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SeaWorld CEO Resigns as Profits Continue to Plummet
Joel Manby has resigned as the troubled aquatic park continues to face backlash from animal-rights documentary Blackfish, resulting in 1.2 million fewer guests in 2017.
Vegans Now Have Their Own Cryptocurrency
New app VeganNation unites vegans on the world's first decentralized vegan ecosystem with its own digital VeganCoin currency.
LUSH Debuts Vegan Bath Line for Easter
The new collection includes a variety of vegan bath bombs in shapes such as carrot bunches, glitter-covered Easter eggs, and baby chicks.
Starbucks Debuts Vegan Nutella-Inspired Macchiato
The international coffeehouse launched a vegan coconut milk-based macchiato made with hazelnut syrup and a chocolate mocha drizzle.
300-Pound Vegan Signs with Wilhelmina Modeling Agency
Former NFL player David Carter is now a model and will appear in a Levi's advertisement this July.
Beyond Sausage Debuts at Veggie Grill
The new vegan porkless product from Beyond Meat—now available in two Veggie Grill locations and served with vegan beer cheese dipping sauce—is following the path of distribution of its popular Beyond Burger.
Animal-Free Dairy-Tech Company Raises $24.7 Million
California vegan company Perfect Day secures Series A funding and a patent for its dairy-free, yeast-based proteins developed to displace animal dairy worldwide.
Vegan French Patisserie to Open in Miami
L'Artisane Creative Bakery will make classic French desserts such as buttery croissants, smooth mousses, and show-stopping tartlets—all sans animal products.
NadaMoo! Releases Three New Vegan Ice Cream Flavors
Strawberry Cheesecake, Caramel Cold Brew & Cookies, and Cookie Dough Fudge join the Austin-based brand's lineup of organic coconut milk-based ice cream flavors.
Adorable Girl Scout Explains That Thin Mints Are Vegan
6-year-old Charity Joy Harrison reminds viewers that Thin Mints are perfect for vegans such as her mom.
Kevin Smith Considers Going Vegan After Heart Attack
The Clerks director reconsiders his consumption of animal products after suffering a heart attack over the weekend.
Food Startup JUST Tackles Hunger Relief in Africa
The company behind Just Mayo launches Just Power Gari—a culturally relevant blend reminiscent of oatmeal—to feed millions of nutrient-deprived children across the continent.
Vegan Eatery Doomie's to Open Second LA Outpost
The Vegan Mac Daddy will be available in Culver City after Doomie's Home Kitchen opens its third location this spring.
Vegan Brand Combats Photoshopped Beauty Standards
Hair-color company oVertone Haircare has released a video to advocate against the routine practice of digitally altering the appearance of models.
Jaden Smith Craves Vegan Pancakes, Bacon, and Butter
The young actor and sustainability entrepreneur said that vegan pancakes and butter are his favorite combination.
Tofurky Now Available at 1,000 Stores in Australia
The iconic vegan meat company debuts at Woolworths stores across the continent.
Dairy Council Finds 41 Percent of Women Avoid Dairy
The National Dairy Council in Ireland is attempting to win back customers after learning that one in 10 people now believe dairy is unhealthy.
Chrissy Teigen Says Impossible Burger Beats Beef
The model raved about the vegan burger she sampled at Ellen DeGeneres' 60th birthday party.
Anti-Dairy PSA Airs During Olympic Closing Ceremony
A group of celebrated Olympians have united in a commercial—produced by Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos—to encourage viewers to switch from animal dairy to plant-based alternatives.
Pinterest Names Vegan Food Top Wedding Trend
According to the social media platform's 2018 Wedding Report, interest in vegan nuptials is on the rise.
Chef Chloe Coscarelli Opens New Café in Miami
Beloved vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli is back with new eatery, Chef Chloe and the Vegan Café, in highly anticipated St. Roch food hall in Miami's design district.
Team Canada Wears All-Vegan Uniforms at Olympics
Animal-rights activists praise apparel brand Hudson's Bay Company for outfitting this year's Olympians in animal-free outwear.
Photographer Creates the Most Vegan Proposal Ever
Popping the question with the help of an avocado is gaining traction thanks to Amsterdam food stylist Colette Dike.
Tyson to Launch Plant-Based Meal Bowls
The meat company is disrupting itself to stay competitive as consumer habits shift toward animal-free foods.
Pregnant Sisters Launch Vegan Dessert Sushi Brand
Vegan Rice Krispies Treats stand-in for sushi rice, and gelatin-free candies replace fish in creations made by sisters Kasia Mierzejewska and Emilia Augustyn for their allergen-free brand Sweet Sushi Factory.
