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Walmart Sells Livestock Truck Play Set

Retail giant offers toys mimicking transit to the slaughterhouse.

Four about $40, children’s toys with miniature livestock trailers and farmed animal figurines are available for purchase at Walmart. The so-called “toys” allow children to imitate the journey that these animals endure en route to slaughter. Both trucks are recommended for children three years and older, while one of them is catered specifically for boys. “Your little one can pretend to transport livestock to and fro with the New Ray Livestock Truck Play Set,” the online listing said, and are also supposed to “encourage imaginative play.” Children’s toys often depict cliché and unrealistic depictions of farms. To counter this cruelty-based play item, Compassion in World Farming created a parody play set featuring both a promotional video and online game mocking the disconnect between factory farming and its depiction in these traditional children’s play sets.

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Costco Debuts $5 Vegan Breakfast Bowls Nationwide

The food court at the big-box retailer is about to get a lot more refreshing thanks to a plant-based berry-and-granola-loaded açaí bowl, available by the end of this month at locations nationwide.
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Montreal Bans Cruel Horse-Drawn Carriages

Beginning on New Year's Eve 2019, horses will no longer be forced to pull passengers across the cobblestone streets of the Canadian city.
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New Locator Finds Vegan Food at Ballparks

New guide Veggie Happy helps sports fans locate vegan options at stadiums nationwide.
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New Vegan Butcher Shop Opens in Texas

San Antonio's Hip Peaz Vegan Eats offers a rotating menu of vegan meat sandwiches, burritos, and gumbo.
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Vegan Shoe Brand No One's Skin Debuts in London

The new footwear brand aims to eliminate the pollution caused by the animal-based leather industry with comparable, vegan alternatives.
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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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