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Vegan Baking Substitution Guide
From cookies to cakes and everything in between, vegan baking is a breeze with our handy substitution guide.
20 Recipes for a Tasty Vegan Labor Day Celebration
Raise your glass and celebrate the season with a perfect end-of-summer bash.
10 Ways to Fight Holiday Stress
There are stockings to hang, cookies to bake, and you’re freaking out. Relax this holiday season.
Snow-Filled Ski Escapes
Consider one of these five fabulous veg-friendly ski chalets for your next winter vacation.
The Definitive Guide to Requesting Vegan Options
Try these tips for scoring new vegan options at your favorite local restaurants.
HSUS Letter to McDonald’s
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has submitted a shareholder resolution to fast-food giant McDonald’s, asking that the McDonald’s franchises begin...
Justin Bieber for PETA2
Teen R&B sensation Justin Bieber recently shared his views on adopting shelter animals with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA) sister site, PETA2.
Cover Girl Natalie Portman
Veg actress Natalie Portman, of the new movie Black Swan, is Vogue’s cover girl for January. Inside, Portman discusses her eating habits with writer Joan Juliet Buck.
Sexiest Vegetarians Over 50
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA) new website for people over 50, PETA Prime, hosted “PETA Prime’s 2010 Sexiest Vegetarian Over 50 contest,”
Fifteen Years of COK
2010 marks the 15th anniversary for animal-advocacy organization Compassion Over Killing (COK). COK was originally founded in 1995 by Paul Shapiro...
Veg Eating on Christmas
Vegan blogger Quarry Girl published a post on her blog on December 16, highlighting the vegan places to go for Christmas dinner in Los Angeles. The restaurants that...
General Mills Lowers Sugar
Cereal makers General Mills, Inc is lowering the amount of sugar in its children’s breakfast cereals, reports Reuters. General Mills claims that it will now aim to have...
Adopting Animals for the Holidays
This holiday season, people who are looking to give the gift of compassion are able to adopt a farm animal or make a donation in someone’s name to one of the...
Eco-Conscious Models
Portland-based sustainable clothing company Nau has launched a series called The Provocateurs, in which it selects people who embody its mission to model its clothing.
Celebrities for Crowdrise
Philanthropy fundraiser site Crowdrise has launched a holiday fundraising campaign, in which different celebrities are encouraging people to donate to various causes. Some...
Kathy Stevens in the Huff Post
On Thursday, December 16, Kathy Stevens, founder and director of Catskill Animal Sanctuary, posted an essay on The Huffington Post titled, “Talking Tofurkey: What Would It...
US Government Sues BP
On December 15, the BBC reported that the US government is suing BP and eight other firms for all damages and clean-up costs resulting from the April 20, 2010...
The Veg Kid Trend
On Monday, December 13, The Washington Post Health section posted a story on the growing trend of vegetarian children. The story, titled ’Kids can thrive on a vegetarian diet...
Restrictive Diets and the Holidays
The Washington Post columnist Jennifer LaRue Huget explored the conundrums of dietary restrictions during the holidays in a column, published Tuesday, December...
Veg in the Golden Globes
On Tuesday, December 14, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced the nominees for the 2011 68th annual Golden Globes. Included in the...
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act
On Monday, December 13, President Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 into law. The act was one of the largest issues of 2010 and one of Michelle...
Forks Over Knives in F&W
On Monday, December 13, Food and Wine magazine posted an entry on its “Mouthing Off” blog, discussing the plant-based documentary Forks Over Knives.
Top 5 Last-Minute Gifts for Him, Her, and Hosts
Haven’t started shopping yet? Check out VN's no-fail holiday gifts that will save you time and guarantee smiles.
Vegan Cooking for Dummies
Holistic nutrition guru Alexandra Jamieson of Nutrition for Empowered Women has added a book to the Dummies franchise: Vegan Cooking for Dummies. The cookbook...
125 Dogs Rescued from Fire
Firefighters in southern Maryland took part in a large-scale animal rescue at a house fire on Sunday, December 12, The Washington Post reports. When firefighters...
