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Chipotle Launches New Vegan Friendly Tool Helping Customers Order Plant Based

Chipotle is a fast food haven for vegan diners, the reason being, they allow their customers to choose every item in their meal and see it being made right in front of their faces. This saves vegans and people of other allergy/dietary restrictions the worry of being served something that doesn’t meet their needs. Chipotle has taken this transparency a step forward and has recently launched a new tool designed specifically to help diners find exactly what they’re looking for. Called ‘Eat To Your Own Beat,’ the newest addition to Chipotle’s website highlights a variety of different lifestyle and dietary...

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New Illinois Law Treats Pets Like Children Instead of Property In Custody Cases

In the final days of December, Illinois passed a new law that regards animals like children in custody cases. The law, which was effective from January 1 2018 and is similar to one in Alaska, has essentially moved animals up from property, to living things that also deserve their best interests considered. It is important to note that this law only applies to pets that are marital assets and does not apply to service animals. ‘It sort of starts treating your animal more like children’, said animal lover and Illinois state Sen. Linda Holmes, D-Aurora. ‘If you’re going before a judge, they’re allowed to take...

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Vegan Tiki Restaurant, the No Bones Beach Club, Expands to Chicago

Seattle-based No Bones Beach Club, a thriving, vegan restaurant with (you guessed it), a beachy flair, is making a big expansion. According to a recent Instagram post, the business will be heading to Chicago — a place already boasting a powerful vegan community. In the post, the restaurant wrote: “If you haven’t heard the exciting news… WE ARE EXPANDING!! Do we have any followers in Chicago?” The foodie web magazine Eater ranked No Bones Beach Club as one of the top restaurants in Seattle for 2016. The restaurant is well known for its delicious eats which please vegans and non-vegans alike, as...

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Italian Sausage Brand Launches New Vegan Line as Meat Sales Decline

Mortadella — a large Italian sausage product that is often cut into deli meat slices — is getting a vegan makeover courtesy of Felsineo, Italy’s leading mortadella brand. Their new line, Felsineo Veg, is launching with six different plant-based meat slices inspired by the flavors of Italy and will offer a clean, animal-free alternative to a commonly bought food. The line, which was launched in response to a decline in mortadella sales, is something the company is ready to stand behind. Felsineo president Andrea Raimondi said, “It is an incontrovertible fact that the number of consumers choosing vegetarian and...

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Ellen DeGeneres Becomes Proud Owner of Gorilla Conservation Centre

Ellen DeGeneres received the best gift ever for her 60th birthday. The celebration, which aired on her talk show, concluded with a surprise visit from her wife, Portia De Rossi. It was then that Portia announced that she’d bought Ellen her very own gorilla conservation centre. To be clear, this wasn’t something that Portia just purchased out of the blue — as any conservationist could tell you this kind of work isn’t something that just anyone can pick up. Rather, Portia made a large donation to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, so large, in fact, that it funded the...

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Popular Vegan-Friendly Ice Cream Shop to Open 8th Location

Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, a vegan-friendly ice cream shop, started with a single ice cream truck. Now, it’s expanding to its eighth location — no wheels at this spot — it’s opening up a storefront in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The new spot, set to open this spring, will be located on Amsterdam Avenue. “The family-run ice cream company recently launched new seasonal flavors, including two that are vegan,” The New York Post reports. Van Leeuwen’s website explains that the vegan flavors are made with “housemade cashew milk, organic coconut milk, organic extra virgin coconut oil, organic cane sugar,...

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Chicago’s Black Vegan Community is Impacting Food Culture Nationwide

Chicago’s Black vegan community is creating a thriving vegan movement with businesses and restaurants that put new animal-free twists on some of the most popular soul food dishes. In fact, Chicago is home to one of the oldest vegan soul food restaurants in the entire country, Original Soul Vegetarian, which has been “serving food as medicine for 30+ years.” With new restaurants opening all the time, vegan entrepreneurs in Chicago are sharing veganism with their communities and making impacts on food culture that have sent ripples across the nation. Black veganism is something of historical importance as, throughout the past, members...

