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Anti Horse-Soring Bill Receives Bipartisan Support

Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle aim to make the inhumane practice of horse soring illegal.

Republicans and Democrats are banding together to eliminate soring from Tennessee walking horse competitions. Soring is a practice in which caustic chemicals are administered to a horse’s hooves to inflict pain and make the animal walk with a high gait to receive more competition points. The Federal Prevent All Soring Tactics Act has already received sponsorship by 114 Republicans and 186 Democrats in the House of Representatives, and according to the Humane Society of the United States, a similar Senate bill has 57 cosponsors on both sides of the aisle. This is not the first animal-welfare issue that has received bipartisan support—earlier this year, a plethora of Democrat and Republican congress members called on the United States Department of Agriculture to update its regulations on the treatment and living conditions of confined orca whales.

Memphis Meats Raises $17 Million from Major Investors

The "clean" meat company is now backed by animal-agriculture giant Cargill, business magnate Richard Branson, billionaire Bill Gates, and Kimbal Musk.
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Peet's Debuts Vegan-Friendly Pumpkin Spice Latte

The major coffee chain adds coconut milk and coconut whipped cream to its permanent menu in time for the fall pumpkin craze.
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Stevie Wonder-Inspired Vegan Salad Bar Hits Seattle

Seattle's Plum Bistro empire owner Makini Howell creates new salads inspired by the time she spent touring with Stevie Wonder.
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Major Australian Dairy Brand's Sales Drop 22 Percent

The continent's biggest dairy company Murray Goulburn is closing facilities and cutting out product lines as Australians consume less milk.
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Ben & Jerry's Asks Fans to Pick New Vegan Flavor

The ice cream giant is crowdsourcing its next non-dairy flavor to add to its seven-pint line.
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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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