Media

A selection of vegan & plant based related stories in the media.

March 21, 2019

Vegan Journalist Who Was Threatened After Writing About Dairy To Share His Story

Chas Newkey-Burden is best known in vegan circles for his viral Guardian article 'Dairy is scary. The public are waking up to the darkest part of farming'. He will talk about writing for the mainstream media at the upcoming Brighton VegFest

March 20, 2019

New Documentary About Veganism And Religion To Premiere In London

The screening of the film, A Prayer For Compassion, will be hosted by Plant Based News in collaboration with Bright Zine

March 7, 2019

Vegan Documentary 'The End of Meat' To Launch Globally Next Week

The film considers the hugely beneficial possibilities of a post-meat world and what that might look like for humans, animals and the planet

March 6, 2019

Advertising Watchdog Rejects Complaints Against Vegan Anti-Dairy Advert

The complainants questioned a statistic the advert used, in text saying '95,000 Male Calves Shot in a Year – The Dairy Industry's TRASH'

March 5, 2019

PBN Documentary 'Vegan 2018' Hits Over 500,000 Views

The feature-length film documents the progress of the vegan movement throughout 2018, looking at its high and low points

March 4, 2019

Major New 'Mini Disney' Film And TV Studio Urged To Go Vegan

The 'Judge Dredd' studio in Oxfordshire, which will reportedly provide much-needed infrastructure to the British media industry, has been asked to boycott animal foods

February 27, 2019

Vegan Bodybuilder Nimai Delgado Built This Body Without Ever Eating Meat

The athlete opened up about growing up as a lacto-vegetarian, and the moment that finally made him give up dairy for good

February 24, 2019

Vegan Café Responds To Criticism Over 'Offensive' Meme

The plant-based eatery, Blondes, was slammed over social media for a picture which sat in its window

February 24, 2019

PETA Faces Backlash After Slamming Late TV Star Steve Irwin

Its Wikipedia profile was temporarily changed to read 'an a**hole extremist organization based in the fiery pits of hell, and led by Satan himself'

February 19, 2019

'Humans Should Grow Up And Ditch Cow's Milk' Says New Advert

The video by animal rights charity PETA says humans are the only species that drinks milk beyond babyhood - and it's time to change and opt for a plant-based alternative instead

February 18, 2019

BAFTA Winning Vegan Film '73 Cows' Available To Watch Online Now

The film tells the story of former cattle farmer Jay Wilde who gave his cows to a sanctuary when he could no longer deal with the guilt of sending them to slaughter

February 15, 2019

Vegan Actor To Play Aladdin In Highly Anticipated Disney Remake

The star has also launched his own vegan brand to help others transition towards a more ethical lifestyle

February 13, 2019

Vegan Entrepreneur Alex Petrides Makes Forbes '30 Under 30' List

The annual listing features what Forbes describes as a collection of young disruptors - 'bold risk-takers bringing new ideas to Europe'

February 12, 2019

WATCH: Pro-Vegan Film 'Casa De Carne' Scoops Top Prize At Festival

The thought-provoking film about hard choices and hidden truths 'won first place for its impact highlighting issues of animal suffering in food production'

February 12, 2019

Vegan Olympian Launches Podcast About The Dangers Of Dairy

Silver medal cyclist Dotsie Bausch will host the show about how to live a dairy-free life along with former model, activist, and actress on Baywatch Alexandra Paul

February 11, 2019

Vegan Documentary '73 Cows' Wins BAFTA Award

The film tells the story of cattle farmer Jay Wilde who sent all his cows to a sanctuary and became vegan after grappling with the morality of what he was doing

February 8, 2019

New Vegan Film - A Prayer For Compassion - To Premiere Next Month

The documentary - which 'questions' the relationship between the world's religions and their embrace of all living beings' - will be screened in New York

February 5, 2019

The 'Vegan Internet' Has Just Launched

A new social network called VSOCIETY is now available in the UK and has attracted the attention of many plant-based influencers

February 4, 2019

Award Winning Short Film, M6NTHS, Premieres Online

The thought-provoking film, which received a Panda Award in 2018, aims to highlight the commoditization of livestock

February 4, 2019

Hyundai Accused Of 'Bashing Vegans' In Super Bowl Ad

The company's most recent commercial has received backlash from vegans on social media, including animal rights organization PETA

February 2, 2019

Eat Them To Defeat Them: A Campaign To Get Kids Eating Veg

Veg Power and ITV have joined forces, creating an ad campaign to improve the nation's health and tackle the issue of childhood obesity

