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Florida Dog Racing Bill
Members of the Florida House have passed a bill that could potentially end dog racing in the state. Currently, Florida track owners are legally required to hold...
Vegans in Food Network Race
The Orange County, Calif.-based vegan food truck, Seabirds, will be competing in the second season of The Great Food Truck Race according to film sightings and Isa...
Mother’s Day Campaign
Vancouver’s Liberation BC, an organization dedicated to promoting the vegan lifestyle and building a strong community of animal advocates, will be hosting its second annual...
Olsen Haus on The Price is Right
Olsen Haus Pure Vegan, founded by Elizabeth Olsen, was featured on the CBS show The Price is Right, hosted by Drew Carey. In its special Earth Day episode, contestants were...
Veg-Friendly Social Media Games
Here are five video games that will have a positive effect on your eco and veg lifestyle.
Pesticides Linked to Lower IQ
Three separate studies found that pregnant women exposed to pesticides had children with lower IQ scores. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley followed...
Vegetarian on Time 100
This year’s Time 100 list includes Cory Booker, an unabashed vegetarian since 1992 and popular Newark, NJ, mayor since 2006. Each year, TIME features the most...
NY Carriage Horse Bill
Following a petition that received nearly 3,000 signatures on change.org, NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm has agreed to introduce a bill that would protect New York...
Calcium Linked to Heart Disease
According to a study published in the British Medical Journal, calcium supplements may actually increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Following nearly 17,000...
Anti-Poaching Action Network
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has announced a new campaign to support the California Department of Fish and Game’s work in combating poaching.
Branson’s Lemur Island
Sir Richard Branson, the entrepreneur best known his Virgin Group companies, has expressed a desire to relocate endangered lemurs from zoos to his private island...
General Mills Goes Cage-Free
General Mills, food manufacturer of brands including Betty Crocker, Bisquick, Larabar, and more, has committed to switching 1 million of its eggs to cage-free.
First Animal Law Clinic
Katie Barnett is dedicated to animals, and is organizing what is believed to be the first animal cruelty prosecution clinic in a US law school. A law student at the University...
Top Vegan Food Carts
The food-cart movement across the country has included a vast array of unique foods, and vegans are along for the ride with the many veg-friendly options. People for the...
Puppy Mill Law in Question
“Missouri’s Puppy Mill Initiative” passed in November last year, but is now being overhauled by lawmakers who claim that it is too costly. The new rules required breeders...
Wayne Pacelle on Ellen
Wayne Pacelle, Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) President and best-selling author, is appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today to discuss his new...
Russia Bans Polar Bear Hunting
Following a campaign from The Polar Bear program, Russia has banned all hunting of polar bears for the year. Although Russia and the United States agreed on a quota...
Texas Antifreeze Bill
The Texas Senate has unanimously approved a new measure to add a bittering agent to antifreeze and engine-coolant products, potentially reducing thousands of childhood...
10 Tips for Going Green
With Earth Day approaching, here are some of VN’s favorite ways to live greener.
Vegan 101: Fashion
The second installment of our Vegan 101 series tackles how to make a cruelty-free statement with what we wear.
Animal Alliance Political Party
Canadians will be able to vote for candidates representing the Animal Alliance Environment Voters (AAEV) Party of Canada in the country’s upcoming 41st general election.
Ending Research on Chimpanzees
The Great Ape Proection and Cost Savings Act was introduced to Congress yesterday, with support from The Humane Society of the United States. Backed by senators of...
Eggs Linked to Diabetes
A new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology (AJE) states that increased egg consumption is linked to increased risk of gestational diabetes...
How to Make Culinary Passion a Career
Love food and want to work in the industry? These tips will help land that job, whether you’re a recent grad or career changer.
Activism to Help Hens
Carl Scott of New Zealand is spending the month of April in a 6.25 ft. by 4.25 ft. cage in order to protest against a government proposal that would require farmers to...
Memphis’ New Vegan Café
A new all-vegan restaurant featuring classic comfort foods will grace Memphis, Tenn., later this month. Imagine Vegan Cafe, owned by Kristie Jeffrey, will offer Southern...
