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Female NASCAR Driver Commends Cage-Free Farming

When Leilani Münter isn’t lapping opponents she’s advocating for a greener world and the better treatment of farm animals.

Vegetarian activist, biology graduate, and NASCAR driver Leilani Münter offered a public heartfelt thanks to Harris Teeter supermarkets for eliminating the use of gestation crates from its supply chains. “Like so many Americans, I’m concerned with how pigs are treated by the pork industry,” said Münter at one of Harris Teeter’s meetings. Münter has not only been recognized for her prowess on the track, but also her eco-friendly proclivities. Besides being ranked as one of the top 10 female racecar drivers by Sports Illustrated, Discovery’s Planet Green referred to her as the number one “eco-athlete,” while Glamour has dubbed her an “Eco Hero.” Harris Teeter joins a growing list of nearly 50 food suppliers to eliminate gestation crates from their farming practices.

Vegan Cupcakes Debut at Starbucks

Select South Florida locations of the major coffeehouse will now stock vegan passionfruit cupcakes courtesy of local vegan bakery Bunnie Cakes.
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Escaped Brooklyn Bull Rescued by NJ Sanctuary

A terrified bull became an internet sensation this week after escaping a slaughterhouse and roaming Prospect Park before finding safety at Skylands Animal Sanctuary.
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Dietitian-Backed Vegan Support Program Debuts in US

The new nutrition program—developed by registered dietitians—teaches people how to become life-long vegans.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Invests in Vegan Brand Beyond Meat

The mega-celebrity puts his money where his mouth is in an effort to advance the future of plant-based meat.
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Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving Adopts Plant-Based Diet

The professional basketball player reveals he is moving away from animal products this season to fuel his performance.
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