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New TX Vegan Food Truck
Earlier this month, Forth Worth, TX, became home to a new vegan food truck specializing in plant-based grab-and-go fare with a spicy twist. Zombie's...
Dogs Saved from Slaughter
A vigilante blogger in China saved the lives of thousands of dogs by posting an online plea to have them saved, according to China Daily. After spotting more than 1,100...
Forks Over Knives Talks Sex
The creators of the popular film Forks Over Knives, which has inspired celebrities like Russell Brand and Ozzy Osbourne to adopt a vegan diet, have created a new short film...
Vegan Comic Hosts New Show
Vegan comedian David Steinberg, best known for his stand-up routines on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show and direction of TV shows such as Seinfeld...
Hen Welfare Bill in Congress
The Humane Society of the United States has joined forces with United Egg Producers, a group that accounts for almost 87 percent of domestic egg companies, to push for...
Court Rejects Downer Law
Yesterday, the Supreme Court blocked a Humane Society of the United States-sponsored law that would require the euthanasia of downed livestock, preventing them...
Veganism Saved My Life!
Get inspired by touching stories about remarkable people who turned their health around through a plant-based diet.
Richmond Vegan Food Cart
The Kickstarter project to fund Richmond, VA-based vegan vendor Rooster Cart has reached its monetary goal, One hundred and forty contributors helped...
Vegan Super Bowl Event in LA
Craft-beer pub Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA will be celebrating the upcoming Super Bowl with a special vegan-friendly event. On February 5, fans can watch...
Germany Seeks Welfare Labels
In a new charter released Thursday, German agriculture minster Ilse Aigner urged the European Union to label meat based on the welfare standards of its source...
Veg Bakery Wins Cupcake Wars
Last weekend, Washington, DC-based vegan bakery Sticky Fingers took home its second winning title on a special "All-Stars" edition of the popular Food Network show
Sued Hatchery Loses Clients
Days after animal-welfare organization Compassion Over Killing filed a lawsuit against Cal-Cruz Hatcheries, grocery chain Whole Foods Market has announced...
11 More Must-Have Vegan iPhone Apps
These helpful new apps keep vegan recipes, info, and tools only a click, tap, and swipe away.
HSUS Grades Obama Policies
The Humane Society of the United States has donned a low grade of C- to the Obama administration for its efforts and policies in animal-welfare work this past year.
Looking Ahead with Sticky Fingers’ Doron Petersan
Sticky Fingers' prolific leader chats with VegNews about the bakery's newest creations, Cupcake Wars, and penning her first-ever cookbook.
Franco Fights Chimp Testing
James Franco, who appeared last summer in the animal welfare-themed summer blockbuster Rise of the Planet of the Apes, is making real-life strides toward improving...
Healthy Dark Chocolate
You heard that right—these luscious chocolates are packed with whole foods, but rich enough to satisfy candy cravings.
Bittman Cooks Vegan on Today
On Thursday, cookbook author and New York Times food writer Mark Bittman appeared on NBC's popular morning show Today and showed host Matt Lauer...
US Sets Fish Catch Limits
The United States is becoming the first country to implement restrictions on every species that it oversees in the commercial and recreational fishing industries.
HSUS Purchases Fast-Food Stock
The Humane Society of the United States announced last Thursday that it has become a stockholder in the company that operates fast-food chains Carl's Jr. and...
Counter Culture Kickstarter
Austin, TX-based food truck Counter Culture is looking to take its vegan restaurant off the road to a traditional restaurant space, and it's enlisting fans to help. The popular...
Faux Meat More Climate-Friendly
New research from the Sustainable European Research Institute has found the production of meat substitutes results in a 95 percent lower amount of harmful...
Alan Cumming Goes Vegan
On December 30, Alan Cumming declared that he has adopted a vegan diet, in part due to inspiration from vegan boxer Mike Tyson. On his official Twitter page...
The 20 Best Vegan Dishes in the Mission District
This San Francisco neighborhood is a vegan diner's paradise, and here are 20 dishes that prove it.
Portman to Make Foer's Veg Film
Roughly two years after penning an article for The Huffington Post about how Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals inspired her to go vegan, Natalie Portman...