January 30, 2019

'The Evidence For A Plant-Based Diet Is Overwhelming', Says Doctor

Dr. Gemma Newman advocates for a plant-based diet - saying that there is a tremendous amount medical literature dating back to the 1920s, which shows how positive an animal-free diet can be

January 27, 2019

WATCH: Moving Animation Of Critically Endangered Animals Singing ‘I Dreamed a Dream’

A 2016 animation from Zombie Studio has resurfaced due to its powerful message on the threat humans cause to the existence of endangered animals

January 27, 2019

Bullies Allegedly Headbutt And Try To Force Feed Bacon To Vegan Schoolboy

A distressed mother from Wales claims her 14-year-old vegan son has symptoms of post-concussion syndrome following the unprovoked attack

January 24, 2019

Complaints Against Vegan Electricity Company Dismissed By Ad Watchdog

One of the adverts by Ecotricity showed minced meat coming out of an electric socket - leading to two complainants branding the adverts 'offensive and distressing'

January 22, 2019

Vegan Cheese Advert To Air On Mainstream UK TV From Today

Cheese brand Violife has launched its first TV campaign for its dairy-free cheese with two TV spots and accompanying social media

January 22, 2019

Top Vegan Parenting Magazine Raise Vegan To Hit US Shelves In February

The publication has been subscription-only so far - but from next month US customers will be able to pick it up in stores across the country

January 21, 2019

Vegan Nights Partners Vevolution For Special Veganuary Edition

The event will feature more than 40 food vendors, live acts, and talks by thought leaders including BOSH!, Serena Lee, and Danyl Earth

January 18, 2019

Pork Industry Spends £2.5 Million On Adverts As Young People Ditch Meat

A 2018 YouGov poll found that around one in five adults aged between 18 and 24 think people will stop eating meat completely by 2030

January 16, 2019

'You're Subconsciously Conditioned To Eat Meat' Vegan Athlete Leo Venus

The medical student and vegan athlete spoke about his cultural background, how he became vegan, and the connection between meat eating and masculinity

January 9, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Vegan Film '73 Cows' Nominated For BAFTA

The film tells the story of a farmer who couldn't live with the guilt of sending sentient individuals to slaughter anymore - but had struggled to escape his farming background

January 4, 2019

Disgraced Waitrose Editor Who Joked About Killing Vegans Joins The Telegraph

William Sitwell made headlines across the media when he responded to an email pitch with an email which joked about the 'hypocrisy' of vegans

January 3, 2019

'So Vegan' Food Bloggers Featured On Plant Based News Podcast

The pair spoke to PBN Co-founder Robbie Lockie about their own personal vegan journey - and how learning about animal agriculture prompted them to change their lifestyle

January 3, 2019

Top Charity Blasts 'Biased' Dispatches Documentary 'The Truth About Vegans'

The documentary, presented by a farmer's son, took aim at vegan activists which it described as violent, anti-semitic, and untruthful

January 1, 2019

The Guardian Calls 2019 'The Year Of The Vegan'

The mainstream media outlet published an article looking at the huge number of people signing up for Veganuary - and looking at some of the motivating factors

December 26, 2018

'2019 Will Be Year Of The Vegan' According to The Economist

The mainstream publication has joined a slew of voices saying the vegan movement is set to keep on growing over the next 12 months

December 21, 2018

'You Don't Need Animal Foods To Build Muscle': Top Vegan Bodybuilder

Eating animals used to be a major part of this athlete's regime - but since ditching them he has never felt better

December 21, 2018

New Vegan Book Will Reveal Horrific Details Of Animal Agriculture

The tome is by a former undercover investigator who spent two decades living a high-risk double-life to infiltrate the animal exploitation industries

December 19, 2018

Vegans Branded 'Mad Terrorists' During Piers Morgan TV Rant

The outspoken host regularly shares his opinions on veganism - this time he complained about activists following a peaceful protest in a Brighton supermarket

November 28, 2018

PBN Documentary 'Vegan 2018' Launches On YouTube Today

The film charts the rise of the vegan movement, showcasing key events that happened over the last 12 months, as well as interviews with leaders in the movement

November 26, 2018

Vegan Documentary 'The Game Changers' To Star Lewis Hamilton And The Tennessee Titans

The vegan-interest film, executive produced by Hollywood heavyweight James Cameron, has been through a second cut

November 23, 2018

Politician Blasts 'High Soy' Vegan Diet For Its 'Carbon Footprint' On TV

She claimed that vegan diets are 'based predominantly on soya which has been flown thousands of miles around the world'

