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Animal Sanctuary Secures Permanent Home for Over 200 Animals

New Jersey’s Freedom Farm Animal Rescue has secured a new permanent location for its animals. Due to support from a Go Fund Me campaign and Peace 4 Animals, the animal rescue has obtained forty-three acres of farmland in Cedarville, New Jersey. Prior to this, the four-year-old nonprofit was housing over two hundred rescued farm animals in a temporary location that had to be vacated by February 2018. Freedom Farm Animal Rescue was founded by a former chef, Jamie Castano, who developed a deep empathy for animals in 2014. Castano told Markets Insider that after learning about ‘the horrors of the meat and dairy...

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Vegan Shoe Brand Expands Line With Zero-Waste Slip-Ons

Native Shoes is placing themselves at the forefront of shoe innovation with a new line of zero waste, vegan slip-on shoes: the Jefferson 2.0. This new no-waste collection features high and low top styles, no lace-tying required. The elasticity of the materials allows the wearer to slide their foot ‘in and out like a sock,’ while the more durable rubber outer layer maintains the shoe’s structural integrity. This means no more crushed heels or force-stuffing your foot into an unbendable shoe. The shoes are made through a process of 3D knitting, which eliminates fabric waste during production, according to...

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19 Vegan Beauty Products to Revive Your Skin After a Harsh Winter

Winter is a tough season on the skin, the low humidity and cold temperatures dry you out, while sharp winds strip moisture from anything you aren’t able to cover (i.e., your face). Skin can become rough, turn red, get tight, and start cracking and peeling because of the overwhelming dryness. It’s arguably more important in winter than any other season to make sure you’re taking care of your skin. However, we sometimes get busy and don’t stay as consistent we like with our self-care. It happens to the best of us. If you haven’t taken care of yourself this...

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6 Vegan-Friendly Brands Top Fast Company’s ’10 Most Innovative Food Companies’ List of 2018

Compass Group, the UK-based largest foodservice distributor in the world, has been named one of the top 10 most innovative companies of 2018 by Fast Company. Compass Group ranked number one on the website’s “Most Innovative Food Companies” list and also snagged spot number 34 out of the top 50 companies across all sectors ranked. Compass was joined by other vegan-friendly brands Ripple Foods, Eden Creamery, Daily Harvest, Amy’s Kitchen, and AeroFarms. Compass Group is collaborating with the Global Animal Partnership, an international non-profit organization of farmers, scientists, retailers, manufacturers, and advocates, working to improve farm animal welfare.  The foodservice distributor also recently expanded its...

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New Vegan Ready-to-Eat Meal Range by The Happy Pear Arrives in Ireland

Stephen and David Flynn, known as The Happy Pear, are launching three new vegan dinners in Ireland. The meals, which will be available from Happy Pear SuperValu stores all over the country, are all 450 calories or less and vegan-friendly. The healthy vegan dinners come in three different flavors: Veggie Korma, Chilli no Carne, and Chickpea Curry. Each meal has a vastly different flavor but each is made with “2 out of your 5 a day.” These meals are quick and easy to make; however, they don’t skimp on wholesome flavors and ingredients. The creamy coconut Veggie Korma is made with...

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Vegan Kebab Shop to Open in London Next Month

London is about to get a little bit more delicious for kebab lovers. What the Pitta, a vegan kebab shop, will be opening the doors to its third location in the coming month. “We are so proud that what started as little stall in Shoreditch has grown so quickly, and we’re now opening our third stall and continuing to provide good, tasty food with added health & environmental benefits to hungry Londoners,” co-Founder Cem Yildiz told the Evening Standard. Yildiz explains that the clientele at the kebab shops has always been extremely varied — not just vegetarians. “We have...

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Quorn Offers Its Vegan Chicken Nuggets to KFC

KFC restaurants in the UK are currently facing a crisis: they’ve run out of chicken. Reportedly, 646 KFC locations have been closed due to the shortage which they say was caused by a delivery issue, though no specific details have been released. “The chicken crossed the road, just not to our restaurants,” KFC wrote on Twitter. “We’ve brought a new delivery partner onboard, but they’ve had a couple of teething problems ― getting fresh chicken out to 900 restaurants across the country is pretty complex!” KFC has since changed contractors and is making plans to re-stock as soon as possible....

