Though we may not always like to admit it, it’s hard to imagine a world without Facebook. It’s where many hear about the day’s big news—like when The Ringling Bros. cut elephant acts from its circus performances. For others, it’s a way to share interesting information—did you know two tablespoons of hemp seeds contains more protein than beef? However you use it, no one can deny the power of the world’s largest social network. And when that power is used to help spread perhaps the most important movement of our time—let’s just say we really “like” that. We give you the top 15 Facebook posts on VegNews.com for 2015.
1. Bunnies Are Not Easter Presents
There’s not a lot that can top rabbits in terms of cuteness, but once Easter rolls around, we prefer the chocolate variety as gifts, thank you very much.
2. Egg-Free Baking Guide
In 2015, VegNews readers had their ovens fired up and their flax eggs ready to go.
3. Ben & Jerry’s Big Vegan Announcement
It’s been six months since we started searching for the perfect spoon set in anticipation Ben & Jerry’s certified-vegan line of their iconic ice cream. 2016 can’t come soon enough.
4. Water You Waiting For? Go Vegan!
Not eating a pound of meat can save how much water?! The facts keep piling in—going vegan is not only the best choice for our health, but for our planet.
5. The Power of Meatless Mondays
And while on the subject, artist Leslie Goldberg reminds us just how much impact even a meatless Monday can have on the environment.
6. Elephants Eliminated From Circus Acts
News of The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus phasing out elephants from their shows proved beyond doubt that compassion can cause change.
7. FDA Bans Hydrogenated Oils
The FDA’s announcement that it would be eliminating hydrogenated oils from the US food supply had Facebook abuzz. Next: GMOs …
8. McDonald’s to Close 700 Locations
The people have spoken. For the first time in almost 50 years, McDonalds planned to close more restaurants than it opened.
9. Jon Stewart’s Farm Animal Sanctuary
We may not have him on the Daily Show anymore, but Jon Stewart has moved on to greener pastures … literally! Thanks for caring for the animals, Jon!
10. April Fool’s: Vegan Airlines
A So Delicious ice cream sundae bar, supple pleather seats, and in-flight meals created by vegan chef Tal Ronen? Sounds almost too good to be true.
11. Almonds vs Meat and Dairy: Who’s Really to Blame?
In the midst of a brutal drought, California’s almonds caught a lot of flak this summer. But make no mistake, animal agriculture will always be the real culprit.
12. Happy World Vegetarian Day!
On October 1, vegetarians all across the world raised their forks to a meat-free life—and all the benefits that come with it!
13. One in Our Homes and Another On Our Plates?
Fido the dog is no different from Bessie the cow; both deserve love and have no place on a plate!
14. David Carter’s NFL Deal
The 300 Pound Vegan brought cruelty-free living to a whole new platform this year when he was signed to the Chicago Bears (plus, don’t miss our exclusive interview with him in our new January+February Health and Wellness issue!).
15. Vegan Protein, By the Numbers
Spinach, almonds, broccoli, peanuts, hemp seeds, and spirulina. All vegan, all powerhouse sources of protein.