November 21, 2018

Plant Based News Wins 100% Approval Rating From NewsGuard

NewsGuard fights false news using trained analysts to research online news brands to help readers know which ones are trying to do legitimate journalism

November 19, 2018

BBC To Launch Its First Vegan Cooking Show - Presented By 'Dirty Sanchez' Star Matthew Pritchard

The new program is part of a slew of vegan-interest content produced recently by the national broadcaster

November 14, 2018

3 Vegans To Enter 'I'm A Celebrity' Jungle Causing 'Crisis' For TV Bosses

The show is famous for making contestants eat animals

November 14, 2018

Farmers Complain About Ecotricity's Vegan Electricity Advert

The company's gas supply has now been registered with The Vegan Society

November 14, 2018

PBN Documentary 'Vegan 2018' To Premiere In Vancouver This Month

The film tracks the rise of the vegan movement throughout the last 12 months

November 13, 2018

Netflix To Produce New 'Groundbreaking' David Attenborough Series About Animals

The veteran presenter worked with the BBC on previous shows including Blue Planet

November 9, 2018

Iceland Anti Palm Oil Christmas Advert Banned For Being 'Too Political'

The commercial was made with environmental charity Greenpeace

November 8, 2018

New Documentary Calls On Religious People To Embrace Veganism

The movie travels around the globe to ask questions about spirituality and animal exploitation

November 7, 2018

Journalist Says 'Tax Vegans Instead Of Meat'

He described the proposed tax on processed and red meat as 'absolute nonsense'

November 6, 2018

'Animal Farming Will End By 2100', Says Major New Book

The book lays out a 'roadmap' for humanity's transition to an animal-free food system

November 6, 2018

Earthling Ed Appears On Major UK Program To Talk About Veganism

The journalist arguing against veganism cited the environmental damage of avocados

November 6, 2018

New Short Film Shows 'Why It's Cool To Be Vegan'

The video stars comedian Carl Donnelly

November 5, 2018

'Veganism Is Causing Huge Amounts Of Pain Around The World' Says Journalist On BBC Show

She blamed avocados and quinoa for the destruction

November 1, 2018

Free Vegan App Launched After As Over 50% Of Brits Adopt 'Vegan Buying Behavior'

The new app is aimed at the 'vegan-curious'

October 31, 2018

Broadcaster Launches Into Bizarre Anti-Vegan Rant On Major UK Breakfast Show

The segment asked 'do people hate vegans?'

October 30, 2018

BBC Launches Program On Vegan Activists - Featuring The Earthlings Experience

The program shows activists battling against animal exploitation

October 29, 2018

'It's Like Milk But Made For Humans' Vegan Ad On 'Time Out' Cover

The oat drink commercial has appeared in tube stations, and on 4oD

October 23, 2018

Major Advert For Vegan Milk Spotted On UK Television Online Platform 4oD

The commercial is part of a wider campaign by Swedish company Oatly

October 22, 2018

'A Lot Of Compassionate People Are Still Asleep', Says Vegan Athlete Chase Armitage

The filmmaker and parkour athlete was interviewed for the Plant Based News podcast

October 22, 2018

New Vegan Documentary Starring Inspiring Change Makers To Launch On PBN YouTube Channel

The film highlights the powerful impact of veganism

October 17, 2018

'It's Like Milk But Made For Humans' Vegan Oatly Campaign Launches In UK

Sweden's dairy industry sued Oatly when it launched the campaign there

October 15, 2018

Film About Vegan Farmer Scoops Top Honors At Film Festival

'73 Cows' tells the story of a cattle farmer who gave his cows to a sanctuary

October 10, 2018

Vegan Documentary 'Dominion' Launches On Plant Based News' YouTube Channel

The highly-anticipated film will be available to watch for free

October 10, 2018

New Film Stars Cattle Farmer Who Gave Cows To Sanctuary And Turned Vegan

He couldn't live with the guilt of sending sentient individuals to slaughter anymore

October 9, 2018

'Avocados And Butternut Squash Are Not Vegan' Claims BBC Show QI

The comedy quiz show suggests these products are not suitable for ethical vegans

October 8, 2018

Major New Vegan Film Festival Announces Line-Up - Including Film Featuring Samuel L. Jackson

The bill features movies focusing on health, farming, and other topics

October 5, 2018

Vegan Film 'The End Of Meat' Now Available To Stream And Buy In North America

The film can be watched via iTunes, Amazon Prime and other streaming and VOD platforms

October 5, 2018

Vegan Advocate Heather Mills Launches Plant-Based Column In The 'Daily Mirror'

The businesswoman, athlete, and philanthropist will write for the paper every two weeks

