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US Prisons to Start Offering Vegan Meals

Incarcerated vegans at 102 federal prisons will have plant-based options at every meal.

Starting on October 2, every federal prison in the country will begin offering vegan entrées to its prisoners, activist and author Mark Hawthorne reports. The Federal Bureau of Prisons introduced its new national menu for the 2017 fiscal year—which includes Tofu Fried Rice, Soy Taco Salad, Bean Burritos, and Soy Hot Dogs—and says the unprecedented move came after an annual assessment of inmate eating preferences and other operational factors. “The Bureau seeks to provide a variety of options, including vegan options, which also support religious dietary accommodations,” Justin Long, spokesperson for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, told Hawthorne. Earlier this year, actress and long-time vegan Pamela Anderson made headlines when she urged the Louisiana prison system to adopt a vegan menu in an effort to save taxpayer money and spare animal lives.

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NYC All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Fest Offers Vegan Scoops

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Animal Ag Companies Fined $29M for Destroying Amazon

The government of Brazil slapped a hefty fine on feed suppliers to meat and dairy companies that sell to McDonald's, Burger King, and Walmart for destroying the country's biodiverse Cerrado region for profit.
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Moby Retires from Touring to Focus on Activism

…and to make vegan smoothies every morning after waking up in his own bed.
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UK Version of Beyond Burger Expands Across London

British vegan brand Moving Mountains expands its B12 burger to five locations of meat-centric chain Dirty Bones—where it will be served topped with vegan mac and cheese.
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Legendary Canadian Rugby Player Starts Vegan Cheese Brand

Nick Blevins' vegan lifestyle improved his performance on the field so much that he established a plant-based cheese and yogurt company to educate others on the benefits of plants.
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