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Barker Campaigns Against Veal
Animal rights organization Mercy For Animals (MFA) recently released footage obtained through a hidden camera of deplorable conditions at a major veal producer. The...
Chrissie Hynde’s Vegan Fashion
Chrissie Hynde, musician and The Pretenders’ frontwoman, is teaming with Welsh singer JP Jones to create an eco-friendly clothing line. The line, to be titled Fairground...
OSHA Fines SeaWorld
The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found SeaWorld at fault for the death of an orca trainer. In February this year, 40-year-old trainer Dawn...
Colbie Calliat at Farm Sanctuary
Grammy-Award winning singer-songwriter Colbie Calliat, guitarist Justin Young, and their fellow bandmates paid a visit to the New York location of Farm Sanctuary Friday...
New York Girls for Animals
A pilot initiative will launch this school year that encourages animal welfare among New York pre-teen and teenaged girls. The program Unleashed challenges...
Vegan in Las Vegas
Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas has introduced a new vegan culinary program for each of its 11 restaurants. This makes for the largest vegan offering to date on the Las Vegas...
Neuter-a-Thon
Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine is on a tour across Michigan, performing its annual, three-week long Neuter-a-Thon. The goal...
Animal Welfare in India
Officials in India are currently drafting a new animal welfare law, headed by the Ministry of Environment and Forests. Currently, animals in India are protected by a...
BP Clean-Up Scaleback
BP incoming CEO Robert Dudley announced Friday, August 6, that it was time to “scale back” the oil spill efforts. This announcement comes in response to claims...
Candy Store with Vegan Sweets
A new candy store has come to Jacksonville, Fla., that carries natural options for vegans. Peter Behringer, who until recently ran Peterbrooke Chocolatier, and his wife Allison...
Veg Diets for Climate Change
The Veg Climate Alliance has drafted The Cancun Declaration, which calls for a global move to plant-based diets in order to combat climate change. The Veg...
Sustainable “Clip-On” Room
A design team from New Zealand is making their idea for sustainable building a reality. In last year‘s Sustainable Habitat Challenge, a competition , in which teams from New Zealand...
Art Against Eating Animals
Artist Mara Lefebvre is in the process of using her artwork as a means to spread the word about factory-farm animal abuse. Lefebvre, who often creates...
Chicago Diner and Daiya Donate
Daiya Foods has teamed with The Chicago Diner to help to save the wildlife affected by the Gulf oil spill. Together, they are donating one dollar to wildlife rescue...
Suspended Cattle Buying
When Greenpeace released its “Slaughtering the Amazon” report last year, it exposed the connection between cattle ranching and beef production to deforestation.
Be Love Café Opens
A new vegan restaurant Be Love Café has found its way to Baywood Park, Calif. The café serves organic, vegan meals made mostly with locally grown ingredients...
Bullfighting Banned in Catalonia
The Spanish region of Catalonia voted Wednesday, July 28, to ban bullfighting. Animal-rights activists see this as a major victory after years of fighting to end the...
The Cove Director’s New Movie
Director of The Cove, Louie Psihoyos, and nonprofit Oceanic Preservation Society are teaming up to produce another documentary. The focus of the new film...
Shark Week and Oceana
Discovery Channel and conservation group Oceana announced a partnership Monday, July 26, for Shark Week. Sunday, August 1, marks the beginning of the 23rd...
Live a Damn Radio Launches
Michael Parrish DuDell, co-founder of vegan website VEGdaily, launched a radio program on Monday, July 26. Live a Damn Radio aims to highlight people who are making...
New DC Veg, Raw Restaurant
A new vegan, raw-food establishment has come to Washington DC. Elizabeth Petty opened Elizabeth’s Gone Raw, an “occasional” restaurant, currently open only...
Vegan Dessert Party in LA
On Friday, July 30, Parallel Lines will be hosting its first Savor Los Angeles event with the theme “sweets.” Savor Los Angeles is a food series that focuses on healthy eating choices...
New Soymilk by Earth Balance
Smart Balance announced on July 26 that it would soon be launching Earth Balance Organic Soy Milk. Earth Balance is the purveyor of vegan dairy options, such as Earth...
Political Party for Animals
On Saturday, July 24, animals received their own political party. Animal advocates in Switzerland have established the TierPartei Schweiz, or the Animal Party Switzerland.
