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Blackfish Receives Unanimous Praise from Critics

The documentary’s behind-the-scenes glance at Sea World has shocked critics across the country.

The documentary Blackfish has received notable reviews from mainstream media outlets including Rolling Stone, The Los Angeles Times, and New York Magazine for its apt portrayal of the psychological toll that animal entertainment takes on aquatic animals and the industry’s attempt to cover it up. The CNN documentary, which tells the story of a Sea World orca named Tilikum who killed his trainer in 2010, has been referred to as a “gripping mindbender,” said to contain “sights and sounds that are stuff of nightmares.” Blackfish has garnered a 97 percent approval rating from Rotten Tomatoes along with a “Critics’ Pick” from The New York Times’ film reviewers.

Avocados That Last 50 Percent Longer Debut at Costco

The popular toast-topper is wrapped in an organic plant-based preservation skin made by tech company Apeel Sciences.
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80-Year-Old Food Brand Goes Vegan

Heritage Health Food plans to transition its entire brand to be free of animal products by 2019 and launch innovative new vegan foods geared to mainstream markets.
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Canada's Senate Passes Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act

Cruel cosmetic testing on animals may soon become a thing of the past in Canada.
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Month-Long Vegan Festival Kicks Off in London

V For festival will hosts events featuring vegan food, cruelty-free fashion, art, and fitness throughout the month of August.
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Vegan Cheese Sales Spike by 45 Percent in 52 Weeks

Consumer research firm Nielsen reveals new consumer statistics, including that African-Americans are 48 percent more likely than the average American consumer to purchase vegan food.
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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.

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