Indoor Farming Developments
Danish bioengineers have created a completely indoor crop field, using controlled LED lighting, temperature, humidity, air quality, and nutrition. Scientists at...
Chefs Campaign for Seals
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has partnered with 12 of the country’s favorite celebrity chefs, all participants in Bravo’s Top Chef All Stars, to stop the...
Vegan Actress to Star in Movie
Mae Whitman, a vegan actress who stars in TV series Parenthood, has been chosen to join the cast of the upcoming indie movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Whitman...
Mario Batali’s Edible Garden
Celebrity chef Mario Batali, featured on The Food Network, will help kick-off The New York Botanical Garden’s 2011 gardening season. On April 12, Batali will join Bronx...
Food Addiction Affects Brain
Researchers at Yale University have found that brain activity for those with food obsessions is similar to people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol, mainly increased brain...
New Our Hen House Series
Our Hen House, the multi-media clearinghouse covering animal rights and veganism, has launched a new video and blog series which will feature people who fight for...
Pinnacle Pin Contest
Pinnacle: Reinvent the Icon is hosting a pin design contest for “artists and designers who don’t hate animals.” With its fur-free mission, Pinnacle has partnered with Busy...
UT Ends Animal Tests
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has successfully gotten the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio to stop using animals in...
Mississippi’s New Law
A new Mississippi animal cruelty law is now in place, making abuse to cats and dogs a felony on the second offense. After years of working on legislation, the state’s Farm...
Vegan 101 Wins Awards
With its original parodies of the vegan lifestyle, the Vegan 101 web series won both Outstanding Sketch Comedy Series and Outstanding Guest Actress and Actor at the...
Emily Deschanel Pregnant
Vegan actress Emily Deschanel and husband David Hornsby are expecting their first child. Deschanel and Hornsby were married in an intimate ceremony in September...
Cows Produce Human Milk
A herd of 200 cows have been genetically modified to produce milk with similar characteristics as human breast milk by researchers at China...
Eat Your Colors
The Nature Matching System project mural, an eight-by-70 foot installation featuring 88 colors of vegetables and fruits for healthy nutrition, is being planned for a...
Food System Flaws
In a recent audit of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), the USDA’s Inspector General found that AMS graders...
Silverstone in Vogue
Vogue’s April 2011 issue features vegan actress and author of The Kind Diet in its article ‘Style Ethics with Alicia Silverstone.’ In the piece, Silverstone shares her no-waste...
Wynn Hosts Vegan Event
As a part of Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétite magazine, Wynn Las Vegas will debut Viva Las Vegan!, a new, interactive cooking and tasting event featuring vegan creations...
Vegans Have Fewer Cataracts
The Oxford component of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition has released data showing that people who consume a vegan diet have a 40...
7 Best Vegan Sandwiches
VN scoured the country for the best vegan sandwiches and lets you know how to make them at home.
Martha Stewart Veg Show
Following in Oprah's footsteps, Martha Stewart will host a show focused on being and becoming vegan. Featured guests include Twitter's vegan co-founder, Biz Stone and Kathy...
Vegan-Omnivore Alliance
In his article “Introducing the Vegan/Omnivore Alliance Against Animal Factories,” grist.org writer Tom Philpott laments the rift between vegans and what he calls “conscientious...
Lead in Urban Gardens
Though lead-based paint and leaded gasoline are now illegal, they continue to taint the land in many US cities. Soil researchers tested soil from urban gardens in Indianapolis...
Vogue Promotes Veganism
Vogue recently featured health and fitness advice from three vegans in its article “Back to Beach Season.” As winter turns to spring and people start dreaming of summer beach...
Firefighters Learn Animal CPR
In Ashland, Ore., firefighters are now equipped to give first aid to companion animals affected by smoke. Trained by veterinarian Dr. Alice Sievers, firefighters learned various...
First Vegan Blog Zine
Vegan Mainstream has launched Vstream Zine: A Vegan Blog Reporter, a 54-page zine all about vegan blogs. The publication compiles blog recommendations and...

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