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Nearly Half of Young Adults are Concerned About Meat’s Environmental Impact

According to a recent poll conducted by The Grocer, more than 4 in 10 young adults are worried about the impact meat consumption has on the planet, and many have begun reducing or eliminating animal products from their diet altogether. This number represents an ever-growing collective of consumers who are becoming more conscious about the systems, processes, and dangers behind everyday foods — especially the animal-based foods. “When asked about the environmental impact of eating meat, 38% of consumers in the 18- to 24-year old age group said they were worried about its effect,” The Grocer reports. “And 4% said...

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Another Vegan Butcher Shop to Open in the Midwest

Milwaukee is getting a new vegan restaurant as the Midwest continues to flourish along with the booming demand for vegan food. With increased interest comes increased accessibility and a wider variety of options. Milwaukee’s Celesta is bringing something a little different with a combination of late-night food, cocktails, entrees inspired by foods from all over the globe, and a butcher counter where people can buy vegan meat by the pound. Celesta is a restaurant by Beatrix Foods, and headed by Melanie Manuel, who attended Cornell University where she studied plant-based nutrition. Manuel gave Beatrix Foods the tagline “Rabbit food, reinvented”. Through...

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Vegan Nondairy Brand Launches New Almond-Cashew Milk in Recycled Plant-Based Bottles

So Delicious, a popular dairy-free and vegan nondairy brand, is releasing a new, organic almond milk made with cashews. The brand that’s been providing dairy-free options for over 30 years is capitalizing on this new release with a largely plant-based bottle and a smaller list of ingredients. With a delicious, dairy-free taste, environmentally-friendly bottle, and fewer ingredients, So Delicious is aiming to release a product for the future. Sustainability is key to brands today, as more and more consumers become aware of the environmental impacts of the things we eat and drink. So Delicious has prioritized sustainability with their newest...

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Volkswagen Commits to Ending Car Tests On Animals

After last week’s publication of the New York Times 2014 exposé on the animal testing methods of Volkswagen, the renowned car brand has finally committed to eliminating any car testing on animals. “We want to completely eliminate animal testing in the future so something like this doesn’t happen again,” Volkswagen’s chief lobbyist Thomas Steg, who has since been put on administrative leave, said. The Internet exploded in controversy after the article was published, it described the disturbing animal tests that had been funded by not just Volkswagen alone but also, Daimler (who owns Mercedes-Benz), and BMW. The now defunct European Research Group on...

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Philadelphia to Save Stray Animals With New Shelter Coalition

The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) — the city’s largest rescue partner and provider of low-cost vet care — alongside the Pennsylvania SPCA (PSPCA) and the Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly) have joined together to form the Philadelphia No-Kill Coalition. The goal is straightforward: to make Philadelphia a no-kill city. A city is considered no-kill when all healthy, treatable, and manageable dogs and cats are saved, and euthanasia is used only when animals are dangerous or suffering from untreatable illnesses/injuries. The groups want to make the killing of savable shelter pets a thing of the...

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Vegan Pilot Brings Plant Based Packed Lunches All Over The World

Eating out as a vegan varies in difficulty depending on where you are in the world. When you’re an airplane pilot, the last thing you’re likely wanting to do after a long flight is to cook a meal. For new vegans, it can also feel near impossible if you’re staying in a hotel, thousands of miles away from your home kitchen. One pilot, dubbed ‘The Veggie Pilot,’ has solved this problem simply by bringing his own packed vegan lunches all over the world. Matthew Ayer, the pilot in question, spoke to Metro UK about his vegan lunchbox. “I pack...

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

In a world rife with cruelty, the leather industry stands out as a particularly awful. Admittedly, it’s hard to talk about leather without graphic detail. There’s not enough sugar in the world to coat what these animals go through in the name of a product that most people can live without. That being said, here are nine things you probably didn’t know about leather (but will wish you did). 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Leather But Wish You Did What it Actually Is Leather is animal flesh; it’s the literal skin of a dead animal. It’s Not Just Cows A...

