VegNews Daily

India Places Ban on Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Animal-welfare activists and politicians came together to stop the inhumane treatment of animals at the hands of the cosmetics industry.

This June, the Indian government banned cosmetic animal testing and made cruelty-free alternatives the new industry standard. According to news source The Hindu, anyone using animals for cosmetics testing will be in violation of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act and the Animal Cruelty Act, and will be subject to fines or other forms of punishment. Not only was the legislation hailed by animal-welfare groups such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Humane Society International, but it gained the support of celebrities and the country’s political officials, such as Congress president Sonia Gandhi. “This is a major victory for countless animals who will no longer be made to suffer, and it is a proud moment for India as it becomes the first country in South Asia to end cosmetics cruelty,” says Alokparna Sengupta, the manager of HSI India's Be Cruelty-Free campaign.

Investors Condemn Whole Foods for Ignoring Vegan Shift

A coalition of 57 investors who manage $2.4 trillion in assets continues to push food companies to abandon the risky practice of raising animals for food.
Read More »

Vegan Pay-What-You-Can Eatery Opens in Charleston

New vegan restaurant Dell'z on the Macon offers bowls, pizzas, and salads on a sliding pay scale policy.
Read More »

Veganism is Stunting Growth of Camel-Milk Industry

Consumers increasingly choosing plant-based milk alternatives is limiting the growth of the camel-milk industry.
Read More »

New Vegan Eatery Shares Profits with Employees

The Red Lunchbox in Halifax, Nova Scotia is good for the animals and fair to its workers.
Read More »

Real Housewives Star Throws Vegan Dinner Party

Porsha Williams' plant-based feast, complete with copious amounts of alcohol, was lit AF.
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 »