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India just got its first hospital specifically dedicated to helping elephants. Although elephants are a fundamental part of Indian culture, many are exploited for tourist attractions, used in festival parades, and forced to perform. Opening last week in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, the hospital is taking a stand against this, working to preserve the animals by caring […]
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed SB 1138, a landmark bill that requires California hospitals to offer at least one healthy vegan option to patients at every meal. According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a nonprofit organization that promotes a vegan diet for optimal health, the bill passed in the California State Assembly […]
Hospitals in East Lancashire launched an “extensive vegan menu,” the Lancashire Telegraph reported. The changes were made as part of a campaign by The Vegan Society to improve vegan menu offerings in the public sector. The campaign was launched on NHS Sustainability Day to “ensure the needs of vegans are met in public sector institutions, and […]
The Vegan Society has launched a new nationwide campaign, Catering for Everyone, which calls on UK citizens to reach out to their local council and ask them to provide more vegan options in the public sector. The campaign will be followed up with a petition to the government in the summer, requesting legislative change that […]
A new bill introduced in California would require facilities such as hospitals and prisons, to offer plant-based vegan meals. According to a press release, the bill has been sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), an organization made up of 12,000 doctors. The bill introduced by Sen. Nancy Skinner urges healthcare […]
This week, not one but two children’s hospitals have removed processed meat hot dogs from their patient cafeterias. Riley Hospital for Children in Indiana and Kentucky Children’s Hospital have made a move toward more healthful, plant-based options, after receiving a letter from The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). In the letter, PCRM advised the hospital’s CEOs […]
A medical center in West Palm Beach, Florida, has become the first medical facility in the state to offer patients plant-based menu options. The Good Samaritan Medical Center hopes to become a national leader and inspire other medical establishments to follow their lead by introducing a plant-based menu. “We respect the dietary needs of our […]

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