suspected of smuggling rhinoceros horns and bypassing laws by hiring prostitutes to pose as hunters. In addition, Vixay is thought to be a key figure in an elephant-tusk trafficking ring as well as an animal-laundering scheme, where he claims to legally breed and export endangered animals from multiple countries. Although international justice officials have tried to build a case against Vixay, their efforts are hindered by his close affiliation with influential people in Laos.

Rhode Island Becomes First State to Ban Bullhooks

New law ensures elephants will no longer be tortured with cruel tool.
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Publix Finally Commits to Going Cage-Free

Third-largest supermarket joins companies such as Walmart, McDonald's, and Panera Bread to sell only cage-free eggs.
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Ethical Vegan Wins Title at Miss Galaxy Universe

Deni Kirkova wins coveted “Beach Body” category at the fitness and beauty competition.
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Meat-Free Startup Raises $100,000 on Indiegogo

Israel-based cultured meat company SuperMeat gains crowd support to produce slaughter-free meat.
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Junk Food is Largest Source of Americans’ Calories

Study shows that the most-eaten foods are also those most subsidized by the government.
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