VegNews Daily

Indian Government Bans the Import of Foie Gras

A two-year expositional campaign by animal-welfare activists resulted in another victorious battle in the compassionate war against foie gras.

The Indian government announced on July 3 that the import of foie gras into the country is now prohibited. The landmark decision was made after the activist group Animal Equality conducted a two year international campaign against the farming practice, in which ducks have tubes shoved down their throats and are force-fed so their livers swell up to 10 times their normal size. Besides gruesome video footage, AE’s India campaign also included testimonies from the Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations and the European Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare that requested that the country’s minister of commerce ban foie gras. India is not the first nation to outlaw the unethical duck dish; Argentina, Denmark, Turkey, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom have passed laws that prohibit the production and consumption of foie gras.

Seafood Market Pleads Guilty to Lobster Cruelty

An Australian seafood market was fined $1,500 for employee's cruel treatment of lobster.
Read More »

Ritter Sport Debuts Its First Vegan Chocolate Bars

The company developed new, vegan-certified flavors to feed a growing vegan German population.
Read More »

Danone Cuts Dairy Ad Budget to Focus on Plants

The yogurt giant is restructuring to spend less on dairy advertising and shift focus on new plant-heavy acquisition WhiteWave.
Read More »

Muscle Milk Gets into the Plant-Based Protein Game

Company behind dairy-based Muscle Milk products releases aptly-named vegan line Evolve.
Read More »

School District Swaps Pepperoni Pizza for Plants

To increase its efforts in fighting global warming, the Oakland Unified School District replaced meat and cheese on school menus with plant-based alternatives.
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 »