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Meet the Vegan Anthropologist Changing Academia

Dan Sayers is changing the way we view anthropology—and those who follow vegan lifestyles.

UK Recognizes Lobsters, Octopuses, and Crabs as Sentient Beings. Will No Longer Boil Them Alive. 

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UK Recognizes Lobsters, Octopuses, and Crabs as Sentient Beings. Will No Longer Boil Them Alive. 

A new government report finds that lobster, octopuses, and crabs all experience pain, prompting the UK to change its welfare laws around these animals. 

Opinion: COP26 Shortcomings on Addressing Animal Agriculture and Climate Change

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Opinion: COP26 Shortcomings on Addressing Animal Agriculture and Climate Change

The United Nations’ COP26 climate conference skirted around the most pressing issue: animal agriculture. Here’s what happened and how we can do better. 

Eric Adams Makes History as New York City's First Vegan Mayor

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Eric Adams Makes History as New York City’s First Vegan Mayor

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams is now the mayor of New York City, the first vegan person to be elected to the office. 

COP26 Puts Carbon Footprints on Event Menus. Why Are Beef and Bacon Still Served?

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COP26 Puts Carbon Footprints on Event Menus. Why Are Beef and Bacon Still Served?

World leaders at COP26 were presented with a “plant-forward” menu labeled with carbon footprints to bring awareness to how different foods impact the environment. With their damage on display, beef and bacon were still at the top of the menu. 

US Court Recognizes Animals as Legal Persons for the First Time

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US Court Recognizes Animals as Legal Persons for the First Time

During an ongoing Colombian lawsuit, a US district court just recognized the approximately 100 hippos living along the Magdalena river in Colombia as legal persons. 

The USDA Just Made Its First Investment in Lab-Grown Meat

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The USDA Just Made Its First Investment in Lab-Grown Meat

In its first investment into the lab-grown meat space, the USDA awarded $10 million to Tufts University to establish the National Institute for Cellular Agriculture.

Billie Eilish, Moby, and Joaquin Phoenix Demand COP26 Stop Ignoring Animal Agriculture's Role in Climate Crisis

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Billie Eilish, Moby, and Joaquin Phoenix Demand COP26 Stop Ignoring Animal Agriculture’s Role in Climate Crisis

A group of 18 celebrities, including Billie Eilish, Moby, and Joaquin Phoenix, just sent an urgent demand to the COP26 president to highlight the importance of including animal agriculture in climate talks. 

EU Votes for Plan to Phase Out 10 Million Animals from Testing Labs

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EU Votes for Plan to Phase Out 10 Million Animals from Testing Labs

The European Parliament just voted for an action plan to be put into place that phases out the 10 million lab animals the EU exploits every year and replaces them with efficient, human-relevant technologies. 

Mexico Just Banned Cosmetic Animal Testing in a North American First

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Mexico Just Banned Cosmetic Animal Testing in a North American First

Mexico is the first country in North America to outlaw cosmetic animal testing. Will the US be next?

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Want Political Change? It’s Time to Start Voting Vegan

Let’s put ethical, moral, and environmentally conscious champions in government.

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Miyoko's Creamery Wins Lawsuit Against California, Setting Precedent for Using "Dairy" Labels on Vegan Food

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Miyoko’s Creamery Wins Lawsuit Against California, Setting Precedent for Using “Dairy” Labels on Vegan Food

Miyoko’s Creamery filed the lawsuit after the California Department of Food and Agriculture demanded the brand remove “dairy” and “butter” from its clearly vegan labeled packaging and take down a photo of a woman hugging a rescued cow from its website.

Barack Obama Celebrates His 60th Birthday With a Vegan Food-Tech Feast

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Barack Obama Celebrates His 60th Birthday With a Vegan Food-Tech Feast

From vegan JUST Egg to meatless Cheesesteak Eggrolls, former President Barack Obama is celebrating his 60th birthday in plant-based style thanks to a menu curated by musical legend Questlove.   

Berkeley Becomes First US City to Commit to Vegan Meals

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Berkeley Becomes First US City to Commit to Vegan Meals

The Berkeley City Council passes a resolution to phase out the amount of animal products the city purchases to move toward serving fully vegan meals.

Zoos Drug Animals to Force Mating. A New York Bill Could Put That Practice to an End. 

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Zoos Drug Animals to Force Mating. A New York Bill Could Put That Practice to an End. 

Johari’s Law was inspired by a female gorilla who was dosed with Prozac until she allowed a male gorilla to mate with her. 

EU's Historic Ban: Factory Farm Cages to Be Phased Out for 300 Million Animals By 2027 

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EU’s Historic Ban: Factory Farm Cages to Be Phased Out for 300 Million Animals By 2027 

After mounting pressure from 170 organizations and concerned citizens in an “End the Cage Age” initiative, the European Union will phase out the use of cages in animal agriculture, affecting 300 million animals, by 2027.

NYC Is One Step Closer to Getting Its First Vegan Mayor

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NYC Is One Step Closer to Getting Its First Vegan Mayor

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, who has been vegan since 2016, has won the NYC primary mayoral election.

