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Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Predicted to Boom by 2023
Market research shows that consumers will increasingly buy beauty products that are not tested on animals.
Pamela Anderson Gets "Fattest City" Mayor to Go Vegan
Jackson, MS Mayor Chokwe Lumumba goes vegan for one month to set an example for city residents.
Vietnam to Shut Down Bear Bile Farms
The country will release 1,000 bears held captive for their bile thanks to animal-rights group Animals Asia.
Vegan Food Truck Donates $500 Mystery Tip to Animals
Wichita's double-decker vegan food bus Kind Kravings passed on an unexpected anonymous tip to benefit local animals.
Vegan Chain Veggie Grill Expands to Chicago
The popular West Coast chain will open its first midwest location this fall as part of its plans to expand nationwide.
Men's Leather Shoe Brand Debuts Vegan Boot Line
Shoe company Hound & Hammer swaps leather and calf lining for canvas for its new Grover-Vegan boot styles.
Vegan Butcher Throws Bottomless BBQ Buffet
A Guam-themed vegan feast of eating will be hosted by the sibling-duo behind The Herbivorous Butcher to pay homage to their homeland.
Brazil Will Serve 5 Million Vegan School Lunches
Schools in three cities will serve 140,000 vegan meals per week.
Rabbi Challenges Synagogues to Go Vegan
Acclaimed rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz will award $25,000 to synagogues that pledge to ditch animal products.
Beyond Burger to Debut at National Movie Theater
Alamo Drafthouse—known for its food, beer, and movie-going experience—secretly added the plant-based burger to the menu at all Austin, TX, locations.
Vegan Ben & Jerry's to Hit UK
The iconic ice cream brand is launching non-dairy flavors after receiving overwhelming requests from across the pond.
LUSH Donates Nearly $500K to End Animal Testing
The beauty company is giving out cold, hard cash to innovators working to take down the animal-testing industry.
Horse Slaughter Might Become Legal Again in US
The House Appropriations Committee voted to overturn a decade-long ban on the slaughter of horses on American soil.
Whole Foods to Stock Mystery Nut Vegan Yogurt
Newcomer vegan yogurt brand Lavva makes creamy concoctions using the unknown "pili" nut as a dairy-free base.
New Flag Launches to Unite Vegans Across the Globe
Israeli designer Gad V. Hakimi launched the international vegan flag to solidify the global movement toward compassion.
Chloe Coscarelli to Debut New Vegan Cookbook
The famed vegan chef is back with new recipes and support from the Food Network.
Domino's Adds New Vegan Cheese to 55 Locations
Israeli locations of the pizza chain swap "soy topping" for UK-based VBites vegan cheese.
7 Facebook Groups You Need to Join if You're a New Vegan
Whether you're trying to find the best vegan ice cream or need advice on how to handle your "but bacon" friends, these Facebook groups can help you find your plant-based way.
World-Class Steakhouse Adds Vegan Menu
Washington state's Daniel's Broiler introduces a plant-based menu—complete with almond-based ricotta—to keep up with the times.
Canada's New Dietary Guidelines Push for Plant Foods
The country's nutritional recommendations ask citizens to consume less meat and dairy and more plant-derived protein.
Vegan Film About Race, Class, and Gender Debuts in LA
Hard-hitting new documentary The Invisible Vegan gives the African-American vegan community a unified voice.
Gisele Takes a Stance Against Fur on Cover of Vogue
Supermodel Gisele Bündchen poses for an anti-fur statement cover for the August issue of French Vogue.
Stephen Colbert Adopts Vegan Diet
The funnyman has ditched animal products and vegan brands Herbivorous Butcher and NadaMoo have sent him plant-based meats, cheeses, and ice cream in support.
Germany's Pork Consumption at Record Low
The once sausage-loving country has been ditching pig products for a decade in favor of plant-based meat alternatives.
Vegan Options Keep Millennials in the Workplace
A business consulting coach shows that the sought-after generation will keep a job if gluten-free and vegan options are stocked at work.
Vegan Potato-Based Fitness Drink Raises $2 Million
Revere's pea protein, tart cherry, and sweet potato-based drink mixes promise to fuel athletes with plant-based foods.
