VegNews Daily

US Government to Crush Six Tons of Illegal Ivory

As elephants and rhinos face extinction, the federal government is destroying a large cache of ivory it has been confiscating since the 1980s.

In an effort to combat the commercial trade of illegal wildlife products, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service will crush six tons of illegal ivory, including tusks and artwork, at the National Wildlife Property Repository on November 14, reports The New York Times. Currently, the US is one of the largest consumers of elephant tusks, rhinoceros horns, and tiger blood. President Obama has assembled a task force to stop the trafficking of these wildlife products and has also allocated $10 million to help stop poaching in Africa. “By destroying our domestic stocks of ivory, we send a very clear signal that these illegally traded products should not be perceived as items of value,” says Robert G. Dreher, acting assistant attorney general for the environment and natural resources. Other countries that have destroyed illegal ivory include the Philippines, Kenya, and Gabon.

Photo credit: CathNews

Major League Baseball Field to Feature Herbivorous Butcher

The home of the Minnesota Twins will now serve Herbivorous Butcher's plant-based sriracha brats and Italian sausages at the Kosher Hot Dog Stand.
Read More »

Scientists Grow Beating Heart Tissue on Spinach

Breakthrough biotechnology proves that plants can serve as viable replacements for animals in medical research.
Read More »

British Supermarket Adopts Official Vegan Label

UK supermarket chain ASDA clearly re-labeled a host of vegan products—including its own private-labeled vodka—to make it easier for customers to live cruelty-free.
Read More »

General Mills' Sales Dip by $4 Million, Dairy to Blame

Processed food and yogurt brands driving down profits for the food corporation as it expands its presence in the plant-based sector.
Read More »

Beloved Blackbird Pizzeria Expands to Second Location

Northern Liberties residents will soon be able to enjoy the vegan eatery's award-winning Philly cheesesteaks, pizzas, and more.
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 »