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Esprit Launches Vegan Shoe Collection for Women

Fashion retailer partners with PETA to introduce a faux leather shoe line.

International fashion brand, Esprit, has launched a vegan collection of leather-free shoes for women, complete with a PETA-approved hangtag on every pair. Available online and at select retail stores throughout Europe, the shoes are made with eco-friendly faux leather and canvas. According to Esprit’s Martin Krist, “We are happy about the opportunity to work with PETA on more transparency in textile labeling and thus better inform our conscious consumers.” Approximately 1.6 billion cows are killed every year for their skins—80 percent in developing countries like India, China, and Bangladesh where animal welfare laws are non-existent or not enforced.

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Seafood Market Pleads Guilty to Lobster Cruelty

An Australian seafood market was fined $1,500 for employee's cruel treatment of lobster.
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Ritter Sport Debuts Its First Vegan Chocolate Bars

The company developed new, vegan-certified flavors to feed a growing vegan German population.
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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.
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Muscle Milk Gets into the Plant-Based Protein Game

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