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Federal Report Reveals Resistant Bacteria in Meat

Agribusiness’ rampant use of antibiotics used to keep farm animals alive has ushered in drug-resistant bacteria.

In 2011 the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System collected hundreds of samples of ground turkey, pork chops, ground beef, other meats to test for antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The findings, which were published this February, reveal the presence of drug-resistant strands such as enterococcus, salmonella, and campylobacter in a plethora of meats. According to The New York Times, in 2002 less than 50 percent of the salmonella found in chicken was resistant, but in 2011, that number jumped to 74 percent. Some health professionals note that the animal industry’s cavalier use of the drugs for non-therapeutic reasons is the reason for the “super bugs.” “Feeding [the animals] antibiotics to make them get bigger faster at a lower cost poses a real problem for public health,” says Dawn Undurraga of the Environmental Work Group.

France to Install Cameras at Slaughterhouses

Historic new bill promises to install surveillance cameras in 263 slaughterhouses by 2018.
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Golden Girls Café to Serve Plenty of Vegan Options

New York City's anticipated Rue La Rue Café will honor character Rue McClanahan's animal rights activism with a selection of cruelty-free options.
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Jewish Veg Launches First Vegan Birthright Trip

This summer, a group of 40 travelers will be treated to food at plant-based restaurants across Israel.
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Another Vegan Drive-Thru to Open in CA

"Vegan McDonald's" Plant Power Fast Food to hawk its wholesome "Big Zac" burgers in second Southern California location.
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Air China Bans Shark Fin Cargo

Major Chinese airline takes historic stance against the cruel practice of removing fins from live sharks
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