News

Farmer Sends Cows to Sanctuary; Grows Vegetables Instead

Vegetarian Jay Wilde turns father's cattle farm into organic produce farm without harming animals.

English farmer Jay Wilde recently donated 63 cows to the Hillside Animal Sanctuary to save them from slaughter. Wilde inherited the farm—which then produced dairy products—after his father died in 2011, then switched to producing organic beef, feeling the dairy industry was egregiously cruel. Wilde—a vegetarian for 25 years—decided to take animals out of his business entirely this year because he “couldn't believe it was right to eat them.” Now, Wilde plans to raise organic vegetables on his land without the use of animal products or fertilizers. “Cows have good memories and a range of emotions. They form relationships. I’ve even seen them cry,” Wilde told BBC News. “It was very difficult to do [my] best to look after them and then send them to the slaughterhouse for what must be a terrifying death.” Similarly, in 2015, Carol and Julian Pierce turned their former goat cheese farm—Soledad Goats in Mojave, CA—into an animal sanctuary and vegan company, focusing on cashew cheese production.

More News

Mosa Meat to Debut Slaughter-Free Meat by 2020

The European company that made the first lab-grown hamburger—for a cost of $325,000—will soon debut on menus at upscale restaurants.
Read More »

Grass is Running Out for Grass-Fed Beef

High demand for what consumers think is healthier cow meat, along with climate change, is creating a shortage in nutritious grass.
Read More »

Impossible Burger Prompts Eatery to Offer Vegan Options

After overwhelming interest in its newest menu item, Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis launches vegan buns and designates non-meat cooktops for the Impossible Burger.
Read More »

Plant-Based Acquisitions Quadrupled in 2017

Companies such as Nestlé, Maple Leaf Foods, and General Mills continue to diversify their portfolios with profitable plant-based brands.
Read More »

Vegan Senator Cory Booker Launches Podcast

The senator launched his Lift Every Voice podcast on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to elevate the voices of activists fighting for social justice.
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 »