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Idaho Gov. Accepts Dairy Money to Pass Ag-Gag Bill

Thousands of dollars from the dairy industry have been donated to state politicians who recently outlawed factory farm investigations.

Earlier this week, Idaho governor CL “Butch” Otter signed an ag-gag bill that will make it illegal for animal rights activists to utilize their most effective tool in exposing factory farm injustices—undercover investigations. Previous exposés have revealed Idaho dairy farmers kicking cows, jumping on them, and beating them with canes, but despite these past transgressions, state lawmakers have given their overwhelming support to SB 1337, which could cause anyone who photographs a factory farm to be imprisoned. Non-profit group National Institute on Money in State Politics pointed out that the agriculture industry has donated thousands of dollars to every facet of the Idaho government, from the Senate to the House to the governor, notably those who voted for the ag-gag bill. Before Governor Otter signed the bill, more than 100,000 signatures of in-state and out-of-state citizens urging the politician to veto the legislation, were collected, but ignored.

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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