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Vegan Makeup Line Designed for Trans Women Debuts
JECCA Makeup makes vegan beauty products that address the needs of trans women—such as beard shadows and scarring—to help everyone feel more confident in their skin.
3D-Printed Vegan Candy Selfies Debut for Christmas
Vegan shoppers can snap selfies and eat them at seven Magic Candy Factory pop-ups across England.
Farmer Stops Slaughtering Cows to Grow Vegetables
Third-generation cattle rancher Mike Lanigan now runs an animal sanctuary that houses 31 cows, three horses, three chickens, and one duck.
Beyond Burger Expands to Nearly 500 TGI Fridays
The plant-based patty was a success at select TGI Fridays, which prompted the chain to add Beyond Burger to the menu of 465 locations.
Doctors Urged to Prescribe Plant-Based Food as Medicine
A new seminar aims to teach health professionals to use the power of plant-based nutrition to prevent heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes.
London Mayor Bans Fast-Food Chains Near Schools
Mayor Sadiq Khan will not allow new fast-food restaurants to open near schools to fight the city's childhood obesity epidemic.
Irish Officials Blame Dairy Industry for Climate Change
New figures from Environmental Protection Agency point to increased greenhouse gas emissions caused by the country's growing dairy sector.
UK Pizza Huts to Permanently Add Vegan Cheese to Menu
After a successful trial of vegan cheese at select locations, the pizza chain has permanently added the cruelty-free option to 262 locations.
20th Century Fox Debuts Animated Animal-Rights Film
Animal sanctuary The Gentle Barn partners with the film studio to adopt a bull calf that shares the name of the title character in upcoming film Ferdinand.
Groundbreaking Vegan Support System Launches
Non-profit organization Mercy For Animals—known for its world-changing undercover investigations—launches The Green Plate, a comprehensive guide to help people go and stay vegan.
UK Government Promises to Recognize Animal Sentience
Environment Secretary Michael Gove issues an official statement pledging to protect animals in the United Kingdom after its withdrawal from the European Union.
Vegan Daters Get 62 Percent More Messages Online
Cruelty-free, vegetable-centric profiles on dating platform Zoosk are gaining popularity among internet singles.
Vegan Cheese Platter Debuts in Time for Christmas
Vegan brand Violife launches a three-cheese Christmas platter perfect for holiday celebrations.
LUSH Debuts 100-Product Vegan Christmas Collection
Christmas sweater-themed bath bombs, snow angel luxury bath melts, foamy package-free shower gels, and Santa's belly jellies are all cruelty-free ways to ring in the holiday season.
5 Reasons Animal Testing Will Soon Be a Thing of the Past
Scientists, lobbyists, educators, and activists—supported by ethical beauty company LUSH Cosmetics—are working to implement new, human-relevant technologies, to finally free animals from labs.
European Brand Debuts Vegan Shoes Made from Airbags
Portuguese brand NAE Vegan upcycles car airbags and old tires into all-vegan shoes.
500 Virginians Camp Out to Get New Vegan Nike Shoes
Police shut down the release of the popular limited-edition shoe—designed by vegan vintage store owner Sean Wotherspoon.
Utah Pays $349,000 for Unfair Ag-Gag Law
The state agrees to settle a lawsuit brought on by an animal-rights group over legislation silencing undercover investigations at factory farms.
Vegan Recipes for Stuff to Stuff
This Thanksgiving, get stuffed (literally) by filling one delicious food with another.
Vegan Pie Filling Sales Spike by 357 Percent
New data shows that consumers are increasingly flocking to plant-based Thanksgiving foods.
The New Yorker Recounts the History of Tofurky
The acclaimed publication spotlights the 22-year legacy of the vegan holiday roast in time for Thanksgiving.
7-Course Vegan Feast Party Bus Hits the SF Bay Area
The Om Bus—complete with an open bar and live music—will take guests on a scenic tour of San Francisco after a massive outdoor feast featuring Mexican-inspired vegan favorites.
Punk Band Anti-Flag Cooks Vegan Thanksgiving Live
Musicians Chris No. 2 and Justin Sane cook Brussels sprouts, cornbread-stuffed acorn squash, and balsamic-glazed carrots in a new video made to promote kindness to animals.
Starbucks Unveils Vegan-Friendly Holiday Hot Cocoa
The coffee chain is celebrating the holidays with the new Toffee Almondmilk Hot Cocoa.
