Each Friday, One Green Planet brings you the week’s top news. For those who don’t have a lot of time to look through the news each day, this is will be a great resource and an easy way to catch up! Here you’ll find different categories of news, a synopsis of the top stories, and links to each article published during the week.

1. Animal Rights and Welfare News

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As always we had a ton of news to cover in the world of animal rights and welfare. This week we saw happy and hopeful stories, as well as some grim and depressing ones. Some of the more notable stories included 6,000 Sacrificial Animals Arrive at Asia’s Largest Cattle Market in PakistanOhio Senate Passed Bill to Prohibit Gas Chambers in Animal SheltersJapan’s Failing Commercial Whaling Industry Sells Excess Meat as Pet Food15,800 Sheep Drown After An Overcrowded Livestock Transport Vessel SinksSurvivors of the Dog Meat Trade Pose Boldly for Awareness-Raising PortraitsUndercover Investigation Exposes Animal Cruelty at Bravo Packing Where Cows and Horses Are Slaughtered for Pet Food, and FDA Modernization Act: Landmark Animal Testing Bill Passes in the House That Will Save Animals, Reduce Drug Prices, and Produce Safer Treatments.

Here are the other important animal stories of the week:

2. Earth and Environmental News

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There were numerous stories about the environment this week which gave us hope for the future and reminded us how far we still have to go. Some of the more memorable stories included Biden Administration Announces Plans to Protect Oceans, Including New Marine Sanctuary off New YorkO2 Arena Goes Vegan For Billie Eilish’s Six-Day Climate EventBoris Johnson To Announce Vegan Meals for Students and Prisoners for “Grow for Britain” StrategyBarcelona to Charge Higher Tourist Tax For Cruise Passengers to Help Fight Pollution, and Hundreds of Little Blue Penguins Wash Up Dead in New Zealand Amid Ocean Warming.

Here are the other top earth stories of the week:

3. Life News

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This week in life news, innovation took the spotlight in Slutty Vegan Teams Up With Steve Madden For First-Ever PETA-Approved Vegan Sneaker.

4. Plant-Based Food News

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There was plenty of excitement this week in the world of plant-based food news, including Tibetan Monk Opens Organic Vegan Restaurant in Sacramento, CaliforniaMeals 4 Heels Service Delivers Vegan Meals to Sex Workers in PortlandLawmakers Urge FDA to Reject Draft Requiring Plant-Based Milk to Not Use ‘Milk’ in Label, and Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker Take Saucy Pictures for New Daring Vegan Chicken Campaign. In other news, Disgusting TikTok Video Shows User Popping Cyst on Raw Meat.

5. Natural Health News

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This week we had some interesting tips and hacks in Don’t Throw Away Your Orange Peels, Make Vitamin-C Power Instead. Here’s How!All About New TikTok Craze “Healthy Coke” Made from Soda Water and Balsamic Vinegar, and TikTok Hack: Simple Mind Trick to Boost Brain Productivity! And two recent studies further confirmed the benefits of a plant-based diet vs. an omnivorous one in New Study Finds Link Between Dairy Milk and Prostate Cancer and People Who Eat More Plants Have a Better Memory, According to a New Study.

6. Human Interest Stories

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This week we saw many human interest petitions, including Petition: Prevent Animals and Children From Dying in Hot CarsPetition: Scrap Policy Preventing LGBTQ+ People From Donating BloodPetition: Demand British Parliament Stop Shipping Refugees to Rwanda, and Petition: Tell the Senate to Pass Equality Act for Pride Month.

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