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Federal Gov. Says Neigh to Horse Slaughter Funding

If a recent vote by US House Appropriations Committee survives the legislative process, killing horses for human consumption will be prohibited in the US.

The prospect of horse slaughter returning to the US may be permanently put on hold due to a recent move by the US House Appropriations Committee, which voted not to allocate any funds to the inspection of equine slaughter houses. According to The Humane Society of the United States, this will save US taxpayers approximately $5 million. Nearly eight years ago the federal government issued a similar statute, but the funding-block was not renewed in 2011, which led some US farmers and food industry workers to attempt to open horse slaughter facilities earlier this year.

Sales of Veg Products in Denmark Spike 30 Percent

Denmark's growing plant-based population is driving sales of meat and dairy alternatives.
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Dublin Bans Wild Animal Circuses

Ireland's capital city will no longer allow the use of wild animals such as elephants, tigers, and camels in traveling circuses.
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Court Protects Whales in Navy Sonar Ruling

Animal and environmental groups‘ successful lawsuit represents a big win for marine mammals.
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Five Fashion Brands Ban Down Feathers

A group of large clothing brands, including UK-based Topshop, pledges to remove feathers from future collections.
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Number One Egg Brand in America to Go Cage-Free

Eggland’s Best has plans to ensure none of its 15 million hens are cruelly confined by inhumane wire cages.
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