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Star-Studded Animal-Rights Gala Raises Record $1.4 Million

Kat Von D and Moby among the celebs that came out for Mercy For Animals’ Hidden Heroes Gala.

Mercy For Animals (MFA) held its 2nd Annual Hidden Heroes Gala last week in downtown Los Angeles to a star-studded reception, bringing in $1.4 million—a record for the animal-rights organization. Compassionate celebrities such as Kat Von D, Moby, Kevin Nealon, Mya, Evanna Lynch, and Russell Simmons were amongst those in attendance. The Gala—which supported MFA’s efforts to expose cruelty to farmed animals through their undercover investigations—was hosted by Marco Antonio Regil and Daisy Fuentes, and included a VIP reception, gourmet dinner, silent auction, and awards ceremony.

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Muay Thai Fighter to Open Vegan Bakery in NYC

Vegan chef Watt Sriboonruang's Rawsome Bakery will land on Orchard Street in Manhattan—further veganizing a street occupied by vegan apparel company MooShoes and vegan store Orchard Grocer.
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Vegan Brand Breaks Indiegogo's Crowdfunding Record

Vegan meal shake startup Bear Brands raised more than $65,000 from 250 backers in the first day of its crowdfunding campaign.
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Playboy Playmate Amanda Cerny is Vegan

The former Playmate and current YouTube comedian confirms that she would never promote beef jerky to her 19 million social media followers because she is vegan.
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Luxe Department Stores Launch Decadent Vegan Menu

Harvey Nichols stores across the UK now serve upscale vegan dishes and wines at its seven locations.
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Mosa Meat to Debut Slaughter-Free Meat by 2020

The European company that made the first lab-grown hamburger—for a cost of $325,000—will soon debut on menus at upscale restaurants.
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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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