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Company Charged with Selling Illegal Seal Products

The import and sale of seal products has been prohibited in the US for nearly four decades, and now a California company is getting prosecuted for breaking the law.

The California-based UBF Group Inc. is facing multiple criminal charges after an investigation by the US National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration discovered that the husband and wife-run company was importing and selling seal oil products in the United States—a violation of the US Marine Mammal Protection Act, which was enacted in 1972. The NOAA’s investigation and swift action was praised by animal-welfare advocates, who hope that the bust will discourage individuals from attempting to profit off of seals products in the future. “We are grateful that NOAA treated this matter seriously and that the US Attorney’s Office has laid these charges against the accused,” said Humane Society International executive director Rebecca Aldworth. “This case should serve as a warning to other companies that that smuggling seal products into the United States, or any other region that has prohibited seal product trade, is a major offense that carries significant penalties.”

NYC All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Fest Offers Vegan Scoops

Three-day festival Scooper Bowl in Bryant Park will treat guests to ice cream of every variety, including dairy-free scoops from Van Leeuwen, Ben & Jerry's, and Häagen-Dazs.
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Animal Ag Companies Fined $29M for Destroying Amazon

The government of Brazil slapped a hefty fine on feed suppliers to meat and dairy companies that sell to McDonald's, Burger King, and Walmart for destroying the country's biodiverse Cerrado region for profit.
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Moby Retires from Touring to Focus on Activism

…and to make vegan smoothies every morning after waking up in his own bed.
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UK Version of Beyond Burger Expands Across London

British vegan brand Moving Mountains expands its B12 burger to five locations of meat-centric chain Dirty Bones—where it will be served topped with vegan mac and cheese.
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Legendary Canadian Rugby Player Starts Vegan Cheese Brand

Nick Blevins' vegan lifestyle improved his performance on the field so much that he established a plant-based cheese and yogurt company to educate others on the benefits of plants.
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