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11 Time World Champion Surfer Kelly Slater Goes Vegan

Another day, another athlete goes vegan. This time, it’s Kelly Slater, a surfer who has been crowned World Surf League Champion a record 11 times. He revealed on Instagram stories that he’s been vegan for over a month and feeling good. His post reveals that his digestion is better and that he’s been encouraged to eat a wider variety of healthy foods. 11 time world champion surfer, @kellyslater, spreadin vegan vibes to his millions of followers! – Go send him some love and support and awesome work by @peta issuing him a vegan challenge! A post shared by JAMES...

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Diners Flock to NYC Restaurant for Meatless Cantaloupe Burger

Ducks Eatery, a popular restaurant in New York City that caters to all diets, is making a burger out of an unexpected ingredient… cantaloupe. It may sound surprising, but the orange-fleshed melon appears to make a pretty impressive, meat-like burger when smoked and flavored. While it’s fat-free, the juiciness of the melon reportedly makes for a very meaty burger. The cantaloupe burger is one of the specialties dreamed up by chef Will Horowitz who runs Ducks Eatery. Food writer Max Falkowitz of Thrillist describes the burger in great detail, taking readers to a galaxy far far away. “The best way I’ve found...

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How to Shave the Vegan Way

Contrary to popular belief, beauty does not have to equal pain. It is not only possible but also fun and healthy to find cruelty-free products for hygiene and aesthetic upkeep. You don’t have to shop in major cities to find these kinds of products — especially when so much is made available on the Internet. Whether you’re shaving your face or your body, you can do it the vegan way — and the animals and the environment will thank you for that. Of course, no one is required to shave. This goes for men, women, and people of all genders. Shave...

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New York Yankees Pitcher Goes Vegan to Improve Performance

From sport to sport, athletes everywhere are going vegan — whether it’s tennis-star Venus Williams, the Atlanta Falcon’s Tony Gonzalez, or a good chunk of the Tennesse Titans. When it comes to protein, energy, and nutrients, it’s hard to beat a vegan diet rich in whole foods. The latest to recognize the benefits of a vegan diet is New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, who has committed himself to a vegan diet. Sabathia, who is 6’6″ and around 300 pounds, came into 2018 with the goal to build strength and to keep his body healthy. It was especially important...

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Big Dairy’s ‘Februdairy’ Campaign Backfires, Resulting in Pro-Vegan Message

Veganuary — a month-long challenge for non-vegans to eat vegan — is nearing its end. And the dairy industry seems to want in on the cleverly named campaign trend. It has launched a pro-dairy milk campaign called “Februdairy.” While the campaign intended to bolster confidence in and support of the dairy market (and counteract Veganuary), it has instead cast a spotlight on the industry that it would have much rather avoided. Vegans have taken to social media in to ensure the industry is exposed and many have even used the campaign to announce their switch from dairy to plant based...

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Canada’s Plant Based Capital Gets First All-Vegan Cheese Shop

According to the United States-based Plant Based Foods Association and the Good Food Institute, vegan foods have reached over $3.1 billion in sales — showing immense growth from years past. More brands are beginning to produce vegan products and more entrepreneurs are launching vegan businesses. Among these new vegan businesses is the Blue Heron Creamery, which will be Vancouver’s first all-vegan cheese shop. Set to open in February at 2410 Main Street, the Blue Heron Creamery aims to be a pioneer in the global vegan cheese sector. It was co-founded by chef Karen McAthy and Colin Medhurst, who will be working...

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New Vegan Cafe Offers Meals Your Mother Would Have Fed You

Mother and daughter team Rosa and Angela Perkins faced difficulties eating out while vegan in their home state of Michigan. After years of struggling, and ultimately having to cook far more often for themselves, they decided to open their own all-vegan restaurant, Eatin’ Vegan Cafe, in Swartz Creek. “When I became vegan, it was so difficult to find a true vegan dish other than salad unless I wanted to go all the way down to Detroit,” Rosa said to ABC12. Eating out doesn’t always have to be hard — though certainly there are some areas where options are slimmer than others. A...