Chicago Burger Chain Adds Vegan Beyond Meat to Menu
The famed plant-based burger patty will soon be on the menu at eight locations of Epic Burger.
Vegan "Chip Truck" Rolls into Ontario
Vegan truck The Frying Dutchman Co. is operated by a mother-and-daughter team serving traditional "chip truck" fare such as chili fries, onion rings, and vegan hot dogs.
Starbucks Launches Certified Vegan Lunch Option
The coffeehouse giant's vegan options are no longer limited to just guacamole on a bagel.
Two-Thirds of NY Dairy Workers Injured on the Job
A new report reveals rampant worker abuse in New York State's dairy industry.
Netflix Creates Veg-Themed Clip to Promote Okja
A new promotional video highlighting the negative effects of eating meat was inspired by the underlying animal-rights theme of the hit movie.
"Glam" Vegan Eatery to Franchise Across Australia
Gold Coast restaurateur Natalie Evans plans to spread her ethical business model of "ve-glam" across the continent.
Judge Overrules Utah "Ag-Gag" Law
The honorable Robert Shelby ruled that banning activists from filming slaughterhouses to document animal abuse is unconstitutional.
Meat-Eaters Create Twice as Much CO2 as Vegans
The carbon footprint of people who eat meat every day outweighs that produced by vegans by 1.8 tons.
Miley Cyrus Proudly Flaunts New Vegan Tattoo
The pop singer added The Vegan Society's logo to her inner arm as a statement that she has gone vegan for life.
Vegan Ben & Jerry's Flavors Now Delivered Nationwide
The iconic ice cream brand announced its new delivery feature, which means vegan Cherry Garcia can be at your doorstep, no matter where you are.
Campbell's Buys Plant-Based Milk Brand for $700 Million
The soup giant acquires almond, oat, and hemp milk company Pacific Foods to stay relevant in the middle aisles of the supermarket.
Ruby Rose Named World's Sexiest Vegan
Rose joins Jenna Dewan Tatum and Maggie Q in a three-way tie at the top of PETA's annual list of sexy celebrity vegans.
Non-Dairy Cheese Industry Worth $3.5 Billion by 2023
New report projects that interest in vegan alternatives will continue to create a profitable non-dairy cheese industry worldwide.
LUSH Cosmetics Awards $16k to Vegan Podcast
The cosmetics brand grants funds to media non-profit Our Hen House in its mission to support compassionate changemakers.
Vegan Jamaican Café Opens in Florida Gas Station
DaJen Eats is serving vegan breakfast, plant-based jerk chicken, and dairy-free "irie" cream to commuters looking for a quick bite.
Vegan Burger Startup Raises Nearly $400K in 77 Hours
London's plant-based The Vurger Co. raises 166 percent of its crowdfunding goal with the aim of revolutionizing fast food.
Wolfgang Puck Develops New Recipes to Impress Vegans
The world-renowned chef increases vegan options with a specially crafted, cashew cream-slathered gnocchi dish.
Argentinian President Institutes Vegan Mondays
The meat-centric country's presidential cabinet feasts on plant-based foods at least once a week to reduce the environmental impact of animal agriculture.
Vegan Ice Cream Takes Internet by Storm
At least 20 major media outlets have covered vegan "nice" cream in the last three days, thanks to a video created by The Associated Press.
Dairy Flavoring Company Aims to Perfect Vegan Cheese
Edlong Dairy Technologies is tweaking buttery flavors using vegan ingredients to help vegan food companies perfect the taste of the "real thing."
NYC Vegan Eatery Cinnamon Snail Opens Second Location
The beloved food truck's second brick-and-mortar location will join vegan chain Beyond Sushi at the new City Acres food hall.
Israel Gets Its First All-Vegan Supermarket
Green Wave in Tel Aviv joins a growing number of all-vegan grocery stores opened this year worldwide.
Red Mango Debuts Two Vegan "Fro-No" Flavors
The yogurt chain launches "Fro-No" dairy-free frozen yogurt in Caramelized Pineapple and Blood Orange flavors.
Kat Von D's Vegan Shoe Line Set to Debut
The vegan tattoo queen and beauty mogul will open a vegan shoe line by the end of the year with 26 styles, including several unisex shoes and sky-high platforms.

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