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New Permanent Ocean Speed Limit Protects Whales

Due to a petition filed by animal-welfare groups, a once tentative large vessel speed limit is now a permanent law.

The Obama administration has instituted lower speed limits on seafaring vessels that are 65 feet or longer in select ocean territories as a way to aid the recovery of endangered whale species populations. The speed limit was first reduced five years ago as a tentative measure, but was made a permanent law days before its December 9, 2013 expiration date. According to the Humane Society of the United States, the federal government cites large ship collisions and commercial fishing gear entanglements as the greatest detriments to the ocean mammals’ struggle to regain their numbers, but since the speed-reduction law was imposed in 2008, there have been zero deaths reported within a 40-mile radius of the speed limit zone.

New Nonprofit Aims to Give Animals Legal Counsel

Against All Oddz Animal Alliance formed to give abused and wrongfully killed animals their day in court.
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Washington State University Expands Vegan Options

College hires vegan dietician to make campus dining more veg-friendly and cater to students’ dietary preferences.
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DJ Sensation Dillon Rupp Goes Vegan

Young musician and social media star firmly commits to going vegan for "eternity."
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Toucan Given 3D-Printed Beak, Sparks Anti-Cruelty Crusade

Bird survives having most of its upper beak cut off by callous humans—galvanizing Costa Ricans to push for anti-abuse legislation.
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New Study Shows Dogs Choose Love Over Treats

Lead researcher says the results provide evidence “that dogs value human contact in and of itself.”
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