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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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Cargill Invests in Plant-Based Protein

The animal agriculture feed supplier joins PURIS—the largest pea-protein producer in North America—in its mission to create sustainable plant-based foods.
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Muay Thai Fighter to Open Vegan Bakery in NYC

Vegan chef Watt Sriboonruang's Rawsome Bakery will land on Orchard Street in Manhattan—further veganizing a street occupied by vegan apparel company MooShoes and vegan store Orchard Grocer.
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Vegan Brand Breaks Indiegogo's Crowdfunding Record

Vegan meal shake startup Bear Brands raised more than $65,000 from 250 backers in the first day of its crowdfunding campaign.
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Playboy Playmate Amanda Cerny is Vegan

The former Playmate and current YouTube comedian confirms that she would never promote beef jerky to her 19 million social media followers because she is vegan.
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Luxe Department Stores Launch Decadent Vegan Menu

Harvey Nichols stores across the UK now serve upscale vegan dishes and wines at its seven locations.
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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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