VegNews Daily

Taiwan Bans Shark Finning

Taiwan has become the first Asian nation to ban the cruel practice of shark finning.

Starting in 2012, Taiwan will make history as the first Asian nation to ban shark finning. To obtain the central ingredient in shark-fin soup, fisherman use the cruel practice of shark finning—cutting the fins off sharks and throwing them back in the ocean to drown. While the new law doesn’t prohibit shark fishing, it disallows the practice of bringing the shark back in pieces, a measure which should reduce Taiwan’s status as the fourth largest shark-fin industry in the world. The Taiwanese ban is part of a growing worldwide trend, as the European Union has banned the practice and the state of California will prohibit the sale or use of the fins starting in 2013.

Cruelty Exposed at Costco's Cage-Free Supplier

Undercover investigation reveals horrific conditions at the California supplier of Kirkland brand cage-free eggs.
Read More »

Avocado Tops Superfoods Google Search Queries

Google analytics reveal avocado, kale, and turmeric are hot searches around the country.
Read More »

Auntie Anne's Removes "Dog" from Hot Dog, Leaves Meat

Muslim-heavy Malaysian locations of Auntie Anne's was ordered to change the name of menu item to "pretzel sausages" due to lack of dog meat in the company's hot dogs.
Read More »

Dairy Farmers Scramble for Solutions to Reduce Methane

California dairy farmers are looking to purchase $500 million in "Fart Packs." rather than reducing herd size.
Read More »

America's Chain Restaurants Are Going Bankrupt

Record number of fast-casual dining chains are shutting down locations to shoulder declining interest.
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 »