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5 Tips for Throwing a Winning Oscars Party
Slap on your Sunday best and gear up for some veg-friendly Oscars entertainment.
Voiceless Premieres TV Ads
Australian animal-welfare nonprofit Voiceless is turning to television as a means of educating the public about the inhumane treatment of animals on factory farms...
Carnivores Devalue Animals
A new paper published in the February 2012 issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin suggests that meat-eaters downplay the mental abilities of the animals...
Chicken Linked to UTIs
A new study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Center for Disease Control’s Emerging Infectious Diseases journal suggests that contaminated chicken may be...
PCRM Urges Grill to Close
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is urging Las Vegas burger joint Heart Attack Grill to close up shop after a diner suffered a heart attack while...
Farm Raid Leads to Arrests
Five Butterball turkey farm employees face felony and misdemeanor animal-abuse charges following a Mercy For Animals investigation. Police raided the North Carolina...
Processed Meat and Diabetes
A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition links processed meats such as Spam and sausage to higher risk of diabetes in Native Americans.
Study Measures Food Emissions
According to a new study conducted by researchers at Lancaster University and reported in the journal Energy Policy, the British meat and dairy industries release...
NJ Cancels Horse Diving
Atlantic City, NJ’s Steel Pier is canceling the revival of its historical horse-diving show in response to pressure from animal-welfare activists. The controversial event...
Singer’s Valentine’s Plea
British singer and animal-welfare advocate Leona Lewis sent a Valentine’s Day plea to European Health Commissioner John Dalli yesterday, urging him to consider...
Fundraiser for Children’s Book
The publishers of a children’s book are turning to community-funding platform Indiegogo to raise money for the second printing of Fred Eats a Pea, a book...
McDonald’s Phasing Out Crates
Yesterday, McDonald’s announced that it will require its US pork suppliers to phase out the use of gestation crates—small enclosures that prevent even basic movement...
Daryl Hannah Producing Film
Longtime vegan and committed environmentalist Daryl Hannah has signed on to executive produce Greedy Lying Bastards, a new investigative documentary...
Simmons Proposes New NY Drink
Vegan music mogul Russell Simmons is urging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to change the state’s official beverage from milk to a dairy-free drink. Simmons explains...
5 Decadent and Daring Vegan Chocolates
Appease your adventurous palate with this guide to unconventional chocolate treats.
Celebrity Twitter Fundraiser
Celebrities are taking to Twitter to promote animal welfare as participants in the Twitter for the Critters Celebrity Challenge, which lasts through February 18. The...
Vegan Venn Diagram Poll
According to an informal poll conducted by laweekly.com, meat-eating residents of Los Angeles has an accurate understanding of a typical vegan diet. The site set out to...
PETA Investigates Horse Deaths
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is investigating the deaths of two horses on the set of Luck, HBO’s acclaimed new series about thoroughbred racing. According...
Veganism in Dallas Newspaper
A recent article in the Dallas Morning News is encouraging people to adopt a vegan diet—or at least one that is primarily plant-based—in order to prevent heart disease...
Vegan Running for City Council
San Diego-based public-interest attorney Bryan Pease, co-founder of the Animal Protection and Rescue League, is running for San Diego City Council in District 1...
Companies Recall Egg Products
In response to this week’s massive recall of hard-boiled eggs possibly contaminated with listeria, food suppliers across the country are recalling products that may...
APRL Foie Gras Investigation
Hot in Cleveland actress Wendie Malick is the narrator of a recent Animal Protection and Rescue League video revealing the mistreatment of ducks on foie-gras factory...
Genesis Awards Nominees
Yesterday, the Humane Society of the United States announced the nominations for its 26th annual Genesis Awards, taking place on March 24 in Beverly Hills, and airing...
PETA’s SeaWorld Lawsuit
Yesterday, a federal judge in San Diego addressed the issue of whether or not animals are protected under the Constitution’s 13th Amendment, which outlaws...
Petition Targets Kardashians
Frequent fur-wearers the Kardashians are the target of a new online petition urging the fashionista clan to stop selling fur at their boutique chain Dash. Models Joanna Krupa...
