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Lab-Grown Foie Gras Will Be in Restaurants By 2021

New York City Passes Foie Gras Ban

(Updated November 25, 2019) | New York City mayor Bill de Blasio signed the force-fed foie gras ban into law. Councilmember Carlina Rivera (D-Lower Manhattan) introduced Intro 1378. New York City Council passed the bill...
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California State Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Require Vegan Meals in Prisons

The California State Senate has made another historic vote in favor of animal welfare and human health. The governing body unanimously passed a bill, SB 1138, that would require permanent vegan plant-based options in...
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California Senate Passes Bill to Reduce Bycatch

The California Senate just passed another pro-animal welfare bill, SB 1017, which would discourage the use of driftnets in the commercial fishing industry. The legislation passed in a unanimous 33-0 vote. Currently, commercial fishing practices...
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Vegan Actor Alicia Silverstone Pushes for Ban on Animal Tested Cosmetics in California

The Physcians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) just launched a new video featuring vegan celebrities to encourage California residents to vote in support of a bill to end animal-based cosmetic testing. Alicia Silverstone, Moby,...
UK Government Implements One of the World's Toughest Bans on Ivory

UK Government Implements One of the World’s Toughest Bans on Ivory

The UK government just passed a bill that enforces one of the toughest ivory bans in the world and sets the UK as a global leader in the protection of wild elephants. In 2017, the government...

Animal Welfare Module Introduced in Schools Across China

Much like in other parts of the world, concern for animal welfare in China is growing. Back in December, the sale of ivory in the country was banned and it was also recently predicted...