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The Humane Society’s Online Pet Pageant Begins

To benefit World Spay Day, HSUS is hosting a pet pageant, where contestants compete for Best Hair, Best Smile, and Ugly-Cute.

If the internet has taught us anything, it’s that people are willing to while away their hours looking at pictures of animals. The Humane Society of the United States is capitalizing on all things cute and cuddly by hosting the World Spay Day 2013 Pet Pageant. For a $5 entry fee, contestants upload a picture of their companion animals online and a panel of judges that includes professional photographers Robin Layton and Seth Casteel, as well as actress Tricia Helfer, decide who gets the top spot for Best Hair, Best Smile, Most Photogenic, Best Personality, and Ugly-Cute. Prizes include a $1,000 grant for a spay/neuter program, an engraved collar, and a photo on the HSUS homepage.

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Tesco Sells 2.5 Million Vegan Meals in 20 Weeks

The supermarket chain more than doubled its sales projections of new vegan line Wicked Healthy.
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Nevada Steakhouse Debuts Vegan Menu

Hank's Fine Steaks & Martinis added a separate menu with plant-based cauliflower steaks, stuffed eggplant, and two decadent desserts.
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Aussie Pub Creates Vegan Filet-O-Fish

Eatery Two-Bit Villains now hosts weekly vegan pub nights complete with plant-based popcorn chicken, nachos, and a vegan version of the popular fish-based sandwich.
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Friday's "Felicia" Opens Vegan Version of Chipotle

Actress-turned-vegan-chef Angela Means Kaaya to re-open Jackfruit Cafe—which she previously operated out of a doughnut shop—this summer.
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Meaty Vegan Shop Sister Seitan Opens in UK

New woman-owned restaurant Sister Seitan is slinging vegan chicken burgers and mac and cheese in Kent.
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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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