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All Ag-Gag Bills Introduced in 2013 Now Defeated

North Carolina’s proposed ag-gag law was struck down last week, meaning all 11 of the anti-whistleblower bills have been defeated.

Last Friday, Senate Bill 648, which would have made undercover investigations of factory farms illegal, went without a vote in North Carolina. This marks the 11th ag-gag bill to be killed, including those that were introduced in Tennessee, Arkansas, Wyoming, and Nebraska. Animal-welfare organization Mercy For Animals attributes the animal-rights victories to the many people who called, wrote, and emailed into their legislators to voice their opposition of ag-gag bills, as well as to the numerous national organizations who worked together to make sure that the crimes committed by factory farms are not permitted to go unheard. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals commissioned a national survey in 2012 and found that 71 percent of Americans support undercover investigations of industrial farms.

Whole Foods Partners with Vegan Meal Delivery Service

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NY Times: Pig Farmers Should Overhaul Waste Systems

Editorial board asks that North Carolina residents hold state's pig farmers responsible for toxic waste disaster following Hurricane Matthew.
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Australian Plant-Based Milk Market Booming

Vegan milk industry down under is currently valued at $153 million and growing.
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Court Dismisses Suit Against Dietary Guideline Committee

Judge says cholesterol studies, to which the egg industry contributed $100,000, do not unfairly influence the dietary guidelines.
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Johnson & Johnson Removes Pigs from Training Materials

Pharmaceutical company will no longer show videos of medical devices being used on live pigs to train sales representatives.
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