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Former Chef For Oprah Hosts Vegan American Diner Experience

While many people — 17 and older — are still trying to figure themselves out, 17-year-old chef Kai Kani has maintained a trailblazing career full of delicious food with big name people and big name organizations including cooking for Oprah. Fresh off a career of many accomplishments, Kani will be hosting a vegan diner pop-up in LA’s Melrose district later this month. ‘The Vegan Diner Pop-up Experience’ is slated for Friday, January 26, at Spartina, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. (or whenever all the food runs out). Kani will be serving vegan burgers, milkshakes, and fries. And while that may not...

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San Francisco Could Be the First Major City in the World to Ban the Sale of Fur

San Francisco has the potential to make history. An anti-animal cruelty ordinance, sponsored by the city’s Supervisor Katy Tang, is headed to the Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee on January 24 for first approval. The ordinance aims to ban the sale of fur throughout the city — setting precedence for other cities (and countries) to follow suit. The ordinance cites the 50 million animals slaughtered annually, their lifelong subjection to lives in filthy, hard cages, fur’s major contributions to air and water pollution, and the 15 times larger quantity of energy required to produce fur vs. faux fur garments...

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Vegan Desserts are Now 329% More Popular on Pinterest

Before last year’s end, Pinterest rounded up its top 100 trends and showed just how much they’d grown in popularity throughout the 365 days. Ranking high on this list were vegan desserts and plant based meats, as well as edamame and snap peas — which were frequently posted about as healthy replacements for potato chips. Because of their success on the website in 2017, Pinterest suggests these foods and other lifestyle choices as trends to try in 2018. Pinterest wrote on each of them: “Lean, mean plant proteins: Meat isn’t the only protein powerhouse. Lentils, hemp and quinoa pack a nutritional punch...

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Popular Vegan Junk Food Spot Temple of Seitan to Open Second Location

London’s popular fast food spot, The Temple of Seitan (TOS) will be opening a second location called Temple of Camden on January 31, ending the first month of 2018 in a really big way. TOS describes itself as, “a 100% Vegan fast food business, created in 2015.” Their food can be found at their first location in Hackney, as well as street food pop ups all over London. Temple of Seitan’s first location, Temple of Hackney had a wonderful year 2017 — a year good enough to inspire and support the opening of a second permanent location. This all-vegan restaurant is set...

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Cruelty-Free Bill Could See End of Cosmetics Animal Testing in Canada

Canadian Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen proposed a bill back on December 10, 2015. Now, this bill, the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act (Bill S-214), is currently before the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. The bill, among many things, aims to amend the Food and Drugs Act to protect animals from the horrors of animal testing. Specifically, the bill would forbid cosmetic tests on animals in Canada and proves that animal testing yields little to no relevant answers as to how products will affect humans. It also would help un-blur some of the lines between drugs and cosmetics — with things...

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The Vegan Foodie Festival Arrives in Dublin – But It’s Not Just For Vegans

The Vegan Foodie Festival is coming to Dublin this weekend from January 19th to the 21st. Throughout this weekend, a list of restaurants will be making new and special menus just for the occasion. This is more than a simple festival, however. Although the event is fun, there is a lot of business thought that’s going on behind the scenes. The Vegan Foodie team describe themselves as: “…food influencers, event professionals, vegan / plant-based food consultants and marketing people. Our mission is to create more demand for vegan food and products. If you are running vegan / vegan friendly business or...

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Vegan Snack Brand Launch High Protein Rice Krispy Bars

The Crispy Bar is out to be the best and newest rice krispy treat on the market. Made by the Dough Bar, a company that is no stranger to making healthy and delicious snacks, these bars are a lot more than they seem. The team wrote enthusiastically about their product: “Just like our protein DOUGHnuts, these TREATS are a great alternative to a typical protein bar or shake! There might be a day here and there where we would choose a typical Rice Krispies Treat over ours (because we LOVE our sweets)…however, The Crispy Bar is a protein bar...

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Richard Branson’s New Climate Change Exhibit Urged To Serve Vegan Food

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has written a public letter to the Cool Planet Experience (CPE), a new Irish charity launched by Richard Branson, asking the group to serve only vegan food in the venue Powerscourt Estate. PETA’s letter addresses the group’s commitment to climate action. “We are big believers that making smart, sustainable choices can enrich your life, save you money & the planet,” reads the CPE About Us page. “Through our interactive exhibition in Enniskerry, our touring workshops & champion programme – we want to involve the country in the story of climate change.” Animal...

