VegNews Daily

US Declares the White Rhino a Threatened Species

In an effort to implement greater protective measures and save the rhinoceros population, the government has categorized the white rhino as “threatened.”

The rhinoceros horn is a sought-after accessory for the upper echelons of some Asian cultures, making the animal a prime target for poachers. This has resulted in a rapid decline in the rhinoceros population, and the western black rhino being driven to extinction. “In the case of the western black rhino and the northern white rhino, the situation could have had very different results if the suggested conservation measures had been implemented,” warned Simon Stuart, chair of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, earlier this year. Now, the US Fish and Wildlife Service seems to be heeding that warning and declaring the southern white rhino a threatened species, which will give the federal government greater autonomy to take protective measures and prosecute those who kill rhinos or sell their horns.


Hawaii to Ban Wild Animals in Circuses

The Aloha State is on track to become the first in the US to outlaw the use of elephants, big cats, bears, and other wild animals in circus performances.
Read More »

Renowned Heart Doctor Opens Vegan Café

Cardiologist Joel Kahn's GreenSpace Café celebrates its grand opening today near Detroit, MI.
Read More »

Pamela Anderson’s New Boot Line: Made From TV Screens

The vegan actress’ brand new “Pammies” are created from recycled materials.
Read More »

New Study Proves Fish Can Show Emotion, Stress

While some dispute the sentience of fish, researchers discovered they are capable of displaying “emotional fever,” providing more proof that fish are conscious creatures.
Read More »

French Supermarket Launches Vegetarian Line

Carrefour, the world’s fourth-largest retail store, launches ready-made vegan and vegetarian meals.
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 »