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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.

Baileys Releases Vegan Irish Cream

Almond milk-based beverage Almande is Baileys foray into growing dairy-free market.
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Sia Gives $100,000 to Animal-Loving Survivor Contestant

Fan-favorite Tai Trang won over viewers’ hearts when he adopted Mark the chicken as a companion animal, saving him from being eaten by fellow contestants.
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UK’s First-Ever Vegan Billboards Go Up

Billboards displaying slogans such as “Vegan because my milk is for my babies not for you” are plastered around the city of Bristol, England.
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New Documentary Follows People with "Veggie-Full Lives"

From a vegan rapper to a pair of butchers, MorningStar Farms’ new film explores the ways everyday people are making more veg-friendly choices.
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First Vegan Burger to be Sold Alongside Meat Debuts

Beyond Meat has invested more than seven years of research into the making of this new “breathtaking” option, dubbed “plant-based burger 5.0.”
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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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