US actor, Ashton Kutcher, has surprised talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres, with a $4 million donation to The Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund. The money, donated by Ripple, a currency exchange system which Kutcher plans to invest in along with business partner Guy Oseary, was transferred to DeGeneres on the show on Wednesday (May 23rd). In February, […]
Actor and vegan advocate, Alicia Silverstone, is encouraging her followers to attend a new vegan conference in San Francisco. The two-day conference, inspired by films Cowspiracy and What the Health, will focus on wellness, sustainability, and activism. The organizers note the event is intended to “bring together environmental experts, health professionals, and community activists in […]
California-based startup, Before the Butcher, is set to unveil a new, affordable, plant-based meat burger named the “B4Burger.” The B4Burger is set to be revealed at the National Restaurant Association Show this weekend, at the Lakeside Center in Chicago. The new, plant-based, GMO-free, gluten-free B4Burger has a texture similar to that of real beef and, […]
Vegan civil rights activist, Shaun King, recently spoke out on his Twitter account against medical animal testing. The activist shared a video alongside his post that depicted lab dogs, particularly beagles, being used for experimentation. “I had no idea this happened,” King wrote. “It’s horrific. As a human rights advocate, I used to think that animal rights […]
The international pizza chain, Piola, which has restaurants across South America, Mexico, the US, Italy, and Turkey, has added Follow Your Heart vegan cheese to nearly all of its locations in the United States. With help from Vegan Outreach, a nonprofit organization “working to end violence against animals,” Piola has made vegan options available in ten […]
A new outdoor vegan festival is coming to Scotland this Summer. Named “V In The Park”, the country’s first-ever outdoor vegan festival will be held in Galloway Forest on the second weekend of July. Tickets for the family-friendly event, for which the funds were raised on crowdfunding site Indiegogo,  are on sale now, priced at £30 […]
Switzerland is the top country in Europe to be vegetarian, according to a new study conducted by the Eco Experts. The study looked at twenty-six European countries and compared the number of veggie-friendly restaurants available, the annual meat consumption, and the price of meat by the kilogram. Switzerland came in at number one, the United […]
One of Fuller’s Brewery’s most popular London pubs, The Fence, has turned entirely vegan and vegetarian for the month of May. Until June 2nd, the team at The Fence will be serving up exclusively vegan and veggie roasts, breakfasts, brunches, and dinner mains, as well as vegan beers, wines, and prosecco.“Throughout May we are transforming […]
Manchester City star and player in England’s World Cup squad, Fabian Delph, has revealed his vegan diet is key to maintaining his overall well-being. Delph suffered from injuries in the past but has successfully managed to revive himself, and his career, by switching to a plant-based diet, and practicing the Chinese martial art, Tai Chi. […]
London is to host its first ever vegan fashion show, Bare Fashion, this summer, organised by vegan lifestyle magazine, Vegan Food and Living. The show, due to take place on Thursday 16th August, will be held in the Boiler House Room, east London. The event will feature one hundred percent vegan and cruelty-free clothing designs, from […]
The findings of a new study by analytics group, Elsevier and Bayer, could potentially cut the rates of animal testing significantly. The study, published in the Journal of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, evaluated over 1.6 million adverse events that had been reported to EU and US regulators. Researchers found that some tests on animals do […]
UK restaurant and cocktail bar chain, The Alchemist, has added vegan options to menus in all its locations. The chain, which has venues in London, Oxford, Birmingham, Chester, Leeds, and Liverpool, amongst others, has added a Keralan Curry, which consists of a chickpea curry and cauliflower rice, as well as a Shawarma Cauliflower Steak, served […]
Taiwanese supermarket, Carrefour Taiwan, has announced plans to sell only cage-free eggs by 2025 under its own brand as part of its “Friendly Egg Promise.” The supermarket is not only the first in Taiwan to undertake this commitment but the first in Asia. The decision came in response to encouragement from animal rights groups. The […]
A new Florida-based, cruelty-free, sustainable, and vegan handbag brand has launched, founded by mother and daughter duo, Megan and Aroon Duncanson. The new brand, Livin’ the MAD Life, is named after the pair, Aroon explained to WSFN, “MAD is actually our initials,” she said. “So, Megan Aroon Duncanson is her full name and my name’s Aroon. MAD, so […]
A new study, published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, has revealed that processed meat and animal-based foods worsen obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). According to the UK National Health Service (NHS) website, “[OSA] is a relatively common condition where the walls of the throat relax and narrow during […]
The Sai Ying Pun branch of Pizza Express, in Hong Kong, has launched three brand-new vegan pizzas, featuring Daiya Foods‘ vegan cheese. The new launch makes Pizza Express the first pizza chain in Hong Kong to offer vegan pies. The Cavolo Verde, a thin and crispy pizza with kale and black garlic, the Trifolata, which […]