NASA Stops Monkey Experiments
On Thursday, December 9, the Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine (PCRM) announced that NASA halted planned experiments on squirrel monkeys...
RSPCA Tweet-A-Thon
In an effort to effort to raise awareness about the demand for animal care, Britain’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) will tweet its ...
Why Russell’s Vegan
When media-mogul Russell Simmons was recently on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he spoke about his veganism. As a result, Ellen asked him to write an essay for...
International Animal Rights Day
Friday, December 10, 2010, marked the 13th annual International Animal Rights Day (IRAD). IRAD is supported by Uncaged, an international animal-rights organization...
Crush Video Law
On December 9, 2010, President Obama signed The Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act (H.R. 5566) into law. Crush videos depict the torture and killing of small animals...
Vegetarian Wins The Apprentice
Vegetarian Brandy Kuentzel, 30, heard the coveted words of, “You’re hired” from Donald Trump on December 9, winning the tenth season of The Apprentice.
Easy Vegan Party Snacks and Spreads
Set the stage for the best holiday party yet with these easy menu-planning tips.
Truth in Fur Labeling
On Tuesday, December 2, the US Senate approved The Truth In Fur Labeling Act (H.R. 2480), propelling the legislation forward significantly. The Truth In Fur...
Bob Barker’s Honorary Fellowship
The Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics honored animal-advocate Bob Barker as an Honorary Fellow, the university announced December 7. The award...
Spork Foods in LA Times
On December 9, the LA Times featured vegan food service Spork Foods in a story in its Food section. The article, written by Jessica Gelt, is titled “Bringing Vegan...
Fish Feel Pain
A recent article in Discovery News delves into Do Fish Feel Pain?, a book by Penn State professor Victoria Braithwaite that explores the evidence that fish do...
Vegan Cooking for Carnivores
Canadian vegan cookbook author Claire Gosse has launched a new video website called Vegan Cooking for Carnivores. The website features tutorials on vegan cooking...
Cutest Vegetarian Kids
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)’s website for children, PETA Kids, announced the winners of its Cutest Vegetarian Kids of 2010 contest, voted...
Taiwan Retailers Ban Seal Oil
The Environmental and Animal Society of Taiwan (EAST) is hoping to convince the Taiwanese government to ban Canadian seal oil imports through a major campaign.
Sri Lankan Animal Sanctuary
The Sri Lankan government has announced plans to turn what was once a Tamil Tigers rebel stronghold into a wildlife sanctuary, The Guardian reports. The area is about
Heather Mills’ New Cookbook
Animal-advocate and vegan-food entrepreneur Heather Mills is releasing her first cookbook, LoveBites, on December 5. The cookbook is vegan, focusing...
Cheddar Recall
Whole Foods Market has been forced to recall seven types of cheddar amid fears of E.coli and Listeria contamination. The contaminated cheese came from...
Stella McCartney’s New Site
Veg high-end fashion designer Stella McCartney has redone her website to feature more information on living a sustainable life and promoting the vegan lifestyle...
Vegan Detroit Brunch
Detroit vegans and non-vegans alike have a new option for Sunday brunch as of December 5, Detroit Brunch. The idea for a take-out vegan brunch food service...
Ecorazzi Gift Guide
Gearing up for the holiday season, green-gossip blog Ecorazzi has created a 2010 Holiday Gift Guide that points buyers in the direction of eco-conscious-themed...
FoodWorks New York
On November 22, New York City announced its plans for FoodWorks New York, a new initiative that undertakes all aspects of New York food, from where food...
Unclean Shrimp
Over the past decade, cheap shrimp has become increasingly popular in North America, with the majority of the product being shipped to the US and Canada...
Protein App for Vegans
Recently, iProtein launched—a new iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad app that lets users know the amount of protein in different foods. The app targets vegetarians...
Celebrities Talk Turkeys
In honor of turkeys this Thanksgiving, Farm Sanctuary spoke with animal-advocating celebrities who recognize the holiday as a time to save animals and celebrate...
New York City Thanksgiving
For New Yorkers looking to celebrate a vegan Thanksgiving without spending hours in the kitchen, SuperVegan has compiled a list of the best places to eat Thanksgiving...

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