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Athletes Turn to Veganism to Enhance Performance

In a recent news segment, ABC shows that the playing field may be more than level for athletes who get their nutrients from a plant-based diet.

The Los Angeles news outlet ABC 7 shined a light on the rising trend of athletes going vegan, helping to dispel the myth that one needs to eat meat to perform well on the field or in the ring. ABC’s Lori Corbin interviewed mixed martial arts fighter Mac Danzig along with Montell Owens of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, who switched to a plant-based diet after he watched members of his family suffer from preventable health conditions. “Culturally there needs to be a change,” says Owens. “And why not start with myself?” The segment ended with some tips on how to make the switch to veganism—Corbin recommended starting with one plant-based meal a day and substituting common dairy products with healthier alternatives such as coconut milk and hummus.

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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