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Canada’s #1 Dairy Farm Charged with Animal Cruelty

Undercover video footage of brutal abuses leave 12 employees of the biggest dairy factory farm in the nation facing up to $75,000 in fines and years of jail time.

The largest dairy factory farm in Canada was charged with 20 counts of animal cruelty this week, following a Mercy For Animals (MFA) undercover investigation in 2014 that brought to light employees’ brutal abuse of the animals. The five owners and seven employees of Chilliwack Cattle Sales each face up to $75,000 in fines, two years of jail time, and a lifetime ban on owning animals. The investigation revealed several instances of callous—but not totally uncommon among factory farms—mistreatment of animals, including using chains and tractors to hoist animals into the air by the neck, poking and squeezing of untended festering wounds, punching bulls in the testicles, and “molesting a pigeon.” The groundbreaking court decision follows two other high-profile cases brought on by MFA last year against Tyson Foods and Hybrid Turkeys, the world’s largest turkey breeder.

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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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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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