VegNews Daily

Food Network Ditches Shark Meat

As a result of a petition by outraged viewers, the Food Network will no longer feature shark meat in its programming or recipes.

Last week, the Food Network agreed to discontinue all of its recipes containing shark meat. Jessica Belsky of change.org, a social-change website, launched a campaign earlier this month urging the popular television station to remove all foods and recipes containing shark from its programming and online outlets, and more than 31,000 people expressed their support by signing her petition. On August 15, Susan Stockton, a representative from the Food Network Kitchens, responded by assuring viewers that in the future, the controversial meat would be omitted. According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, nearly one-third of shark species are threatened with extinction because of habitat destruction and overfishing to meet demand for their meat and fins.

Court Protects Whales in Navy Sonar Ruling

Animal and environmental groups‘ successful lawsuit represents a big win for marine mammals.
Read More »

Five Fashion Brands Ban Down Feathers

A group of large clothing brands, including UK-based Topshop, pledges to remove feathers from future collections.
Read More »

Number One Egg Brand in America to Go Cage-Free

Eggland’s Best has plans to ensure none of its 15 million hens are cruelly confined by inhumane wire cages.
Read More »

Animals on the Ballot in Four States This Election

Farm animal and wildlife protection measures come before voters in Massachusetts, Montana, Oregon, and Oklahoma.
Read More »

Rhode Island Becomes First State to Ban Bullhooks

New law ensures elephants will no longer be tortured with cruel tool.
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 »