Category Archive: News

Mar 22

Study: Veganism Could Save Millions of Lives Annually, Prevent Trillions of Dollars in Environmental Damage

If the world were to follow a plant-based diet and avoided the consumption of meat and other animal-based products such as milk and eggs, there would be over 8 million fewer annual deaths by 2050, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In addition, trillions of dollars …

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Mar 21

New York Bakery Releases Vegan “Punch Trump” Donuts

The New York bakery The Cinnamon Snail has released a new entirely vegan “Punch Trump” donut which is topped with a shortbread cookie with hand-crafted pictures of Donald Trump being punched in the face. All proceeds from the donuts are being donated to the New York Immigration Coalition. “They provide all of the satisfaction of …

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Mar 18

SeaWorld to end Captive Orca Breeding Program

On March 17th, SeaWorld announced it would cease its captive breeding program for orca whales. According to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), this turn of events points to an eventual end of keeping whales in captivity for public exhibition. It will also ensure that the orcas currently in SeaWorld’s possession will be …

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Mar 10

Canada to Stop Testing Pesticides on Beagles

Animal rights activists have major cause for celebration this week. Health Canada just recently announced its commitment to end testing pesticides on dogs in the near future. PETA has estimated that the cessation of these cruel experiments will save hundreds of dogs every year. The test, up until now, had been mandatory for manufacturers in …

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Mar 05

Meet Canada’s Vegan Food Bank that Helps Ethical Eaters in Need

By Lauren-Elizabeth McGrath, Ecorazzi.com A common complaint launched against vegans by non-vegans is that as a movement, we aren’t doing enough to address the needs of vegans who are living in poverty. The Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank (note that they distribute vegan food, but wish to help vegetarians living in poverty as well, and have …

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Mar 05

Maker of Just Mayo has Over 500 Vegan Products in Development

Recently Hampton Creek, the makers of the popular Just Mayor brand of vegan mayonaise, announced that they’ll soon be releasing a line of vegan salad dressings, cookies, cookie doughs, cake mixes, muffin mixes and pancake mixes, all of which will soon be available in stores nationwide. Now, the company has announced the full scope of …

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Mar 05

Daiya Introduces New Line of Vegan Salad Dressings Including Ranch and Blue Cheese

Daiya has made quite a name for itself in recent years, becoming the go-to company for vegan cheeses among many vegans and vegan restaurants, as well as developing a line of delicious vegan mac and cheese. Now, the company is set to make vegan lives even better, by introducing a new line of creamy vegan …

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Mar 02

West Virginia Senate Passes Bill to End State Funding of Greyhound Races

West Virginia’s full Senate yesterday, in a 29 to 5 vote, gave approval to legislation that would put an end to the state’s funding of greyhound races. The proposal – Senate Bill 641 – would eliminate state subsidies for greyhound purse and breeder’s funds. According to a Spectrum Racing Group study released last year, over …

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Mar 02

Guinness World Record for Knuckle Pushups Beaten by a Vegan

KJ Joseph, an Ayurvedic practitioner (a form of holistic medicine) and martial artist from India, has beaten the Guinness World Record for the most knuckle pushups performed in a 60 second period. Joseph was able to perform 82 pushups using both of his knuckles in just 60 seconds, besting the record set by American Ron …

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Mar 01

Stevie Wonder Reveals He’s Vegan, Encourages Others to Become Vegan

Musician Stevie Wonder has revealed – in an interview with AOL – has revealed that he’s been vegan for two years; he became vegan for environmental reasons, as well as health reasons. “I’ve been a vegan for two years, so that’s helped my already good-looking self”, the good-humored Wonder said. He notes that he encourages …

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Feb 23

UK Parliament Ending Gross Tradition of Writing Laws on Baby Cow Skin

The House of Lords has announced that by April of this year, the UK Parliament will no longer follow the disgusting tradition of writing new laws on dried calf skin, a tradition that’s been followed for over 1,000 years. Instead of using calves, the Parliament will began using archival paper, a form of paper that …

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Feb 23

Vegan Butcher Shop and Deli Now Open in Berkeley, California

A month after the United States’ first vegan butcher shop – The Herbivorous Butcher – opened its door in Minnesota, a second vegan butcher shop and deli has emerged in Berkley, California. The Butcher’s Vegan Son, owned by sibling team Peter Fikaris and Christina Stobing, features a large menu of vegan meats and cheeses that …

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