Tyler Perry Discovers Tofurky
The famed comedian has given up meat with the help of fellow comedian Steve Harvey, who suggested he try Tofurky for Thanksgiving.
Evanna Lynch Creates Vegan Holiday Gift Basket
The Harry Potter star is wishing her fans a magical holiday season with a limited-edition gift basket filled with vegan chocolate frogs, almond-butter caramel cups, and cruelty-free bath bombs.
British Politicians Vote That Animals Do Not Feel Pain
Members of British Parliament remove 80 percent of animal-welfare regulations from its post-Brexit legislation.
Postmates Now Delivers Impossible Burger for Free
Burger lovers in Los Angeles can now get a vegan Impossible Burger from Fatburger delivered in 30 minutes or less.
Investigations Uncover Cannibalism at Turkey Farm
Undercover footage reveals birds eating other birds, widespread injury and disease, and squalid living conditions at one of the world's largest turkey producers.
Indian Frozen Yogurt Chain Debuts Five Vegan Flavors
India-based Cocoberry—a Pinkberry-like chain—will introduce a line of vegan options in time for Christmas.
Nearly Half of Americans Want to Ban Slaughterhouses
A new survey shows that 47 percent of adults in the United States support closing all slaughterhouses, while 69 percent identify animal agriculture as a top social issue worldwide.
All-Vegan Next Level Burger Expands to CA Whole Foods
Following its Seattle expansion, the Oregon-based vegan burger chain will open in California next month.
Horrific Abuse Uncovered at Family Dairy Farm
An undercover investigation found calves living in filthy sheds with deceased others and dairy cows severely neglected at a family-owned dairy farm in Florida.
New York Magazine Creates Vegan Encyclopedia
The publication compiled an A to V encyclopedia of everything vegan.
Vegan Feast to Benefit Earthquake Relief in Mexico
This Thanksgiving, Los Angeles vegan eatery Gracias Madre is raising money to help rebuild destroyed homes in Oaxaca, Mexico.
100-Vendor Vegan Market Opens in Australia
The largest of its kind Down Under, Sydney Vegan Market features the best of plant-based food, cruelty-free beauty, and ethical fashion.
Vegan Thanksgiving Radio Play Premieres
Sanctuary uses dark comedy and fast-paced wit to tackle conflicts that frequently take place at family dinners around the holidays.
Portia de Rossi Pays Surprise Visit to Vegan Butcher Shop
The actress stopped by The Herbivorous Butcher in Minneapolis to rave about their delicious food.
Milk Consumption Drops by 22 Percent Since 2000
The dairy industry is in decline, while plant-based milks are all the rage.
Kyrie Irving Credits Vegan Diet for Winning Streak
The professional basketball player said he is now awake to the harmful effects of consuming animal products.
GQ Names Colin Kaepernick Citizen of the Year
Vegan football player and social justice activist was awarded the prestigious title for his work in giving a voice to the voiceless.
World's First Vegan Shoe Line Made from Apples Debuts
Vegan brand VEERAH is revolutionizing the fashion industry with a collection of stylish shoes made from apple peels.
Vegan Soul Food Spot to Open in Nashville
A Nashville couple plans to open a new sit-down restaurant with the aim of making good vegan food more accessible to all.
Activist Tattoos 40K Crosses to Honor Farmed Animals
An Italian-born animal-rights activist covered his body in thousands of crosses to symbolize the animals killed for food every second.
Vegan Reddi-Wip to Debut
The classic whipped cream brand is launching a dairy-free almond- and coconut-based product to meet consumer demand for plant-based options.
LUSH Grants $445,000 to End Animal Testing
The international beauty brand awarded young scientists, activists, and global organizations substantial sums to make vivisection a thing of the past.
Ruby Rose Speaks Out Against Body Shaming
The vegan actress gives advice regarding body shaming to critics who say she is too skinny.
15,000 Scientists Urge Citizens to Adopt Plant-Based Diet
In their first official warning since 1992, an international assembly of scientists from 184 countries predict imminent world demise unless action to fight climate change is swiftly implemented.
Upscale Canadian Vegan Eatery Lands in Miami
Toronto's cruelty-free eatery Planta will debut in Miami with a vegan sushi bar, cold-pressed juice cocktails, and more.
Domino's Commits to Adding Vegan Cheese Next Year
The international pizza chain will debut vegan cheese at its Australian locations after overwhelming consumer feedback demanding cruelty-free options.

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