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Pamela Anderson Urges Prison System to Adopt Vegan Menu

Actress/activist petitions Louisiana governor to implement a vegan menu at state prisons, saying it will save taxpayers money.

Actress/activist Pamela Anderson recently penned a letter to Louisiana’s new governor John Bel Edwards, urging him to implement vegan menus at the state’s 12 prisons. Anderson explained that such a move would save taxpayers upwards of $620,000, and said that, “Beans, rice, lentils, pasta, potatoes and other vegetables, and oranges and other fruits have all the nutrients a person needs but at a fraction of the price of meats and cheeses.” Furthermore, Anderson revealed that this practical switch would not only have immediate budget benefits but would further save the state money on prisoners’ health-care in the long run. Anderson even offered to inaugurate the program by cooking and serving meals to the inmates herself. In recent years, Anderson has actively lent her fame to bring light to issues such as foie gras consumption in France, animal agriculture’s effect on the California drought, and Japanese whale hunting.

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Chipotle Adds Quinoa to its NYC Test Kitchen Menu

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Vegan Fashion Brand VAUTE Profiled on PBS

The brand's founder Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart spoke about her mission to create functional and fabulous vegan clothes to eliminate animal cruelty in the fashion industry.
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New Investor Coalition to Combat Meat Problem in China

Toronto-based Dao Foods International will promote plant-based and clean meat in China to curb the country's growing appetite for animal products.
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IKEA Debuts Plant-Based Hot Dogs

The furniture giant debuted the new animal-free option at a single store in Sweden with plans to expand the offering across Europe by August.
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Rooney Mara Launches Luxury Vegan Fashion Line

New fashion brand Hiraeth includes faux-leather pants, velvet garments, and combat boots—all made ethically in Los Angeles.
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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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