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Vegan Beauty Brand Triples Its Target Store Placement

Vegan beauty brand, The Lip Bar, is launching in 144 Target stores this spring. Currently, the brand is available at 44 Target locations. Founder Melissa Butler started the company in 2012 in her kitchen following a career as a Wall Street financial analyst. Frustrated by the lack of diversity in the beauty marketing space, Butler was inspired to create a brand that catered to more black women like her. “Everyone deserves to have representation. Without it, we are left seeking validation,” Butler said on her website. She also was frustrated by the lack of cruelty- and chemical-free products, which is why she committed The Lip Bar...

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Vegan Mayo and Egg Brand ‘JUST’ Opening First Manufacturing Facility in Asia

JUST — formerly known as Hampton Creek — is making a big move. According to Foodnavigator-Asia, Josh Tetrick, CEO of the billion-dollar food startup, says the company will open a manufacturing facility in Asia later this year. This will be the company’s first facility outside of the United States. Tetrick co-founded JUST with the aim to create plant-based alternatives to common animal products. “If we were starting the business from scratch,” Tetrick told Foodnavigator-Asia, “we’d probably start in Asia. If we look where the demand is likely to be, where food security is the biggest concern, and where cultural connection to our...

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Fish But Wish You Did

Two kinds of animals that often gets left out of animal rights discussions are fish and marine animals. Perhaps it’s due to the lack of interaction human beings are able to have with them. Maybe it’s because our relationship with the ocean has always been complex and developing. Regardless, fish are at the center of many ethical, environmental, and animal rights dilemmas. Much about them remains unknown to the general public. Below are a few facts about fish that you may not have known. The facts in this article are about fish in the ocean with two bonus facts...

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Aussie Retail Giants End Sale of Pesticide to Save the Bees

Australian supermarkets Coles and Woolworths are officially discontinuing any sales of a product that contains an ingredient linked to the destruction and harm of bee populations, according to the New Daily. This announcement comes shortly after Bunnings and Mitre 10 shared that they would remove all items containing the controversial neonicotinoids from their shelves. More than 30,000 Australians have signed a petition calling on the country’s retailers to stop selling any and all insecticides that contain neonicotinoids — because of science showing they’re harming bees. One of the products is Yates Confidor which has been stocked by Woolworths and is also listed...

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Kat Von D Beauty Launches ‘Divine’ Inspired Vegan Range

Kat Von D is introducing two new products inspired by an iconic drag queen and, before you ask, no, it’s not RuPaul. Designed in honor of the queen of filth and controversy, Divine, the Kat Von D x Divine products aim to be as bold and as colorful as she was. The super limited edition, two product line includes the Kat Von D x Divine Eyeshadow Palette and the Kat Von D x Divine Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick (in Honeyed Nude). “This super-limited edition collection is inspired by one of Kat’s biggest muses: the one and only, late, great drag queen Divine,”...

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Vegan-Friendly Beauty Company Lush Celebrates Trans Rights in New Campaign

Lush, the beauty brand known for gorgeous bath bombs and rich, natural beauty products, is championing a new campaign with one powerful message at 250 North America locations: Trans Rights Are Human Rights. This message was inspired by people like Jordan, a Lush store employee and one of the millions of people all over the world who identify as transgender. Because of Jordan’s identity, his human rights are often taken away from him — whether that be the right to legal protection from being fired for his gender or the right to safely use a public restroom. “There are people who...

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9 Vegan Beauty Brands to Support This Black History Month

Veganism is more than what we eat, it’s a conscious choice not to buy or engage with anything that is a product or promotion of animal oppression and consumption. Make-up is one thing, among many things, that can be left out of the conversation. However, you don’t have to get animal-tested, animal-filled products to feel and look your best. In honor of Black History Month, here are 9 vegan beauty brands that will not disappoint. Be sure to let us know if there are any other amazing brands that we missed. 9 Vegan Beauty Brands to Support This Black History...