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Church Celebrates Martin Luther King Day by Serving Vegan Food to the Hungry

Around 250 people went to Concord United Methodist Church in Farragut to participate in a massive food packing night. This event, which was organized in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to benefit Rise Against Hunger, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based nonprofit — who would be sending these packaged meals to famine-struck areas like Haiti. Thousands of bags were organized by the night’s end. These meals were organized and intended to be powerfully “nutritious.” For that reason, there are no meat or dairy products to be found — which might be surprising to mainstream cultures which often sell propaganda that you...

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New Web Series Breaks Stereotypes of Veganism in the Black Community

Connect TV has launched a new web series aiming to dispel the many stereotypes against the black community. Among the topics of the series’ first episode, was veganism and how to tasty and easy the lifestyle can be. Black Star News reports: “Connect TV by Let’s Buy Black 365 launched its all-new breakout series and is crushing Black stereotypes in the process. “Let’s Buy Black 365 is a Black economic empowerment movement made up of Black people from all walks of life gathered to make a positive impact on their community through cooperative economics. Members of the movement organized...

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Norway Announces Total Ban on Fur Farming

The Norwegian Animal Rights Organization (NOAH), who have long fought for the rights of animals, announced today that Norway will unroll a total ban on fur farming. According to a rough translation of their post, they’ve been at this fight for over 30 years and have much to celebrate now — though, they’re hardly interested in resting now. The ban, they say, will be finalized in 2025, when all farms in the country will be shut down. It’s unclear, at the moment, how this will affect the sale of fur (whether Norway intends simply to stop producing it). Camilla...

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First All-Vegan Breakfast & Dessert Bar Arrives in Australia

A new breakfast and dessert spot has set up shop in Ballarat, Victoria. New stores open all the time but what makes Namaste Nourishment unique is that they are the first vegan restaurant in the city. And not only that, but they’re bringing folks a variety of healthy and tasty raw foods. Owned by raw food chef Markeeta Hines and her husband Scott Keating, they decided to focus exclusively on breakfast and dessert because the former was their favorite meal of the day while the latter was Hines’ specialty. Hines, who spent two years working in Bali, wanted to bring...

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Vegan Demand Pushes Global Almond Milk Market to $2.68 Billion

According to Digital Journal, the global almond milk market is projected to reach $2.68 billion. It’s a project that is rapidly changing the foodscape as its manufacturing and popularity are both largely due to increased consumer demand for healthier, dairy-free, and vegan alternatives. In addition, allergies have become a large concern, as increasingly folks are lactose-intolerant — which is not unusual, given that cow and other farmed animals’ milk are biologically formulated for babies of their species. Global analysis of growth, trends, and opportunity all show positive things for almond milk. With a growing interest in living a healthy...

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Kat Von D Beauty Launches 40 New Vegan and Cruelty-Free Lipstick Shades

Lipstick lovers rejoice! Kat Von D Beauty has just launched 40 new Studded Kiss Crème Lipsticks, ensuring that there’s a shade for everyone. This vegan makeup is versatile from bright to dark, and cute to punk rock. These KVD lipsticks are perfect for every day and/or special occasions. The site describes the new and improved lipsticks, in detail: “Introducing the new and reborn Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick, the creamiest, most cushiony and unbelievably pigmented lipstick to ever cross your lips. Discover your new go-to color from Kat’s biggest, boldest shade range—40 shades, 3 finishes and never-before-seen shades made to match Everlasting...

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Vegan Native American Night Arrives at New York Tavern

New York State’s O’Donoghue’s Tavern has been running a popular recurring event called “Vegan Nite.” This series breaks away from the idea that quick and/or pub food has to be made from animal ingredients. This series follows the pub’s 2017 change in ideology. According to Lohud, O’Donoghue’s (or O’D’s if you’re a local), reopened for dinner last April, “with a new menu focusing on organic, vegetarian-friendly and GMO-free food.” The Vegan Nite series is planning a special dinner on Wednesday, January 31st, ending the first month of the new year with something meaningful. That day the menu will be comprised entirely...