October 4, 2018

BREAKING: Vegan Documentary 'Dominion' Free To Stream Online

The film reveals the horros of animal farming

October 2, 2018

Vegan Documentary 'Running For Good' Launches Globally Next Week

The film was created by 'What the Health' and 'Cowspiracy' Co-director Keegan Kuhn

September 26, 2018

Plant Based News To Receive Special Award At London Ceremony

PBN Founders Klaus Mitchell and Robbie Lockie will collect the honor

September 26, 2018

BBC Video Says 'Being Vegan Is Better For The Environment'

The UK's national broadcaster has recently shared a slew of vegan-interest content

September 21, 2018

Financial Times To Run Vegan Weekend Special Supplement

The outlet will look at the 'challenges and benefits of going vegan'

September 19, 2018

'Vegan 2018' Documentary To Premiere In London's Leicester Square

Tickets for the event are now available online

September 18, 2018

WATCH: Major Vegan Film Festival Launches Trailer

The event will showcase films from around the world

September 16, 2018

Artist Aims To Spread Vegan Message On Big Brother

Kay Lovelle has set out to change people's perception of veganism

September 14, 2018

BBC Politics Live Show: 'There Is A Strong Case For Vegan Diets'

One panelist said eating animals is 'the hardest thing to justify doing'

September 13, 2018

Plant-Based Documentary Starring Samuel L. Jackson Strikes Distribution Deal

The movie looks at how a plant-based diet can help numerous health issues

September 12, 2018

Farmers Make 'Official Complaint' Over BBC 'Dark Side Of Dairy' Documentary

The NFU called the program a 'sensationalized' portrayal of the industry

September 10, 2018

The BBC Interviews Vegan Beyond Meat Founder Ethan Brown

An increasing number of broadcasters are creating content questioning food production methods

September 8, 2018

PBN Co-Founder Robbie Lockie Appears On Vegan Podcast

Lockie shares his story and vision for the vegan movement with Simon Hill of Plant Proof

September 7, 2018

Vegan Film 'The End Of Meat' To Have UK Premiere Next Month

The film will be shown in a central London venue

September 6, 2018

TRAILER: Plant Based News To Release Feature-Length Documentary 'Vegan 2018'

The film is currently in the final phases of production

September 6, 2018

BBC To Investigate 'The Dark Side Of Dairy' In TV Show

The show will be available to watch next week

September 4, 2018

Fox News Host Takes On Vegan Activist - And Fails To Derail Him

Tucker Carlson debated activist and author Gene Baur

August 25, 2018

Vegan Festival Canceled After Threats From 'Farmers And Hunters'

The cancelation was reportedly prompted by public safety concerns

August 24, 2018

Woody Harrelson Partners Vegans Derek And Chad Sarno To Make TV Series

The new show will celebrate thought leaders in the sustainable food movement

July 29, 2018

Vegan Punk Legend John Joseph To Appear On Joe Rogan Podcast

The Cro-Mags lead singer is an outspoken animal advocate

July 28, 2018

Farmer Killed In Dairy Industry Accident

Local police described such incidents as 'occupational hazards'

July 28, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENT: Plant Based News Launches New 'Insiders' Platform

The new outlet offers exclusive content and perks

July 25, 2018

Dominion To Premiere in Two Japanese Cities This Week

The screenings in Tokyo and Okayama will be Japan's first

July 23, 2018

'The Sun' Blasted For Article Branding Activists As The 'Vegan Mafia'

Advocate Joey Carbstrong spoke out about the piece on YouTube

July 11, 2018

'Dominion' Chinese Premiere Sells Out As Vegan Movement Grows

The film is currently screening in various countries around the world

July 10, 2018

Lorry Overturns Killing A Number Of Pigs In UK Transport Accident

The incident resulted in 'traffic chaos' as some pigs temporarily escaped the vehicle

July 7, 2018

Vegan YouTubers Of 'The Happy Pear' Appear On Hit Netflix Show

David and Stephen Flynn are shop owners, content creators, and three-time cookbook authors

July 6, 2018

International Vegan Film Festival Calls For Submissions As Deadline Looms

There are less than four weeks until the deadline for entries

July 4, 2018

Vegan Documentary Director: 'It Was A Difficult Decision To Include PETA'

Director James Hoot talks about his journey creating the world's first vegan documentary series in this exclusive series for Plant Based News

June 27, 2018

Piers Morgan Calls Vegans 'Terrorists' During 'Milk Is Murder' TV Debate

Joey Carbstrong described the verbal sparring as a 'character assassination'