VegNews Daily

Animal Rights Activist Receives Non-Violence Award

The Carnism Awareness and Action Network founder was honored by the Institute of Jainology for her efforts to end animal suffering.

Melanie Joy, president and founder of the Carnism Awareness and Action Network, recently received the Ahimsa Award from the Institute of Jainology, the international organization representing the expressively non-violent Jain faith. CAAN strives to raise awareness about the inherent cruelty of the farming system and teach people that eating meat is not a necessity, but a choice that is reinforced by culture and commercial industries. Joy, who is also the author of Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows, is the eighth person to receive the Ahimsa Award—other recipients include the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela. “Transforming carnism is not simply about changing behavior, but about shifting consciousness,” said Joy in her acceptance speech. “It is about shifting from ignorance to awareness, from apathy to empathy, from callousness to compassion, from denial to truth.”

Vegan Burger Bar Pops Up for Earth Day

Earthie's Drive Thru is planting a tree for every Impossible Burger they sell.
Read More »

100,000-Square-Foot Vegan Block Party Hits LA

100,000-Square-Foot Vegan Block Party Hits LA
Read More »

Luxe Shop Debuts Vegan Avocado-Shaped Ice Cream

London's luxury gelato stand Snowflake sells vegan ice cream made from, and shaped like, an avocado, complete with an edible pit.
Read More »

IKEA Promotes Plant-Based Eating for Earth Day

The furniture chain sent a newsletter in time for Earth Day with three plant-based recipes it says are good for your body and the planet.
Read More »

'50s Style Vegan Diner Opens in Michigan

Former Detroit-area food truck Shimmy Shack's new retro diner will serve Coney dogs, burgers, and shakes, and host birthday parties, gift-basket making events, and vegan vintage clothing pop-ups.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »