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Fashion Brand Debuts Vegan Pineapple Leather Bag Line
TAIKKA's ananas+ new accessory line features vegan leather made by Spanish company Piñatex from would-be-wasted pineapple leaves.
Vegan '80s Prom Hits Chicago This Weekend
The event promises plant-based finger foods, raffles, music, dancing, and likely big hair.
Vegan Leather Industry to Reach $85 Billion by 2025
New research shows that global demand for faux leather footwear, furnishings, and automotive interiors will create a spike in the animal-free materials market.
Fries-Only Vegan Eatery Debuts in Portland
Globally inspired, dairy-free cheese-smothered, plant-based meat-covered potato wedges at Baked Roots Bar are the newest addition to Portland's thriving vegan scene.
Free Vegan Food at Bareburger for National Burger Day
Restaurant chain Bareburger will give out free plant-based burgers at its 19 NYC locations for three hours today in honor of National Burger Day.
Printing Company Working to Veganize English Money
Banknote printing company is developing new money that doesn’t contain animal fat.
Beyond Burger Expands to 280 Safeway Stores
Beyond Meat's vegan burger patties will soon be available at the meat department in supermarket chain Safeway across California, Nevada, and Hawaii.
Brazilian Meat Scandal Execs Fined $70 Million
Seven executives from JBS—the world's largest meat-producing company—entered a plea bargain last week after a raid uncovered rotten, acid-tainted meat at 21 of its facilities.
James Cameron to Release Vegan Documentary
The Game Changers will highlight a broad range of plant-based athletes, soldiers, and cultural icons to show that nobody needs animal products to thrive.
Vegan Burger Shop to Open in Seattle Whole Foods
Oregon's Next Level Burger will launch at the Roosevelt Square Whole Foods Market this August.
LA Bistro Debuts Adjacent Vegan Brewery
Los Angelenos can now pair Sage Vegan Bistro's plant-based pastries with cruelty-free craft beer in the eatery's new taproom.
Meat Industry Asks EU to Ban "Meat" Label on Veg Food
European meat processors propose that consumers are misled by terms such as "vegetarian chicken" and "meat replacer."
Leonardo DiCaprio Invests in Vegan Chickpea Brand
Vegan snack company HIPPEAS gets a celebrity capital boost to help hit the company's goal of tripling revenue this year.
Pinterest Reports a 52 Percent Spike in Vegan Pins
The social media platform implemented new tools to make finding vegan posts easier after discovering a growing interest in cruelty-free living.
New York Times Points to Steak for Antarctica's Demise
An investigative series reveals the true effects of global warming—caused in part by animal agriculture—on the icy continent.
List of Most Vegan-Friendly Ballparks Revealed
An all-vegan cart in Texas, The Herbivorous Butcher's offerings in Minneapolis, and soy chorizo tamales in Phoenix all helped to secure top spots on PETA's annual list.
Mark Bittman Urges WHO to Eliminate Factory Farming
New York Times' former columnist urges the World Health Organization to take action against the global threats produced by factory farms.
US Dairy Stockpile Hits All-Time High
Dairy farmers have already dumped 78 million gallons of excess milk this year.
European Politicians Go Vegan to Fight Climate Change
Political leaders in Denmark take on a 22-day vegan challenge to set an example for citizens worldwide.
Beverly Hills' Vegan Scene Grows with Gratitude
New vegan restaurant Gratitude will serve turmeric-infused cocktails, cashew-based cheeses, and kelp noodles in the posh Los Angeles neighborhood beginning tomorrow.
London Chain Debuts Sourdough Vegan Doughnut Line
Crosstown doughnut shop in London spent months crafting the perfect vegan pastry after hearing their customers demands for three years.
Two-Story Vegan Pizzeria Coming to Portland
This June, house-made cashew mozzarella topped pizzas, dairy-free ice cream, and locally roasted espresso will be on the menu at Virtuous Pie in Portland, OR.
Obama Scolds Trump for Letting Schools Serve Junk
Former First Lady Michelle Obama asks Trump "What is wrong with you?" for his administration's attempt to dismantle her healthy school lunch program.
Vegan Movies Win Big at Major Film Festival
Three vegan short films take home awards from the third-largest film festival in North America.
Vegan Surf Camp Makes Waves this Summer
Surfers will be treated to organic vegan meals while surfing the Atlantic Coast of France.
