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Canada Goose Parkas and Other Furs Now Banned at Paragon Sports

Canada Goose Parkas and Other Furs Now Banned at Paragon Sports

Sporting goods retailer Paragon Sports has announced it will no longer sell Canada Goose parkas and other items that feature real fur. In a statement, the New York City-based company said it was banning fur...
New York Charity Is Bringing Vegan Meals to Brooklyn’s Homeless

New York Charity Is Bringing Vegan Meals to Brooklyn’s Homeless

New York-based charity Chilis on Wheels is working to bring vegan meals to homeless people and families in need living in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has loaned the group a working space in...
Brooklyn’s Vegan Sol Sips Is Feeding Black Protesters for Free

Brooklyn’s Vegan Sol Sips Is Feeding the Black Community for Free

Brooklyn-based vegan restaurant Sol Sips is giving free meals to New York City’s Black community. The restaurant's 23-year-old founder, Francesca “Sol” Chaney, launched Black Supper, a free food program that provides plant-based meals to the...
Law Firm Sues New York City In Bid to Shut Down Wet Markets

Law Firm Files Legal Petition In Bid to Shut Down New York City’s Live...

Lawyer Carissa Kranz—founder of BeVeg International Law Firm, a law firm for vegan certification—has filed a legal petition for rulemaking in New York City in an effort to shut down live animal markets. Nearly 80...
There’s a Virtual Plant-Based Party Helping to Feed 100,000 People

There’s a Virtual Plant-Based Party Helping to Feed 100,000 People

An organization called Plant-Based Party for the Planet is throwing a virtual party this weekend, May 1-3, to help provide plant-based meals to people working on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic. And you're...
11 Vegan Takeaways in New York City to Get You Through Social Distancing

11 Vegan Takeaways in New York City to Get You Through Social Distancing

New York City is on lockdown. Earlier this month, Governor Andrew Cuomo told all New Yorkers to stay inside as much as possible and enacted new restrictions on businesses and gatherings of people to...
Meatless Mondays Come to New York City’s Prison System

Meatless Mondays Come to New York City’s Prison System

The NYC Department of Correction has introduced Meatless Mondays for inmates, correctional officers, and jail staff. On Mondays, everyone at the Department of Correction, which jails around 7,000 inmates in 11 correctional facilities across the...

NYC Just Opened the Nation’s First ‘Office of Animal Welfare’

New York City will open an "Office of Animal Welfare." This makes it the nation's first city to have a dedicated office for animal welfare. The new office -- set to be based within the...

New York City’s Taxis Are Going Vegan

The Tesla Model 3 has been approved for use as a New York City taxi. The electric sedan went completely vegan earlier this year after Tesla removed the leather from its interior. About 40 cars...

NYC and LA Want to Ban Big Meat to Protect the Amazon

City Council Members in New York City and Los Angeles are calling for businesses to cut ties with companies responsible for the Amazon rainforest fires. Fires burning in the Amazon have been linked to the...
Lab-Grown Foie Gras Will Be in Restaurants By 2021

New York City Passes Foie Gras Ban

(Updated November 25, 2019) | New York City mayor Bill de Blasio signed the force-fed foie gras ban into law. Councilmember Carlina Rivera (D-Lower Manhattan) introduced Intro 1378. New York City Council passed the bill...
Chocolate Milk Could Soon Be Banned From New York City Schools

Chocolate Milk Could Soon Be Banned From New York City Schools

Chocolate milk could soon be banned in New York City public schools due to health concerns. The city's Department of Education (DOE) is considering the ban on chocolate-flavored milk due to its high sugar content....
Postmates Promotes ‘Protein That Never Had a Heartbeat’ on Bus Campaign

Postmates Promotes ‘Protein That Never Had a Heartbeat’ on Bus Campaign

A new bus ad campaign for meal delivery service Postmates tells New Yorkers they can use the platform if they're craving a protein "that never had a heartbeat." In other words: plants. It's the latest advert...

1.1 Million NYC Students Can Skip School for the Climate Protests

More than one million students in New York City are skipping school to protest the climate crisis. The New York City Department of Education will not penalize students for taking part in the protests. In...
Vegan Rapper RZA Urges New York City to Ban Fur

Vegan Rapper RZA Urges New York City to Ban Fur

Vegan rapper RZA has urged New York City to follow through with the proposed fur ban by writing to the City Council. City Council speaker Corey Johnson introduced the legislation in April, a week after...

Edie Falco Is Urging New York to Ban Puppy Mills

Vegan actor Edie Falco is urging New York to ban puppy mills. The former star of HBO's "The Sopranos" has joined the battle with the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)...
New York Could Ban Puppy Mill Pet Sales

New York Senate Just Banned Pet Store Animal Sales

(Updated July 24, 2020) The New York State Senate has passed a ban on the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits from pet stores that obtain their animals from large commercial breeders. According to the...

Styrofoam Ban In Effect In New York City

New York City has enforced a ban on single-use polystyrene plastic foam containers. The ban -- approved back in 2013 but officially introduced in January -- also includes items such as coffee cups, plates, bowls,...
Meatless Mondays Come to All New York City Schools

Meatless Mondays Come to All New York City Schools

All New York City public schools-- the largest public school system in the world -- will offer Meatless Mondays in the 2019-2020 school year in a bid to improve student health. The program -- announced...
New York City May Have Its First Vegan Mayor in 2021

New York City May Have Its First Vegan Mayor in 2021

New York City might soon have its first vegan mayor. Vegan Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams has announced that he is running for mayor of NYC during the 2021 elections. The news follows last week's...
World’s Largest Vegan Restaurant Chain to Open 50 Restaurants Across Canada

World’s Largest Vegan Restaurant Chain to Open 50 Restaurants Across Canada

Updated July 31, 2019. The world’s largest vegan restaurant chain, Copper Branch, plans to open 50 new restaurants across Canada. The Montreal-based company announced today its new partnership with Compass Group Canada, the nation’s leading...