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Republic Services Awards Grant to Arizona Fearless Kitty Rescue

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At Republic Services, we are dedicated to supporting our customers and being a good neighbor in the communities in which we live and work.

Each year in coordination with the Town of Fountain Hills, Arizona, Republic Services awards a $10,000 grant to a deserving Fountain Hills non-profit organization. Local Fountain Hills organizations interested in being considered for the grant may submit an application with a business plan for the grant monies.

Smithfield Foods Achieves Industry-Leading Animal Care Commitment, Unveils New Virtual Reality Video of Its Group Housing Systems

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SMITHFIELD, Va., January 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Smithfield Foods, Inc. is proud to announce that it has fulfilled its industry-leading commitment of providing group housing systems for pregnant sows on all company-owned farms in the United States. Smithfield also released a 360-degree, virtual reality video that transports viewers to a company sow farm. The video can be viewed at SmithfieldFoods360.com.

ASPCA Hosts Its First Giving Hope Facebook Live-a-Thon on Giving Tuesday to Raise Critical Funds for Animals in Need

ASPCA teams up with Animal Planet, Subaru and influencers to raise awareness of the ASPCA’s life-saving programs
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NEW YORK – November 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ – On Giving Tuesday, November 28, beginning at 9 a.m., the ASPCA is hosting its first-ever ASPCA Giving Hope Facebook Live-a-thon on the ASPCA’s Facebook page.

Combining Her Passions, Volunteer Helps Connect Vets With Companion Pets

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For military veterans who have proudly served, there can be physical and emotional injuries that make it difficult to transition back to civilian life – some estimates say as many as 20 percent of returning vets suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Barbara Blair has touched the lives of many struggling vets in need of companionship through her efforts as the Georgia chapter director of Pets for Vets, where she leads state-wide programs for the national organization dedicated to veterans and rescued shelter pets.

First-of-its-kind Tech Challenge Spurs Innovations to Fight Human Wildlife Conflict

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November 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ - World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and WILDLABS awarded over $65,000 to the winners of the organizations’ first-ever international Human Wildlife Conflict Tech Challenge. British conservation technologist Alasdair Davies and the Dutch team of Laurens de Groot and Tim van Dam will receive nearly $35,000 to further develop and field test their solution for human-wildlife conflict.

Volunteer Travels to Disaster-Affected Areas to Rescue Animals, Reunite Them With Their Owners

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As Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico face the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Points of Light is honoring everyday citizens who stepped up to serve their communities during the immediate response and to embark on the long road to recovery.

Aurora Organic Dairy’s 2017 Corporate Citizenship Report Demonstrates Its Passion for Organic, and How Its Commitment to Animals, People and the Planet Drives Its Cow-to-Carton Model

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With its support of more than 75,000 acres of organic farmland operated by 100 independent farmers, and 12,000 organic pasture acres surrounding its dairy farms, the leading producer of organic milk for store brand retailers has the scale to positively impact more animals, people and the environment with its keen focus on animal welfare, employee care and environmental stewardship.

Aurora Organic Dairy today announced its progress toward corporate citizenship goals. As of the end of 2016, the Company was on track to surpass several of its five-year goals, established in 2012.

Sodexo Cracks its Commitment to Buy Cage-Free Eggs and Open Sow Housed Pork in the U.S.

Company Advances its Animal Welfare Goals Ahead of Schedule
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., August 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – In support of Sodexo’s global commitment to source only cage-free eggs by 2025, the food services and facilities management company’s U.S. operations announced today that they are on track to surpass this goal.  By adding hard-boiled eggs to its cage-free commitment—which already includes shell and liquid eggs—70 percent of its total egg spend in U.S. will be sourced from cage-free products by spring 2018.

Delacon and Cargill Announce Strategic Equity Investment

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STEYREGG, Austria and MINNEAPOLIS, July 19, 2017 —  Delacon, the pioneer and global leader in phytogenic feed additives, and Cargill have agreed to a strategic partnership that will advance the market presence of natural, plant-based feed additives on a global scale, and meet changing consumer preferences of what animals are fed and how food is produced. The deal includes a minority equity investment from Cargill. Terms were not disclosed.

Responsible Wool Standard Promotes Sustainable Land Stewardship and Humane Sheep Treatment

SCS Global Services Licensed by Textile Exchange as Third-Party Certifier to Standard
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EMERYVILLE, CA., March 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Leading third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) has been approved by Textile Exchange as a licensed certification body for the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS). In this role, SCS is now authorized to conduct independent certification assessments of wool production under the “Farm Scope” of the standard.

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