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Investigation Reveals Pig Torture in Mississippi

Undercover footage of a Mississippi factory farm that receives millions of taxpayer dollars in contracts shows workers repeatedly electrocuting pigs.

As the animal agribusiness industry thrives to implement ag-gag legislation that would criminalize undercover factory farm investigations, a probe by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals shows that the mistreatment of farm animals is still prominent. A recent video reveals a worker of Southern Quality Meats, Inc. in Pontotoc, Mississippi repeatedly shocking pigs in their abdomens and genitals with a set of charged prongs that are supposed to be used to stun animals before they are euthanized. The source also notes that the whistleblower witnessed workers hitting pigs with metal chains before hauling them to the killing floor. According to PETA, SQM is a food supplier for Mississippi schools and receives more than $6 million in taxpayer funds through state contracts.

Biggest Airlift in History Returns 33 Circus Lions to Africa

"Operation Spirit of Freedom" to take 33 lions from 10 circuses in Peru and Colombia back to their native land in Africa.
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Innovative Vegan Restaurants Open Outside of Sydney

Sydney’s Bondi suburb is now home to a “Znickers mylkshake”-making sweet shop and an entirely milk-free coffee shop.
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Los Angeles Bans Sale of Bred Cats, Dogs, and Rabbits

City pet stores will now promote adoption of rescued animals instead of profiting from breeder-supplied cats, dogs, and rabbits.
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Researchers Create Cruelty-Free Leather Made from Kombucha

A mixture of fiber from the fermented tea, sugar, vinegar, bacteria, and yeast yields a new material that some hope can replace animal-based leather.
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Toronto to Get First Vegan Food Truck

The Vegan Extremist will be hitting the streets of Toronto in May to serve Indian and Thai-inspired dishes.
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