News

Petition Launched Demanding Vegan Hershey's Kisses

In Defense of Animals is making the case for Hershey’s to offer a dairy-free version.

Following the massive response to Ben & Jerry’s new dairy-free line of ice creams, animal-rights group In Defense of Animals has launched a petition calling for vegan Hershey’s Kisses. Perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day, the petition enlists the ethical, environmental, and financial gains to be had by going dairy-free. “We applaud Hershey’s sustainable cocoa commitment and urge them to spread the love this Valentine’s Day by committing to make a dairy-free Kiss,” In Defense of Animals president Marilyn Kroplick said. “Many large companies are taking advantage of the thriving dairy-free market. It’s time for North America’s largest chocolate producer to step up with a delicious non-dairy line.” During last year’s announcement that the company would source 100 percent of its cocoa from certified sustainable places, Chief Executive JP Bilbrey said, “If you demand something, those that supply it to you will provide that particular product.”

More News

Vegan Cinnamon Roll Shop to Open in Pennsylvania

Cruelty-free bakery Cinnaholic will bring its DIY cinnamon rolls to Lancaster county in July.
Read More »

Target Pulls Hampton Creek Off Shelves

The retail giant disabled registers to discourage shoppers from purchasing the company's vegan condiment Just Mayo, and 19 other products.
Read More »

Vegan Brand Named First Zero-Waste Facility of Its Kind

Earth Island—the production facility for iconic vegan brand Follow Your Heart—becomes the first plant-based manufacturer in the nation to receive Gold Level Zero-Waste certification.
Read More »

Impossible Burger Debuts at 11 Burger Bars in Texas

Burger chain Hopdoddy adds the popular plant-based patty to its menus in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and more.
Read More »

Czech Republic to Ban Fur Farms

In an historic move, Czech government officials vote 132 to 9 in favor of banning the country's fur farms by 2019.
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 »