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In today’s Veggie Athletic Weekly News Digest: Time for businesses to start taking veganism seriously; New Veggie Pret is launched; Tesco release extensive range of vegan cheese; Charity finds death of Grand National horse was avoidable; Federal law prohibits slaughter of American horses; Vegan home delivery grocery store debuts in Australia; Meal plan prep for vegan bodybuilders.

It’s Time Businesses Started Taking Veganism More Seriously

More shops, restaurants and public places need to start adopting a more vegan friendly approach.

Veganism is growing. More and more people are adopting the lifestyle to better their health, reduce their environmental impact and save thousands of animals.

Vegetarianism is dead and vegans are taking over. It’s time business start looking to the future and adapt to the changing market. With so many high street stores and restaurants now catering for vegans (with some making a drastic change to exclusively cater for vegans) some businesses may be left behind.

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New Veggie Pret Finally Opens!

Pret A Manger has established itself as very vegan friendly, even opening their very own Veggie Pret. Luckily for us it has been a success, and a new Veggie Pret has finally opened! Expect vegan brownies, mac and cheese, and much more…

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Tesco Release A HUGE Range Of Vegan Cheese | Available Today

As of today Tesco have launched their own range of Free From vegan cheese. The line of products is aimed to go in direct competition with Sainsbury’s vegan cheese they launched late last year and to match the large surge in people moving to a vegan lifestyle.

The range offers nine different flavours along with sliced, grated and blocks of cheese.

The vegan cheese is supplied to Tesco by Bute Island Foods who also provide the Sainsbury’s line and are the creators of well known products such as Sheese and VeganDeli. Bute Island Foods are renowned for only producing and manufacturing vegan foods, and as you can expect, they’re going from strength to strength with the huge recent surge in veganism.

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Death Of Grand National Race Horse WAS Avoidable

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Former Grand National winner Many Clouds collapsed and died after a gruelling race at Cheltenham earlier this year but UK-based animal rights group Animal Aid said it was a tragedy that could have been avoided.

Animal Aid warned the regulator, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), 10 months ago that Many Clouds could collapse and die while racing. It was reported, after winning the Grand National he physically suffered in races and needed oxygen to recover.The BHA took 10 days to give a brief reply relating to the then nine year old gelding.

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Meal Prep Plan For Athletes

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As an athlete, nutrition and meal preparation has always been a huge part of my routine, and if it isn’t part of yours it should be. Whether you want to lose weight, bulk up, tone, or prep for a bodybuilding show the gym and your workout routine will only get you so far. You need a meal prep plan!

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Federal Law Prohibits Slaughter Of American Horses

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Federal lawmakers have introduced legislation to prevent the establishment of horse slaughter operations within the U.S. and end the current export of American horses for slaughter abroad.

Approximately 130,000 American horses are shipped to Canada and Mexico each year to be slaughtered for human consumption in foreign countries. The horses will often endure long journeys to slaughterhouses without adequate food, water or rest.

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Vegan-Only Home Delivery Debuts In Australia

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Freshara, a home delivery service dedicated to plant-based food, is now delivering to more than 300 suburbs across Sydney and Melbourne.

Co-founder Yuki Thomas wanted to fill an important niche by featuring “everything that is non-animal” while using premium, locally sourced ingredients. “We don’t want to offer the normal, we want to offer the best quality plant-based meals you can find,” says Thomas.

As a vegetarian, Thomas is always looking for services that cater to her needs. “I just don’t have the time to cook a week’s worth of food,” she says. “So we thought, why don’t we just deliver meals straight to your door?”

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Vegan Easter Eggs You Can Buy This Year

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For those with kids, you might be thinking about Easter. It’s not far round the corner and chocolate treats are needed! If you’re new to living vegan, finding tasty vegan easter eggs might be a challenge. However, here’s four delicious vegan easter eggs that will make anyone a chocaholic.

(Also- if you live in the UK you can head down to your local Tesco who are stocking vegan white and milk chocolate easter eggs!)

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