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Las Vegas Circus Returns, Sans Animals

Ramos Bros. circus' new season will feature costumes, clowns, aerialists, and zero animals.

Circus company Ramos Bros. is returning for its 11th year, this time without animal acts. The company’s traveling circus—where it leaves its Las Vegas home base to make stops across the western United States from February to December—will instead feature clowns, motorcycle stunts, trapeze artists, dancers, and jugglers. Circuses that feature animal acts are dwindling, with many countries (including Mexico, Iran, and The Netherlands) implementing bans on exploiting wild animals for this sort of entertainment. Stateside, progress in removing animals from the entire entertainment industry has been made within both large- and small-scale productions—most notably last month’s announcement that 146-year-old company Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus would hold its last show this May.

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

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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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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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