The Truth About Craigslist's 'Free' Animals

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The Truth About Craigslist’s ‘Free’ Animals

This Organization Has Served 6,000 Vegan Meals to Houseless People in LA and Its Good Deeds Made Rachael Ray Cry

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This Organization Has Served 6,000 Vegan Meals to Houseless People in LA and Its Good Deeds Made Rachael Ray Cry

Turkey Will No Longer Classify Animals as Commodities

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Turkey Will No Longer Classify Animals as Commodities

The country’s proposed legislation is in response to public outcry regarding incidents that involved violence toward stray animals.

Illinois Becomes Fifth State to Ban Retail Pet Sales 

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Illinois Becomes Fifth State to Ban Retail Pet Sales 

The new law prohibits stores from selling cats and dogs from breeders, marking a key step in eliminating inhumane breeding operations. 

UK to Ban Keeping Elephants Captive in Zoos

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UK to Ban Keeping Elephants Captive in Zoos

The British government is slated to prohibit the captivity of elephants in zoos and safaris under the broader Kept Animals Bill set to be passed this year. 

Maine Just Became the Sixth State to Ban Sales of Cosmetics Tested on Animals 

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Maine Just Became the Sixth State to Ban Sales of Cosmetics Tested on Animals 

Maine joins a growing number of states from coast-to-coast to prohibit the sale of beauty products tested on animals with a ban that starts on November 1.

Greta Thunberg Calls Out Hypocrisy of World Leaders for Eating Steak and Lobster at Climate Summit

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Greta Thunberg Calls Out Hypocrisy of World Leaders for Eating Steak and Lobster at Climate Summit

Vegan climate activist Greta Thunberg points out the hypocrisy of world leaders dining on steak and lobster dinners while making promises to slash greenhouse gas emissions at the G7 summit in Cornwall.

The US Senate Just Passed a Ban on Shark Fin Sales

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The US Senate Just Passed a Ban on Shark Fin Sales

The new legislation could ban the trade of shark fins and products containing shark fins in the country.

Estonia Becomes First Baltic Nation to Ban Fur Farming

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Estonia Becomes First Baltic Nation to Ban Fur Farming

Starting in January 2026, Estonia—previously a major supplier of pelts to the UK—will no longer farm animals for their furs. 

Dairy Lobby Fails to Convince EU to Censor Dairy-Free Labels 

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Dairy Lobby Fails to Convince EU to Censor Dairy-Free Labels 

The EU rejects Amendment 165 which aimed to further restrict plant-based products from using terms such as “cheese alternative.” 

<i>Seaspiracy</i> Producer Demands Biden Shut Down Fish Factory Farms

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Seaspiracy Producer Demands Biden Shut Down Fish Factory Farms

Kip Andersen—producer of ocean conservation documentary Seaspiracy—and PETA President Ingrid Newkirk are demanding the Biden Administration overturn a Trump-era executive order that allows the proliferation of fish factory farms.  

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Maryland Set to Become Fifth State to Ban Cosmetic Animal Testing

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Virginia Just Became the 4th State to Ban Cosmetic Animal Testing

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NYC Mayor’s Office Urges New Yorkers to Slash Beef by 50 Percent

Colorado Now Has a Statewide Meat-Free Holiday, Thanks to Governor Jared Polis

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Colorado Now Has a Statewide Meat-Free Holiday, Thanks to Governor Jared Polis

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50 British Stars Demand Boris Johnson to Finally Ban Fur in UK 

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Legislation to Ban Fur Was Just Introduced in Oregon

Seoul Korea Just Released a Meatless Restaurant Guide

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Cory Booker Becomes First Vegan Senator on the Senate Agriculture Committee

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Cory Booker Becomes First Vegan Senator on the Senate Agriculture Committee

Biden Won't Speed Up Chicken Slaughter Lines in a Move for Safety, Animal Welfare

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Brooklyn President to Biden: We Need a Dialogue on Plant-Based Nutrition

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Brooklyn President to Biden: We Need a Dialogue on Plant-Based Nutrition

You Can Now Get a Vegan Version of Bernie Sanders’ Mittens

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You Can Now Get a Vegan Version of Bernie Sanders’ Mittens

Argentina’s President Will Go Meat-Free If Paul McCartney Plays “Blackbird” in His Office

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Argentina’s President Will Go Meat-Free If Paul McCartney Plays “Blackbird” in His Office

EPA Chief Just Pardoned Lab Rabbits From Animal Testing

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EPA Chief Just Pardoned Lab Rabbits From Animal Testing

Kamala Harris’ Ancestral Indian Village to Celebrate Inauguration with Vegan Feast

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Kamala Harris’ Ancestral Indian Village to Celebrate Inauguration with Vegan Feast

Biden’s Pup Will Have His Own “Indoguration” as First Shelter Dog at White House&nbsp;

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Biden’s Pup Will Have His Own “Indoguration” as First Shelter Dog at White House 

Manatee With “Trump” Scraped Into Back Prompts Federal Investigation

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Manatee With “Trump” Scraped Into Back Prompts Federal Investigation

A Conservative Vegan Political Group Just Formed in the UK

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A Conservative Vegan Political Group Just Formed in the UK

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