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The Well-Intentioned Eater: Smoothies, Something To Smile About

(MEATLESS/VEGETARIAN/VEGAN) I love my morning smoothie. Since discovering the Nutribullet, I drink one almost everyday and truly believe I’m much healthier because of it. I eat more vegetables and fruits than I ever have before, include power-nutrient boosts like flax and hemp seeds in my diet daily, and no longer crave junky bagels and muffins with my morning coffee. — Global Animal

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What On Earth Is Earth Day?

(EARTH DAY/ENVIRONMENT) The 1960′s brought about a ton of changes for the American people, including protecting our environment. Brought into effect by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, Earth Day sparked a worldwide rally to appreciate, protect, and teach about the importance of a healthy environment. From compassionate efforts including park clean-ups, teach-ins, and tree-plating parties, to long-term commitments like caring for trees planted in honor of Earth Day, Senator Nelson has inspired people around the world to become involved with the environment—and in the U.S., the number has reached up to around 80 percent of the population. Read on for the true story about what Earth Day is all about, and what you can do to take part in this important day of the year. — Global Animal

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Try this garlic tofu pasta as a quick and easy dinner. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Garlic Tofu Fettuccine

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) After all the intense cooking associated with Easter and Passover, it’s nice to make a simple, quick pasta dish for dinner. This garlic tofu fettuccine recipe is quick and easy to make. The fettuccine is tossed with olive oil, Balsamic vinegar and spices for a simple sauce. Try it tonight for dinner with a side of Italian bread !— Global Animal

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China Southern Airlines Fined For Monkey Business

(PRIMATE TESTING/ANIMAL WELFARE) China Southern Airlines was recently fined for violations of the Animal Welfare Act. From August 2012 through August 2013, the airline transported over 1,300 monkeys to the United States without a license, giving the USDA the authority to fine them $11,600. The investigation and fine were prompted by a complaint filed by PETA last year after receiving a whistleblower report. In 2011, the airline was called into question for the deaths of 15 primates while importing them into Los Angeles. And in 2012, China Southern was eventually fined over $14,000 for illegally shipping primates and failing to provide the animals with adequate food, water, and veterinary care. Given the fine could have reached upwards of $30,000 for eight violations of the Animal Welfare Act, animal rights activists are unhappy with this relatively small fine, and are calling for more action. Read on for more on China Southern’s cruelty and urge Air France and ABX Air to join nearly every other airline in the world by banning shipments of primates for cruel experimentation. — Global Animal



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Hop Into Spring With Cruelty-Free Cleaning Products

(ANIMAL WELFARE/ANIMAL TESTING) Spring has finally sprung, and what better time to go cruelty-free? Cruelty Free International is asking consumers to look out for the Leaping Bunny logo before buying household products this spring. When you’re prepping for spring cleaning this season, be sure to buy products that don’t test on animals, as indicated by the reputable Leaping Bunny logo. Cruelty Free International is also calling to put an end to animal testing for household products. Continue reading below to learn more about Leaping Bunny, and don’t forget to sign the petition to help stop inhumane animal experimentation. — Global Animal

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The Well-Intentioned Eater: Put A Faux Wing On It

(MEATLESS/VEGETARIAN) Have you seen the latest KFC promotion on YouTube? The fast food chain is serving up chicken corsages for the prom. Instead of the traditional flowers, the popular YouTube video shows an amorous teen giving his date a fried chicken and baby’s breath wrist corsage that also happens to sub as a late night snack. — Global Animal

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California Calls To End Cruel Cosmetic Testing

(CELEBRITIES/ANIMAL TESTING) California approved a resolution urging the United States government to take measures against cosmetic animal testing. State Senator Marty Block initiated the measure sponsored by several animal rights organizations, including Cruelty Free International. Actress Mayim Bialik, a supporter of Cruelty Free International, is thrilled about the resolution and hopes the rest of the U.S. will follow in California’s footsteps. California has been a leader in restricting animal testing, and the state’s success definitively proves it’s possible to use alternatives to animal testing in the cosmetics industry. Read the full article below for more on the resolution. — Global Animal

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Lemon Scones are a delicious for breakfast or dessert. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Easter Lemon Scones

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) These lemon scones are a scrumptious treat for Easter breakfast or brunch. Lemon is a delicious springtime fruit and perfect for Easter pastries. These scones are flavored with fresh lemon juice and topped with a lemon icing. You can enjoy them for breakfast or even as a dessert! — Global Animal

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