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New Vegan Egg for Baking Now Available in Europe

A new vegan egg replacer, REGG-EX, launched in Europe courtesy of Kröner-Stärke. The product is designed to help vegan food companies create baked goods without eggs or artificial ingredients. Kröner-Stärke is an established, family-owned company on a mission to provide the highest quality natural ingredients to industrial and artisanal food manufacturers without using additives or animal ingredients. The company prides itself on transparency and its use of minimal, non-GMO ingredients. Further, by providing natural, plant-based products, Kröner-Stärke hopes to help their food partners gain access to the popular vegan market. In January 2018, the company introduced a line of wheat...

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L’Oreal is Battling Cancer With Vegan Beauty Products

The L’Oréal Group and its brands have committed to fighting cancer and supporting the people who are living with it. Among its efforts is the Pureology team, which was founded, in part, in support of cancer survivors. The brand was founded by acclaimed stylist Jim Markham in 2001. The inspiration for the brand came from a friend of his who was suffering from ovarian cancer and couldn’t find any appropriate shampoo for her hair. With everything that people fighting and surviving cancer have to deal with, Markham decided the least of their worries should be shampoos that are full of chemicals...

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California Aims to Ban Animal Testing on Cosmetics Sold in the State

  California lawmakers are attempting to fight against animal testing with legislation introduced by Senator Cathleen Galigiana of Stockton. This legislation would ban the sale of any animal-tested cosmetics throughout California. It’s formally called the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act (SB 1249). After January 1, 2020, the bill would make it illegal for “any cosmetic manufacturer to knowingly import or sell any cosmetic, including personal hygiene products such as deodorant, shampoo, or conditioner, in California if the final product or any component of the product was tested on animals…” California has made strides in fighting animal testing since 2000, when the...

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Former WWE Wrestler Goes Vegan After Completing Veganuary

Former WWE wrestler Eva Marie has officially gone vegan. Marie made the decision after completing the month-long, plant based eating challenge Veganuary — a campaign which saw over 100,000 people sign up to participate this year, its most successful year yet. Marie made the announcement on her Twitter, sharing with her over 914,000 followers. She wrote: “Today has officially marked 30 days of eating plant-based… I can’t believe how easy it has been. Definitely sticking with it.” During the month, Marie made a YouTube video entitled, “Vegan Life: Recipes for Eating Plant Based.” In it, she shows her subscribers how to make...

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Dairy Industry Strive to Win Back Customers After 35% of People Cut Back on Dairy

The Irish dairy industry is launching a targeted ad campaign, pressured by the increasing number of people who have begun to limit their dairy consumption. According to The National Dairy Council’s research, over 35 percent of Irish citizens have cut back on dairy. In response to these declines, the National Dairy Council has created a major marketing campaign in an attempt to “try and bring young people back as dairy consumers,” said The Irish Farmer’s Association. The campaign, “Irish Dairy – The Complete Natural,” features young, physically fit adults, smiling as they strike yoga poses and flex their biceps. The webpage...

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Tarte Cosmetics Debuts Natural, Vegan-Friendly Makeup & Skincare Line

Tarte Cosmetics recently unveiled a new vegan-friendly line of makeup and skincare products called Rainforest of the Sea. The line features nourishing natural beauty ingredients, with a few splashes of vibrant color. Think Amazon goddess meets mermaid — bold, confident, natural, and effortless. And of course, cruelty-free. Thanks to it’s eco-friendly, plant-based ingredients, Rainforest of the Sea will not only make you look good, but feel good, too. Products are made with Amazonian clay, super fruits, vitamins, minerals, and essential oils. The foil finger paints shadow palette showcases a set of warm-toned eyeshadows created from a blend of algae and marine flower extracts,...

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Thousands of Catholics Pledge To Go Vegan for Lent

After a passionate appeal from the animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), thousands of Catholics have decided to go vegan for Lent, the Catholic tradition of giving something up for the forty days before Easter. PETA posted an article encouraging Catholics to keep animals, including fish, off their plates during the 40-day period of reflection. In the feature, the animal rights group notes that everyone can improve their health, protect the environment, and show mercy to all animals simply by adopting a vegan diet. “[I]n today’s meat and dairy industries, cows are forcibly separated...

