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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Maple Sweet Potato Fries

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN FOOD) This recipe is a blend of the best flavors of fall. Sweet potatoes are made even sweeter by adding a maple glaze infused with cinnamon and nutmeg. The maple mixture adds enough flavor and moisture that you can skip additional condiments. They are not as crispy as traditional fries but make up for it with their tremendous taste. Enjoy a handful of these fabulous fries today! — Global Animal

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Lentil Veggie Soup

(VEGETARIAN/VEGAN RECIPES) This simple soup is versatile and hearty! Most lentil soups are just lentils in a tomato broth, but this version is heavy on the vegetables to boost nutrition. Using mixed vegetables adds variety to the meal, but you can also substitute any fresh vegetables from your fridge to make it your own.  — Global Animal

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Manchester Dogs' Home was established in 1893. Photo credit: Ecorazzi

Top Dog Simon Cowell: A Manchester Dogs’ Home Hero

(CELEBRITY NEWS/ANIMAL SHELTERS/ACTIVISM) Former American Idol judge Simon Cowell has donated over $40,000 to the Manchester Dogs’ Home animal shelter after it tragically burned down from a fire on September 11. The fire, likely caused by arson, killed over 60 dogs. Cowell’s extreme act of kindness will help rebuild the animal shelter, and Cowell is determined to bring justice to the tragedy. Read on to learn more about how Simon Cowell plans to help save the Manchester Dogs’ Home. —Global Animal

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Critics of dolphin hunting claim that there is not enough of a demand for dolphin meat. Photo credit: Gregorio B. Dantes Jr.

Dolphin-Killing Season: This Slaughter Must Stop!

(OCEANS/TAIJI DOLPHINS) Taiji, Japan’s six-month-long dolphin slaughter, where over 20,000 dolphins are corralled into a cove and killed each year, is now underway. Critics recognize the cruelty of this gruesome practice, and are working to dolphin hunting in Japan once and for all. Read on to learn more about Taiji dolphin hunting season, and how you can help save thousands of dolphins from slaughter. — Global Animal

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Since many chickens cannot support their own weight, they die of dehydration, unable to get to water. Photo credit: advocacy.britannica.com

Cluck For National Chicken Month!

(FACTORY FARMING/ANIMAL WELFARE) September is National Chicken Month, and the ASPCA is helping raise awareness about the truth behind broiler chicken, or chickens used for food. The majority of factory farmed chickens live in highly unsanitary and unhealthy conditions until they are slaughtered for food. National Chicken Month raises awareness about these harsh living conditions, thus enforcing healthier chickens and more sanitary meat products. — Global Animal

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(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Try this oil-free vegan Indian chickpea masala.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Chickpea Masala

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Chickpea (or chana) masala is a popular Indian dish that can be prepared quickly for a convenient and nutritious dinner. For a more traditional, saucy recipe, add half a cup of water or even coconut milk. Serve with some vegan naan or basmati rice! — Global Animal

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