Kucinich is holding Vegan fundraisers in Phoenix and LA:

Elizabeth Kucinich hosted two vegan fundraising events this week in Phoenix, Ariz., bringing in under $1,000 in contributions.

The couple will host a more exclusive vegan feast featuring celebrity hosts this weekend in Los Angeles and plan on raising over $8,000 in contributions.

Chrissy Hynde is opening a vegetarian restaurant in Akron:

Akron native and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Chrissie Hynde is expected to hold a news conference today with city officials to talk about the opening of her new restaurant, VegiTerranean.

The eatery will be on the first floor of the Northside Lofts at the edge of downtown Akron. Restaurateur Dan Duplain, owner of Fedeli in Canton, is a partner in the venture

And a vegan teacher in Chicago may lose his job for teaching his kids about the dangers of modern factory farming.

Dave Warwak has taught art at Fox River Grove Middle School for eight years, and for most of that time, he was happy to eat meatloaf, hot dogs or whatever else the cafeteria workers dished out.

But in January he became a vegan and started spreading the word about the benefits of a meatless diet to students at the McHenry County school. He even built an exhibit out of candy that depicted animals in cages and as road kill.

On Thursday, Warwak said his crusade might cost him his job. He said he was told to stay away from class this week by administrators he described as “ardent meat-eaters.”