Articles written by Rashida Harmon

California Food Truck Seabirds Launches Kickstarter
The award-winning mobile eatery is hoping to move into a permanent location in Orange County.
Proposed Arizona Law Could Exempt Farm Dogs from Cruelty Laws
Opponents say the broad language of the legislation leaves dogs vulnerable to routine exploitation.
Maryland Senate Approves a Statewide Ban on Shark Fins
Following a 42-4 vote, the Maryland Senate has approved a bill that would ban the possession, sale, and distribution of shark fins—typically used in shark fin soup...
NY Times Investigates Horse Deaths on Race Tracks
According to a recent New York Times investigation, the country’s horseracing industry is becoming increasingly unsafe for horses, as cruel industry standards and...
Judge Orders FDA to Enforce Antibiotics Ban on Animal Feed
On Thursday, a federal judge ordered the Food and Drug Administration to make steps toward implementing a 35-year-old ban on antibiotics in livestock and poultry feed.
Dairy Doesn’t Prevent Injury
Contrary to the prevailing belief that drinking milk is vital for children’s bone health, a new study published in Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine...
Brits Embrace Veggies
According to a survey commissioned by Alpro, a British company that specializes in plant-based dairy alternatives, more UK consumers are replacing the meat- and...
Utah Passes Ag-Gag Law
On Tuesday, Utah became the second state after Iowa to pass an ag-gag law aimed at protecting the agricultural industry from undercover investigations, which proponents...
Safeway Won’t Sell Pink Slime
Safeway has become the latest company to announce its intentions to discontinue the supply of ammoniated beef, known colloquially as “pink slime.” Responding to what it calls...
Bob Barker Against Ag-Gag
Former The Price is Right host Bob Barker is speaking out against a proposed Missouri bill that would require individuals to report documented instances of animal...
GM Crops Harming Butterflies
A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota and Iowa State University links Monsanto’s genetically modified crops to a drastic decline in...
Market for Fake Meat Booming
The meat-substitute industry is reportedly booming—and mainstream media sources are taking note. According to an NPR article published this week, 110 new faux-meat...
NYC’s Kate’s Joint Facing Eviction
Landmark vegetarian restaurant and bar Kate’s Joint in New York City is turning to community-fundraising platform Indiegogo in an effort to settle its debt and...
Plant-Based Diet and MS Relief
According to a new study led by Australian medical expert and author George Jelinek, a plant-based diet may contribute to relieving symptoms of multiple sclerosis.
PETA Uncovers Abuse on Farm
On Friday, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released a video depicting what it says amounts to abusive practices and deplorable conditions on Adirondack Farms...
Animal Law: Restrictions and Rewards
Litigating on behalf of farm animals is as necessary as ever, but institutional obstacles are forcing animal lawyers to get creative.
Ellen and Simpson Talk Veganism
Vegan television personality Ellen DeGeneres used her daytime talk show to expound on her love of faux-meat company Gardein in an episode that aired Tuesday.
Schools Can Drop Pink Slime
In response to public outcry surrounding the use of ammoniated beef—also known as “pink slime“—in public school lunches, the US Department of Agriculture announced...
Trans Fat Linked to Aggression
According to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, there may be a link between the consumption of...
Compass to Eliminate Crates
Following in the footsteps of fellow food-service giant Bon Appetit Management Co., Compass Group USA, whose UK-based parent company is the world’s leading food service...
Luck Suspends Filming
After a third horse required euthanization due to injury during production of HBO’s racetrack drama Luck, the network has agreed to suspend the use of horses in...
Red Meat Linked to Death
According to a new study, eating red meat is associated with an increased risk of premature death. Surveying the diets and health of more than 121,000 adults over a...
L’Oreal Funds EPA Research
French cosmetics company L’Oreal is donating $1.2 million dollars to the US Environmental Protection Agency with the goal of bolstering research that could eliminate...
Boxer Opts For Vegan Diet
Boxer Timothy Bradley is gearing up for his upcoming World Boxing Organization fight with a training regimen he says gives him a distinct competitive edge: a strict...
Actress Rallies for Horses
Veteran actress Anjelica Huston is speaking out against the use of horse-drawn carriages in New York City, joining celebrities such as Lea Michele and Pamela Anderson...
