San Diego Politicians Go Veg for a Week

A group of California politicians ditch meat to lead city residents by example as part of the annual VegWeek event.

For the week leading up to Earth Day on April 22, nine San Diego politicians have pledged to go vegetarian as part of the nationwide VegWeek campaign. The group includes politicians from several sectors of the local government such as city council members Georgette Gomez, Chris Ward, and David Alvarez; state senator Toni Atkins; and San Diego Unified School District members John Lee Evans and David Beiser. House Representative Scott Peters praised his colleagues “for the significant contribution that their participation will have on reducing cruelty and increasing sustainability among our community’s food sources.” The initiative was launched in 2009 by Washington, DC-based animal-rights group Compassion Over Killing (COK) to inspire meat-eaters to follow a vegetarian or vegan diet for one week. “Our dietary choices have far-reaching impacts on our health, the planet, and animals,” COK's Executive Director Erica Meier said, “and every time we choose plant-based foods, we are helping to build a better world.”

More News

World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies

Horn poaching has led to the decimation of the rare subspecies of African rhino, with only two females left on Earth.
Read More »

Virgin Trains Debut Their First Vegan Cooked Breakfast

Commuters in the United Kingdom can now enjoy a hot pot of vegan hash browns, beans, mushrooms, and spinach aboard west coast Virgin Trains.
Read More »

50 Percent of Meals at One CA School District are Vegan

Children in Santa Barbara school cafeterias are raving about vegan brand Hungry Planet's soyrizo quesadillas, crispy chicken burgers, spaghetti and meatballs, beef nachos, and chicken alfredo.
Read More »

Domino's New Zealand Might Soon Offer Vegan Cheese

The international chain is polling Kiwi consumers on social media to ascertain demand for vegan cheese—a move that landed Follow Your Heart's mozzarella on menus across Australia in January.
Read More »

YouTube Stars Rhett and Link Veganize Arby's

The comedy duo's wildly popular Good Mythical Morning YouTube series heads to Arby's, Wendy's, and McDonald's for the vegan edition of their segment Fast Food Secret Menu Hacks.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »