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Obama to Set Groundbreaking Limit on Animal Testing
A provision to a 40-year-old act will restrict animal testing and force regulators to develop new alternatives.
Activist Takes on Cops to Provide Water to “Death Row” Pigs
Toronto Pig Save’s Anita Krajnc was filmed going toe-to-toe with authorities, refusing to stop providing thirsty pigs a drink of water on their way to slaughter.
A Complete Guide to Vegan Starbucks #PinkDrinks
A pink trend is sweeping Instagram, and it comes in a 24-ounce cup.
Vegan Fast-Casual Restaurant Opens in DC
Philadelphia’s HipCityVeg—home of the wildly popular vegan chicken-ranch burger—is giving away free food to celebrate the opening of its third location.
Outrage Sparked as Video Depicts Captive “Suicidal” Orca
Morgan the whale is seen intentionally beaching herself and laying listlessly outside of the water in a new viral video.
Ex-Burger King Exec’s Veg Food Company Worth Millions
Sweet Earth Natural Foods has seen profits double every year, with $20 million projected in 2016.
Japanese Students Create Eggless Chick-Producing Egg
Technology could end the killing of chick embryos for school research.
Transgender Man is Finalist in Sexiest Vegan Contest
Salt Lake City resident Dexter Thomas beat out scores of other contestants to be named the first openly transgender man with a shot at winning annual PETA contest.
PETA to Offer Prince’s Vegan Song as a Free Download
Late artist donated the song “Animal Kingdom” to PETA, and the animal-rights organization is now making it free for fans to download in commemoration of his advocacy.
Vegan Pie Wins Competition, Named Best in Australia
A meat- and dairy-free pie beat more than a thousand other entries in Australia’s Best Pie competition.
Germany Enacts Strict Rules to Ensure Vegan Food is Vegan
European country adopts its first-ever legally binding definition of “vegan,” preventing manufacturers from using buzzworthy labeling on foods with trace animal ingredients.
Hong Kong Girl Group Brings Veganism to the Masses
Intent on shifting local attitudes, China’s V Girls are giving veganism a fresh, new face.
Toronto to Get Vegan Soft Serve and Belgian Waffle Food Truck
Shakes, sundaes, and fully-loaded gourmet waffle desserts are coming to the Canadian city soon.
Vox Highlights Hypocrisy of Anger Over Harambe
“I think it's almost certainly the case that eating chicken, as raised in the US, is a greater moral wrong than killing Harambe the gorilla.”
UFC Fighter Goes Vegan, Snags 15th Career Win
After a big win, Abel Trujillo told the crowd, “Love is the movement—go vegan.”
Second By CHLOE Officially Opens in Los Angeles
Silver Lake residents can now enjoy Kale Cookies + Cream ice cream and Whiskey BBQ sandwiches while shopping at Whole Foods.
Eight Best Vegan Meats Named by Top Millennial Site
From hot dogs and chicken tenders to maple-smokehouse bacon, “meaty” vegan proteins have PopSugar excited.
“Bleeding” Vegan Burger Sells Out in One Hour
Customers flock to get their hands on Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger at Whole Foods Market.
World's First Vegan Lifestyle Series to Debut on A&E
More than 70 million subscribers of A&E’s FYI Network have a new plant-based TV show to look forward to this July.
Forbes Profiles Vegan Startup, the “Pandora for Food”
Lighter will provide customized meal plans and grocery lists based on what vegan food pros you follow.
New Orleans Bakery to be Featured on Flip My Food
Owners of vegan-friendly Breads On Oak will take a break from their usual organic French pastries to veganize grilled cheese sandwiches for national television.
Another UK Veg Fest Draws Massive Crowds
More than 13,000 attendees convened on Vegfest UK Bristol, braving rain and wind for a chance to get their hands on vegan finds.
Bon Appétit Offers Advice to Help Veg-Curious Go Vegan
Popular food publication identifies five common mistakes that keep people from staying vegan.
Sia Gives $100,000 to Animal-Loving Survivor Contestant
Fan-favorite Tai Trang won over viewers’ hearts when he adopted Mark the chicken as a companion animal, saving him from being eaten by fellow contestants.
UK’s First-Ever Vegan Billboards Go Up
Billboards displaying slogans such as “Vegan because my milk is for my babies not for you” are plastered around the city of Bristol, England.
