Therapy dogs holding office hours to help students ease the transition to school

A lot of teens are either on their way, or already off to college, and for some of them, being away from home for the first time can be extremely stressful. Well, it turns out some colleges have found a way to ease the transition from home to dorm, and, well, it’s absolutely adorable. 

Several schools are now bringing in therapy dogs to help students adjust to college life. For example, University of South Carolina just introduced a new pooch Indy, who’s still in training to be a therapy dog, but once that’s done, she’ll actually hold office hours at the school’s university Student Health Services. There will also be pet-a-puppy events to make students feel better. 

Meanwhile, University of Southern California’s campus dog Professor Beauregard Tirebiter - a.k.a. “Beau” – has been around since 2016, and also holds office hours. The university says Beau was the first full-time college campus therapy dog,

The Vegan food brand has filed a lawsuit defending the right to market its products as "meat" even though it doesn't contain livestock.

What’s in a name? Vegan food brand Tofurky is fighting back against a Missouri law that recently took effect barring companies from “misrepresenting” their products as “meat” if they don’t contain livestock.

Tofurky has filed a lawsuit defending their right to market their products with various meat terminology, like “sausage” or “hot dogs,” as long as their packaging details the real ingredients. They have support from Oregon-based meat alternatives advocacy group The Good Food Institute, who claim the new law’s vague terms could single out various vegetarian products, forcing many of them (including Tofurky) to change their packaging.

On the other hand, the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, who support the law, say that products like Tofurky that make their ingredients clear aren’t the problem. Instead, they worried about the future of scientifically-grown meat (made in a lab by culturing animal cells), which they think should require such disclosure. They, along with other similar groups, want to make sure that as new meat substitutes are created, the words “beef” and “meat” are reserved for harvested animal products.

Source: AP News

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