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Vegan Businesses Raise Money for Farm Sanctuaries

Select vegan businesses will be donating 10 percent of sales to go toward a 100-mile biking fundraiser in support of three farm sanctuaries.

For the fourth year, Herbivore Clothing Company is organizing a 100-mile bike ride that aims to raise $20,000 for Project Hope in Mississippi, Out To Pasture in Oregon, and Chimp Sanctuary Northwest in Washington State. To help raise money for the ride, vegan businesses from the US and Canada will be donating 10 percent of their sales on Saturday, August 11, also known as Sanctuary Century 10% Fundraiser Day. Businesses currently signed up to donate include: Oak Barbershop, The Herbivore Clothing Company, Beary Organics, Food Fight Vegan Grocery, and Portobello Vegan Trattoria (all in Portland, OR); Frisch Compassionate Eatery and Union Street Eats in Salt Lake City; Rabbit Food Grocery in Austin; and Sarah’s Place in Victoria, BC.

Biggest Airlift in History Returns 33 Circus Lions to Africa

"Operation Spirit of Freedom" to take 33 lions from 10 circuses in Peru and Colombia back to their native land in Africa.
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Innovative Vegan Restaurants Open Outside of Sydney

Sydney’s Bondi suburb is now home to a “Znickers mylkshake”-making sweet shop and an entirely milk-free coffee shop.
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Los Angeles Bans Sale of Bred Cats, Dogs, and Rabbits

City pet stores will now promote adoption of rescued animals instead of profiting from breeder-supplied cats, dogs, and rabbits.
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Researchers Create Cruelty-Free Leather Made from Kombucha

A mixture of fiber from the fermented tea, sugar, vinegar, bacteria, and yeast yields a new material that some hope can replace animal-based leather.
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Toronto to Get First Vegan Food Truck

The Vegan Extremist will be hitting the streets of Toronto in May to serve Indian and Thai-inspired dishes.
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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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