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NY Rep. Challenges Rampant Antibiotic Use on Farms

The unsanitary conditions of factory farms have made antibiotics necessary, but their overuse could spell disaster.

The overuse of antibiotics in the agriculture industry has many medical professionals worried about the development of super strands of bacteria that are resistant to modern medicine. One New York State representative, a microbiologist named Louise Slaughter, took a stand and reintroduced the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act, which prohibits the use of antibiotics in animals for non-therapeutic purposes. Currently, factory farms account for 70 percent of antibiotic sales, due to the unsanitary and overcrowded conditions the animals live in that make the medicine imperative to their survival. Nearly 450 farming, agriculture, labor, and health organizations support the bill, and 115 veterinarians recently signed a petition in favor of it.

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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