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It’s time for Paul Shapiro’s Animal News You Can Use! With the ever charming, brilliant, and hard-working Mr. Paul Shapiro! Take it away, Paul…

nice article this week points out that in the US, sales of meat-free meals are increasing as sales of meat continue declining.

In less nice news, a report this week paints a harrowing picture: The headline says it all: “China Now Eats Twice As Much Meat As The U.S.” While American and European meat consumption is falling, Chinese meat consumption is skyrocketing—quadrupling in the last 30 years. Yet in a sign of just how much meat Americans eat, even with this huge growth in Chinese consumption, on a per person basis, they still eat only half the meat we do in the U.S.

Want to know what’s it’s like to live in a gestation crate? Check out the new potent resource, the Virtual Gestation Crate. Fortunately, the Cheesecake Factory is the latest company to announce it will phase out gestation crates from its pork supply chain.

Video of the week: Pig mauls dog. [Ed.: OMG!!!!]

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