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North Carolina forms Humane Agriculture Group

Farmers who don’t want to sacrifice animal-welfare for commercial interest are banding together to form the NC Agriculture Council.

The Humane Society of the United States is fighting back against the cruel practices of agribusiness in North Carolina and all throughout the United States by forming an advisory board in the Southern state comprised of family farmers and ranchers. The group will promote farms that adhere to animal-welfare standards, seek out market opportunities so these independent and ethical businesses can thrive, and try to increase the number of independent family farmers in the area. The North Carolina Agriculture Council is not the first HSUS organization of this kind; Iowa, Nebraska, and Colorado also have independent agriculture groups that seek to bring animal interests back to the business.

Legendary Chef to Open Vegetarian Restaurant

World-renowned French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten shifts focus from meat to vegetables.
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The Body Shop Launches Vegan Product

Beauty retailer's new makeup set is another addition to growing animal-free cosmetics options.
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Dancing Veggies Wow Crowd at Olympics Closing Ceremony

Dozens of ecstatic dancers in colorful broccoli, bell pepper, and berry costumes please and perplex viewers.
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Moby to Play His Only Live Show at New Vegan Festival

Musician and activist Moby to partner with animal-rights group Mercy For Animals and No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal for one-time show.
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Grotesque Bear Kill Goes Viral, Prompts Government Ban

Government of Alberta, Canada says it will ban spear hunting in response to the widely circulated video of a former competitive javelin thrower impaling a wild black bear with a seven-foot spear.
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