Category Archive: News

Apr 05

San Francisco’s First Vegan and Gluten-Free Bakery Now Open

San Francisco now has an entirely vegan and gluten-free bakery in the newly opened Wholesome Bakery, located at 3376 18th St. between Mission and Capp. Products by the Wholesome Bakery can be found in two dozen stores throughout San Francisco and Berkley, but the new San Fran-based Wholesome Bakery is the company’s first brick-and-mortar bakery.

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Mar 31

Iran Bans Circuses Featuring Wild Animals

Iran – following Greece, Mexico, the Netherlands, Belgium and Bolivia – has officially banned wild animal circuses across each of its 31 states. The move, which was made this week by the nation’s Department of Environment, will lead to the immediately closure of at least 13 wild animal circuses across the country. The move – …

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Mar 31

U.S. Green Party Creates Animal Rights Committee

In a move to help ensure that animal rights is at the forefront of the nation’s political conversation, the Green Party of the United States (GPUS) has agreed to establish an Animal Rights Committee. The decision to create the Animal Rights Committee within the party was made by the GPUS National Committee, which voted 67 …

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Mar 31

Major Grocery Chain Commits to Selling Only Cage-free Eggs

Minneapolis-based SUPERVALU announced yesterday its commitment to sell only cage-free eggs by the year 2025. In fact, the company says the day of 100 percent cage-free eggs could come even earlier, depending on supply, affordability and demand. Presently, cage-free eggs account for only 12 percent of company-wide egg sales. With over 3,400 owned, licensed, franchised, …

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Mar 24

Armani Going Fur-Free by Year’s End

The Armani Group – a leading produer of high-end clothing, with billions of dollars in annual revenue – has announced that they’ll be ending the use of animal fur in all of their products by the fall/winter 2016 season. The move is being made in agreement with the Fur Free Alliance. “I am pleased to …

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Mar 24

Barcelona Vote Supports Vegans, Vegetarians

On Tuesday, March 22, officials in Barcelona’s economic commission held a vote for the city to become “a friend of vegan and vegetarian culture.” The motion, put forth by the Catalan Republican Left, received support from Barcelona en Comú group currently in power, the Catalan Socialists, the Convergència party, and the leftist CUP. Two other …

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Mar 24

Daiya Vegan Cheese Available in Over 20,000 Stores and Restaurants

In a huge sign of the rapidly growing demand and availability of vegan cheese, Daiya has announced that their vegan cheese can currently be found in over 20,000 stores and restaurants, making them the most wide-spread vegan cheese company in the world. Daiya – which also produces other vegan products such as cheesecakes, pizzas and …

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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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