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Germany Becomes First Country to End Chick Shredding

Government will implement new technology to end the cruel standard practice by 2017.

This week, Germany announced it will use technology to determine the sex of fertilized eggs before the animal inside develops, saving approximately 45 million male chickens from being ground alive or suffocated. Because egg-laying hens are a different breed of chicken than those produced for meat, male chicks are considered “byproducts” because they do not grow up to be egg-laying chickens, resulting in them being ground alive by both caged and free-range producers around the world. Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt says hatcheries will start using the method in 2016 and hopefully be 100-percent in place by 2017. The change will add less than two cents to the cost of an egg.

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Muay Thai Fighter to Open Vegan Bakery in NYC

Vegan chef Watt Sriboonruang's Rawsome Bakery will land on Orchard Street in Manhattan—further veganizing a street occupied by vegan apparel company MooShoes and vegan store Orchard Grocer.
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Vegan Brand Breaks Indiegogo's Crowdfunding Record

Vegan meal shake startup Bear Brands raised more than $65,000 from 250 backers in the first day of its crowdfunding campaign.
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Playboy Playmate Amanda Cerny is Vegan

The former Playmate and current YouTube comedian confirms that she would never promote beef jerky to her 19 million social media followers because she is vegan.
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Luxe Department Stores Launch Decadent Vegan Menu

Harvey Nichols stores across the UK now serve upscale vegan dishes and wines at its seven locations.
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Mosa Meat to Debut Slaughter-Free Meat by 2020

The European company that made the first lab-grown hamburger—for a cost of $325,000—will soon debut on menus at upscale restaurants.
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This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

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