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Did you hear? Jay Z and Beyoncé are committing to a vegan diet for a few weeks, earning them a free meal from HSUS. J

A major sow confinement company is getting less love from HSUS, however. It’s trying to build a new factory farm in Minnesota, but not if HSUS and local neighbors prevail in court. Check out coverage of our battle in the heartland.

Speaking of battles, California’s lawmakers are stepping up their efforts to kill the farm bill’s King amendment. (Blast from a few months ago: Colbert on the King amendment.)

Finally, I’ll let the title of this new article speak for itself: “America’s meat addiction is slaughtering the planet.”

May your weekend be a good one!

P.S. Video of the week: A tear-jerking (in a good way) new video about a puppy mill survivor who wouldn’t give up!

P.P.S. RIP Nelson Mandela, a hero for the ages. His words ring true: “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”

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