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#1 Animal-Welfare Medical Program Launches in TX

Houston SPCA has partnered with a state university to create the nation’s most comprehensive veterinarian program.

Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences has teamed up with the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to educate veterinarian students on animal-welfare issues, specifically neglect, trauma, and cases of animal cruelty. The animals to be studied extend beyond dogs and cats and include horses, donkeys, native wildlife, as well as exotic and farm animals. The Houston SPCA is the only shelter in the US to tend to all the different animals at one facility, and reports investigating more than 9,000 incidents of animal cruelty per year. “As a leader in animal welfare, both nationally and in our own community, the Houston SPCA is honored to partner with Texas A&M … [to] provide students with an unparalleled opportunity which should serve as a national model,” Houston SPCA president Patricia Mercer tells khou.com.

Bleeding Vegan Burger to Expand to Whole Foods, Across US

Following a “remarkable” reception, Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger is readying for a nationwide expansion.
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Italians Create Vegan Leather Made from Mushroom Caps

MuSkin is a new, biodegradable suede-like material that wards off bacterial growth.
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Vegan Butcher to Appear on Food Network July 15

The Herbivorous Butcher will be featured on an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, serving Italian sandwiches to host Guy Fieri.
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Leonardo DiCaprio to Rally for Beef Ban

Actor partners with Hindu group to raise awareness of beef's environmental and ethical issues.
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Bon Appétit Picks Top Vegan Chocolate Bars

Food publication gives top honors to three vegan bars that editors loved during vegan recipe development.
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This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

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