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CNN Documentary Blackfish Makes Oscar Shortlist

The expositional film made waves when it was released earlier this year, and is now in the running for an Oscar award in 2014.

CNN’s Blackfish garnered a spot on the 2014 Oscar shortlist, making it a potential recipient for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award. The film’s moving depiction of the psychological strain that SeaWorld’s captive orca whales are subject to has led to an outcry of condemnation by the public and has allegedly played a role in sinking the theme park’s stock value. If mainstream movie critics are indicators of a film’s Oscar success, Blackfish has strong winning potential come March 2—media outlets ranging from The Los Angeles Times to Rolling Stone to New York Magazine have all given the documentary star-studded reviews.

Biggest Airlift in History Returns 33 Circus Lions to Africa

"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

Sydney’s Bondi suburb is now home to a “Znickers mylkshake”-making sweet shop and an entirely milk-free coffee shop.
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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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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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