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Vegan Diet Could Help Prevent Type-2 Diabetes, New Research Shows

New research from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) found that a vegan diet may reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes in patients that are overweight. The study, published in the journal Nutrients, focused on the effects that a low-fat vegan diet had on the patients’ beta-cell function. The sixteen-week randomized clinical trial found that patients who only ate low-fat plant-based foods decreased their body fat and increased their beta-cells’ ability to regulate blood sugar. Dr. Hana Kahleova, one of the five doctors behind this trial, is excited by its initial results. She believes the findings could support “important implications...

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33 Affordable Vegan Makeup Products You Can Buy at Target

People like to say, “beauty is pain.” But does it have to be? As more cities, states, and countries work to ban the sale of animal-tested cosmetics — like New York and Hawaii, for example — vegan products are becoming increasingly popular and accessible. But the beauty market can be hard to navigate as labeling is often not as clear as it could be. Target is often hailed as one of people’s favorite places to shop. Therefore, we created a list of some of the best vegan makeup products (no animal parts and no animal testing) you can find there. 33...

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‘Celebrity Big Brother UK’ Star Goes Vegan After Watching ‘What the Health’

Celebrity Big Brother UK star and 26-year-old Project Engineer from The Apprentice (UK), Andrew Brady, recently announced on his Instagram story that he was going to be trying a vegan diet. Brady, who is fresh out of the Big Brother experience, found inspiration to make this decision after watching an impactful vegan documentary. Brady cited What the Health and fellow Big Brother housemate Courtney Act as influences in his choice to try a vegan diet. Courtney Act, the vegan winner of Celebrity Big Brother UK, was applauded for discussing many controversial and complex topics in the house with candor, thoughtfulness, and grace and it...

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Vegan Doctors Create Healthy Plant-Based Meal Program for Poor Communities

In an outline entitled, “A Proposal for Improvements in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,” members of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) detailed a new program called the “Healthy Staples Plan,” which seeks to provide a healthier model for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In the outline, the writers explain that SNAP recipients are being poorly served by a model that has proven to lead its recipients to poorer health. They add that recipients of the similar program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) see greater health as there are more nutrition guidelines and product limitations —...

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UK’s First-Ever Vegan Room Service Launches in London Hotel

London tourists now have a new option when it comes to hotel room service. Specifically, those who stay at the St. Giles Hotel can order plant-based dishes from a food company called BOL Foods. Effective immediately, guests at the hotel can now order a variety of vegan dishes from BOL’s lineup, including Thai Coconut Curry, Sri Lankan Sambar & Smokey Tomato, and Lentil Super Soup. St. Giles Hotels CEO Abigail Tan-Giroud spoke enthusiastically about the new room service offerings. “The partnership with BOL is a result of a growing trend in hotel guests looking to keep up their healthy habits...

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Europe’s Vegan Meat Sales Increased By 451% in 4 Years

Vegan meat products are growing in popularity, says new research from the TRansition paths to sUstainable legume-based systems in Europe (TRUE). The research shows that the meat alternative sector has seen an increase of 451% since 2013. Vegan meats and proteins — from simple staples like beans to new plant-based meat like the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat products — are breathing new life into the European protein market. “The product subcategories with the highest increment were Meat Substitutes, with an amazing growth rate of 451%, Pasta, with an increase of 295%, and Bean-based Snacks, growing by 128%,” The lead author of the report,...

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Vegan Doctor to Star in New Documentary About ‘Healing America’

A producer of the popular 2011 vegan documentary “Forks Over Knives” is launching an online campaign to fund a new documentary called “Healing America.” The goal is to get to a theatrical release of a documentary with some big goals. In short, “Healing America” aims to “…document and drive a grassroots movement focused first on healing people through a plant-based diet, then on healing entire communities. We will demonstrate a social-action model that can be used locally to solve any social problem and, in so doing, lay the foundation for a more unifying alternative to today’s partisan politics.” The overview of...

