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The Federal Budget in ‘14 Favors Furry Friends

The recently unveiled budget for next year includes several measures that will benefit chimps, horses, and dogs.

Animal-welfare advocates have a few reasons to be pleased by the Obama administration as of late. The president’s more than $3 trillion annual spending plan, which goes into effect in 2014, will prevent the reinstatement of horse slaughter in the US by barring federal employees from working at horsemeat plants. The administration has also put pressure on Congress to allow the National Institutes of Health to allocate more funds to Chimp Haven. This would get more of the retired primates out of the laboratories and into a sanctuary. Lastly, according to The Humane Society of the United States, next year federal dollars may also go toward ensuring the humane treatment of companion animals, by closing a loophole that exempts online animal retailers from inspections and licensing requirements that normal pet stores are forced to get.

Vegan Cupcakes Debut at Starbucks

Select South Florida locations of the major coffeehouse will now stock vegan passionfruit cupcakes courtesy of local vegan bakery Bunnie Cakes.
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Escaped Brooklyn Bull Rescued by NJ Sanctuary

A terrified bull became an internet sensation this week after escaping a slaughterhouse and roaming Prospect Park before finding safety at Skylands Animal Sanctuary.
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Dietitian-Backed Vegan Support Program Debuts in US

The new nutrition program—developed by registered dietitians—teaches people how to become life-long vegans.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Invests in Vegan Brand Beyond Meat

The mega-celebrity puts his money where his mouth is in an effort to advance the future of plant-based meat.
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Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving Adopts Plant-Based Diet

The professional basketball player reveals he is moving away from animal products this season to fuel his performance.
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