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10/15/2018 MANCHESTER STUDENT NOW HAS VEGAN MEALS UNDER THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT

A Manchester mother has successfully used the Human Rights Act to ensure free vegan lunches are being served at her daughter’s school. Laura Chepner launched a campaign to include vegan school lunch options after Lois, her five-year-old daughter, started attending Ramsbottom’s Hazelhurst Primary in September. She was first told that because her daughter’s dietary requirements were a “lifestyle choice,” unrelated to religion or allergy, the child was not eligible for free school meals – something every child in Reception, Year 1, and Year 2 in England and Wales are entitled to under the universal free school meal system. With the information that veganism is a protected belief under the 2010 Human Rights Act, Chepner gained the support of the school’s headteacher, chef, and Bury Council, who together created a vegan-friendly menu, which includes pizza with vegan cheese and fishless fingers. (livekindly.com)

10/12/2018 CROATIAN PRESIDENT SENDS A HUMANE MESSAGE BY ADOPTING A DOG

The President of the Republic of Croatia, mrs. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, adopted a young female dog named Kika from 'Animal shelter Virovitica', sending a humane message to the citizens of Croatia. Kika awaits castration at the shelter, after which she is headed to her new home at Pantovčak, the presidential residence. As a sign of appreciation for the President's noble act, Animal Friends Croatia sent gifts for Kika and the President, which include toys, dog bowls, dog harness and a t-shirt with Animal Protection Network logo. President's act shows support to adoption, responsible guardianship, microchipping, prescribing sterilization and all the organisations that work for the wellfare of animals. The Animal Protection Network invited everyone to follow her lead and choose to adopt, not shop.

10/10/2018 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA ADDS VEGAN OPTIONS TO 7 RESTAURANTS

Universal Studios Florida recently added new vegan options to seven of restaurants in Orlando. While several vegan options were previously available at the resort, the new menu items feature popular plant-based products made by brands such as Gardien, Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat, and Follow Your Heart. At Italian restaurants Lombard's and Louie's, guests can order Beyond Sausage-topped Plant-Based Penne Genovese and vegan spaghetti bolognese made with Gardien's Italian sausage crumbles, respectively. The Impossible Burger is now on the menu at American comfort-food restaurants Richter's and Captain America Diner. Gardein's Chik'n appears in several dishes, as a vegan chicken sandwich—made with Follow Your Heart American cheese—at fast-food spot The Burger Digs and as a Plant-Based Tomato Cresto de Gallo at Greek eatery Mythos. Competing theme park Disney World serves several vegan options, including iconic treat Dole Whip. (vegnews.com)

10/09/2018 MINNEAPOLIS MAYOR HOSTS INAUGURAL PLANT-BASED SERIES ON CLIMATE-FRIENDLY FOODS

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Michelle Courtright, owner of local plant-based eatery Fig + Farro, recently hosted the first in a series of monthly climate change events that bring together experts, policy stakeholders, and community members to discuss how food choices affect the environment. The Climate Series Salon and Supper Club program brings action to Mayor Frey's Plant-Based Proclamation, a document he issued in July urging citizens to consider eating climate-friendly foods such as plants. The series will continue on the first Monday of each month—coinciding with Meatless Monday—and will be hosted by other environmental influencers who will strategize ways in which Minneapolis and the rest of the state can become leaders in the climate-change movement. (vegnews.com)

10/05/2018 8-MILLION-SIGNATURE PETITION ON WORLD ANIMAL DAY

Yesterday, on World Animal Day, a petition with more than 8 million signatures were delivered to the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York City urging a worldwide ban against cosmetic animal testing. The petition—one of the largest of its kind in history—supports a call by beauty brand The Body Shop and non-profit organization Cruelty Free International for the UN to formalize an international convention banning animal testing on beauty products globally. Cruelty Free International estimates that more than 500,000 animals each year are used in cosmetic testing, and says the ban serves to advance the agenda of the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Production and Consumption. The EU banned all cosmetic animal testing in 2013, California recently passed legislation to prohibit the sale of beauty products tested on animals after January 1, 2020, and Canada is expected to soon follow. (vegnews.com)

10/02/2018 WORLD DAY FOR FARMED ANIMALS

Each year, an estimated 70 billion cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and other sentient land-based animals are caged, crowded, deprived, drugged, mutilated and macerated in the world's factory farms. Then they are brutally slaughtered for our dinner table. Countless aquatic animals are caught and suffocated by vast trawler nets, so we can have our fish fillet or tuna fish salad. Since 1983, the annual observance of World Day for Farmed Animals on October 2nd has been offering people of conscience a superb opportunity to memorialize and mourn these innocent lives. An opportunity to ask their friends and neighbors to stop subsiding senseless atrocities at their supermarket checkout counter. Hundreds of groups and individuals throughout the world participate each year. Check out Farm Animal Rigths movement - FARM's website to see how you can participate too.

10/01/2018 REPLACING ONE BEEF PATTY WITH A BEYOND BURGER FOR ONE YEAR IS EQUIVALENT TO 12 MILLION FEWER CARS

Beyond Meat released a life-cycle analysis report that compares the environmental impact of the vegan Beyond Burger to its beef-based counterpart. Researchers used a 2017 assessment report compiled by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association as a baseline, and compared that to the life-cycle of the Beyond Burger. The research showed that the vegan patty generates 90 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions, requires 46 percent less energy, has more than 99 percent less impact on water scarcity, and 93 percent less impact on land use than a ¼ pound patty of beef. To illustrate their key findings, researchers revealed that if Americans—who consume an average of three burgers per week—replaced one beef patty with a Beyond Burger for one year, the shift would be equivalent to removing 12 million cars from the road, or saving enough energy to power 2.3 million homes (vegnews.com)

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