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Canadian Province Officially Bans ‘Inhumane’ Spear Hunting

After a bear hunting video went viral in 2016, causing widespread shock and outrage, Alberta officials are taking action and banning spear hunting. In the aforementioned video, a black bear was hunted down and killed with a spear — prompting even fellow hunters to talk about concepts like “unnecessary suffering” and “reckless hunting.” The leaders who promised to make changes back in 2016 are following up and taking action. “Albertans know that spear-hunting is not safe,” Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said to the National Post. “It’s not humane because most hunters know that the chances of getting close enough to...

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Vegan Ferrero Rocher Style Hazelnut Chocolates Now Available in UK

A true Valentine’s Day miracle has apparently occurred in the UK, according to the website Vegan Food UK: a vegan shopper has found what may be the first-ever vegan version of the popular chocolate hazelnut treats, Ferrero Rocher.  You know the ones — the gold-foil-wrapped chocolates with the hazelnut center delicately rolled in chocolate and bits of nuts on the outside. The Vegan Food UK member found the vegan version of Ferrero Rocher at a Poundstretcher location. “The actual name of the chocolates are Kavici Choco Spheres and they would commonly fall into the ‘accidentally vegan’ category as they display no vegan...

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New Study Confirms Vegan Diets are More Sustainable Than Non Veg Diets

A recent study by the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) explored and uncovered some answers about sustainability between veg (vegan and vegetarian) and non-veg diets. Regardless of which diet a person chooses, each is going to have impacts beyond ourselves. Research shows that the extent of that impact, however, can be changed depending on what foods people do and don’t eat. The purpose of the study was outlined: “The objective of the present study, based on the NutriNet-Santé cohort, was to investigate the relationship between a pro-vegetarian score and diet-related environmental impacts.” In order to examine this, they...

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Lawmakers Try Going Vegan for a Day In Support of Animal Rights

In honor of the Annual Knesset Animal Rights Day, Israeli lawmakers went vegan for a day, enjoying animal-free foods instead of beef and chicken at the Knesset cafeteria. However, it was more than a day about food. Dishes like a meatless lasagna, vegan rice dishes, vegan potato strudel, and eggless jachnun — a Yemenite pastry dish — were among some of the foods served to the lawmakers. After the meal, diners were given the opportunity to trace some of their favorite foods back to the source. This led to virtual reality sessions where folks got the opportunity to see and hear...

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4th Largest U.S. City Hosts First Vegan Awards Ceremony

Houston, the fourth largest city in the U.S., kicked off its first-ever Houston Vegan Awards earlier this month. The event, which was created by the Vegan Society of P.E.A.C.E., was meant as a way to celebrate all of the city’s local vegans. “All Houstonians were invited to vote for their favorites in seven survey ballot categories,” Houstonia writes, “a sizable list of local business owners and professionals were nominated and given recognition for making our city more vegan-friendly this year.” They added, “Out of those acknowledged, 14 of the nominees just couldn’t be ‘beet.’” Among those honored at the event, was the Vegan Bistro...

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A New Study Finds Dairy Calves Have Feelings, Too

Do animals have feelings? A new study by the University of British Columbia study says yes, having found that dairy calves do, in fact, have and express feelings. The study was authored by Ph.D. candidate Benjamin Lecorps and co-authored by Marina von Keyserlingk and Daniel Weary. It was funded by a Discovery Grant that was awarded to von Keyserlingk from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The authors hoped to look at the individual animal as opposed to dairy calves as a whole. Von Keyserlingk, who led the research team, wanted to look at individual personality differences to make sure that...

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Philadelphia Company Set to Open a ‘Vegan Starbucks’

Batter & Crumb, a Philadelphia-based, vegan baking company, is entering the world of cafés with what they call a “vegan Starbucks.”  The company, which is known throughout the city for its delectable, egg- and dairy-free desserts, want to expand the already rich “veganscape” of Philadelphia. The new shop would be based in South Philadelphia at 1401 Reed Street. The 16-seat space would carry coffee, tea and sandwiches, as most Starbucks and cafés do. Additionally, it would offer Batter & Crumb desserts like brownies, cupcakes, pies, and cakes, which can be found at select locations around Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. The...

