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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.

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Norway Bans Fur Farms

New legislation will shut down the country's 300 fur farms—that produce nearly 1 million animals annually—by 2025.
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Kat Von D Beauty Debuts 40 New Vegan Lipsticks

Fan favorite Studded Kiss lipstick returns in a wide range of colors made with a new animal-free, highly pigmented formula.
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Popular new quiz uncovers vegans' favorite meat substitutes, worst annoyances with meat-eaters, and frequency of nutritional yeast usage.
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Fake Sanctuary Scams Vegans for More than $35,000

Suspect Trey West allegedly took advantage of animal lovers using a falsified GoFundMe campaign under the name Friends Not Food Sanctuary.
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