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5 Delicious Vegan Girl Scout Cookies You Gotta Try!

It’s Girl Scout cookie season! Clear out the freezer to make room for the inevitable stockpile of Thin Mints. However, Thin Mints are just one of the five vegan-friendly Girl Scout cookie options this year, which means there’s no excuse to pass up the Scout table. Use this list to discover which Girl Scout cookie flavors are vegan, then go buy a box (or five) from your local troop. Here are five delicious ways you can support the Scouts and promote vegan options at the same time! VEGAN GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 1.GIRL SCOUT S’MORES This campfire classic joined the...

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Vegan “Babe” Actor James Cromwell Receives Award For His Animal Rights Activism

James Cromwell is not a typical celebrity activist. He’s not afraid to put himself on the frontlines and does much more than pose for the camera(s). Last year he led a protest at SeaWorld, advocating for the freedom of the “abusement” park’s orcas, during which he was aggressively approached, with male attendees getting in his face and even snatching and destroying his megaphone. He and his fellow protestors were later handcuffed and arrested for their efforts, but, still, they never stopped speaking up for animals. This year, Cromwell is receiving a very special honor from People for the Ethical...

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Arizona’s First All-Vegan Supermarket Expands Following Demand for Plant-Based Food

Real estate company Bryant Commercial Real Estate (BCRE) — run by a female and women-of-color dominant team — is bringing Arizona its first all-vegan grocery store. BCRE secured a 25-month lease on a 1,400 square-foot storefront for the Veggie Rebellion team. The Sales and Leasing Agent at BCRE, Vinny Summo, was part of this deal and explained this big move: “This is the beginning of a changing retail landscape,” he explained, “the vegan food industry grew by $3.1 billion in one year.” Veggie Rebellion is Arizona’s first all-vegan grocery store and is now getting a much larger space so they can serve...

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New Vegan Documentary From James Cameron To Premiere At Sundance

Game Changers, the highly anticipated documentary from producer and award-winning director, James Cameron, will debut at Park City Utah’s Sundance Film Festival on January 19th. The film is executive produced by Cameron and directed by Louie Psihoyos, a former photographer for National Geographic who went on to win 70+ awards for 2009’s The Cove, exposing the horrors of the annual Japanese dolphin hunt. Game Changers seeks to dispel the myth that meat consumption is necessary for superior physical strength or masculinity by featuring athletes from all over the world, who compete in all forms of various sports and athletic disciplines. And all...

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New Vegan Egg Substitute Created Amid Rising Demand for Plant Based Food

Prices of eggs have more than doubled in the EU — they’ve risen 55.8 percent, to be specific — leaving consumers looking for affordable alternatives. Following the growth of plant based foods, particularly in 2017, Ulrick & Short, a British starch specialist, has launched a vegan egg replacement called “ovaprox.” While this product is not available to consumers, it’s making waves in food manufacturing world. The product, which is made from maize and wheat, is clean and will remain consistent in price, unlike eggs. This pricing fiasco is on top of rising animal welfare concerns. The facts about the...

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New Animal Protection Law Could Make Animal Abuse Illegal in Pakistan

Sindh, a province in Pakistan, may soon become the first within the country to acknowledge animal rights. As of December 30, when a draft of a bill on the matter was approved by the Sindh cabinet, the process is officially underway. The bill aims to enforce standards for the treatment of animals, including ensuring that they remain safe from abuse and are given adequate shelter. The bill will, reportedly, make it illegal to, “kill, kick, ill-treat, overload, torture, infuriate and terrify animals.” There is, technically, a law already in place. The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act still exists,...

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London Pub Goes 100% Vegan and Says Goodbye to The Meat Grinder

The Blacksmith & Toffeemaker, a London-based pub — in Islington, specifically — has started 2018 off with a BIG change. They tossed out their meat grinder and rolled out a fully vegan menu. Evidently, not all people’s enthusiasm for this new year was dulled by cynicism. According to their Instagram, this move was inspired by sustainability. Meat and dairy, as two examples, are not sustainable products. Between all of the food and water required to feed animals, massive pollution from factory farms, the development of superbugs, increased chances for disease, and being the largest contributor to climate change, meat and dairy...

