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Domino's Rolls Out A Cheese-Free Vegan Friendly Pizza In Israel!

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If you're a pizza-loving vegan planning a trip to Israel sometime in the near future, then we have some exciting news for you!

Domino's totally has your back!!

That's right! You can now order a

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Katy Perry's Roar Rubs PETA The Wrong Way!

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PETA has seen Katy Perry's Roar and they did NOT like what they saw!

Earlier this month, the seksi singer released the official music video for her hit single, and it featured tons of animals from tigers to tarantulas to elephants as she makes her transformation into Jane Goodall!

However, PETA spokeswoman Merrilee Burke criticized the use of animal actors in the music video and said they are often forced to live in terrible conditions:

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Felines Living Lavish In Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum!

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And they're loving it!!

About 40 kitty-cats, which many have six-toes, are living large in the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West, Fla, but you wouldn't believe who's supporting them… YOU and your tax dollars!!!

Apparently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture can administer the cats by building a higher fence and caging the felines at night.

A member of the ASPCA wasn't too thrilled about the kittays' living arrangements and alerted the USDA.

But a representative from the USDA noted that the agency just wants:

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PETA Files Complaint For Injured Dolphin At SeaWorld

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Dang, the dolphins at SeaWorld can't get a break these days!

PETA recently filed a complaint to the U.S. Department of Agriculture against San Antonio's SeaWorld on behalf of a bottlenose dolphin that was rockin' an exposed injury on its nose.

And while the organization was in complete discontent over the hurt dolphin, they expressed that the incident is violating the Animal Welfare Act, which states facilities should be free of any objects that could possibly harm an animal.

PETA's President, Ingrid E. Newkirk said:

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Fast 'Food Swamps' Contributing To Obesity

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Did you know the United States is sprawling with areas that the U.S. Department of Agriculture calls "food deserts"? There are low-income regions scattered across the country without "ready access" to grocery stores.

Instead, these folks may be relying on fast food restaurants, that now outnumber the amount of grocery stores 5 to 1, for most of their meals! A study from the University of North Carolina believes this may be one of the biggest problems contributing to America's bloated obesity rate!

Researchers call these areas populated with an excess of fast food and a lack of fresh supermarkets "food swamps".

The same study that recognizes these swamps of fast food adds that simply building more grocery stores closer to low-income housing won't solve the obesity problem either. Study author Barry Popkin said:

“It’s simplistic thinking that if you put fruits and vegetables there, they’ll buy it. You have to encourage it, you need advertising, you need support.”

We also may need some fast food rehab to encourage America to ditch the widely popular high-calorie, salty diet.

Studies have found that gobbling down too much fast food can mimic the effects of drug addiction. Eating too much of it can actually prevent the brain from triggering the release of dopamine, a chemical responsible for pleasure, so fast food addicts need more and more to feel the chemical's effect!

That's kind of scary!

Don't become an addict by letting fast food corporations decide your diet for you. If you live in a "food desert" we suggest making the trip to the nearest supermarket to stock up on healthier food to avoid becoming a sad statistic!

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Knowledge Is Power! Meat To Get Nurtrition Labels In 2012

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We wonder if we'll be happy OR unhappy with what we find out.

The U.S. Dept of Agriculture announced today that starting Jan 1 2012, meats will require nutrition labels.

The labels will tell you everything you always wanted to know about meat (but were afraid to ask). They'll include information on calories and fat cals, total fat and saturated fat, protein, sodium, and vitamins.

Here's what New York University professor of nutrition Marion Nestle had to say about the new labels:

"This will be very helpful to people who are bewildered by what's in meat, but people will be quite shocked at the calories and fat."

Here's what Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack had to say about the labels:

"There's a growing concern about the growing problem of obesity. So I think it is appropriate for us to provide as much concrete information to consumers as we possibly can, without overwhelming them, so they can make good solid decisions about how many calories they're consuming and how much activity they need."

As long as you continue to eat meat in moderation, and stay away from overly fatty cuts, we're thinking there's no reason to get TOO nervous to learn the truth but maybe just a little nervous.

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