PG Tips Creates New Tea Aimed at Vegan Consumers
The nearly 90-year-old tea brand formulated a new blend that pairs perfectly with plant-based milk.
Australia's First Vegan Hotel Restaurant Opens in March
New eatery Alibi—featuring a menu developed by vegan restaurateur Matthew Kenney—will occupy the ground floor of Ovolo Hotel in Sydney.
Miami's Plant-Based SEED Food & Wine Festival Debuts in LA
SEED and Eat Drink Vegan will join forces this year to bring an epic vegan festival to Los Angeles.
Chipotle Adds Quinoa to its NYC Test Kitchen Menu
In addition to sofritas, vegans might soon have another plant-based protein option at Chipotle—a blend of gold and red quinoa spiced with turmeric, citrus juice, and cilantro.
Vegan Fashion Brand VAUTE Profiled on PBS
The brand's founder Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart spoke about her mission to create functional and fabulous vegan clothes to eliminate animal cruelty in the fashion industry.
New Investor Coalition to Combat Meat Problem in China
Toronto-based Dao Foods International will promote plant-based and clean meat in China to curb the country's growing appetite for animal products.
IKEA Debuts Plant-Based Hot Dogs
The furniture giant debuted the new animal-free option at a single store in Sweden with plans to expand the offering across Europe by August.
Rooney Mara Launches Luxury Vegan Fashion Line
New fashion brand Hiraeth includes faux-leather pants, velvet garments, and combat boots—all made ethically in Los Angeles.
NYC Meat Emporium Now Serves Vegan Beyond Sausage
Sausage bar Schaller's Stube—an offshoot of 80-year-old meat company Schaller & Weber—has added three vegan hot dog options to its menu.
Vegan Truffles Beat 141 Brands in Blind Taste Test
Chocolates made by United Kingdom brand Booja-Booja received top honors in Good Housekeeping's annual Easter Egg Taste Test.
POC-Owned Vegan Lipstick Brand Debuts at Target
Vegan Bawse Lady red lipstick, and other hues aimed at women of all skin tones, will be available at 100 Target stores by May.
New Bleeding Vegan Burger Debuts at Costco
California company Don Lee Farms enters the veggie burger 2.0 game with its organic and raw plant-based patty that bleeds beet juice—now available at Costco, with Walmart, Whole Foods Market, and Smart & Final to follow.
Craft Brewery Modern Times Opens Vegan Lounge
The brewery's vegan founder Jacob McKean is adding plant-based fare to all tasting room locations.
Kat Von D Honors Drag Queen Divine with New Makeup Line
The vegan makeup mogul has created an eyeshadow palette and lipstick to celebrate the life of the legendary drag queen and promote self-expression, artistry, and positivity.
NYC Fashion Mogul to Debut Vegan Cheese Brand
Joshua Katcher—founder of vegan fashion brand Brave Gentleman—has teamed with vegan tattoo shop owner Dina DiCenso to launch artisanal vegan cheese brand RIND.
LUSH Debuts New Vegan Bath Melt to Fight for Trans Rights
The vegan-friendly beauty brand launches a campaign to raise $450,000 to end discrimination and violence against transgender people.
Data Shows Plant-Based Diet Would Save UK $7 Billion
A new study finds that the country could save billions on health and economic costs if 10 percent of the population adopted a plant-based diet.
Amsterdam Fashion Brand Debuts Vegan James Dean Jacket
Cruelty-free fashion brand HoodLamb announces its spring line complete with James Dean-inspired unisex jackets.
Investors Condemn Whole Foods for Ignoring Vegan Shift
A coalition of 57 investors who manage $2.4 trillion in assets continues to push food companies to abandon the risky practice of raising animals for food.
Vegan Pay-What-You-Can Eatery Opens in Charleston
New vegan restaurant Dell'z on the Macon offers bowls, pizzas, and salads on a sliding pay-scale policy.
Veganism is Stunting Growth of Camel-Milk Industry
Consumers increasingly choosing plant-based milk alternatives is limiting the growth of the camel-milk industry.
New Vegan Eatery Shares Profits with Employees
The Red Lunchbox in Halifax, Nova Scotia is good for the animals and fair to its workers.
Real Housewives Star Throws Vegan Dinner Party
Porsha Williams' plant-based feast, complete with copious amounts of alcohol, was lit AF.
Vegan Wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year
A moving image of Pikin the gorilla and her rescuer taken by photographer Jo-Anne McArthur was chosen among 50,000 applicants.
New Vegan Yogurt Line Launches in United States
British brand The Coconut Collaborative debuts its coconut-based yogurts and desserts at Wegmans.

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