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Comedy Central’s Daily Show Addresses Ag-Gag Bills

The tongue-in-cheek news show criticizes ag-gag laws, featuring undercover factory farm footage that led to animal-cruelty convictions.

The Daily Show recently interviewed a Mercy For Animals and The Humane Society of the United States activist who shot undercover footage of a slaughterhouse employee beating cows with a wrench. Cody Carlson, the activist interviewed in the segment, says the meat industry is incapable of self-regulation and attempts to silence whistleblowers because it has much to hide. The news show––known for its sarcastic, humorous social commentary––featured comedian Al Madrigal questioning Emily Meredith from the Animal Agriculture Alliance on what she says are standard industry practices filmed out of context or skewed by organizations. “So let me get this straight,” he asks, “you’re protecting the animals from the people who are trying to protect the animals?”

Moby to DJ Benefit for Oakland Fire

The legendary vegan musician will play a set in San Francisco tomorrow to benefit those affected by the Ghost Ship fire.
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Last Fur Farm Closes in Japan

Closure of last mink fur farm marks the end of the entire fur industry in Japan.
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Lung Cancer Higher in Slaughterhouse Workers

Nobel Prize winner finds that long-term exposure to meat pathogens increases risk of rare forms of lung cancer.
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New Vegan Butcher Shop Comes to Brooklyn

Monk's Meats will bring seitan-based vegan sausages, salami, steaks, and more to Bed-Stuy this spring.
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Dairy Farmer Fined $15K for Breaking 200 Cows' Tails

New Zealand court bans dairy farmer from milking cows for six months after 211 cows on his property suffered broken tails.
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