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Factory-Farmed Fish Ban
A bill introduced into the US House of Representatives is calling for the prohibition of factory-fish farming in US ocean waters. Introduced by Rep. Don...
Top Veg Ballparks
Vegans heading to the ball game this summer can choose from much more than French fries, thanks to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA)...
Candle Cafe’s Frozen Entrées
Diners across the country will now be able to enjoy vegan dishes from the wildly popular vegan restaurant Candle Cafe starting this June. The new line of...
Feds OK Killing Sea Lions
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Fisheries Service has approved the killing of sea lions in Washington and Oregon in order...
US Weekly Features Vegans
A recent issue of US Weekly, a celebrity news, lifestyle, and entertainment magazine, featured an article on vegan celebrities. Titled “ Stars That Went Vegan, ” the...
No Fur for Fendi
Vociferous objections by animal-rights activists in Seoul, South Korea has led to the ban of fur in Fendi’s upcoming runway show. More than 1,200 guests are...
BC Animal Cruelty Law
In response to a mass killing of Whistler sled dogs, British Columbia, has introduced legislation calling for stricter penalties for animal cruelty. If the new...
Veg Baseball Team
Nick Klein, an employee of the Foundation to Support Animal Protection and writer of The Informed Vegan blog, is sponsoring a team of seven- to nine...
Prevention Goes Meatless
An organic gardener, collectibles dealer, nurse, marketing consultant, and jewelry designer all nixed meat from their diets and spoke of their successes in Prevention...
TX Surveys School Lunches
A new project unveiled earlier this week at five elementary schools in San Antonio, Texas, is trying to figure out exactly what schoolchildren eat. The $2 million project...
Vegan in Hunger Games
Woody Harrelson has recently been cast in the upcoming film Hunger Games. The film is based on the internationally best-selling Hunger Games trilogy, written...
Pita Pit’s Vegan Grub
Thanks to Compassion Over Killing (COK), Pita Pit, the fast-food restaurant chain with more than 100 locations across the US, has added a vegan black bean...
Veg Food for Japan
Food for Life Global (FFL), a nonprofit that provides plant-based meals to those in need around the world, is currently on the ground in Japan. Earlier this...
Endangered Species Review
More than 250 imperiled species, including plants, sea life, and mammals, will be reviewed by the Obama Administration to see if they need greater protection...
FL Photo Bill Fails
A bill outlawing photography of or filming on any farm in Florida without consent from the farm’s owner will not become law. Introduced into the Florida...
Climate Change Affects Crops
A team of US researchers has found that warmer temperatures could be a reason behind decreased crop yields, as well as the recent rise in food prices. Around...
Silverstone is a Mom
On May 5, Alicia Silverstone and husband Christopher Jarecki welcomed their first child, a son they named Bear Blu Jarecki. “We are all three in love!” Silverstone...
All About Hemp
A source of paper, milk, and clothing, this ancient plant is much more than a hippie staple.
NJ Expands Law for Animals
New Jersey lawmakers are one step closer to including animals in domestic-violence-related restraining orders. Earlier this week, the New Jersey Assembly’s Judiciary...
Spork Girls on Reality TV
Heather and Jenny Goldberg, sisters and founders of Spork Foods, were recently featured on an episode of the Style Network’s Ruby. The reality show follows...
ALDF Saves Tony
Tony the Truck Stop Tiger, a 10-year-old Siberian-Bengal tiger who spends his life caged at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, La., will be freed, thanks to the...
FarmVille Gets Real
The 62 million active users of the game FarmVille manage their own virtual farm; now, for a sign-up fee of $48 dollars, they can help run a real one. The United Kingdom’s...
Chicago’s Veg Café
Vegan Café offers Georgia-peach smoothies, zucchini wraps, pecan pie, and more to diners in Lockport, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. The vegan restaurant, owned by...
YouTube Reinstates MFA Video
YouTube, the popular video-sharing site, has reversed its ban on Mercy For Animals’ (MFA) latest undercover video, which depicts shocking acts of cruelty against calves at...
