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Animal Abuses Found at Foster Farms’ “Humane” Facilities

A new set of footage released this week shows baby chicks being suffocated or ground up alive.

On Monday, Mercy For Animals released a new video undercover footage revealing animal-rights abuses at Foster Farms facilities. The video—showing unwanted hatchlings being suffocated or ground up alive—was taken at a turkey hatchery in Fresno, CA, and displays baby chicks’ beaks and toes being burned off without anesthetic. The first video—released on June 17—was shot at a Fresno slaughterhouse, and resulted in the suspension of five employees. That footage showed workers throwing and punching chickens, ripping out their feathers, and scalding them alive because the chickens missed the slaughter blade. These actions contradict Foster Farms’ 2013 humane certification by the American Humane Association, prompting Mercy For Animals to release its “American Humane Scam” campaign.

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Tyson to Launch Plant-Based Meal Bowls

The meat company is disrupting itself to stay competitive as consumer habits shift toward animal-free foods.
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Pregnant Sisters Launch Vegan Dessert Sushi Brand

Vegan Rice Krispies Treats stand-in for sushi rice, and gelatin-free candies replace fish in creations made by sisters Kasia Mierzejewska and Emilia Augustyn for their allergen-free brand Sweet Sushi Factory.
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PG Tips Creates New Tea Aimed at Vegan Consumers

The nearly 90-year-old tea brand formulated a new blend that pairs perfectly with plant-based milk.
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Australia's First Vegan Hotel Restaurant Opens in March

New eatery Alibi—featuring a menu developed by vegan restaurateur Matthew Kenney—will occupy the ground floor of Ovolo Hotel in Sydney.
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Miami's Plant-Based SEED Food & Wine Festival Debuts in LA

SEED and Eat Drink Vegan will join forces this year to bring an epic vegan festival to Los Angeles.
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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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