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McDonald's Australia to Phase Out Battery Cage Eggs

The fast-food chain announces landmark decision this week to only source cage-free eggs.

After mounting public pressure, McDonald's Australia announced this week that it will phase out eggs from chickens that were raised in battery cages by the end of 2017. With 900 locations across the continent, McDonald's uses more eggs than any other fast-food restaurant—a staggering 91 million every year. Following months of campaigning by animal-rights groups, McDonald's Australia joins McDonald's UK and Europe in the decision to only source cage-free eggs. According to spokeswoman Laura Keith, “We will share more details on our plans to move to cage-free eggs by the end of 2017 as part of our broader animal welfare initiative to be announced in the coming weeks.”

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A&W Adds Vegan Beyond Burger to 925 Locations

Beyond Meat's partnership with A&W Canada will put its vegan patty on the menu at 10,000 points of distribution.
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Sweden's Top Fast-Food Chain Debuts Vegan Milkshakes

Max Burgers' new vegan milkshakes will eventually replace all dairy-based milkshakes and are part of a longer-term goal to increase the plant-based options on its menu.
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French Foie Gras Restaurant To Go Vegan

London-based fine-dining restaurant Gauthier Soho will go vegan after owner Alexis Gauthier learned of the horrors inherent in animal agriculture, particularly in foie gras production.
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Pride Toronto Adds Plant-Based Zone for Queer Vegans

Fest-goers will be treated to vegan rainbow mac and cheese, soups, salads, snacks, and beauty products, while chilling out amongst glowing palm trees in a new area dedicated to everything cruelty-free.
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52 New York Dairy Farms Lose Wholesale Contracts

Dairy suppliers cannot sell their milk as demand for dairy continues to plummet.
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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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