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Iowa Citizens Threaten Factory Farm with Lawsuit

After numerous incidents in which thousands of gallons of toxic manure spilled into a nearby creek, local residents are taking action into their own hands.

The Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement and the Humane Society of the United States are threatening to file a lawsuit against the major pork producer The Maschhoffs, LLC, if it does not obtain a Clean Water Act permit within 60 days. This action comes after a clogged pipe on one of Maschhoffs’ Iowa factory farms led to toxic manure spilling into a creek that flows into the Des Moines River. The farm houses approximately 7,500 sows and produces nearly 11 million gallons of manure every year. A similar incident occurred in 2011 as well as in 2007, resulting in thousands of gallons of waste polluting nearby waterways, but despite this tainted history, the Department of Natural Resources has failed to require the factory farm to acquire a Clean Water Act Permit.

Domino's Netherlands Debuts Three Cheesy Vegan Pizzas

The pizza chain partnered with Dutch Society for Veganism to develop three pizzas—the Vegan Margarita, BBQ Vegan, and Spicy Vegan—that will be available in the Netherlands and Belgium starting April 30.
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Evanna Lynch Suffers Animal Testing to Promote Veganism

The vegan Harry Potter actress simulates skin-burning and eye-irritation tests routinely conducted on animals to urge fans to buy vegan beauty products.
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Vegan Singer Advances to American Idol Finals

Fans voted 18-year-old Catie Turner into the top 10 finalists of singing competition American Idol.
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Vegan Completes London Marathon to Raise Funds for Dogs

Vegan ultrarunner Adrian Irimiea ran the event after a stray dog helped him place third in a marathon in Romania.
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Grey's Anatomy's Ellen Pompeo Visits Doctor, Goes Vegan

The actress and her entire family no longer consume animal products after learning about the health benefits of a plant-based diet.
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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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