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IKEA Will Add Meat-Free Meatballs to Its Menu
In an attempt to go green, the Swedish furniture company plans to serve a vegetarian version of its Swedish meatballs.
VegNews Exclusive: Top Tips for An All-Star Vegan Brunch
We talked to veganism’s top culinary experts for advice on how to enhance your brunch experience.
May Event: Plant-Based Pop-Up Restaurant in NYC
At the beginning of May, Young’s catering service is hosting an exquisite three-course, three-day pop-up event, with cocktails included.
Veg Black Men Have Lower Risk of Heart Disease
Thousands of black men were surveyed about their dietary proclivities, and those who were vegetarian or vegan were found to be less likely to develop cardiovascular illnesses.
Boca Raton, Florida Goes Vegetarian on Mondays
The sunny city’s elderly population will benefit from its new Meatless Monday program.
Colbert Calls Out Candidate for Cockfight Speech
The Colbert Report host noted the inhumanity of cockfighting and factory farming on an April 7 episode of his show.
New York Times: Faux-Meat Market Is On The Rise
Investors and ethical youngsters are making vegetarian alternatives food of the future.
Fundraiser Started for Veg Fast Food Joint in TX
Kale salad, veggie burgers, and faux chicken sandwiches are on the menu of what could be Texas’ first fast food veg restaurant.
New Study Shows Animal Consumption Must Decline
Swedish researchers show that the fate of the planet may rely on taking meat and dairy off our dinner plates.
KY Senators Turn Humane Farm Bill into Ag-gag Law
State lawmakers hijacked a piece of animal-welfare legislation to attempt to make factory farm investigations illegal.
Samuel L. Jackson Goes Vegan “To Live Forever”
The super hero actor is taking meat and dairy out of his diet to become super human.
New Research: 10 Percent of Swedes Are Vegetarian
A recently released study shows that the number of vegetarians and vegans in Sweden is growing.
Moby Writes About Veg Revelation in Rolling Stone
The multi-platinum artist says it was a house full of animals that got him started on the cruelty-free path.
CNN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell Writes Pro-Veg Article
The television personality says eating meat is bad for our bodies, animals, and the world.
Leilani Münter to Race Blackfish Car at Talladega
The vegetarian racecar driver will promote the Blackfish documentary to millions of people at 200 miles per hour.
New Research Shows That Invertebrates Feel Pain
Scientists reveal more evidence that demonstrates lobsters’ and crabs’ ability to sense unpleasant physical stimuli.
Kentucky Bans the Use of Veal Crates on Farms
By 2018, no farms in KY will legally be able to produce veal by confining baby cows in the tight cages.
New Study Shows Animal-Protein’s Deadly Effects
Research reveals that eating high amounts of animal-based protein could lead to cancer, diabetes, and high mortality rates.
Arizona Voters Oppose Weaker Animal-Cruelty Laws
Citizens of the Southwest state believe that animals raised for food should be offered the same level of protection as domestic animals.
Oscar Pic Raises $3 Million for Animal-Welfare Organization
Ellen uses her star power to raise millions for the Humane Society of the United States.
Vegan Arm-Wrestler Competes on AMC Reality Show
Rob Bigwood shows the world that you don’t need to eat meat to out-muscle the competition.
Idaho Gov. Accepts Dairy Money to Pass Ag-Gag Bill
Thousands of dollars from the dairy industry have been donated to state politicians who recently outlawed factory farm investigations.
Thousands of People Protest Idaho Ag-Gag Bill
More than 100,000 people have sent signatures to the Governor’s office, asking him to reject the ag-gag legislation.
Time Touts Seven Health Benefits of Meat-Free Diet
High blood pressure and death are two things that you can avoid by taking meat off your dinner plate, reports Time magazine.
Major Tobacco Company Stops Testing On Animals
After a shareholder resolution submitted by PETA, the nation’s third largest tobacco company will discontinue animal testing.
