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HSUS Undercover Investigation Wins a Webby Award

In a time of murky food industry transparency, the Webby Awards shows the necessity for undercover factory-farm investigations.

At the 2013 Webby Awards, The Humane Society of the United States was honored alongside celebrities such as Kevin Spacey and Jerry Seinfeld for its shocking exposé of Tyson meat supplier Wyoming Premium farms. The video, which received the People’s Voice Award and a Webby Winner Award, shows workers kicking piglets, swinging piglets around by their legs, and striking mother pigs with fists. “These awards underscore the importance of exposés that the agribusiness industry is now trying to ban with anti-whistleblower laws,” says HSUS senior vice president for investigations Jonathan Lovvorn.

Smoked Meat Bar Now Sells Vegan Ribs

Meat-centric Minnesota pub Bourbon Butcher serendipitously teamed up with Herbivorous Butcher to create a sought-after vegan menu.
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Doctors Call for Plant-Based Meals in Hospitals

The American Medical Association—a group of 200,000 physicians—says it's time to drop cancerous foods from hospital menus.
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Factory Farms Cause Lung Damage to Nearby Residents

New research shows that living near a factory farm is detrimental to human health.
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Reducing Cost of Vegetables Saves 150,500 Human Lives

New study says that a subsidy on fruit and vegetables is five times more effective at staving off cardiovascular disease than imposing a soda tax.
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BREAKING: NYC Bans Use of Wild Animals in Circuses

After a decade of pressure from animal-rights activists, the historic ban passed by a vote of 43 to 6.
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