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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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Beyoncé Debuts New Vegan Meal-Planning App

The 22 Days Nutrition program—which the singer co-owns with nutritionist Marco Borges—has launched a new meal-planning feature to make vegan food accessible to all.
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Costco Sells One Million Vegan Burgers in 60 Days

Don Lee Farms' organic plant-based burger exceeded sales expectations and will soon be available in restaurants and the brand's other partner stores.
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James Cameron Hopes Veganism Will Make Viagra Obsolete

The celebrated director discusses The Game Changers, a film that showcases the benefits—such as longer-lasting and more frequent erections—of a plant-based diet.
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German Brand Develops Vegan Mushroom Shoe Line

Mushroom leather is the latest alternative to animal leather.
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Casey Neistat: Impossible Slider Is "Beefier Than Beef"

During a taste-test in Brooklyn, the respected YouTube personality said the animal-based cheeseburger at White Castle tasted "like mush," while the new plant-based Impossible Slider tasted "like meat."
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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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