FDA to Restrict Antibiotic Use
On Wednesday, federal officials announced that the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture will have new restrictions due to the growing issue of drug-resistant bacterial...
Venus Williams Adopts Veg Diet
Venus Williams is embarking on a raw vegan diet following her diagnosis with Sjogren's Syndrome, a rare autoimmune disease, in 2011. British newspaper...
Native Foods Plans Expansion
Southern California-based vegan restaurant chain Native Foods Café will be initiating 15 new locations after seeing significant growth in 2011, according to the...
Turkey Factory Farm Raided
Following an investigation by animal-welfare group Mercy For Animals, sheriffs in Hoke County, NC have raided a Butterball turkey facility in the city of...
Doctor Advocates Veg Diet on Fox
On December 30, Terry Mason, MD, chief medical officer of Cook County Health and Hospitals System that includes Chicago and its surrounding area, made...
James Cromwell Talks Veganism
In a new interview with news website Take Part, actor James Cromwell elucidates the reasoning behind his commitment to veganism. Best known for his roles...
2012’s Top Nutrition Trends
Public-relations agency Pollock Communications has named the top five 2012 nutrition trends, and unprocessed organic foods are in the highest demand. More...
Study: Rats Exhibit Empathy
A new study published in Science magazine has found that rats display behaviors of empathy and will even choose to help other rats over receiving food rewards.
Al Sharpton Goes Veg
After gradually cutting meat out of his diet, civil-rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton—best known for his popular talk show and political commentary—tells People...
Raw Vegan Recipe Contest
On Wednesday, gourmet raw-food school Living Light Culinary Institute launched the Hot Raw Chef Sweet Valentine Video Recipe Contest. Seeking the best...
Veg Restaurant Seva Expands
On December 17, Ann Arbor-based veg restaurant Seva opened for business at its second location in Detroit. The new location will feature all of the vegetarian...
Silverstone’s Hanukkah Recipes
In honor of Hanukkah, actress and vegan activist Alicia Silverstone is posting vegan recipes for eight traditional Hanukkah dishes on The Kind Life, her lifestyle...
Veg Bar Owner Bans Fur Coats
New York bar owner Johnny Barounis has made headlines this week by barring customers who are wearing fur from entering his businesses. An eight-year...
Vegan Crowned Toughest Woman
After completing the "World's Toughest Mudder" competition—a muddy, 24-hour obstacle course performed in below-freezing temperatures?vegan athlete...
Chomp Vegan Eatery Opens
On November 26, Chomp Vegan Eatery opened for business in Port Moody, BC, offering flavorful plant-based dining that is also gluten-free. Founded by ...
New Veg Health Radio Show
Florida resident Jeff Popick has launched Heroes for Health, a new national and regional radio show, after overcoming morbid obesity and other health...
Open Letter to McDonald’s
A group of compassionate actors and musicians have banded together and addressed an open letter to the CEO of McDonald's urging the fast-food giant to supply...
Veg Diet Helps Kidney Health
Recent research has found that a vegetarian diet can help people with kidney disease prevent dangerous levels of phosphorous from accumulating in their bodies.
Egg Industry Lawsuit
Last week, a group of major food companies filed a federal antitrust complaint against United Egg Producers, United States Egg Marketers, and 11 other...
Vegan Travel Tips with the Healthy Voyager
Carolyn Scott-Hamilton gives us the low-down on staying well-fed while on the road during the holidays.
Rockers Open NY Veg Spot
On Friday, Long Island Vegetarian Eatery opened its doors for business in the town of Seaford. The casual restaurant was founded by Eric Finneran and Salvatore...
Activists vs. Protest Law
Yesterday, five animal-rights activists represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a lawsuit in federal court arguing that the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act is...
Austin's Vegan Ice Cream Parlor
This month, vegan ice cream parlor Sweet Ritual opened for business in Austin, TX, serving a combination of soy- and coconut milk-based frozen treats.
States Ranked In Animal Welfare
The Animal Legal Defense Fund has released its sixth annual US Animal Protection Laws Rankings, analyzing animal-welfare laws across the country and grading...
Vegan Fashion E-Store Relaunch
Newly relaunched Vegan Chic is making it easier to find vegan boots, heels, handbags, and more. Los Angeles-based website Vegan Chic, relaunched earlier this month...

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