Ethics

Billboard Urges Chicagoans to Ditch Goose Down for Cruelty-Free Vegan Options

A new billboard is urging Chicago residents to boycott the fashion brand Canada Goose, which is notorious for its coyote fur-trimmed and goose feather stuffed jackets. The ad, created by animal rights group PETA, is located near the retailer's flagship store in...

Slaughter-Free Chicken to Come to Market ‘This Year’ Says Josh Tetrick, Founder of Vegan Egg Company JUST

Josh Tetrick, CEO of California-based food tech company JUST, teased its long-promised slaughter-free chicken product in a Tweet earlier today. "400,000 years ago, meat became part of the human diet, and throughout time, human beings have needed to kill the animal to...

Vegan Quarterback Colin Kaepernick Receives Harvard W.E.B. Du Bois Award for His Impact on Human Rights

Vegan civil rights activist and former San Francisco 49'ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the recipient of the prestigious W.E.B. Du Bois Medal last Thursday at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard. The annual award recognizes...

Vegan Talk-Show Host Ellen DeGeneres Urges Californians to Support Proposition 12 to Prevent Cruelty in California

Vegan celeb and vocal animal rights advocate Ellen DeGeneres has shown her support for California's Proposition 12 animal welfare bill. Expressing her support via Twitter, the TV host wrote, "Hey, California! If there's two things I love, it's animals and kindness....

Ending Overfishing Could Also End Modern Day Slavery, Study Finds

Overfishing is expected to decimate global fish populations by 2050, scientists warn. And according to a study published in June in the journal Science, the fishing industry is also a major human rights violator. The researchers noted the industry is only profitable...

30 Financial Institutions Back Prince William in Combating Illegal Wildlife Trade

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has issued a declaration that unites global financial organisations in the fight against the global illegal wildlife trade (IWT). "I, for one, am not willing to look my children in the eye and say that we were the generation that...

Manchester Student Now Has Free Vegan School Meals Under the Human Rights Act

A Manchester mother has successfully used the Human Rights Act to ensure free vegan lunches are being served at her daughter's school. Laura Chepner launched a campaign to include vegan school lunch options after Lois, her five-year-old daughter, started attending...

Colin Kaepernick-Inspired Vegan Ads Arrive in NYC Subway Stations

New York-based Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary has launched a dairy industry awareness campaign, starting with posters in a New York City subway station that feature "Colin Kowpernick" -- a rescued dairy calf named after vegan NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The ads...

52% of Brits are Eating More Vegan Food, Says New Survey

Fifty-two percent of British shoppers are following - or are interested in following - a vegan, vegetarian, or flexitarian diet, according to a new survey by food research and training charity IGD. For 18-24-year-old grocery shoppers, the percentage is even higher,...

Nearly 80% of U.S. Millennials Regularly Eat Vegan Meat, Survey Finds

A growing number of Millennials in the U.S. are reducing their meat intake and instead are looking to vegan meat, according to a new study by global market research firm Mintel. Six in ten consumers are interested in reducing the amount of meat they eat, and this...

Mexico City Officially Bans Dolphinariums

In a victory for captive dolphins, Mexico City announced an official ban on dolphinariums last week, putting an end to captive dolphins within the city limits. According to La Verdad, the reform not only bans captive dolphins, it also includes sea lions. All captive...

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