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Wired Discusses Public Health Dangers of Ag-Gag

The magazine reports on the consequences of silencing journalists and making undercover investigations illegal.

Wired recently brought the topic of public health to the forefront of the ag-gag bills conversation. Reporter Brandon Keim points out that along with flagrant animal abuse going unreported, public health is at risk if undercover investigations of factory farms are made illegal. According to Wired, experts in the food industry say blocking investigations will allow foul practices such as processing sick or injured animals. “The only glimpse we get is when we see these types of videos. The industry loves to operate in secret,” tells Bob Martin, the former executive director of Pew Commission on Industrial Animal Farm Production, to Wired.

Star Trek's Klingon to Headline Michigan VegFest

Vegan actor Michael Dorn will be the guest of honor at the upcoming festival that promises to attract 5,000 veg-curious visitors.
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Consumers' Animal Welfare Concerns Hit "Critical Mass"

Market research firm Packaged Facts says the food industry can no longer ignore consumer concern for animal welfare and recommends that companies invest in plants.
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Dairy Industry Says Dairy is Great for Kids

A dairy industry-funded study found that dairy has health benefits for children amidst plant-based milk boom.
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Entire Town Gives Pepperoni Roll a Vegan Makeover

Every bakery in West Virginia's Marion County will swap out all of the animal products in traditional local dish, the pepperoni roll, for plant-based ingredients by 2018.
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Student Fights Against On-Campus Slaughterhouse

Colorado State University student Austin Joseph rejects plan for JBS—the world's largest meat producer—to set up slaughterhouse at the school's Fort Collins campus
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