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Double Your Gift With One-For-One Programs
Give a gift twice as nice by supporting companies that share the wealth through one-for-one programs.
Cruelty-Free Christmas Pledge
The UK chapter of Humane Society International has launched a Cruelty-Free Christmas Pledge, asking participants to celebrate the holiday season compassionately.
PETA Debuts Veg Celeb Stamps
Snail mail has a new veg-friendly kick of style—People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has created a limited edition line of postage stamps featuring...
Dangers of Farm Antibiotic Use
Farm animals nationwide are pumped full of non-therapeutic antibiotics in order to reduce disease in the crowded and unsanitary conditions of factory farms...
Skater Launches Veg Website
After finding that a vegan diet dramatically improved her health, former competitive figure skater Rebecca Gilbert of Pittsburgh, PA, has launched a new online...
New Vegan Supper Club
Vancouver animal-rights activists Carissa Thorpe and Tara-Lee Gardner have started a new venture called Harmless Innovations, which they plan to use
MIT Vegan Cooking Demo
In conjunction with their new expanded House Dining program through food-management company Bon Appétit, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has...
Vegan Food Truck Hits NYC
Vegan New Yorkers are in luck—the popular Cinnamon Snail food truck has begun making the rounds in Midtown, serving fresh vegan breakfast and lunch fare.
Smithfield to Phase Out Crates
Smithfield Foods, the largest pork producer in the world, has committed to phasing out the use of gestation crates at all of its facilities by 2017. The Humane Society...
Today Exposes Puppy Mills
Yesterday morning, NBC's Today aired an inside look at the cruelty behind commercial puppy mills, focusing on the Humane Society of the United States' investigation...
Eat More Kale vs. Chick-Fil-A
Chick-Fil-A, the second-largest chicken restaurant chain in the country, is suing artist Bo Muller-Moore for attempting to copyright his t-shirts emblazoned with...
NYC Vegan Doughnut Shop Opens
After months of anticipation, Dun-Well Doughnuts opened the doors of its new storefront and began serving cruelty-free treats in East Williamsburg yesterday.
Quorn’s First Vegan Product
Quorn, one of the world's largest meat-alternative companies, has introduced its first-ever vegan product in the US. While all of Quorn's other products contain eggs...
GirlieGirl Army’s New Shop
Chloé Jo Davis, the founder of vegan lifestyle website GirlieGirl Army, has joined forces with cruelty-free shopping site Ethical Ocean to open an offshoot online store.
DIY Chai
Savor a mug of sweet, spicy goodness by making your own rendition of warming chai tea.
Holiday Party Tips With The Tipsy Vegan
Vegan party master John Schlimm hooks us up with the ultimate tips and recipes for throwing the season's best soirée.
Ottawa Veg Ball
On December 10, vegetarians, vegans, and veg-curious omnivores are invited to attend the first Ottawa Veg Ball in Ontario, Canada. The National Capital Vegetarian...
Awards Recognize Veg Schools
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has awarded its 2011 Golden Carrot Awards to three school districts for their efforts to provide students with...
USDA Fines Ringling Bros Circus
The US Department of Agriculture has charged Feld Entertainment Inc., the producer of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, with a $270,000 fine after...
Infographic on Veg Diets
A new infographic from news website LiveScience shows why veg Americans choose to adopt meat-free or entirely cruelty-free lifestyles, as well as
Steve-O Hosts Charity Benefit
This Saturday, vegan comedian Steve-O of MTV's Jackass and Wildboyz and ABC's Dancing With the Stars will host a benefit for The Kindness Collective, an organization...
Taxpayers Fund Meat Exports
A recent article in Mother Jones reveals that millions of taxpayer dollars are funding an organization that has the express purpose of increasing American exports...
6 Last-Minute Holiday Side Dishes from the Jazzy Vegetarian
In a pinch for holiday entertaining? Try one of these quick but impressive side dishes from The Jazzy Vegetarian.
University Petition for Veg Food
People for the Elimination of Animal Cruelty through Education, a student organization at the University of California, San Diego, has gathered a total of 4,000...
Earth Balance Recipe Contest
Earth Balance and its online community affiliate madejustright.com announced last week that they will be hosting their second annual Holiday Bake-Off recipe...
