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Costco has added its name to a list of retailers and restaurants that are seeking to end the practice of keeping pregnant sows in tight pens. The retail giant asked its suppliers Tuesday to phase out the gestation crates.

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Catalonia has imposed a 2012 ban on the tradition, which is losing support throughout Spain. Could this toxic mix of blood lust and male preening finally be on its way out?In the face of Catalonia’s coming ban, could this toxic mix of blood lust and male preening be on its way out throughout Spain?

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Depending on one's perspective, the Spanish region of Catalonia's decision to ban bullfighting represents either the beginning of the end of a time-honored tradition or a much-needed move in the direction of the humane treatment of animals. Actually, there may also be a third option.

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Pointing to the First Amendment, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday nixed a federal law from 1999 that made the creation, possession or sale of depictions of animal cruelty illegal, despite the Obama administration's request that the top court consider the animal rights angle in its decision.

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