VegNews Daily

Sales of Whale Meat Facing Steep Decline in Japan

Due in part to anti-whaling groups’ efforts, consumer demand for cetacean meat has plunged in Japan.

According to a new report from the Dolphin and Whale Action Network, Japan’s whale-meat industry is struggling to stay afloat as demand for the product wanes. Though commercial whaling has been prohibited since 1986, the country allows the mammals to be hunted for scientific purposes, after which byproducts collected during the research process can be auctioned off for consumption. This year’s auction failed to attract consumer interest, with three-quarters of whale meat products remaining unsold—a fact the Institute of Cetacean Research partially blames on intensified criticism from anti-whaling groups such as Sea Shepherd. Earlier this year, conservationist groups declared a victory after Sea Shepherd interrupted a Japanese research expedition in Antarctica, forcing the vessel to return home with just 30 percent of its intended catch.

Costco Debuts $5 Vegan Breakfast Bowls Nationwide

The food court at the big-box retailer is about to get a lot more refreshing thanks to a plant-based berry-and-granola loaded açaí bowl, available by the end of this month at locations nationwide.
Read More »

Montreal Bans Cruel Horse-Drawn Carriages

Beginning on New Year's Eve 2019, horses will no longer be forced to pull passengers across the cobblestone streets of the Canadian city.
Read More »

New Locator Finds Vegan Food at Ballparks

New guide Veggie Happy helps sports fans locate vegan options at stadiums nationwide.
Read More »

New Vegan Butcher Shop Opens in Texas

San Antonio's Hip Peaz Vegan Eats offers a rotating menu of vegan meat sandwiches, burritos, and gumbo.
Read More »

Vegan Shoe Brand No One's Skin Debuts in London

The new footwear brand aims to eliminate the pollution caused by the animal-based leather industry with comparable, vegan alternatives.
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 »