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Monday, August 4, 2014

The Week in Vegan: Water Bills, Vegan Baking and Scandalous License Plates

Posted By on Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM


  • A Detroit woman has taken on PETA's vegan challenge in return for getting her water bill paid and her water restored. While PETA's challenge has been seen as controversial (why force people to jump through hoops when they're down?), some are saying that the deal isn't quite so bad, with participants just having to make a concerted effort to go vegan in order to obtain the help they need. Humiliating or empowering? What do you think?

  • A PETA employee has had her vanity license plate rejected because her message of "ILVTOFU" could be easily misinterpreted as something else. Don't know how long people are mulling over these kinds of things because it took me about three minutes to realize the double-meaning, but you know, keep protecting our kids!

  • Newsflash: Vegan baking has come a long way and can taste delicious. Don't believe me? Don't worry, nether did I when I had my first vegan cupcake in 2004. But it's gotten better. Check out the news!

  • Subway has a new vegan sandwich! This is such exciting news that I am running to my local franchise right now and ordering two. You may think I am joking, but you obviously have no idea what things I'd do for a $5 footlong. (No, I would not kill a man.) (Again.)

  • Another week, another reminded that being vegan doesn't mean you have to give up your masculinity. You can keep it. Trust me!

  • A man, a cat, and just the most touching story you will read all year. You're welcome for the tears. 

  • Just because it's Monday, here's a video of a dog wrestling a tiny pig. Which one is winning? Which one are you?

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