VegNews Daily

Activists Protest Animal Brain Injury Research

Rats have long been used by the NFL for brain injury research, and animal-welfare activists say that it is ineffective and inhumane.

Head trauma in the NFL has become an increasingly public issue as more ex-players come forward and press charges against the football league for concussion-related injuries. For nearly a decade, the NFL has used rats as test subjects to study the epidemic, but People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is calling on the NFL to abstain from animal testing, not only because it subjects animals to inhumane conditions, but it has proven to be ineffective in replicating the trauma that humans endure. The International Brain Injury Association reports that, “The animal models of [traumatic brain injury] cannot possibly capture the diversity of the human physical injury after TBI. Given the uniquely human nature of consciousness, it is hardly surprising that there are no animal models in which to study the human VS [vegetative] and MCS [minimally conscious] state.”

Leonardo DiCaprio to Rally for Beef Ban

Actor partners with Hindu group to raise awareness of beef's environmental and ethical issues.
Read More »

Bon Appétit Picks Top Vegan Chocolate Bars

Food publication gives top honors to three vegan bars that editors loved during vegan recipe development.
Read More »

Fall Out Boy Drummer Joins New Vegan Band

New hardcore band Sect to promote vegan messages through album debut due out this August.
Read More »

Dun-Well Doughnuts Expands to Manhattan

Popular vegan doughnut shop will have a new outpost in the East Village.
Read More »

CNN Names Hottest Global Vegan Food Destinations

India, Israel, and—you guessed it—Portland among top picks.
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 »