New Documentary Follows People with "Veggie-Full Lives"
From a vegan rapper to a pair of butchers, MorningStar Farms’ new film explores the ways everyday people are making more veg-friendly choices.
First Vegan Burger to be Sold Alongside Meat Debuts
Beyond Meat has invested more than seven years of research into the making of this new “breathtaking” option, dubbed “plant-based burger 5.0.”
Sweet Potato Soul Blogger Makes Vegan Crab Cakes for Today
Al Roker and the rest of the Today Show hosts were blown away by blogger Jenné Claiborne’s plant-based seafood dish.
Helsinki Votes to Have Daycares Offer Vegan Food
A new year-long program will be implemented at 20 daycare centers in the Finnish capital.
Real Housewives Star to Release Plant-Based Cookbook
Carole Radziwill is collaborating with boyfriend and New York-based chef Adam Kenworthy for an educational book full of vegan recipes.
The Independent Argues Against Vegetarianism
During National Vegetarian Week, popular news site calls on vegetarians to commit to considering all animals in their ethics, not just those raised for meat.
Seventh by CHLOE Restaurant Announced for 2017
Ultra-popular vegan restaurant has gained enough momentum to snag a seventh location in New York City.
Racism, Sexism Among Topics at New Vegan Conference
The United Kingdom's first intersectional vegan conference will feature Black Vegans Rock founder Aph Ko and critical theorist Dr. A. Breeze Harper.
Vegan Horror Story Wins Prestigious Literary Award
Han Kang’s dark, surreal novel The Vegetarian explores the twisted and tragic backlash of one woman’s decision to eschew animal flesh, milk, and eggs.
New Study Reveals Self-Awareness in Fish Species
Giant manta rays can use mirrors to examine different parts of their bodies that wouldn’t have otherwise been visible.
9 Best Vegan Oreo Hacks on Instagram
From cheesecakes to smoothies to deep-fried delights, there’s no Oreo iteration we won’t try.
Senator Cory Booker Serves Vegan Buffet to Congress
The luncheon, catered by DC Vegan Catering, featured sushi, mac and cheese, buffalo cauliflower, and coleslaw.
Student Saves College Course Piglets from Slaughter
Izzy Ross is responsible for a headline-grabbing campaign that led to the safe re-homing of four “educational” piglets.
Report: Poultry Workers Forced to Wear Diapers
Employees say supervisors’ prohibiting of bathroom breaks to keep a factory pace force workers into humiliating situations.
New Vegan Big Mac-Selling Restaurant a Success in Toronto
Doomie’s newest Canadian outpost has customers lining up for hours.
Silk, Vega Products Help WhiteWave Earn Massive Gains
Success and popularity of vegan brands are proving to be a windfall for parent company as it sees a 28 percent increase in income in just three months.
Indian Couple’s Vegan Wedding Profiled on Mashable
Mumbai couple showcases lavish, cruelty-free nuptials, demonstrating that no sacrifice was made to have a compassionate wedding.
10 (Mouthwatering) Vegan Frappuccinos at Starbucks
VegNews resident Vegan Barista guides you toward your own cool and creamy cruelty-free creations.
Thai Boxer Claire “The Vegan” Baxter Spotlighted
World champion fighter shares her perspective as a professional vegan kickboxer.
Startup Wants Vegan Gelatin on Market in Five Years
Gelzen hopes to create a vegan gelatin that's cheap and commercially available for the food, medical, and cosmetics industries.
Thousands of Animals Saved by Mexican Governor's Veto
Bill would have eased punishments for dogfighting, allowed companion animals to be sold roadside, and left hundreds of thousands of farm animals without protections.
LA, Portland Prepping for Massive Vegan Beer & Food Festivals
Attendees will enjoy pours from top breweries and food from more than 75 vegan food vendors.
Queer Vegan Disco Returning to London for One Night Only
All-vegan event, hosted by blogger Fat Gay Vegan, will feature Prince tunes, specialty vegan White Russians, and vegan snacks.
Giant Supermarket Chain Debuts Own Vegan Butters
Tesco has launched two new non-dairy butter alternatives made from coconut and avocado oils.
New Southern Vegan Bistro and Bar Opens in Nashville
Owners of popular Nashville restaurant The Wild Cow expand veg-friendly empire with Graze.

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