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New Video Shows Chicken Intelligence

Chickens' mental ability is akin to cats, dogs, and toddlers.

A new video released by animal-activist group Mercy For Animals features chickens completing complex tasks such as identifying matching playing cards, remembering which cup out of four is covering a nugget of food, and understanding sequences of events. According to the video, chickens have a knack for remembering objects, can learn through observation, and seem to enjoy mental challenges. This video is strikingly similar to footage of cats, dogs, and human toddlers performing similar tasks. The purpose of releasing this content is to show people that species such as chickens are incredibly intelligent, and that there is no difference between animals many eat as food and those they consider companions.

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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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