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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.


Hawaii to Ban Wild Animals in Circuses

The Aloha State is on track to become the first in the US to outlaw the use of elephants, big cats, bears, and other wild animals in circus performances.
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Renowned Heart Doctor Opens Vegan Café

Cardiologist Joel Kahn's GreenSpace Café celebrates its grand opening today near Detroit, MI.
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Pamela Anderson’s New Boot Line: Made From TV Screens

The vegan actress’ brand new “Pammies” are created from recycled materials.
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New Study Proves Fish Can Show Emotion, Stress

While some dispute the sentience of fish, researchers discovered they are capable of displaying “emotional fever,” providing more proof that fish are conscious creatures.
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French Supermarket Launches Vegetarian Line

Carrefour, the world’s fourth-largest retail store, launches ready-made vegan and vegetarian meals.
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