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A North Carolina concentrated animal feeding operation, or CAFO, on Sept.18, 2018, Larry Baldwin / Crystal Coast Waterkeeper.

3.4 Million Chickens, 5,500 Hogs Killed in Florence's Flooding

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture said Wednesday that the historic flooding from Florence has killed about 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5,500 hogs.

"This was an unprecedented storm with flooding expected to exceed that from any other storms in recent memory. We know agricultural losses will be significant because the flooding has affected the top six agricultural counties in our state," said agriculture commissioner Steve Troxler in a press release.

The footprint of flooding from this storm covers much of the same area hit by flooding from Hurricane Matthew in 2016, which only worsens the burden on these farmers.
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Ocean Hugger Foods' Ahimi is the first plant-based alternative to raw tuna, used in restaurants and the food service sector. Ocean Hugger Foods

5 Reasons Why Vegan Seafood Is About to Get Super Popular

By Uzo

You may already know how delicious vegan seafood is. Word on the street is that fishless fare is making a huge appearance in stores nationwide.

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SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. Kim / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

Travel Giant Cuts Ties With SeaWorld Over Killer Whale Captivity

British travel giant Thomas Cook announced over the weekend it will stop offering tickets to animal attractions that keep killer whales in captivity.

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Volkswagen Bans Tests on Animals

German carmaker Volkswagen said it will stop animal testing after coming under intense public condemnation for financing experiments on the effects of diesel exhaust on monkeys.

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess made the vow in a letter sent to the German branch of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

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Vegan Coffee Creamers for the Perfect Morning Cup

When it comes to coffee and tea creamers, you may have to try a few before you find the perfect one for you. Some are creamier, some are sweeter, but there's something that all the best ones have in common: They don't harm cows by using their milk. Even if creamers tout a "dairy-free" label, you may find milk derivatives such as casein in the ingredients. Thankfully, there are so many delicious vegan creamers to choose from, and they're widely available in most grocery stores.

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Chinchillas, animals used widely in fur trade, are native to the Andes mountains in South America. RadioNetPlus

Victory! ‘InStyle’ Is First Major Fashion Magazine to Ban Fur

by Michelle Kretzer

In another landmark victory for animals, InStyle has become the first major fashion magazine to ban fur from its pages.

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Vegan Products to Watch Out for in 2018

As you walk around Natural Products Expo trying all the innovative new vegan products, you get the palpable sense that vegan lifestyles are more prevalent than ever. So many companies are creating products that don't support the cruel meat and dairy industries. Many of the same brands are also thinking about sustainability and health, so it's a win-win-win.

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Donatella Versace Says Fur Is Over: ‘It Doesn’t Feel Right’

Proving once again that kindness is what's truly attractive, Donatella Versace has made the compassionate decision to drop fur from her family label's collections.

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