New Article: Humor Helps Promote Vegan Message

Portland Press Herald highlights the effective trend of promoting veganism through humor.

Even though vegans are often thought of as “a humorless bunch,” according to the Portland Press Herald, there is room for comedy in veganism. In a recent feature, the news outlet highlighted several funny vegan stunts, commercials, and videos such as the satirical “Skip Showers for Beef” campaign—illuminating the role of animal agriculture in the California drought—in which a couple chose to skip 37 showers to eat one hamburger. The publication spoke with Michael Slusher, founder of the currently 80,000-member Vegan Humor group on Facebook as a collection of vegan memes and jokes, who explained that “we have to deal with so much horror and negativity, so I wanted to create a respite where vegans could get away from it.” Mike Bonanno of comedy group The Yes Men says humor has “been an important part of every social movement ever. It’s not always the part we remember or the part that is well documented.” The hilarious “Tofucken” video—which went viral this Thanksgiving—and Aziz Ansari’s recent comedy routine—which melded his frustration with the meat industry and “the perfect” impression of rapper Ja Rule—prove that while there may be nothing funny about the reasons people go vegan, there is room for comedy to help promote the cause.

More News

Beyond Meat to Debut Beyond Breakfast Sausages

The company behind the Beyond Burger will debut plant-based breakfast patties this fall.
Read More »

World's First Vegan Chicken Shop Opens Convenience Store

London's Temple of Seitan opened café and convenience store Temple Goods in Hackney Downs Studios, where an all-vegan market takes place every Saturday.
Read More »

Vegan Coffee Shop Thrives in "Steak Country"

Amateur Coffee's vegan drinks, milks, and waffles are luring curious customers in meat-centric Omaha, Nebraska.
Read More »

Vegan French Macaron Shop Opens in New Orleans

New dessert shop Mac and Moon sells "Karmacarons," rolled vegan ice cream, chocolate-covered strawberries, and fresh fruit tarts.
Read More »

Kroger Launches Vegan Recipe Contest

Food Network chef Ellie Krieger will choose the winning recipe, and prizes include $1,000 cash, a Vitamix, 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 »