Ringling Bros. Circus Holds Its Final Show
After 146 years in operation, the circus company will finally stop exploiting wild animals for entertainment.
LA's Umami Burger Unveils Impossible Burger
The meat-centric craft burger chain adds plant-based Impossible Burger patty to the menu at nine Southern California locations.
Finless Foods Aims to Make Slaughter-Free Fish
New "clean meat" company will grow fish filets to combat ocean destruction.
Hospital Staff in California Go Plant-Based for Patients
Employees at Kaiser Permanente in Fresno have taken on a 21-day challenge to learn about plant-based nutrition for the benefit of their patients.
3D Printed Vegan Cheese to Soon Hit Store Shelves
Silicon Valley's Perfect Day is working on the vegan dairy products of the future.
Government to Ban Dog Meat Sale at Yulin Festival
The groundbreaking decision will break with cultural tradition and ban the sale of dog meat ahead of the Yulin Dog Meat Festival this June.
Jeremy Corbyn to Fund Plant-Based Businesses
England's Labor Party leader announced he has big plans for plant-based companies in his efforts to curb climate change.
Law Cutting Waterway Protections to Benefit Ranchers
Factory farmers would be free to pollute local waterways, should Obama's Waters of the US rule be thrown out.
Vegan Soccer Club Reaches League Status
After eliminating animal products, UK's Forest Green Rovers—the world's first all-vegan soccer team—are moving up in ranks.
Meat Alternatives Market Valued at $4 Billion in 2017
The plant-based meat market is predicted to boom in the next decade to feed the growing population, which is expected to reach nearly 9 billion people by 2050.
High Death Rates from Nine Diseases Linked to Meat
Cancer, type 2 diabetes, stroke, infections, Alzheimer's, and diseases of the kidneys, heart, respiratory tract, and liver all linked to red meat consumption.
Vegan Company Closes Historic $1 Million Capital Round
UK's vegan meal delivery service AllPlants closes the biggest venture capital investment ever raised by a plant-based company.
5 Incredible Rookie Vegan US Cities
Vegan ice cream sandwiches in San Jose, plant-based pizza in Connecticut, and booze-fueled brunch in the Twin Cities means that there are vegan options aplenty outside of New York and LA.
New Vegan Nail Salon Opens in NYC
Ethical manicures are all the rage—complete with cruelty-free polishes, lotions, and treatments—at NYC's new shop "sundays" Studio.
First Vegan Climbing Center Opens in UK
Flash Climbing in England features all-vegan climbing gear, vegan snacks, and a compassionate atmosphere.
Hand Injuries from Cutting Avocados on the Rise
British doctors acknowledge common hand injuries related to cutting an avocado—referred to as "avocado hand"—as a legitimate medical concern.
UK Couple to Brew Vegan Bacon Beer
Megan Evans and Whitney Bacon will capitalize on the latter's last name to create a bacon-flavored beer sans animal products.
Ripple Launches Plant-Based Milk for Kids
The shelf-stable, pea protein-packed milk boxes are a perfect way for parents to fight against dairy milk's unfortunate return to the National School Lunch Program.
North Face Axes Fur, Angora, and Exotic Leather
The parent company of North Face, Timberland, Wrangler, and others issues a more compassionate Animal Derived Materials Policy.
Vegan Shop Seattle Cookie Counter is Back in Action
Seattle's beloved vegan ice cream shop has re-opened thanks to a whopping $10,000 raised by the local community.
Ex Coca-Cola Executive Joins Beyond Meat Team
Charles Muth helped Coca-Cola grow revenue by 2000 percent in two years and he's on board to push the plant-based meat company to new heights.
Winery Converts Retail Store into Chic Vegan Eatery
Sand Castle Winery's new restaurant TASTE will feature vegan wine and a menu developed around plant-based meats and cheeses from The Herbivorous Butcher.
Bentley Revs-Up Vegan Interior Production
The luxury car company is looking to mushroom leather to create a vegan interior option to appease its wealthy, cruelty-free clientele.
NYC Group to Support Politicians with Animal Agendas
Nonprofit group Empire State Humane Voters will work with local politicians to push legislation that benefits animals through district courts.
Dairy Industry Study Dismisses Heart Disease Link
Global dairy groups funded research that found no link between consuming dairy products and cardiovascular disease in a last-ditch effort to pull the animal product from the gutter.

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