Target Drops Cruel Egg Supplier
Major retailer Target has announced that they will no longer be supplying eggs from Sparboe Farms, one of the nation's largest egg producers, after an undercover...
MSNBC's Vegan Thanksgiving
In honor of National Vegan Month and the growing popularity of the vegan lifestyle, MSNBC is sharing plant-based Thanksgiving recipes courtesy of vegan authors...
Congress vs USDA on Lunches
Congress released a spending bill early last week that blocks the US Department of Agriculture's proposed changes to school-lunch standards, which urge...
Artist Talks Veganism in Hip Hop
In an interview with the San Francisco Bay Guardian last week, visual artist Justin Bua discusses the strong influence of veganism within the hip-hop community.
Happy Holidays With Our Favorite Vegan Health Experts
How does a vegan health professional celebrate Thanksgiving? Read on for the scoop on their cruelty-free feasts and surprising traditions.
Vegan Recipe of the Year Awarded
Vegan.com has announced the winner of its Vegan Recipe of the Year Award, and the crown goes to chef Mark Reinfeld and his Mediterranean Pistachio Crusted...
American Diet Lacks Veggies
According to US News and World Report, the vast majority of Americans are eating far fewer fruits and veggies than the US Department of Agriculture's
New Veg Foursquare Badge
Vegan and vegetarian Foursquare users will be pleased to know that the location-based social media network has just released the Herbivore badge. The new badge...
Carr's NY Times Thanksgiving
Author, entrepreneur, and cancer survivor Kris Carr has shared her plant-based Thanksgiving menu on the New York Times Well blog. Carr, best known for her...
High-Veg Diet Fights Depression
Recent research suggests that people who consume a diet emphasizing fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are less likely to experience depression and anxiety...
Cowboys Fullback Goes Vegan
Dallas Cowboys fullback Tony Fiammetta has revealed to ESPN that he has adopted a plant-based diet. Fiammetta transitioned to veganism over the summer after...
Animal Antibiotic Ban Blocked
The Food and Drug Administration has blocked recent efforts to prevent the use of specific antibiotics important for human medicine in livestock. The petitions contend...
Atlantic Explores Vegan Tattoos
A piece published in The Atlantic on Sunday revisits the history of tattoo supplies, which have historically used an abundance of animal products, and the growing...
New Survey About Veg Americans
Vegetarian Journal has published the results of a national telephone survey revealing the meat-eating habits—or lack thereof—of people across the nation.
Veg-Friendly Charities to Help This Season
Give a hand to the less fortunate this season with these veg-friendly organizations that truly make a difference.
Students Want More Veg Options
More than 1,200 people have signed a petition currently circulating at the University of Minnesota calling for more vegan and vegetarian options at on-campus eateries...
Margherita Pizza
This basil-laced vegan pie makes us say “Mamma Mia!” with its tangy tomato sauce and crave-worthy crust.
Veganism Discrimination Suit
A Ryerson University master's student is consulting the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario to determine whether ethical veganism is considered a creed, which would...
Cancer Survivor's Nutrition Site
Breast-cancer survivor Lisa Grey has launched a new website, Pink Kitchen, offering her nutritional advice and recipes, and sharing her belief that a plant-based diet
UK's Slaughterhouse Cameras
The United Kingdom's Food Standards Agency and Department for Environmental, Food, and Rural Affairs are currently investigating the possibility of installing...
Fox News Vegan Feature
Hot on the heels of vegan holiday features this month in The New York Times and The Washington Post. Fox News has become the most recent major network...
Top Vegan Pizzas in NYC
The results are in: Big Apple-based news-and-culture website Gothamist has rounded up the five best vegan pizzas in the city. Inspired by World Vegan Month...
New Veg Deals Website
Specially designed for vegans and vegetarians, the new deals website Time To Veg Out is up and running. Members can specify their city upon signing up, or use...
Veg Diet Drops Diabetes Risk
Recent research has found that blacks who adopt vegetarian and vegan diets have a significantly reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes. A study published...
Mashed Potato Remix
This holiday season, try one of these vivacious variations on the perennially preferred taterrific side dish.

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