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May 4: International Respect for Chickens Day

The event celebrates our feathered friends and brings awareness to the bleak conditions of factory farms.

International Respect for Chickens Day was started by the animal-rights organization United Poultry Concerns eight years ago as a day “to celebrate chickens throughout the world.” While the project dubbed May 4 as the official day of celebration, the month of May, according to the group, is also International Respect for Chickens Month. UPC encourages folks to take action on May 4 to protect chickens; it suggests activities such as leafleting about animal abuse in factory farms, hosting events to educate people on the terrible living conditions at poultry facilities, and promoting the ways that veganism can help chickens.

NYC Mayor Institutes Meatless Mondays at 15 Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio will also serve only vegetarian meals at his residence, Gracie Mansion, at least one day per week.
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Lunchables Inventor Starts Plant-Based Meat Company

Rody Hawkins is turning his expertise toward new company Improved Nature to develop plant-based beef, chicken, and pork.
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Vegan Jackfruit Cafe Opens Inside Doughnut Shop

Jackfruit tacos, flautas, wraps, and burritos now available in the new Los Angeles-based shop.
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F1 World Racing Champ Credits Vegan Diet for Victory

Lewis Hamilton's new plant-based diet helps the professional car racing champion secure the win at the United States Grand Prix.
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Rainn Wilson from The Office Adopts Vegan Diet

The man who played Dwight Schrute—the hunting, beet farming, Battlestar Galactica-loving assistant to regional manager on The Office—now calls himself "The Fifty-Year-Old Vegan."
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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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