VegNews Daily

Oregon Protects Sharks

The Oregon House of Representatives passes a bill that will ban shark fins.

The Oregon House of Representatives has passed a bill that will prohibit people from selling, trading, distributing, and even possessing shark fins. “This unanimous vote… sends a strong message that Oregon will not tolerate the cruel and wasteful practices of shark finning,” says Scott Beckstead, senior director for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) in Oregon. According to HSUS, more than 73 million sharks are killed each year due to people harvesting shark fins for food; the practice usually involves slicing off a shark’s fin and throwing the animal back into the ocean where it bleeds or suffocates to death. Should this bill pass the state’s Senate, Oregon will join Hawaii in being the second state to ban shark finning.

Texas Hospital First in State to Promote Vegan Diet

In cattle country, Texas' Midland Memorial Hospital is promoting a plant-based plan to help its patients prevent and cure disease.
Read More »

The Flame Broiler Restaurant Chain Adds Vegan Option

The 180-location restaurant updated its menu for the first time in 21 years ... with a vegan option.
Read More »

Off-Broadway Play to Honor Vegan Activist Dick Gregory

Recording artist John Legend will write and produce an original song for the production.
Read More »

Mainstream Shoe Brand Launches "Non-animal Collection"

Popular show company Vagabond debuts a spring 2016 line that contains zero animal products.
Read More »

New Matthew Kenney Restaurant Slated For May Opening

Arata will open Memorial Day weekend in Maine and joins the restaurateur’s growing plan-based empire.
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 »