Ethics

Michael Kors/Jimmy Choo Going Fur-Free, Debuting a ‘Luxe’ Vegan Alternative in 2018

Michael Kors is officially going fur-free. Kors and his brand announced today that fur will no longer be used in the company's products. Production will be phased out at the end of December 2018. This new policy will not only apply to the Michael Kors brand, but also...

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Cheese, But Wish You Did

Cheese is nearly everywhere these days. It's the flavor of chips, in tacos, on burgers, and is also commonly eaten as a block all on its own. While America loves the yellow stuff, few know many of the facts hidden behind this all too common food. The dairy industry...

10 Holiday Gift Ideas That Are Vegan, Budget, and Environmentally Friendly

Holiday shopping can be stressful and overwhelming in a number of ways. Not only is it not fun for the shopper, it can be massively detrimental to animals and the environment. Many gifts contain animal products, whether in food or cosmetics. The environment also takes...

Joaquin Phoenix Campaigns for Ethical, Vegan Fashion

A huge, new advertisement featuring Academy Award nominee, Joaquin Phoenix, wearing a Brave Gentlemen vegan wool suit, has just gone public. The ad is run by animal rights organization, PETA, who says you can find it "at the intersection of Broad and Third streets in...

Former Slaughterhouse Worker Claims the Job Breeds Violent Behaviour

Former slaughterhouse worker Scott Hoskins has spoken out about the ways in which his work negatively affected his personal life. Speaking with animal rights charity, Mercy For Animals, Hoskins claims that he believes his work in a chicken slaughterhouse led to...

Horse Drawn Carriages Banned as Mayor Declares Barcelona a “Friend to Animals”

Barcelona has banned horse-drawn carriages. The trade will be banned beginning in June 2018 with the only exception being days of traditional Spanish celebration like Los Tres Toms and the Feast of Sant Medir. After the announcement was made, Deputy Mayor Janet Sanz...

Sociology Professor Deems Not Eating Meat a Feminist Act

In an academic article recently published in the Journal of Feminist Geography, Anne DeLassio-Parson has argued that eating meat upholds the patriarchy and refusing to eat it can be deemed an act of feminism. DeLassio-Parson, who is a sociology professor at...

4 Ways to Deal With Receiving Non Vegan Gifts This Holiday Season

It's the holiday season, a time of celebration and gift giving for many all over the world. And where there are gifts to be given, there are inevitably going to be gifts we would rather not have received. When you're a vegan this is doubly true, as folks will often...

Vegan Brand Says Working With Big Businesses Like Nestle Is Smart, Not “Selling Out”

Sweet Earth has found itself the topic of debate in the vegan and plant based world. After joining forces with multinational, business powerhouse Nestlé — who have made their business selling non vegan products — supporters of Sweet Earth sounded off on social media....

5 Ethical Ways to Have a Dog for Christmas (and any Other Time of the Year)

No matter your current or in-progress plans for this gift-giving holiday season, sometimes a bit of puppy love from "[wo]man's best friend" is the key to ultimate happiness, or at least brightening your day. In reality though, when it comes to giving pets as gifts,...

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