VegNews Daily

Vegan Hiker Attempts Pacific Crest Trail Record

On June 10, Josh Garrett began his hike from Mexico to Canada to raise money for Mercy For Animals.

Josh Garrett, a junior college track coach and exercise physiology instructor, first hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2009—a 2,655-mile journey of desserts, forests, and mountains that starts in Mexico and ends in Canada. On June 10, Garrett set out from Mexico once again, but this time he plans to make the border-to-border odyssey in record time. After meeting two turkeys that his friend rescued on Thanksgiving, Garrett went vegan in 2011, and he is attempting to break the record to raise money for the animal-welfare organization Mercy For Animals. “I love animals and I can’t eat them and I don’t want to see them suffer,” says Garrett. “I’m doing this to support Mercy For Animals and to hopefully inspire others.” You can follow Garrett's journey on his Twitter account. 

Photo credit: The Ski Channel

Victoria's Secret Model Helps Launch Vegan Shoe Line

South African supermodel Candice Swanepoel collaborated with LA-based shoe company Mara & Mine to create its first vegan collection.
Read More »

New Study Finds Plants Slash Diabetes Risk by 18 Percent

A 19-year study found that consuming plant-protein greatly reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Read More »

Kentucky Vegan Jerky-Maker to Open Café

Stanley Chase—the man behind Louisville Vegan Jerky—will launch Morels Cafe with sandwiches, a meat and cheese counter, pop-tarts, and jerky snacks.
Read More »

Super Band DREAMCAR Embarks on Vegan Tour

Bassist and former No Doubt member Tony Kanal and frontman Davey Havok (of AFI fame) want nothing to do with animal products on their band's nationwide tour.
Read More »

Musical Meatless Monday Event Premieres

Live performers and plant-based lifestyle lecturers will be entertaining the public at an entirely meatless, musical dining experience.
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 »