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7 Apps That Make Vegan Life Easier Than Ever Before

With the help of technology, it’s easier than ever to go (and stay) vegan. There’s an app for just about everything and veganism is no exception. Whether you’re looking to eat more plant-based foods, looking for vegan beauty, or trying to eliminate animal products altogether, there’s an app for that. The ease of use and accessibility of the app makes it so that many of the shopping difficulties of veganism all but non-existent. Some of these apps can be used to scan barcodes while you shop, letting you know what is and isn’t vegan. Others are directories of companies and...

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Will.i.am Credits Vegan Diet for Improved Health And Dramatic Weight Loss

Black Eyed Peas lead and the Voice judge Will.i.am recently shared that he’d started following a vegan diet. After a recent struggle with weight gain and poor health, the singer decided it was time to make a change. The star reported that he weighed roughly 15 stone (210 pounds) after filming for the Voice. He said going vegan was what helped him get back where he wanted to be, healthwise. “After we finished filming in December I went home, I became vegan, I biked to work and I lost 15lb.” However, this wasn’t just about weight loss but rather his overall health....

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Nearly 30% of Britain Wants to Give Up Cheese and Dairy Milk This Year

A new poll reveals that one-fifth of the British public is willing to ditch milk, butter, and cheese — the very pride and joys of the dairy industry. According to the poll, specifically, 28 percent of people said they will try to give up cheese and dairy milk in 2018. On that note, 50 percent of people who started a dairy-free or vegetarian diet will maintain it in the new year, which is a big win for cows and other animals bred and used for milk. While only 28 percent say they’re willing to try giving up cheese and...

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Vegan Watermelon Jerky Is a Real Thing (and Everyone is Going Crazy For It)

It takes a lot to make people on the Internet stop and pay attention. But some things can do exactly that. Watermelon jerky is one of those things. Made by Sakara, this healthy snacks is catching the attention of some influential folks and with one simple ingredient — watermelon — and almost the full daily recommended amount of vitamin A and C, it’s only a matter of time before you start seeing it everywhere. Michelle Lee, Editor in Chief of Allure and former Editor in Chief of NYLON, was just one fan of watermelon jerky. She showed off the tasty treat on...

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Vegan Milk Takes Major Market Share From Organic Dairy Milk

A recent article from the Wall Street Journal reveals that dairy companies currently have an oversupply of organic milk because consumers are instead opting for dairy milk alternatives. Reportedly organic milk sales have dropped 2.5 percent and plant based milk sales have increased 2.9 percent in the last few months of 2017. The drop in sales suggests that consumers don’t want “cleaner” dairy milk, but rather that they’re more interested in alternatives that are plant based. Organic milk was intended by the dairy industry as a competitor to healthier, fresher, dairy-free milk like almond and soy milk. Now, dairy leaders are left with an...

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Vegan ‘Frauxmagerie’ Creates Plant Based Blue Cheese Alternative

Contrary to popular belief, going vegan doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy cheese. It just means you just don’t eat cheese made from cow or any other animal’s milk — which, like a human mother, is made for the young of their own species. Plant based cheeses are becoming increasingly accessible these days, with established and emerging brands investing in the newer, animal-friendly cheeses. Georgian Bay Frauxmagerie is one such brand, whose individually crafted cheeses are making a splash on the world wide web. The Ontario-based company is providing artisanal cheeses with ingredient lists made of actual food that you can actually...

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CNBC Lists Vegan Meat Brands as a Top Thing You’ll Be Eating In 2018

CNBC recently published a list of projected foods that both sales and market research shows more people will be eating in 2018. Topping this list is ‘vegetable protein,’ with an emphasis on vegan meat products that look, taste, and sometimes even bleed like traditional animal products. Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods stand out amongst these vegetable proteins — and are mentioned by name in the article — having both had an extraordinary year. That being said there are others like Memphis Meats, a company working on “clean meat,” and Gardein, which sells affordable vegan meats all over the country, that also...

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