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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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New Plant-Based Culinary Course Comes to Florida

McFatter Technical School launches its first plant-based cooking course to prepare future chefs to work in the growing plant-based restaurant industry.
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Six-Course Vegan Wine Pairing Dinner Lands in PA

Chefs at TASTE will pair dishes made with meats from vegan shop Herbivorous Butcher with libations from sister winery Sand Castle.
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NYC Vegan Grocery Throws Ice Cream Social for Justice

At the event, Orchard Grocer will debut a vegan ice cream created by NYC vegan establishment Modern Love Brooklyn to raise funds for LGBTQ youth.
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More Than One Quarter of Brits Slash Meat Intake

New market research reveals a large number of British people have reduced their meat consumption in the previous six months.
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Vogue Names "Vegan" Top Wedding Trend in 2017

The fashion publication says that weddings this year feature vegan food more often than just one vegetarian option.
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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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