Vegans Lobby Aussie Officials
Animal-welfare organizations Vegan Australia and the Vegan Society of New South Wales are urging the federal government to amend outdated Australian dietary guidelines...
Kucinich Loses House Seat
After a rigorous reelection campaign against veteran congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Dennis Kucinich has lost the Ohio congressional Democratic primary and...
Utah Advancing Ag-Gag Bill
The Utah Senate has approved a bill that would make capturing undercover footage on farms a crime if the individual in question gained access to the facilities under...
HSUS Challenges Chain
The Humane Society of the United States is challenging Tim Hortons, Canada’s largest fast-food chain, to improve the animal-welfare practices used by its US pork and...
More Foodies Going Online
A new study conducted by market research firm the Hartman Group has found that social media is becoming increasingly central to American consumers’ food habits.
Meals Sans Wheels
Check out three vegan food trucks that are upgrading to full-fledged restaurants—and one that’s doing the complete opposite!
Blossom Opening NYC Bakery
Today, New-York based vegan restaurateur Pamela Elizabeth adds Blossom Bakery NYC to her growing list of ventures, which include award-winning vegan restaurant Blossom...
Heigl Against Ag-Gag Bill
Actress Katherine Heigl has announced her opposition to a Utah bill that would prohibit animal-welfare activists from filming on factory farms without their owners’...
Simmons Endorsing Kucinich
Hip-hop mogul and animal-welfare advocate Russell Simmons has signed on to endorse Ohio Congressman and fellow vegan Dennis Kucinich, who is currently campaigning for...
UK Plans Circus Animals Ban
The British government has announced its intentions to ban wild animals in circus performances, with one minister calling the practice “outdated.” The...
Raw Meat Labels Required
Effective yesterday, packages of raw meat and poultry are now required to carry nutrition fact labels listing the product’s fat, sodium, and calorie content.
Iowa Passes Ag-Gag Law
The Iowa Senate has approved a bill designed to deter animal-welfare advocates from obtaining undercover footage of factory farms. The measure, which passed the Senate...
International Animal Abuse
Investigators from animal-welfare organization Animals Australia have uncovered what the organization says amounts to 46 potential breaches of Australia’s new...
Vegan Parenting on ABC
Yesterday, broadcast news outlet ABC 7 Chicago aired a special segment on raising vegan children, demonstrating that many young vegans thrive on a plant-based diet.
Vegans Taking Non-Veg Meds
A new study in the Postgraduate Medical Journal reveals that a quarter of vegan or vegetarian medical patients use prescription drugs containing animal-derived ingredients...
Utah Faces Ag-Gag Bill
This week, a bill is moving to the Senate that would make covert filming on farms, dairies, and ranches a misdemeanor in the state of Utah. The bill, which passed the...
Underwood Talks Veganism
In a recent article in Nashville’s Nfocus Magazine, country singer Carrie Underwood discusses her diet and wellness routines, crediting her lean physique to healthy...
Rescue Groups Save Hens
Animal-rescue groups are flocking to a Northern California egg-laying farm to take in thousands of hens allegedly abandoned by the farm’s owner after he could...
NY Looking to Ban Shark Fins
If a new bill introduced in the New York State Assembly passes, New York will become the fifth state to ban the sale, possession, and distribution of shark fins...
Rice-Based Foods Contain Arsenic
Researchers from Dartmouth College have published a new study revealing alarmingly high levels of arsenic in rice-based foods, including organic toddler formula and...
Shrimps’ Huge Carbon Footprint
According to a new study, the deforestation required for shrimp farming results in a massive land-use carbon footprint, with one pound of store-bought frozen shrimp...
Scientists: Whales Deserve Rights
A group of scientists is advocating for a Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans, which would recognize dolphins and whales as “non-human persons,” thereby endowing...
Bishops Go Veg for Lent
Several Anglican Bishops from the UK are encouraging their constituents to give up meat for lent, calling meat consumption a “spiritual issue.” The Bishops of Oxford...
Whale Meat Sale Controversy
This week, online retailer amazon.com was under fire from animal-welfare advocates after the Environmental Investigation Agency and Humane Society International found...
In-Vitro Beef Breakthrough
A team of scientists in the Netherlands is one step closer to bringing in-vitro beef products to the masses, with a prototype of the world’s first artificially created...

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