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Australia's First Vegan Cruise Sets Sail This Fall
The Whole Connection cruise will treat guests to nine days of yoga, exclusive documentaries, and all-vegan menus.
Veganism is Hindering Growth of Veal Industry
Consumers choosing plant-based protein instead of veal is deterring the practice of slaughtering baby cows.
Senate Issues Failing Dairy Industry $1 Billion Handout
The dairy industry must rely on government bailouts to survive, as consumers increasingly turn to plant-based alternatives.
Ralph Lauren's Daughter Debuts Vegan Candy Line
Dylan's Candy Bar owner Dylan Lauren debuted the Treat Yourself line of vegan candy.
A Vegan Starbucks? Not Quite, But Close ...
Philly's Batter & Crumbs bakery plans to open a Starbucks-inspired café complete with vegan sandwiches and the pastry case of your dreams.
2,100 Dairy Farmers Defraud Dutch Government
Farmers in Holland falsified records of calf births to evade reporting environmental pollutants.
150,000 McVegans Sold at McDonald's During First Month
McDonald's in Finland and Sweden are showing strong sales of a new plant-based burger, which reflects a larger global demand for animal-free fast food.
Hospital Debuts Vegan Menu to Speed Patient Recovery
The Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach becomes the first medical center in Florida to offer plant-based menu to patients.
Spicy Vegan Steak Sandwich Debuts at Subway
Subway restaurants across Finland offer a new sandwich option made with a soy-based patty and customized with a number of sauces and vegetables.
London Hotel Launches UK's First Vegan Room Service
Guests at the St. Giles Hotel in London can now order plant-based dishes from food company BOL.
Meal-Delivery Service Launches Vegan Shrimp Jambalaya
Veestro now serves Cajun-spiced Shr'mp Jambalaya loaded with vegan shrimp from food-technology startup New Wave Foods.
Sea Shepherd Opens Vegan Tattoo Shop in Amsterdam
All proceeds from tattoos at the 40-year-old organization's new parlor will benefit its campaigns to save marine life around the globe.
Vegan Tide Pod Doughnuts Now Available in New York
Hudson Valley confectionary store Kingston Candy Bar developed a Tide pod-inspired doughnut so people would stop eating detergent.
Kiwis Now Eat Nearly 50 Pounds Less Meat Per Capita
New data shows a substantial decline in meat consumption across New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Germany.
16-Year-Old Amazon Show Star Aubrey Miller is Vegan
The animal advocate and teen star of Amazon Prime Show Just Add Magic hopes to inspire her young fans to go vegan.
French Cheesemaker Debuts Vegan Camembert
New shop Les Petits Veganne makes artisanal cashew-based versions of classic French cheeses.
Impossible Foods Partners with Food Banks to Fight Hunger
The food-technology company will provide regular donations of its plant-based burger patties to feed families in need in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Color-Changing Vegan Lipstick Lands in Oscars Gift Bag
This year's Oscars nominees will be treated to three vegan lipsticks, filled with flower petals, by Blush & Whimsy that change color with lip temperature.
Tom Ford Reconsiders His Stance on Fur
The famed designer is slowly making the connection that the animals he refuses to eat are still exploited for fashion.
36 Groups Fight USDA High-Speed Pig Slaughter Program
A coalition of organizations—including animal-rights group Compassion Over Killing—have banded together to oppose a new program that would put animal welfare, workers' lives, and food safety in jeopardy.
Danone Leads $30M Investment in Plant-Based Brand
The dairy conglomerate continues to expand its portfolio, this time with coconut water brand Harmless Harvest, with the aim of capitalizing on the boom of the plant-based industry.
#Veganlife Tweets Increase by 85 Percent Since 2016
BBC News reports that the rise of vegan campaign Veganuary—which gained 78,000 participants this year—is helping veganism boom on Twitter.
Kat Von D's Vegan Shoe Line to Debut this Year
The vegan makeup mogul's 28-style, Italian-made luxe shoe line will include faux-fur moon boots.
HSUS Names Kitty Block as New CEO
The seasoned animal advocate and former president of Humane Society International promises to create a safe work environment to strengthen the organization's efforts.
Vegan Drag Queen Wins Celebrity Big Brother
Former RuPaul's Drag Race contestant said her win represents public acceptance of individuals who are different.
Insurance Company Now Offers Vegans Lower Rates
New initiative Vegans Pay Less rewards Israeli residents for following a diet that decreases risk of disease and has a lower environmental impact.
