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Alicia Silverstone Calls for End to Hounding

The vegan actress took to Twitter asking fellow Californians to help the ASPCA ban the hounding of bears and bobcats.

Vegan, actress, activist, and author Alicia Silverstone called for help from California residents Sunday to join the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in calling on state assembly members to support legislative bill SB 1221. The bill would make it against the law to allow a dog to pursue a bear or bobcat at any time, with few exceptions. According to the ASPCA, a 2011 Mason-Dixon poll indicated 83 percent of Californians oppose bear hounding, and less than one percent of state residents hunt. Only 18 of 50 states still allow hounding practices, although hunting-heavy states such as Pennsylvania and Montana have already banned the practice.

Vegan Leather Industry to Reach $85 Billion by 2025

New research shows that global demand for faux leather footwear, furnishings, and automotive interiors will create a spike in the animal-free materials market.
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Fries-Only Vegan Eatery Debuts in Portland

Globally inspired, dairy-free cheese-smothered, plant-based meat-covered potato wedges at Baked Roots Bar are the newest addition to Portland's thriving vegan scene.
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Free Vegan Food at Bareburger for National Burger Day

Restaurant chain Bareburger will give out free plant-based burgers at its 19 NYC locations for three hours today in honor of National Burger Day.
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Vegan Kitty-Themed Lipstick Will Benefit Cat Rescue

Lime Crime is stepping up for animals by donating proceeds from new cat-centric makeup line to felines in need.
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Mexican Restaurant in Sydney Goes Fully Vegan

Bad Hombres will be the first 100 percent plant-based Mexican and Latin American eatery in Sydney.
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