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How to Celebrate a Vegan Persian New Year
Ring in the Persian New Year by making these Nowruz traditions vegan and eco-friendly.
The Best Vegan Smoothies for Morning, Noon, and Night
As a post-workout snack or quick breakfast, smoothies pack a nutritious punch.
How to Throw a Festive Vegan St. Paddy’s Party
Don’t limit yourself to wearing green—try the following recipes and tips to celebrate St. Paddy’s the vegan way.
First SF Vegan Bakery
Last Saturday, San Francisco welcomed the opening of Wholesome Bakery’s 100-percent vegan storefront. The dairy-free confectioners joined other food-centric stalls...
Animal Feed Causes Smog
Findings released last Wednesday from a study on the causes of smog in San Joaquin Valley, Calif., suggest that cattle feed, not just automotive exhaust, may be...
Airline Bans Lab Animals
Lufthansa airlines recently announced that it has introduced a new policy prohibiting the transport of cats and dogs to laboratories. This...
The Cove Converts Hunter
After viewing the Oscar-winning film The Cove—a documentary focusing on dolphin capture and slaughter in Japan—dolphin tradesman Chris Porter has...
Jake Shields' Veg Win
Proving that you don’t have to eat animals to succeed in the ring, meat-free muscle man Jake Shields beat UFC veteran Dan Henderson to win the Strikeforce...
Cage-Free Double Rainbow
Double Rainbow Gourmet Ice Creams has agreed to phase-in cage-free eggs into its productions. With its shift to include more humane ingredients its recipes, Double Rainbow...
SF Veg Brewery
Today, Social Kitchen & Brewery, located in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset district, opens its doors to beer drinkers looking for vegetarian and vegan pub food. The...
Vegan Sports Gear for Basketball, Football, and More
From basketball to ballet, outperform your opponents with high-quality, animal-free sporting goods.
Fresh Bistro Happy Hour
Fresh Bistro, a Seattle-based restaurant that focuses on fresh, organic, and local foods, has just launched its new spring happy hour menu, which includes a special section...
Kate Winslet Anti-Foie Gras
Vegetarian actress and Academy Award winner Kate Winslet has lent her voice to a video condemning the consumption of foie gras. The video, which was created by...
Votes for Soy Jerky
Vegan jerky company Perfected Foods not only wants to end animal suffering, but human suffering as well. It has submitted a video to the “I Am Free Enterprise Contest,” which...
Tony's Offers Veg Options
Although they say people can get set in their ways, Burbank, Calif., bar Tony’s Darts Away has reopened with an entirely re-envisioned veg-friendly menu and...
Saf's Second Location
Last Thursday, London vegan eatery Saf Restaurant & Bar celebrated the launch of a second, more low-key location in near Kensington High Street. The new restaurant...
Moss Food Safety Questions
This week, Michael Moss, whose investigation of federal oversight of food safety and contaminated meat earned him a Pulitzer Prize, will be answering questions in...
Hopkins Adds Veg Menu
To promote the benefits of eating a plant-based diet, Baltimore’s John Hopkins Hospital debuted a reinvented menu at its renovated Cobblestone Café...
Veg Scanner App
Mello Apps Limited has released a new iPhone application that finally reveals the source of obscurely named food additives, such as E542 and E504. The application...
Maoz Opens in NJ
Today, Maoz Vegetarian, worldwide purveyors of falafel-filled pitas, opens the doors to its newest location in New Brunswick, NJ. The restaurant is holding a ribbon...
Tel Aviv Task Force
Yesterday, Tel Aviv officials announced the creation of a voluntary police unit for animals. As part of the joint initiative created by the Mesublin police station and...
New NJ Bakery
With the opening of Papa Ganache, New Jersey residents have another accessible option for getting their fill of cruelty-free treats. The all-vegan bakery, which...
Blood in Cigarettes
University of Sydney professor Simon Chapman recently highlighted research that found pigs’ blood may be an undisclosed ingredient in cigarettes. Findings...
Sugar Plum Opens
Earlier this month, Sugar Plum Vegan, which has been wowing sweet-toothed vegans with its online baked-goods business, opened its storefront in Sacramento. While...
Bulgaria Cruelty Law
Yesterday, Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov proposed an amendment to punish animal cruelty with one to five years in jail. The push for punishment...
