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Germany Becomes First Country to End Chick Shredding
Government will implement new technology to end the cruel standard practice by 2017.
German Cheese Company Launches Vegan Brand
Four new dairy-free spreads are now available under the Simply V label.
Nikki Reed Collaborates on Vegan Handbag Line
The actress worked with designer Morgan Bogle to create the cruelty-free collection.
Bustle Debunks Dairy Myths In Recent Article
The millennial news and lifestyle site discusses nine supposed “truths” regarding milk and cheese.
Texas Gets First Vegan Cat Café
The new Austin coffee shop offers cat adoptions and a plant-based food truck.
Ultimate Guide to Vegan Caramel
From candy and sauces to snacks and ice cream, the VegNews staff spent an entire week sampling all-things caramel. Here are our favorite gooey, caramely finds you shouldn’t live without.
Vegan Author Pens Protein Piece for Time and Yahoo
Gena Hemshaw describes 20 sources of plant-based protein for the widely read media outlets.
2016 Emoji Candidates Include Vegan Options
Avocados and salads might be coming to your phone’s keypad next summer.
Vegan-Friendly Voodoo Doughnut Expands to Texas
Beloved bakery opens a new storefront in downtown Austin.
Ruling: SeaWorld Can No Longer Breed Orcas
California says yes to the marine park’s expansion on the condition that it can’t sell, transfer, breed, or trade its existing whales.
PETA Becomes Whole Foods’ Latest Shareholder
The animal-rights organization buys stock to challenge the organic grocer’s claims of “humane meat.”
Impossible Foods Raises $108 Million in New Funding
The plant-based meat and cheese company plans to release its first product next year.
New Revolutionary Vegan Egg Product Launched
The whole-egg alternative was just introduced by Follow Your Heart.
International Vegan Burger Joint to Open First US Location
Singapore-based VeganBurg is expanding to San Francisco.
World's Oldest Veg Restaurant Honored by Guinness
Swiss eatery is the oldest continuously-operated vegetarian restaurant in the world.
Open Table Names Country's Best Veg Restaurants
The online reservation site releases its top vegan, vegetarian, and veg-friendly restaurants in the country.
Quorn Foods To Sell Company for $830 Million
The alternative meat company agrees to sell to Philippines-based rival, Monde Nissin.
Starbucks Begins Testing Vegan Food Options
The coffee chain pledges to offer vegan products in the future.
Brown University Fraternity Goes Vegan For a Week
Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi collaborates with PETA for its first-ever "vegan week."
Pamela Anderson Releases Vegan Fashion Line
The longtime vegan is partnering with a French designer to create a collection of cruelty-free accessories.
The Netherlands Bans Use of Wild Animals in Circuses
Lions, tigers, bears and more will no longer be forced to perform unnatural tricks in Dutch circuses.
Cow Becomes National Animal of Nepal
Under the new secular constitution, cows are protected and their slaughter is banned.
Utah Restaurant Owner to Give Away His Vegan Food Cart
In a contest hosted by the vegan food cart owner, James Mouritsen is looking for the next great concept to take over the cart.
New Video Tackles Ag-Gag Laws
Online news site Vox discusses the need for accountability in animal agriculture in a three-and-half minute video.
No More Rabbit Meat, Says Whole Foods Market
After facing pressure from animal advocates, the supermarket giant will stop selling rabbit meat by the end of the year.
H&M Campaigns to End Animal Testing for Cosmetics
In a just-announced partnership with Humane Society International, the global retailer strives to improve animal welfare in the fashion industry.
Vegan Guide to Tennis
With the US Open in full swing, we looked to see if our tennis bags were properly stocked with cruelty-free gear. Here's what we found ...
TIME Magazine: Eat Nutritional Yeast
In the latest issue of the magazine, experts say nutritional yeast is loaded with health benefits.
Canadian Turkey Breeder Found Guilty of Animal Cruelty
Mercy For Animals’ undercover footage leads to the country's first guilty verdict due to hidden footage.
PETA Names Top Restaurants For Celebrity-Spotting
The animal-rights organization named eateries in Florida, Arizona, Washington, Illinois, and DC on its stargazing list.
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary Opens New Location
In honor of its new location, the animal sanctuary is hosting a vegan bash this weekend in Upstate New York.
Documentary Shows Life of an Undercover Investigator
New film highlights the experience of an activist‘s time on a factory farm.
Popular Millennial Website Covers Vegan Lifestyle
Bustle, a millennial news and lifestyle site, tackles veganism through a variety of articles.
Guide to Vegan Ethiopian Food
VegNews takes you through the basics of one of the most vegan-friendly cuisines in the world.
Time Goes Nuts for Almond Butter
Almond butter is a great food, says five nutritionists for the magazine.
Yellowstone Bison Sent to Slaughterhouses
In order to control population at the national park, many of its resident animals end up on people’s plates.
Flax and Sesame Seeds Help Prevent Weight Gain
Compounds found in flax and sesame seeds result in a lower weight over time.
Chris Christie’s Speech Interrupted by Animal Activists
This past weekend, animal-rights activists protested during the presidential hopeful’s speech.
Vegan Oktoberfest Coming to Los Angeles This Fall
The 2nd annual beer-and-food festival expands with a two-day event featuring more food and more beer at a new venue.
Report: 100 Percent of Ground Beef Contains Fecal Matter
A new study by Consumer Reports finds 100 percent of sampled beef contained fecal contamination.
Mercy For Animals to Host Star-Studded Gala
Pamela Anderson, Joaquin Phoenix, and others will be honored at this weekend's benefit for animals in Los Angeles.
Cutting Out Processed Meats May Improve Fertility
A recent study found that men who ate more processed meats had less success in a fertility study.
Modern Love Restaurant to Open Brooklyn Location
Cookbook author Isa Chandra Moskowitz is opening her second restaurant in Williamsburg, NY.
70 Percent of Honey Found to Contain Pesticides
Samples from foraging bees in Massachusetts contained a toxin that is related to Colony Collapse Disorder.
Popular Vegan Bakery to Open 25 Locations Nationwide
California-based Cinnaholic is expanding to locations across the United States.
Vegan Chili Combats Hunger Among Homeless
Non-profit organization distributes plant-based meals to food-insecure individuals.
Stella McCartney and Patagonia Cut Ties with Wool Supplier
A PETA undercover investigation forces the fashion designer to look for vegan wool and for Patagonia to dissolve its partnership.
Moby to Perform at Animal-Rights Benefit in Los Angeles
Compassion Over Killing’s Beverly Hills benefit will raise awareness of undercover investigations.
Unsung Vegan Heroes Award Now Open for Nominations
Annual awards celebrate vegan activists who receive little recognition for their hard work in the animal-rights community.
New York Times Takes a Stand Against Ag-Gag Laws
The newspaper editorial board addresses the issues surrounding undercover investigations at factory farms.

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