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As reported by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Ag-Gag laws in Idaho have been struck down because they are unconstitutional. Ag-Gag laws are used in some states to criminalize the documentation and reporting of crimes, abuses, and health threats committed by animal agriculture. In other words, Ag-Gag says that if you see a crime committed by an animal agriculture business, you can't tell anyone about it, or you will be labelled a criminal or terrorist. The U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho has now ruled that the Ag-Gag law is unconstitutional.

But it is not over, more work needs to be done.

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This is a great article about many of the challenges facing our species and world, and how a poor choice of diet is the biggest cause of these problems.

Below are selected quotes from the article, along with a copy of the footnotes. You should read the entire article. Note that the article is on three pages.

We have only a few years left, at best, to make radical changes to save ourselves from ecological meltdown. A person who is vegan will save 1,100 gallons of water, 20 pounds CO2 equivalent, 30 square feet of forested land, 45 pounds of grain, and one sentient animal’s life (13) every day. We do not, given what lies ahead of us, have any other option.

Whisper's Sanctuary is requesting help to save horses from slaughter. Please read the message below.

Sometimes God puts us in places where He needs us.

I recently learned about websites advertising animals at feedlots. To think they're gathered up at auctions all over the US and shipped to places close to the Mex and Canadian borders, since slaughter is illegal in the US, to await their fate. These "feedlots" have started advertising the horses for sale. Many of them are young, rideable, useful, beautiful. Don't look, I told myself. I knew it would break my heart.

Our thanks to everyone who made it out to The Loft for the PlantPure Nation debut in Tucson! It was a resounding success with an enthusiastic audience and a packed theater.

An extra-special shout-out goes to The Loft for putting this event together, the sponsors and promoters, Vegan Logic, Guy Borders, MD, for answering questions after the show, and to the vegan food vendors, who worked extra hard to bring everyone a tasty dinner or treat - Lovin' Spoonfuls, Veg in a Box, Urban Fresh, Sparky’s Cantina, Vegan Baker Ashley Welsh from Rincon Market, and Alaine's Greenheart Bakery. And another thanks to all other contributors we haven't mentioned.