Meat-Free Tel Aviv
Last Monday, Tel Aviv University in Israel followed in the footsteps of other universities worldwide—including Oxford, Columbia, and UCLA—by introducing...
Earth Hour 2010
While being veg already benefits the environment, this year’s third-annual Earth Hour urges people to take their support for the environment one step further by...
Maine Meatout Dinner
Tonight, in keeping with the spirit of the 25th annual Meatout Day on March 20, Pepperclub Restaurant in Portland, Maine, is hosting a special Meatout...
LA Veg Chili Menu
Chili Addiction, a Los Angeles restaurant specializing in authentic Texas Chili Con Carne, now offers an entirely separate menu for chili-craving vegans. The menu...
Chanel's Fake Fur
Earlier this month at Paris Fashion Week, Chanel proved designers could mix fashion and compassion by choosing to only include fake fur in its Autumn 2010...
St. Louis Veg Option
With its new meat-free menu option, omnivorous St. Louis, Mo., eatery Herbie's Vintage 72 now caters to vegetarians. The new menu, which debuted on March 12, includes...
EU Chicken Bacteria
In a report published on Wednesday, scientists working for the EU's European Food Safety Authority released findings from a 2008 study concerning bacteria...
Veg School Bill
On Wednesday, Congressman Jared Polis introduced pro-veg legislation to the House of Representatives in the form of The Healthy School Meals Act. The main objective...
McCartney's Mag Cover
Former Beatle Paul McCartney appears on the cover of this month’s Stir It Up, a UK trade publication for caterers, in which he talks about ways to make catered vegetarian...
Vegan Bestseller
On Sunday, compassionate-living book The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony held the number one spot on Amazon’s Bestsellers list...
Vegan Rights
Vegans now receive workplace discrimination protection under UK law, due to a recently released code of practice explaining the legal implications of a 2009...
Interview with World’s Littlest Brat’s Vegan Director Kathy Kolla
Director Kathy Kolla talks vegan comedy, greening the film industry, and setting a positive example in Hollywood.
Factory Farm Pays Up
On March 4, seven Gentry Farm families were awarded $11 million, after Premium Standards Farm (PSF) lost a court case regarding the stench produced by its pig factory...
Studdard Talks Veganism
On Monday, American Idol season two winner Ruben Studdard showed off his substantially slimmer frame on The Wendy Williams Show, where he explained that he...
Veg Accountant Contest
Coinciding with tax season, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has announced its first ever “Sexiest Vegetarian Accountant” contest. PETA is seeking...
The Cove Becomes a Series
Hot off an Academy Award win, dolphin-slaughter documentary The Cove is slated to become an Animal Planet show. Tentatively named Dolphin Warriors, the series...
Veg Cafe and Event Space
During its March 1 grand opening, Raphsodic Cooperative Company celebrated bringing a vegan bakery, art gallery, and event center to the citizens of Orlando, Fla., with...
Vegetarian and Vegan Oscar Nominees (and Winners!)
Even though the Academy Awards are over, you can still appreciate the fine work of these Oscar-nominated vegetarian actors from years past.
Osbourne Boycotts Vuitton
Sharon Osbourne recently announced that she would boycott Louis Vuitton and encouraged fans to do the same. The America’s Got Talent judge and wife of rocker...
Vegan Cupcakes in Oregon
The Divine Cupcake, located in Eugene, Oreg., celebrated its grand opening last Friday with free cupcakes for everyone who stopped by the bakery. Passerbys were...
Vegas Veg Ads
This month, Vegas Veg and Mercy For Animals (MFA) funded the placement of nine pro-veg billboards along Las Vegas-valley motorways. The two billboard...
Vegan Dunkin' Winner
After receiving positive feedback for its push to enter cruelty-free donuts into Dunkin’ Donuts “Create Dunkin’s Next Donut Contest,” Compassion Over Killing’s...
Goodwin on Kimmel
Last Thursday, Ginnifer Goodwin appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where she discussed her meat-free lifestyle and work with Farm Sanctuary. She talked...
Factory Farm By-Products
Yesterday, The Washington Post published an article examining the ecological harm of excess manure that results from factory farming. Due to overcrowding on the farms...
Cameras in Slaughterhouses
The UK‘s Food Standards Agency announced on Monday that in the next six months, it plans to install closed-circuit television cameras in the country‘s...

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