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New Bill Will Improve Treatment of Egg-Laying Hens

A statute supported by Republicans and Democrats across the country will give hens more living space and increase industry transparency.

The federal government recently introduced a bill that will institute national standards for the living conditions of egg-laying hens. The Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2013 will give hens nearly double the housing space that they are currently afforded, and the animals will also be given perches, nesting boxes, and scratching areas, so they can act out their natural behaviors. Greater consumer transparency in regards to how the hens are raised is also included in the legislation, forcing manufacturers to include labels such as “eggs from caged hens,” “eggs from hens in enriched cages,” “eggs from cage-free hens,” and “eggs from free-range hens.”

Kat Von D Raises $200K to Benefit Lab Chimps

The makeup mogul donated profits from cosmetic sales to benefits the rehabilitation of 300 chimps used for animal testing.
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Vegan Surfer Survives Shark Attack

Survivor Colin Rowland says the great white just didn't have a taste for vegans.
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FDA Seizes 4 Million Pounds of Milk

Millions of pounds of powdered milk containing salmonella were confiscated by the government after Virginia dairy company refused to issue a voluntarily recall.
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Undercover Mexican Slaughterhouse Footage Released

Animal-rights organization Mercy for Animals uncovers rampant animal cruelty in its first undercover investigation into Mexican slaughterhouses.
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Kids Compete for $25K with Vegan Chocolate Milk

In a competition for young entrepreneurs, four New Zealand high school students are named finalists for their vegan chocolate milk.
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