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Bernie Sanders Backs Bill to Ban Factory Farming by 2040

The Vermont Senator is co-sponsoring the Farm System Reform Act, which aims to dissolve the meat industry monopoly by eliminating the country’s largest factory farms.

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900 Companies Now Support a Federal Ban on Cosmetic Animal Testing  

LUSH, Dr. Bronner’s, H&M, and many more are supporting the Humane Cosmetics Act, a bipartisan legislation that seeks to ban the testing of cosmetics on animals nationwide.

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Vegan Senator Cory Booker’s New Bill Aims to Slow Slaughter Speed to Protect Animals, Workers

The Safe Line Speeds During COVID-19 Act would slow down slaughterhouse line speeds to protect workers, animals, and consumers.

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Vegan Activist Jabari Brisport On Track to Become First Black, Openly Gay Member of New York Senate

“As a vegan and animal-rights advocate for many years, I believe that all living creatures are deserving of certain rights, dignity, and protection by the law,” the 32-year-old public school teacher says.

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Unconstitutional North Carolina Ag-Gag Law

US District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder ruled that certain provisions of the act—which criminalizes undercover investigators at factory farms—“fail to pass muster under the First Amendment.”

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California Court Sides with Miyoko’s, Allowing Free Speech Lawsuit Against the State’s Food and Agriculture Department to Go Forward

Miyoko’s filed the lawsuit after the California Department of Food and Agriculture demanded the brand remove “dairy” and “butter” from its clearly vegan labeled packaging and take down a photo of a woman hugging a rescued cow from its website.

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New Washington, DC Bill Aims to Ban Bacon and Hot Dogs in Hospitals

The Healthy Hospitals Amendment Act seeks to replace disease-promoting meats at DC hospitals with healthy, plant-based options.  

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Trump Allows Commercial Fishing in Fragile Marine Ecosystem 

The president lifted a ban on commercial fishing at the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument—the first marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean established by Barack Obama in 2016 to protect marine life and rare coral.

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China Officially Removes Pangolin Scales From National Guide of Traditional Medicine 

The country will no longer allow the use of the endangered animal’s scales for medicinal purposes.

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Vegan Senator Cory Booker: “In This Moral Moment, We Must Choose to Be Agents of Justice”

The New Jersey Senator is actively advocating for change with legislation that addresses police misconduct and makes lynching a federal crime. 

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Justin Trudeau Announces $100 Million Investment in Canada’s Plant-Based Protein Industry 

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Trump Administration Reverses Ban on Killing Hibernating Bear Cubs and Wolf Pups in Alaska

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Department of Justice Sued for Withholding Information About Stabbing, Shooting, and Burning Animals for Medical Training

Watchdog group White Coat Waste Project is taking legal action after the government agency failed to provide documents related to its live tissue training. 

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Vegan Senator Cory Booker Demands Congress Slow Animal Slaughter Speed During COVID-19 Pandemic

Increased slaughter speeds—where chickens are now killed at a rate of up to 175 birds per minute—are exacerbating the dangerous conditions at meat plants for animals and workers alike.

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EU to Promote Plant-Based Shift With $11 Billion “Farm to Fork Strategy” 

The new plan aims to explore greener forms of agriculture, including the development of more plant-based proteins, in an effort to make the EU carbon neutral by 2050. 

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