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USDA Approves Horse Slaughter Inspections in NM

The federal government may once again allow horses to be killed for human consumption on US soil.

The US Department of Agriculture has consented to the use of millions of US taxpayer dollars for the inspection of a New Mexico horse slaughter plant. This decision is contradictory to the US House and Senate appropriations committee’s vote not to give any funds to equine-slaughter inspection in the fiscal year of 2014, as decided last June. Animal-welfare groups such as The Humane Society of the United States and the Front Range Equine Rescue plan to challenge the USDA’s decision on public health grounds. “America’s horses are not raised as food animals, and they receive numerous substances during their lives making them unfit and illegal for human consumption,” says FRER president Hilary Wood.

NYC All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Fest Offers Vegan Scoops

Three-day festival Scooper Bowl in Bryant Park will treat guests to ice cream of every variety, including dairy-free scoops from Van Leeuwen, Ben & Jerry's, and Häagen-Dazs.
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Animal Ag Companies Fined $29M for Destroying Amazon

The government of Brazil slapped a hefty fine on feed suppliers to meat and dairy companies that sell to McDonald's, Burger King, and Walmart for destroying the country's biodiverse Cerrado region for profit.
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Moby Retires from Touring to Focus on Activism

…and to make vegan smoothies every morning after waking up in his own bed.
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UK Version of Beyond Burger Expands Across London

British vegan brand Moving Mountains expands its B12 burger to five locations of meat-centric chain Dirty Bones—where it will be served topped with vegan mac and cheese.
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Legendary Canadian Rugby Player Starts Vegan Cheese Brand

Nick Blevins' vegan lifestyle improved his performance on the field so much that he established a plant-based cheese and yogurt company to educate others on the benefits of plants.
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