Companion Animals in the Gulf
In addition to affected wildlife, companion animals are feeling the aftermath of the BP oil spill, with more and more being relinquished to shelters by guardians...
Bold Native NY Premiere
The fiction film Bold Native, which goes inside the Animal Liberation Front organization, is making its New York City debut Monday, July 26. Animal advocate and vegan...
New Veg Café in Charlotte, NC
Luna’s Living Kitchen, a new raw, organic, vegan restaurant opened in Charlotte, NC, Monday, July 19. “Here in the South, it’s hard to find anything when you’re vegan...
High-Protein and Weight Gain
A new European study released in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has linked high-protein diets to weight gain. The study was comprised of 400,000 adults from 10...
Dolphin Slaughter Series Airs
A series based on the award-winning documentary The Cove has been in the works for a while, and is now finally debuting on Animal Planet. The mini-series is called...
PETA in the Middle East
PETA has announced its decision to move into the Middle East. The organization will set up two permanent campaigners in countries yet-to-be-determined.
Celebrity Dinner Auction
Rory Freedman, co-author of the best-selling Skinny Bitch series and Tal Ronnen, celebrity chef and author of The Conscious Cook, are auctioning off a dinner...
Banning Crush Videos
The US House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday, July 21, that would bring back a ban on “crush videos.” Crush videos, which graphically depict the abuse...
Teenagers Aiding the Gulf
Teenager Matt Pierce of Bradenton, Fla., started a non-profit to raise money for animals affected by the oil spill in the Gulf. Pierce, 17 and a senior in high school...
Katie Holmes’ Vegan Character
In the new film The Extra Man, Katie Holmes plays a strict vegan. Her character, Mary Powell, is a vegan and an environmentalist who works at an eco magazine.
New National Ocean’s Council
In partial reaction to the spill in the Gulf, President Obama has created the nation’s first National Ocean’s Council to oversee the protection of the Great Lakes...
Debarking Outlawed in Mass.
A new Massachusetts law will go into effect Wednesday, July 21, that will make devocalizing a dog or a cat illegal. Devocalizing, or more commonly known as “debarking,”...
Vegan Comedian Myq Kaplan
Vegan comedian Myq Kaplan made it past the first round of finals last night on NBC’s Last Comic Standing after three of his fellow comics were voted off. In the...
Def Leppard Green Wedding
Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen got married this weekend in an environmentally friendly ceremony and reception. Collen married costume designer Helen...
Non-Leather Fashion from Tea
Fashion designer Suzanne Lee began BioCouture with the vision to find a new alternative to leather. But rather than turning to plastic as the primary material, Lee and a team...
Throw a Vegan Baby Shower Bash in 4 Easy Steps
Throw the perfect baby shower bash with the help of VN’s must-read guide.
Child Nutrition Bill
The Child Nutrition Bill cleared the House committees with added vegetarian amendments. The $8 billion bill for the proposed Improving Nutrition for America’s...
McCartney’s Olympic Designs
Designer Stella McCartney was named the creative director for the entire British Olympic team for the 2012 summer Olympics in London. McCartney will be...
Facebook Game for Chickens
Mark Middleton of AnimalVisuals.org, a website that uses multimedia to advocate for animals, has developed a new Facebook game that aims to inform players...
Vegan Makeup Website
A recently launched website CrueltyFreeFace.com promotes and provides resources for using vegan makeup. The site was founded by makeup artist Melisser Elliot, whose goal...
Vegan Fashion Shows
October 2, 2010, is the date for vegan fashionistas from coast to coast. Two vegan fashion shows are to be hosted that Saturday in Albany, NY, and San Francisco.
Animal Non-Profits Win
Two animal-welfare and conservation based groups were among the three winners of eBay‘s “Who‘s Your Favorite?” promotion. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society...
Adrian Grenier PSA For Tuna
Entourage star Adrian Grenier has joined forces with Oceana in a new Public Service Announcement, called Going Fast, centered on the plight of the Bluefin Tuna.
Café Gratitude in Los Angeles
Café Gratitude—the vegan, organic raw food café in Northern California—is expanding south. The local favorite has announced its opening of a new location in Hollywood.
Legislators Going Veg
The first annual Los Angeles VegWeek kicks off this Saturday, July 11, and has not only gained support from California vegans, but from a few California legislators as well.
Cage-Free California
On July 5, Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law A.B. 1437, a bill that extends Proposition 2 to include hens in the production of all eggs sold in California for consumption...

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