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New Line of Vegan Candy From Ralph Lauren’s Daughter

Dylan Lauren, founder of the Dylan’s Candy Bar candy stores, and daughter of famed fashion designer Ralph Lauren, is launching a new line of healthier candies. She revealed this in a recent interview with Alina Cho for CBS’s “Sunday Morning,” program. The new line of candy, which Lauren is calling “Treat Yourself,” is attempting to break not only the stores’ colorful mold but also candy industry molds in general. She says the products in this new line won’t be colorful candies like most others. “Because everything else is so colorful,” she began. “I want people to understand it’s vegan, it’s gluten...

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Poultry Publication Fears Plant-Based Meat Will ‘Take Over’ the World

A Poultry publication called PoultryWorld recently published an article entitled, “Fake meat could soon take over the world.”  “Fake meat” in this case is plant-based meat. And what’s clear is that the animal agriculture world is worried about this rapidly advancing market segment. The author writes, “A big trend in food over the past few years has been finding alternatives to meat that might make the need to rear animals redundant.” While he argues that many plant-based meat products have not yet reached optimal accessibility on the market, he says there is one product that’s an exception: the Impossible Burger....

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Canada Tackles Overfishing with Proposed Marine Life Habitat Protection Regulations

Canada’s federal government is taking steps to put more effective protections in place for fish and their habitats. This is particularly important for Canada’s coastal communities who currently rely on fishing both culturally and socially. The Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc announced the proposed changes to the current Fisheries Act, which was previously amended with legislation by Stephen Harper and Conservatives. Specifically, Harper introduced legislation that reversed the pre-2012 ban on all activities that harmed fish habitats. He and his colleagues explained that they simply wanted to remove the “red tape” that fisheries faced in draining what they deemed to be useless bodies...

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Hawaii Proposes to End Animal Testing for Good

Hawaiian legislators recently introduced two new bills that would halt animal testing on the island chain. Both bills, which are backed by Cruelty-Free Internationa (CFI), would put an end to the cruel and unnecessary suffering of animals when many more effective, animal-free methods exist. The first bill, the Hawaii Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, would ban the sale of any and all cosmetics that were tested on animals. If the bill is successfully passed it will come into effect in January 2020. The second bill would mandate that both manufacturers and labs in Hawaii use only scientifically approved, non-animal alternatives for tests on cosmetics and...

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Vegan Candy Options Have Increased by 140%

Market research organized by Mintel uncovered big news for the vegan candy industry — specifically, that the launch of vegan candies has increased by 140 percent since 2013. The report also uncovered major growth in vegan candy interest in Germany. “The market research firm has also revealed that three out of 10 (28%) German consumers would like to see a wider variety of clearly labelled [sic] vegetarian and vegan confectionery, with this number rising to 46% of consumers aged 25 to 34.” It’s this interest, here and all over the world, that helps to shape new product launches, because,...

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Walmart Retailer Officially Bans Donkey-Derived Gelatin

Jet.com, owned by major name Walmart, has officially discontinued the sales of any products containing a donkey-derived gelatin known as ‘ejiao’. This gelatin is derived from donkey hide and is promoted by Chinese medicine as a kind of ‘cure-all’. A number of other retailers have joined the cause, ditching the animal product for good. Although this product is considered an animal by-product, animals are slaughtered for it. Like animals on fur farms, donkeys are killed to get this gelatin — meaning, simply, that an animal’s life was taken so that a candy could (cheaply) be made chewy. Thankfully, there are...

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7 Romantic Ideas for a Vegan Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is on its way and, like almost every holiday, people will desperately be trying to find the perfect gift or surprise for their special someone. But what about a vegan Valentine’s Day that’s off the chart? It’s much easier to win the heart of a vegan than you think. In fact, sometimes all it takes is a little bit of time, effort, and consideration. But we know people are busy and may not know exactly what to do. Below are 7 (romantic) suggestions for what you can for a vegan for Valentine’s Day. 7 Romantic Things You...

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Vegan Fashion Designer Tom Ford Cuts Back on Leather and Fur in Latest Collections

In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, fashion powerhouse Tom Ford discussed fur and veganism as well as his latest collections. In the interview, Ford seemed unsure of his place to talk about the issues and to still be going through growth himself as a new vegan. “This is a hard question to answer because I have recently become vegan — within the last year,” he said when asked about fur. When asked for more details about going vegan, he explained, “I’ve been vegan for about the last year. When you look at how most of our meat,...