USDA Maps Food Deserts
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has built a new interactive map illustrating the nation’s “food deserts,” a term the USDA explains as “a low-income...
Green Spring Cleaning
Keep your home spick and span this spring with cleaners free of harmful chemicals.
Bittman’s Veg App
Mark Bittman, food journalist and best-selling author of Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating, has released his second app for the iPhone, based on his cookbook...
Mississippi Animal Cruelty Law
Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour recently signed a new bill into law, making “aggravated cruelty” to cats and dogs a felony on the second offense. The Mississippi...
Top 10 Dangerous Pathogens
A new report from the Emerging Pathogens Institute at the University of Florida identified the 10 riskiest food-pathogen combinations, the top five of which...
Top Five Vegan Fashion Trends
Check out our five favorite spring fashion trends and how to wear them with cruelty-free style.
Omega-3 and Prostate Cancer
A new study released in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that men with higher levels of a fish-based omega-3 fatty acid had increased risks of...
CNN Covers Vegan Bake Sale
CNN’s latest Eatocracy post discusses the rise in popularity of vegan baked goods and showcases the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS), happening April 23 through May 1...
Low Carb Linked to Diabetes
Low-carb diets high in saturated fat and animal protein could put one at a higher risk to develop type 2 diabetes, according to researchers at Harvard University...
Vegan Travel Easier
Classic Journeys, a California-based trip-planning company that specializes in culinary and walking tours around the world, now makes it easier for travelers with...
Cal Voters Against Bear Hunting
Seventy-four percent of Californians oppose an expansion of black bear hunting, according to a statewide poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc. The...
Forks Over Knives on Dr. Oz
Today on The Dr. Oz Show, viewers will learn how to “change what you eat and change your life.” During the new hour-long show, titled “Forks Over Knives:...
Oregon Battery Cage Ballot
Battery cages for egg-laying hens in Oregon could be a thing of the past if a new ballot measure introduced in the state legislature is signed into law...
NYC Veg Pop-Up
WildFlower, New York City’s first vegan pop-up restaurant, is currently raising funds through the fundraising platform Kickstarter. The brainchild of vegan chef Ayinde...
White House Eggless Roll
Today, President Barack Obama and the First Family will host the White House Easter Egg Roll. In support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign, the ...
Food Marketing Investigation
With happymeal.com receiving hundreds of thousands of visitors monthly, in addition to smart-phone applications, advertisements, and Facebook all...
So Far in Veganism, 2011
A look back at all the exciting, landmark events in the world of veganism since January 1.
Vegan 101: Home & Beauty
The third installment of our Vegan 101 series shares tips on how to veganize and green your home and body.
Artwork for Animals
One year ago this week, Olivia Bouler was devastated at the tragedy of the BP oil spill. The 11-year old New York native reached out to the National Audubon Society...
County Adopts VegWeek
The Board of Supervisors in Marin County, Calif., have unanimously adopted a California VegWeek resolution in honor or Charles McGlashan, the former Marin...
Undercover Cruelty
Mercy For Animals (MFA) has released a new video showing hidden-camera footage at a factory farm in Hart, Texas, revealing inhumane and malicious practices...
Vegan Owner Profiled
Veronica Bosgraaf, the founder of Pure Bar, a line of raw, gluten-free, vegan snack bars, was featured in the article “Women Who Turned Food Into Careers” in...
Species in Danger
Researchers at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have found that many species of sharks, rays, and fish in the Mediterranean are facing...
Wolves no Longer Endangered
Wolves in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington will be taken off the federal endangered species list. A rider, included in the budget bill signed by...
Staph in Meat
A new study from the Translational Genomics Research Institute estimates that half of the meat found in US grocery stores could be contaminated with Staphylococcus...
Boston Bans Sugary Drinks
Boston Mayor Tom Menino has banned sugary drinks in Boston proper, affecting concession stands, vending machines, and cafeterias, as well as events where...

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