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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?”

Vegan Chickpea Snack Brand Raises $10 Million

HIPPEAS receives a large capital injection to continue expansion of its vegan snack line.
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Popular Shoe Brand Launches New Vegan Line

T.U.K's creepers are now available in seven styles made with a new, softer vegan material.
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Grilled Cheese Truck Transforms into Vegan Restaurant

Virginia-based Cheesy Rider is removing all animal products for the upcoming restaurant Urbavore.
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New Program Rehabilitates Inmates with Vegan Diet

Pennsylvania state prisons will determine if a plant-based diet curbs aggressive behavior and keeps current inmates from returning to jail.
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Major Italian Chain Launches Expansive Vegan Menu

UK-based Carluccio's will offer a 20-item vegan-friendly menu featuring classic Italian dishes with vegetables at the forefront.
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