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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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Last Fur Farm Closes in Japan

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Lung Cancer Higher in Slaughterhouse Workers

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New Vegan Butcher Shop Comes to Brooklyn

Monk's Meats will bring seitan-based vegan sausages, salami, steaks, and more to Bed-Stuy this spring.
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Dairy Farmer Fined $15K for Breaking 200 Cows' Tails

New Zealand court bans dairy farmer from milking cows for six months after 211 cows on his property suffered broken tails.
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Vegan In-N-Out Expands to Second Location

VegeWay in Las Vegas will be serving-up its vegan burgers and fries at the drive-thru in location number two.
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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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