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San Jose, California Gives Up Meat on Mondays

The North California city has taken a healthy and environmentally friendly step with its recent support of Meatless Mondays.

Last week, the city of San Jose, CA announced that it will participate in Meatless Mondays as a way to bolster the health of its citizens, improve the environment, and protect the well-being of animals. Many major metropolises and public education systems precede the South Bay town in supporting the weekly vegetarian campaign—last year Los Angeles, San Diego, Compton, and Buffalo, NY, school districts announced that they would only be serving meatless fare on Mondays, and Philadelphia Public Schools recently launched a new Lean and Green campaign that encourages students to follow healthful vegetarian diets. Meatless Monday was conceived more than 10 years ago at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and since then it has gained worldwide renown and is supported by more than 30 countries including Australia, Beligum, Kuwait, Bolivia, Norway and Malaysia.

Norway Bans Fur Farms

New legislation will shut down the country's 300 fur farms—that produce nearly 1 million animals annually—by 2025.
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Fan favorite Studded Kiss lipstick returns in a wide range of colors made with a new animal-free, highly pigmented formula.
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Thousands Take BuzzFeed's Vegan Quiz

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Fake Sanctuary Scams Vegans for More than $35,000

Suspect Trey West allegedly took advantage of animal lovers using a falsified GoFundMe campaign under the name Friends Not Food Sanctuary.
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Boiling Live Lobsters Now Illegal in Switzerland

The country recognizes the sentience of lobsters and bans transporting aquatic species on ice or any other unnatural environment.
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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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