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09/13/2019 FOUR COUNTRIES UNITE TO FORM VEGAN WORLD ALLIANCE

Four countries recently partnered to form the Vegan World Alliance with a mission to create a shared vegan vision and promote veganism worldwide. The Dutch Association for Veganism, Vegan Australia, Vegan Society of Aotearoa New Zealand, and Vegan Society of Canada came together to address worldwide challenges and share initiatives to fulfill their individual and collective missions. The alliance plans to share resources, develop new programs, and run joint campaigns. Its first project is to create a uniform certification system for vegan food products. The alliance is working with the International Organization for Standardization to clarify the definition of "vegan" and create a standard that manufacturers around the world must adhere to. The alliance invites others with a shared vision and mission to join them in "shaping the future of veganism." (vegnews.com)

09/12/2019 CALIFORNIA MOVES ONE STEP CLOSER TO BECOMING FIRST FUR-FREE STATE

On Tuesday, California State Senate voted in favor of AB 44, a bill that would prohibit the sale and manufacture of new fur statewide. In December 2018, California assembly member Laura Friedman introduced AB 44, which is supported by organizations In Defense of Animals (IDA), Animal Hope in Legislation (AHL), Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation (AHWF), and The Humane Society of the United States. AB 44 will now go to the State Assembly, in order to approve an amendment that would push the enforcement date to 2023 before being presented to California Governor Gavin Newsom for signature. If passed, the statewide ban on the sale and manufacturing of new fur items would impose civil penalties on those in violation. In recent years, several California cities have passed similar bans, including Berkeley, West Hollywood, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, and fashion labels (such as Gucci, Versace, and Chanel) have pledged to cease using fur in future collections. Earlier this week, Newsom signed into law The Wildlife Protection Act of 2019 (AB 273) which bans fur trapping across the state—making California the first state in the US to adopt such legislation. (vegnews.com)

09/10/2019 VEGAN CYCLIST DONATES 1,600 VEGAN MEALS TO THE HUNGRY AS PART OF AN 85-DAY CYCLING TOUR

Vegan cyclist and former professional hockey player Richie Crowley has donated more than 1,600 vegan meals to date to people in need as part of an 85-day Wellness Ride cycling tour across the United States to raise awareness about wellness and the vegan lifestyle. Crowley partnered with plant-based food delivery service Veestro to provide vegan meals through local charities along his riding route, including The Campaign Against Hunger in Brooklyn, the Hunger Network in Cleveland, Operation Food Search in St. Louis, and Food Bank Rockies in Denver. Crowley believes the biggest challenge for changing people's diets to a more healthy, plant-based approach is accessibility and convenience rather than cost. With the help of $5 donations from supporters, his goal is to donate 5,000 meals before ending his cycling tour in Los Angeles on October 10. (vegnews.com)

09/05/2019 WELCOME TO THE 12TH ZEGEVEGE FESTIVAL!

The 12th ZeGeVege Festival of Sustainable Living begins tomorrow! On Friday, September 6 from 8 A.M. to 9 P.M. and Saturday, September 7 from 8 A.M. to 8 P.M., this international Veganmania event on Ban Jelacic Square in Zagreb will be a host to a hundred exhibitors of vegan food, clothes and cosmetics, but also to many intriguing lecturers, cooking experts who will hold free workshops and much more. For more than a decade, ZeGeVege Festival's main goal is to promote and extend the awareness on animal rights, veganism, ecology and sustainable living, in which it continues to succeed. The exquisite ZeGeVege atmosphere will again feature an entertaining program that will consist of a variety of dance numbers and activist content. Everyone is welcome!

09/02/2019 FAMED FOODIE GOES VEGAN IN RESPONSE TO AMAZON RAINFOREST FIRES

Eddie Huang—restaurateur, author, and former host of Viceland's food travel show Huang's World—vowed to go vegan. Huang took to Instagram to explain that while he formerly liked to consume animal products, he no longer wanted to partake in the environmentally destructive practice after watching videos of the wildfires currently burning in Brazil's Amazon region—which environmentalists say were started by cattle ranchers to clear land for beef production. "I'm going to go vegan because it takes 20 times less land to feed a vegan than a meat eater, and over 90 percent of the land cleared in the Amazon rainforest since 1970 is used for grazing livestock, but if all of us just stopped eating beef it would solve huge problems," Huang captioned a photo of what he said was his last meal of corned beef at NYC's Junior's restaurant. Huang explained that veganism is often inaccurately categorized as "some uppity white girl thing," and pointed to a variety of cultures that follow vegan lifestyles such as Asian Buddhists, Ital Rasta, and sects of the Hindu religion. (vegnews.com)

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