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NPR Writes About Extremism in Veganism Movement

Animal-welfare activists note that getting people involved with veganism is more important than adhering to strict consumption standards.

In a recent article published on NPR’s website, the news outlet shined a light on one aspect of veganism that may turn people off: its potential for extremity. Animal activists such as Matt Ball of Vegan Outreach and Bruce Friedrich of Farm Sanctuary who are the authors of Animal Activists’ Handbook, put these worries to rest in the NPR article and note that fanatic zealotry is detrimental to the vegan movement because it drives others away. They also assert that vegans should concentrate more on getting people involved rather than being nitpicky about what they consume. “The point isn’t to suffer or die to be vegan—the point is to lead a meaningful life that reduces as much suffering as possible,” says Ball as quoted by NPR.

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Australian Plant-Based Milk Market Booming

Vegan milk industry down under is currently valued at $153 million and growing.
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Court Dismisses Suit Against Dietary Guideline Committee

Judge says cholesterol studies, to which the egg industry contributed $100,000, do not unfairly influence the dietary guidelines.
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Johnson & Johnson Removes Pigs from Training Materials

Pharmaceutical company will no longer show videos of medical devices being used on live pigs to train sales representatives.
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