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Ne-Yo Credits Vegan Diet for His Improved Physique

Singer and songwriter Ne-Yo recently showed off his vegan body on an Instagram story. The picture was screengrabbed by fans everywhere who were… impressed, to say the very least, with his new physique. Ne-Yo, born Shaffer Chimere Smith, has seen a wonderful change in his health in such a short time since going vegan. He says that he was inspired to go vegan by the popular 2017 vegan documentary, What the Health. His photo reads: “VEGAN LIFE. “Me telling myself if I wanna keep this stomach I should probably NOT eat this bag of chips right now….” After watching What the Health back...

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Vegan Burger Brand Impossible Foods Launches Food Bank Program

Popular vegan burger brand, Impossible Foods, is launching a new food bank program in Northern California aimed at offering high-protein, nutritious foods to communities rife with food insecurity. This program is a working collaboration between Impossible Foods, the Alameda County Community Food Bank, and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. “We are still ramping up and enjoy strong demand for our product from chefs and restaurateurs — but at the same time, we know that people in our hometown regions are struggling to afford food that’s delicious and nutritious,” Jessica Appelgren, Vice President of...

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Philly Vegan Donut Shop Releases Tom Brady-Inspired Super Bowl Victory Donut

The Philadelphia Eagles are the winners of this year’s Super Bowl, bringing the city its first Lombardi trophy. And the city is in full celebration mode. Everyone is getting in on the fun, including Philadelphia’s vegan donut haven, Dottie’s Donuts, which has released a celebratory donut called “Tom Brady’s Butterfinger.” Jeff Poleon, co-owner of Dottie’s Donuts, talked to LIVEKINDLY about the new donut. “Our inspiration for this donut was Tom Brady’s performance during the super bowl.” He continued, “Additional inspiration came from the way Foles handled the ball. Watching Foles defeat Brady we knew we had to do one final...

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Kat Von D Announces 28 Vegan Shoe Styles in Upcoming Footwear Line

After dropping previews and teasers on her social media throughout 2017, Kat Von D has finally announced the launch of her vegan shoe line. The shoes, which will be available at some point this year, are in typical Kat Von D fashion, vegan. The line, called Von D Shoes, is a luxe shoe brand aiming to make people look and feel beautiful without any animals having to be harmed in the process. On her Instagram feed, Von D explained that she worked “extremely hard” on these shoes and, while they’re going to be as affordable as possible, they won’t...

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New Zealanders Are Eating 25 Kilograms Less Meat, Says New Data

These days, many people are reducing or eliminating animal product consumption. Some make the decision for the animals or for their health, however, more and more are making these choices in the name of the environment. The impact of meat and dairy’s greenhouse gas emissions is hard to deny. Stuff reports, “There’s no escaping the reality of the environmental impact of agriculture. Collectively dairy, beef and sheep generate more than 97 per cent of all agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand and almost half of the total green house emissions for the country.” They continue, “A 2014 United...

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New York Proposes to Ban the Sale and Import of Animal Tested Cosmetics

Cruelty Free International (CFI) has recently posted about their support of and progress with the New York Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act — an act which, if passed, would ban the import and sale of animal-tested cosmetics. As a central hub for fashion and cultural inspiration, not only across America but all over the world, New York City has immense power (and responsibility) to influence great change in the beauty industry. If the bill is passed, it would make New York the first state to pass such a law. However, there’s still more work to be done before that happens. CFI...

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‘What The Health’ Director Announces New Must-See Vegan Movie

What the Health and Cowspiracy co-director Keegan Kuhn has announced his latest film, Running for Good. The documentary will follow the life of athlete and allstar runner Fiona Oakes, who has completed over 50+ marathons, as she attempts to take on the ‘toughest footrace on Earth.’ It’s no exaggeration unless you think a 250 km race through the Sahara Desert sounds like a good time. Oakes recently shared the news about the documentary on her Facebook page. The post reads, “From the Co-director of Cowspiracy and What the Health, Keegan Kuhn’s next film is THE must see documentary of 2018...

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