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Federal Statute Overrides CA Chicken Welfare Law

Iowa representative Steve King issues legislation that will render a previous CA farm bill ineffective.

In 2010, the California legislature passed a law that outlaws vendors from selling eggs that come from chickens kept in cages that prohibit the animals from spreading their wings. Last Thursday, the House, led by representative Steve King from Iowa, passed a bill that will override the CA statute and permit the sale of imported eggs from distributors that do not adhere to the welfare standards. According to the Los Angeles Times, the statute has incited a slew of criticism from lawmakers who view it as possibly detrimental to the nearly 150 different animal-welfare laws around the country as well as a hazard to California farmers’ livelihood. “This bill threatens the ability of every state to protect consumers and animals and would put California egg farmers out of business,” said state representative Jared Huffman to the news source.

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"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

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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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