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Mercy For Animals Celebrates 15 Years of Advocacy

The animal-advocacy group toasts 15 years of activism with a star-studded event in Los Angeles.

This past weekend, Mercy For Animals celebrated its 15th anniversary with an awards show, gourmet dinner, silent auction, and plenty of celebrity sightings. Held on the rooftop terrace of the swanky London West Hollywood hotel, the black-tie affair was attended by Moby, Russell Simmons, Pamela Anderson, Emily Deschanel, Leona Lewis, Drew Carey, and many more—all who came out to support the groundbreaking work of the organization. Hosted by CNN's Jane Velez-Mitchell and actor Hal Sparks, MFA raised more than $1.5 million throughout the evening, and West Hollywood mayor John D'Amico was on hand to name September 12, 2014 "Mercy For Animals Day." MFA was founded by Nathan Runkle and conducts undercover investigations, consumer education initiatives, legal advocacy, and corporate outreach across the country.

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NYC All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Fest Offers Vegan Scoops

Three-day festival Scooper Bowl in Bryant Park will treat guests to ice cream of every variety, including dairy-free scoops from Van Leeuwen, Ben & Jerry's, and Häagen-Dazs.
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Animal Ag Companies Fined $29M for Destroying Amazon

The government of Brazil slapped a hefty fine on feed suppliers to meat and dairy companies that sell to McDonald's, Burger King, and Walmart for destroying the country's biodiverse Cerrado region for profit.
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Moby Retires from Touring to Focus on Activism

…and to make vegan smoothies every morning after waking up in his own bed.
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UK Version of Beyond Burger Expands Across London

British vegan brand Moving Mountains expands its B12 burger to five locations of meat-centric chain Dirty Bones—where it will be served topped with vegan mac and cheese.
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Legendary Canadian Rugby Player Starts Vegan Cheese Brand

Nick Blevins' vegan lifestyle improved his performance on the field so much that he established a plant-based cheese and yogurt company to educate others on the benefits of plants.
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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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