Supplier Recalls Eggs
A Minnesota food supplier is recalling cooked eggs from 34 states due to the possibility of listeria contamination. Michael Foods, which processes the most eggs...
New Bakery in Milwaukee
A new vegan bakery in Milwaukee, WI is serving up cruelty-free treats such as cupcakes and pocket pies, each inspired by the flavors of the season. Housed inside...
Super Bowl Goes Organic
For the first time in Super Bowl history, this year’s game will offer organic concessions, with a portion of all proceeds going toward family farms around the country.
Inaba Hosting HSUS Awards
Dancing with the Stars judge and animal-lover Carrie Ann Inaba is slated to host the Humane Society of the United States’ 26th-annual Genesis Awards, scheduled to air on...
Scientists Slam Sugar
A team of scientists from the University of California San Francisco argues in a new paper that sugar is primarily to blame for widespread instances of chronic illness...
UK Sanctuary Threatened
British actress Joanna Lumley, best known for her starring role on cult comedy Absolutely Fabulous, has joined a national campaign to save the oldest farm sanctuary...
Petition Against Monsanto
A widely circulated petition is urging President Obama to cut ties between the Food and Drug Administration and agricultural giant Monsanto, citing scientific studies...
Ted Danson Goes Vegan
Actor Ted Danson has adopted a vegan diet in order to maintain a high energy level on the set of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. According to contactmusic.com, Danson...
Vegan Junk Food Company
Massachusetts-based snack-maker Katie Gill, better known as the Dirty Vegan, is looking to expand her line of vegan junk foods, as well as its distribution. In a January...
New Cafeteria Standards
The US Department of Agriculture has introduced new national nutritional standards for school lunches, marking the first radical overhaul of school lunches in more than...
Washington Post's Vegan Chat
Yesterday, Compassion Over Killing’s executive director Erica Meier offered Washington Post readers vegan-dining advice as one of the newspaper’s guest Going Out...
Animal Drug Controversy
Controversial farming drug ractopamine hydrochloride is at the center of an international trade dispute, MSNBC reports. The drug is administered to an estimated...
Foods Target Flexitarians
According to The Wall Street Journal, meat-substitute companies such as Yves, Gardein, and Lightlife Foods all have campaigns in the works designed to target flexitarians...
Chastain Gets Oscar Nod
Actress and longtime vegan Jessica Chastain has earned her first Oscar nomination for playing Celia Foote in 2011’s The Help, a film about white women and their...
CBS Airs Vegan Segment
Following in the footsteps of other mainstream media outlets, CBS News recently broadcasted a news segment weighing the pros and cons of a plant-based diet. In the...
Vegan Eatery Opens in CA
Raw vegan entrepreneur Lydia Kindheart, founder of the internationally distributed raw product line Lydia’s Organics, has opened a second location of her café Lydia’s...
Mraz Blogs about Veganism
Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz has taken to his blog to advocate the benefits of a plant-based diet. Mraz has been thriving on what he calls a “pretty strict...
Abuse Registries Pending
Efforts to establish online animal-abuser registries are gaining momentum across the country, with legislation currently in the works in five states. According to...
News on Ellen’s Eatery
Los Angeles residents hungry for information about Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s much-anticipated vegan restaurant now have some new tidbits to tide them over.
Veggie Grill Opens in Oregon
This Monday, Southern California-based vegan restaurant chain The Veggie Grill is opening its first Oregon location at Cedar Hills Crossing, a shopping center seven...
Martha Stewart’s New PSA
Animal-welfare organization Farm Sanctuary has released a new public service announcement starring Martha Stewart. In the video, Stewart speaks out against the...
Robin Quivers’ Veg Memoir
Longtime Howard Stern sidekick and vegan cooking-show host Robin Quivers is penning a memoir about her transition to veganism. The Vegucation of Robin, which is...
Deen Urged to Go Vegan
In response to news that she has type 2 diabetes, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are urging TV chef...
Terry Launches Web Show
Vegan author Bryant Terry has launched a new web series in collaboration with media company One Bay Creative and tech organization One Economy Corporation.
Veg To-Go Food in Memphis
In an effort to introduce Memphis’ traditionally meat-loving residents to plant-based cuisine, chef Nevada Presley and personal trainer Holly Guthrie have joined forces...

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