New Vegan Doritos Flavor Unveiled at Super Bowl
Game of Thrones vegan actor Peter Dinklage stars in humorous Super Bowl commercial featuring Doritos' newest fiery flavor, Blaze.
Former WWE Wrestler Eva Marie Goes Vegan
Eva Marie eschewed animal products for the month of January and plans to stick to her plant-based diet indefinitely.
New Zealand's Popular Vegan Chicken Brand to Go Global
Kiwi brand Sunfed Foods—helmed by female entrepreneur Shama Lee—is planning a worldwide expansion after consistently selling out at local supermarkets.
Vegan Candy Launches Spike by 140 Percent Since 2013
New market research finds that launches of vegan confectionery products have more than doubled in the previous five years, particularly in Germany.
Milk and Meat Bacteria Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis
New research reveals a connection between consuming products tainted with cow manure and the development of rheumatoid arthritis.
Walmart-Owned Retailer Bans Donkey-Skin Gelatin
A number of retailers—including—have pledged to discontinue sales of products that contain donkey-derived ejiao, an ingredient promoted as a cure-all by Chinese medicine.
Budget Beauty Brand Releases 24 Vegan Lipsticks
ColourPop's new lipstick line features creamy matte hues available for $7 each.
Eatery Rings In Chinese New Year with Vegan Shark Fin Soup
San Francisco restaurant Enjoy Vegetarian will celebrate the Year of the Dog—and the San Francisco Vegetarian Society's 50th anniversary—with an 11-course vegan traditional Chinese feast.
Mark Wahlberg's Chain Adds Impossible Burger to Menu
Celebrity family-owned chain Wahlburgers now offers the plant-based patty that can be made vegan upon request.
Vegan Saved by the Bell Lipstick Debuts
Bayside's Lisa, Kelly, and Jessie will be represented by totally '90s metallic hues in the new line by Sola Look.
Vegan Doughnut Shop Replaces Pickle Store in Baltimore
Donut Alliance will serve Boston Creme, Pink Lemonade, and S'mores flavors of yeast-raised vegan doughnuts in its new Northeast Baltimore shop this spring.
YouTube Star Opens Vegan Korean Café with Her Mom
Rose Lee—of YouTube channel Cheap Lazy Vegan—opened brick-and-mortar eatery saVeg on the ground floor of a gym in Calgary.
Coca-Cola to Launch Vegan Smoothie Line in UK
The beverage giant is re-launching existing brand Adez in three coconut-, almond-, and oat-based smoothie flavors to capitalize on the growth of dairy-free demand.
British Academy Awards Serve Vegan Appetizer Course
This year, BAFTA nominees will be treated to a fully vegan appetizer made with celeriac cream, apple jelly, and toasted hazelnuts—without a non-vegan option for the course.
Italian Brand Debuts Vegan Meat as Mortadella Sales Slip
Felsineo—Italy's leading mortadella meat brand—launched vegan offshoot Felsineo Veg with six plant-based sliced meat products that resemble traditional Italian cold cuts.
Saudi Arabian Prince to Open 10 Vegan Eateries by 2020
Vegan Prince Khaled Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud intends to fight the growing obesity problem in the Middle East by opening new plant-based restaurants in UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Jordan.
Volkswagen Vows to Eliminate Testing Cars on Animals
The German car company will no longer force monkeys to inhale carcinogenic fumes.
Midwest Pizza Chain Launches Meaty Vegan Menu
Parkway Pizza partners with vegan shop The Herbivorous Butcher to create a full vegan menu that features pepperoni, chicken, cheesy toast, and meatball hoagies.
Hip-Hop Producer C-Note Goes Vegan to Fight Diabetes
Producer Carlton Mays, Jr. eschews animal products to ensure his longevity in the music industry.
Halo Top Adds Seven Ice Cream Flavors to Vegan Line
America's top-selling ice cream brand expands its vegan options with new flavors, including coconut milk-based Birthday Cake, Pancakes & Waffles, and Candy Bar.
Tyson Invests in Clean-Meat Startup Memphis Meats
The meat company makes its second investment—following its investment in Beyond Meat—in alternatives to animal slaughter.
Vegan Pea-Milk Brand Raises $65 Million in Funding
Two-year-old company Ripple Foods has raised a total of $110 million to expand its popular vegan pea-based milk products.
World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater Goes Vegan
Kelly Slater took to Instagram to confirm that he has been vegan for one month.
Vegan Seitan Butcher Counter to Open in Milwaukee
Celesta will offer late-night food, cocktails, internationally inspired dishes, and a butchery counter where seitan-based meats will be available by the pound.

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