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Los Angeles, along with many food-centric and progressive metropolitan areas, has become saturated with vegan restaurants and festivals in the past few years. Of course, this is a stellar phenomenon for the plant-based movement; it demonstrates the increasing interest and demand for vegan food. However, many have found these events to be much of the…

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Image via MercyForAnimals/Instagram Mercy for Animals is on a roll. Within the short three month span of September to November, this LA-based animal rights non-profit will have launched a new book penned by its founder, hosted its extravagant Hidden Heroes annual fundraising gala, and pulled off its second vegan festival and benefit concert, Circle V. Mercy…

The post Mercy for Animals Finds Perfect Balance Between Entertainment and Activism, Raises 1.8 Million at Annual Gala appeared first on EcoSalon.

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When you’re spreading holiday cheer and giving gifts this year, remember that domestic animals and rescued wildlife could use a little help, too! Believe it or not, your clothes can help animals in need, and not just due to avoiding common retail items with materials made from byproducts.  Whether you’re donating the old or buying…

The post Here’s How Your Clothes Can Help Animals in Need appeared first on EcoSalon.

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The Gap is well known for being a fur-free retailer. It has taken a serious stance on animal welfare in the past, but according to animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), the store is selling fur through its retailer INTERMIX. PETA slammed the move as false advertising and called on the clothing…

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NBA star turned animal activist, Yao Ming is now working to protect our elephants. His mission? To turn public opinion on ivory, in his home land of China and around the world, from elitist to socially unacceptable. It can be tough to fit in. Especially when you are 7’6”. But Yao Ming found his sweet…

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