Asia’s Richest Businessman Invests in Beyond Eggs
Billionaire investment mogul Li Ka-Shing is investing millions in Hampton Creek Foods.
NIU Students Cause Exotic Animal Circus to Cancel
A circus with 20 years of animal abuse history cancelled its Northern Illinois University show thanks to the student protests.
NYT Article Highlights Cruel Pig Farm Practices
To offset the widespread epidemics caused by crowded and unsanitary conditions, farmers are feeding mother pigs piglet intestines, reports The Times.
Bobsled Champion Discusses Veganism’s Benefits
Olympic gold medalist and arm wrestling champion Alexey Voyevoda says veganism is an ethical way to go for gold.
Paul Wesley Protests Gestation Crates in Letter
The Vampire Diaries actor asks Seaboard Foods CEO to eliminate the confining cages in its farming facilities.
USDA Issues Recall of 9 Million Pounds of Meat
A North Bay processing company is under investigation for distributing millions of pounds of meat that was “unfit for human food.”
Grocery Retailer Tracks Gestation Crate Phase Out
Food Lion and Hannaford grocery stores will receive reports from suppliers at the end of year to oversee the phase out of gestation crates.
Cockfighting Crackdown: Largest in NY History
Thousands of chickens were rescued and numerous suspects were taken into custody after authorities brought down a major New York cockfighting ring.
Blaze Kills Nearly 300,000 Factory Farm Chickens
Thousands of animals lost their lives after a Wisconsin barn went up in flames.
Vegetarian Restaurant Opens in Detroit Art Museum
Contemporary art patrons can enjoy the exhibitions with a side of vegan soup from Topsoil Café.
Los Angeles Vegan Soup Company Makes Headlines
Soupelina’s wellness-inspired menu and home delivery service has captured the hearts and taste buds of LA’s discerning diners.
Dallas’ First Vegan Dessert Food Truck to Open
Residents of the Lone Star State city will be able to dine on cruelty-free confections on-the-go.
Raw Restaurant and Elixir Bar to Open in Denver
Denver diners will be able to indulge in cruelty-free cuisine while sipping on healthy elixirs at Nectar House Café.
Vegan Food to Be Served at this Year’s Super Bowl
Field Roast vegan frankfurters are regularly sold at the Seattle Seahawks’ home field, and now they will be following the team to the championship.
Rancher Takes Care of Abandoned Radioactive Cows
A farmer in Japan is tending to more than 350 cows, who were abandoned in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Russian Bobsledder Follows Raw Vegetarian Diet
Alexei Voyevoda has won the arm-wrestling world championship three times and will compete as a bobsledder at the 2014 Olympics.
Spending Bill Prohibits Domestic Horse Slaughter
A lengthy battle over whether to allow companies in the US to kill horses for consumption has reached its final chapter.
PETA Donates $1 Million Worth of Medical Dummies
Medical professionals from around the world can now practice trauma-victim procedures without using animals.
Gracias Madre LA Location to Open this Friday
Southern California will get a taste of the finest vegan south-of-the-border style cuisine with the opening of a second Gracias Madre location in Los Angeles.
China’s Vegan Population is Largest in the World
Concern for health, humaneness, and the environment has led to the vegan Chinese population to increase to more than 50 million.
Forever 21 Stops Selling Angora Wool Clothing
The national clothing retailer joins Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, and a slew of other brands, in ceasing the sale of angora wool products.
US News & World Report Praises Vegan Baking
The international news source recognizes the health and safety aspects of baking without animal products.
Chinese Government Destroys Six Tons of Ivory
China is one of the largest market places for illegal ivory products, and the country’s government is joining the international fight to end poaching.
Indiana Introduces First Ag-Gag Bill of the Year
Politicians of the Midwest state are once again trying to institute laws that would criminalize undercover factory farm investigations.
Cape Town Archbishop Advocates for Animal Welfare
The renowned human-rights leader Desmond Tutu says people should speak out against the injustices done to animals.

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