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Obama Disapproves of Discriminating Dog Laws

President Obama’s recent statement regarding breed-specific dog laws marks a new chapter in the fight against canine discrimination.

In response to a 30,000-signature petition that requested Federal statutes targeting specific dog breeds be made illegal, President Obama issued a public statement, agreeing that “Breed-specific legislation is a bad idea." Many animal advocates see this as progress toward altering public opinion and policy. “I think [this] will give pause to any communities that are thinking about putting something like this in place," says Lisa LaFontaine, president of the Washington Humane Society, "and certainly will fuel the work that's already being done … to overturn legislation that already exists.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has noted that discriminating dog laws are ineffective and suggests a “community-based approach to prevent dog bites.”

Vegan Senator Cory Booker Launches Podcast

The senator launched his Lift Every Voice podcast on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to elevate the voices of activists fighting for social justice.
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Danone Shuts Down its Milk Business in India

The French company—which recently acquired plant-based brands Silk, So Delicious, and Vega—discontinued its non-profitable dairy line in India to focus on more nutritional products.
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Will Algae Be the Hottest New Plant-Based Protein?

San Diego scientists believe a strain of wild algae will be a sustainable way to feed plant-based protein to the growing global population.
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Miyoko's Kitchen Debuts Three Vegan Pub Cheeses

The artisanal vegan cheese brand is stepping into the new year with new packaging and a line of new flavors.
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Ben & Jerry's Debuts Two New Vegan Ice Cream Flavors

Non-dairy pints now comprise 20 percent of the iconic ice cream brand's products thanks to the addition of two vegan versions of fan-favorite flavors.
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