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European Parliament to End Bullfighting Subsidies

A majority votes to stop giving Spain $110 million annually for an event with a declining interest.

On Wednesday, 438 (out of 687) members of the European Parliament voted to stop the $110 million agricultural subsidy paid annually to Spain for raising bulls for bullfighting. The cruel activity is banned in certain parts of Spain and has seen such a decline in attendance recently that in August the town of Villafranca de los Caballeros used its subsidy for books instead of bulls. According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, “Government handouts are the only thing keeping this cruel ‘tradition’ alive.”

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Tyson to Launch Plant-Based Meal Bowls

The meat company is disrupting itself to stay competitive as consumer habits shift toward animal-free foods.
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Pregnant Sisters Launch Vegan Dessert Sushi Brand

Vegan Rice Krispies Treats stand-in for sushi rice, and gelatin-free candies replace fish in creations made by sisters Kasia Mierzejewska and Emilia Augustyn for their allergen-free brand Sweet Sushi Factory.
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PG Tips Creates New Tea Aimed at Vegan Consumers

The nearly 90-year-old tea brand formulated a new blend that pairs perfectly with plant-based milk.
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Australia's First Vegan Hotel Restaurant Opens in March

New eatery Alibi—featuring a menu developed by vegan restaurateur Matthew Kenney—will occupy the ground floor of Ovolo Hotel in Sydney.
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Miami's Plant-Based SEED Food & Wine Festival Debuts in LA

SEED and Eat Drink Vegan will join forces this year to bring an epic vegan festival to Los Angeles.
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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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