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Kat has been writing about veganism, environment, and sustainability for five years. Their interests include over-analyzing the various socioeconomic forms of oppression, how that overlaps with veganism, and how the media in all of its forms reflects the current culture.

Massachusetts School of Law to Host 12th Annual Animal Rights Day

Massachusetts School of Law to Host 12th Annual Animal Rights Day

The Massachusetts School of Law (MSLAW) 12th Annual Animal Rights Day is set to take place on Saturday, March 31st, giving the public a full day of animal-related activities, presentations, and demonstrations. The free public event...

Land Rover Is Giving Its Luxury Cars a Vegan Upgrade

Updated October 6, 2019. Land Rover is giving some of its luxury Range Rover cars a vegan-friendly upgrade. Land Rover recently unveiled leather-free and vegan materials designed for the 2020 Range Rover Evoque and Range...
Hector Bellerin

Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin Credits Vegan Diet For Major Health Improvements

Professional footballer Hector Bellerin, who plays right-back for English club Arsenal and the Spanish national team, recently revealed that he switched to a plant-based diet more than six months ago. In a video for Players Tribune,...
Rise Against Bassist Joe Principe Credits Vegan Diet for Health Improvements

Rise Against Bassist Joe Principe Credits Vegan Diet For Health Improvements

Since going vegan late last year, Joe Principe, bassist for Chicago-based melodic hardcore band, Rise Against, has seen a number of health improvements. In an interview with VegNews, Principe revealed that since going vegan, his...
50 Percent of the Meals in This California School District Are Vegan

50% of the Meals in This California School District Are Vegan

According to the Santa Barbara Independent, 50 percent of the cafeteria meals served in the Santa Barbara Unified School District are vegan. Last year on Earth Day, the district partnered with family-owned plant-based meat company Hungry...
UK Hospitals to Serve Certified Vegan Meals

UK Hospitals to Serve Certified Vegan Meals

The UK-based catering company Anglia Crown will be the first to offer a range of plant-based dishes in hospitals that bear the official trademark of The Vegan Society. The steps Anglia Crown has taken to have meals...
Vegan Celeb Will.i.Am Credits Plant Based Diet For Even More Health Improvement

Vegan Celeb Will.i.am Credits Plant-Based Diet For Even More Health Improvements

Founding member of the Black-Eyed Peas and judge for "The Voice UK," will.i.am has seen a lot of improvements to his health since going vegan late last year. Earlier this year, will.i.am told Mirror that...
Lawmakers Aim to Ban Processed Meat From All NYC Public Schools

Lawmakers Aim to Ban Processed Meat From All NYC Public Schools

Concerned with the health of students, several New York City lawmakers want to ban all processed meats from public schools. City Council members introduced a new resolution called "Ban the Baloney" at the request of Brooklyn...
Vegan Formula One Driver Lewis Hamilton Urges Fans to 'Go Plant-Based'

Vegan Formula One Driver Lewis Hamilton Urges Fans to ‘Go Plant-Based’

Four-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has taken to his Instagram story, rallying fans to "go plant-based" by sharing a video from international animal rights non-profit Mercy For Animals. In his story, the athlete posted a video...
Kat Von D to Release Special 10th Anniversary Makeup Collection

Kat Von D Beauty to Release Special 10th Anniversary Vegan Makeup Collection

Vegan makeup artist Kat Von D is set to launch a special 10th Anniversary Collection through her brand, Kat Von D Beauty. The tattoo artist turned entrepreneur teased the upcoming launch via Instagram, declaring "Now...
Smarties Candy Co-President Launches Global Network For Vegan Women

Smarties Candy Co-President Launches ‘Vegan Ladyboss’ Network For Vegan Women

Liz Dee, co-president of the family-owned vegan candy company Smarties, has just launched Vegan Ladyboss, an all-vegan club for women. The announcement came from Dee’s official Instagram account earlier this week. “I am ✨DELIGHTED✨ to...
proudly vegan wine

International Wine Brand Launches New Vegan Range Right Down to the Labeling

Originally published March 22, 2019. Updated May 14, 2019. UK-born brand Proudly Vegan Wines is coming to the US. The brand, made by Broadland Wineries, launched in the UK in March 2018. According to the...
Sainsbury's Launches 3 New Vegan Ice Cream Flavors

Sainsbury’s Launches 3 New Vegan Ice Cream Flavors

Just in time for warmer weather, UK-based supermarket chain Sainsbury's has launched its own range of vegan ice cream in three flavors. The new line, called Deliciously Free From, is made from a coconut oil base...
Plant Based Athlete Lewis Hamilton Looks to Hire a Vegan Chef

Plant-Based Athlete Lewis Hamilton Looks To Hire a Vegan Chef

Plant-based athlete Lewis Hamilton is on the lookout for a vegan chef to work for him. The four-time Formula One race car driver took to his Instagram story yesterday, calling upon his followers for suggestions....
Beyond Meat Has Just Sold More Than 11 Million Vegan Beyond Burgers

Beyond Meat Has Just Sold More Than 11 Million Vegan Beyond Burgers

Vegan meat producer Beyond Meat, has just announced that it’s sold more than 11 million Beyond Burgers since launching in 2016. The Beyond Burger is the very first plant-based burger that looks, cooks, “bleeds,”...
Actress Mayim Bialik Praises 'Life Changing' Vegan Documentary 'Eating You Alive'

Actress Mayim Bialik Praises ‘Life Changing’ Vegan Documentary ‘Eating You Alive’

“Big Bang Theory” star and longtime vegan activist, Mayim Bialik, recently gave high praise to the upcoming vegan documentary “Eating You Alive.” “This documentary truly changed my life and health,” Bialik said in a...
DC Gets New Vegan Street Food-Inspired Restaurant

DC Gets New Vegan Street Food-Inspired Restaurant

Fancy Radish, a new vegan restaurant, is set to open later this week in Washington D.C. The concept comes from husband-and-wife duo Kate Jacoby and Richard Landau, creators of famed Philadelphia restaurants Vedge and...
Vegan Food Delivery Orders Are Trending in Ireland

Landmark NYC Pizzeria Debuts Vegan Cheese Slice Made From Sunflower Seeds

NY Pizza Suprema, a long-standing, family-owned pizzeria located in the heart of Manhattan, now offers vegan pizza by the slice or as a whole pie. The pizza is topped with a vegan organic sunflower...
'The End of Animal Farming' Author Jacy Reese Explains Why Factory Farming Will Be Obsolete By 2100

Why Factory Farming Animals for Food Will Disappear In 80 Years

Food production is beginning to evolve beyond reliance on animal products. A new wave of realistic plant-based meat is capturing the interest of mainstream consumers. We are also at the advent of clean meat,...
Are Foods That ‘May Contain Traces’ of Animal Products Vegan?

Are Foods That ‘May Contain Traces’ of Animal Products Vegan?

Updated October 21, 2019. | Picture the following scenario. You’re shopping for vegan groceries and you pick up a bar of dark chocolate. Before adding it to your cart, you flip it over and...

This Parasitic Tick Will Make You Allergic to Meat

Updated July 1, 2019. The Lone Star tick, or Amblyomma americanum, has bitten hundreds, making them allergic to meat -- and its population is on the rise. Tick Bites = Meat Allergy? According to Wired, just...