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May 20, 2019

Internet Trolls Invited To Taste Vegan Meat And Share Their Views

The taste test was captured on camera by plant-based startup This, which is launching meat alternative products in Holland & Barrett stores across the UK this June

May 20, 2019

Farmer Blasts 'Vegan Vigilantes' Who Spread 'Lies On Social Media'

Countryfile presenter Adam Henson said he wants people to 'make informed choices' about what they eat - and that he wants an agricultural GCSE introduced so they can do that

April 30, 2019

Welsh Water Deletes 'Meat-Free' Advert After Backlash From Farmers

The ad, which called on people to ditch meat for one day a week to save water, was branded 'ridiculous' and a 'cock-up' by angry social media users

April 2, 2019

Bride Refuses To Cater For Vegan Wedding Guests: 'They Should Bring Food'

Her point of view sparked debate online, with people agreeing with her position, and others saying that if someone is important enough to invite, they should catered for

March 25, 2019

'Arrogance And Extreme Diets Are Common In Ex-Vegans' Says YouTuber

Health YouTuber Gojiman has made a video in response to the growing number of ex-vegans who have shared their news online - saying that these people tend to have a number of traits in common

March 21, 2019

Challenge Encouraging People To Pick Up Trash Goes Viral

The hashtag 'TrashTag' has been trending on social media

March 16, 2019

'Vegan' YouTuber Rawvana Slammed For Eating Fish And Eggs

The vlogger admitted she turned to animal products after having on-going digestion problems

March 13, 2019

Gordon Ramsay Tells Piers Morgan To F*ck Himself Over Vegan Roast Row

Outspoken TV host Morgan tweeted about the vegan Sunday Roast Ramsay is now offering in his Bread Street Kitchen restaurant, saying it looked 'revolting'

March 13, 2019

Vegan Activist James Aspey Praises PBN On Logan Paul Podcast

The high profile animal advocate, who is currently running for Australian Parliament, was recently a guest on Paul's 'Impaulsive' podcast where he spoke about the suffering and environmental destruction caused by animal farming

March 13, 2019

Greggs' Vegan Sausage Roll Most Popular Conversation During Veganuary

The animal-free alternative to the British bakery's flagship product caused a social media frenzy when it was launched at the beginning of the year

March 12, 2019

Carnivore YouTuber Plans 'Anti-Vegan' Tour Across UK And Australia

The controversial social media personality has pulled similar stunts before, including eating a large chunk of raw meat outside a vegan festival in Amsterdam last Summer

March 12, 2019

Piers Morgan Slams Gordon Ramsay For Launching Vegan Sunday Roast

The controversial television host, who often criticizes veganism, took to Twitter to brand the new dish 'utterly revolting'

March 11, 2019

'I've Been Secretly Feeding Meat To My Vegan Nephew,' Admits Woman

The aunt made the revelation on Reddit, saying that her sister has raised her children vegan since birth, but the boy has been opting for foods containing animal products

March 8, 2019

'Feeding Babies Vegan Diet Should Be Criminal Offense' Online Critic Fumes

Furious viewers took to social media to blast one woman after she appeared on breakfast television talking about why she's raising her son as a vegan

March 7, 2019

PETA Launches Competition Looking For Gender Neutral 'Sexiest Vegan'

The vegan charity used to have separate divisions for men and women, but this year, people of all genders will enter the same category

March 7, 2019

Dairy Farmer Launches #MilkPintChallenge As Latest Anti-Vegan Campaign

The challenge is aimed at promoting British dairy, and follow's the recent 'Februdairy' initiative, which failed to capture mainstream media attention

March 5, 2019

WATCH: Non-Vegans Try Plant-Based Cheese And Can't Tell The Difference

BuzzFeedVideo has pranked half a dozen cheese lovers by feeding them a selection of dairy-free alternatives

February 22, 2019

YouTuber Rachel Ama Releases Vegan Cookbook

The social media star's plant-based recipes are influenced by her Caribbean and West African roots

February 15, 2019

Black Vegan Social Aims To Transition 100,000 People Of Color To Veganism

The online community is dedicated to celebrating and promoting all things black and all things vegan

February 14, 2019

Vegan Told To 'Kill Herself' After Finding Chicken In McDonald's Veggie Wrap

The teenager complained about the incident on Twitter and soon found herself the target of misogynistic abuse from online bullies and trolls

February 13, 2019

Vegan Blasted For Being 'Smug' After Dairy Farmer Goes Out Of Business

Vegan activist Joey Carbstrong said he felt sympathy for the woman's plight - but added that the dairy industry is highly exploitative and causes immense suffering to cows

February 8, 2019

'Million Dollar Vegan' Activist Shut Out Of Instagram After Campaign Launch

The news is a blow to the young campaigner - Genesis Butler - who made global headlines earlier this week when she wrote to Pope Francis asking him to try veganism for Lent in return for a $1,000,000 donation to a charity of his choice

January 29, 2019

'Interest In Veganism Is Soaring' Says Charity Boss As She Launches App

The new app will help people give veganism a go, providing recipes and advice, and is launching as Veganuary draws to a close

January 28, 2019

'It's Never Too Late To Change' Says 97-Year-Old Vegan

Anne Evers ditched animal products when she was 95-years-old. Since then she has grown a large social media following, sharing snippets of her inspiring life online

January 21, 2019

Angry Meat Eater Says 'Leave Our Food Alone' As Bakery Launches Vegan Pasty

The new vegan spin-off of the famous Cornish pasty has fiercely divided opinion - with one social media user saying their forefathers and mothers 'would be spinning in their graves'

January 15, 2019

'Vegan' Is A Number One Trend On Twitter In 2019, Says Data

There were nearly 20 million Tweets around veganism in 2018 - and January has seen a 70 percent leap in conversation on the subject.

December 17, 2018

'Factory Farming Causes Huge Suffering - And Is Destroying The Planet' Says Vegan Expert

Leah Garcés is the President of Mercy For Animals (MFA) - in this episode of Plant Based News' podcast, she speaks to Robbie Lockie about making the world a better place for animals

December 17, 2018

PBN Film 'Vegan 2018' Hits Over 250,000 Views On YouTube

The feature-length documentary has reached hundreds of thousands of people just weeks after its release - with more viewers still tuning in

November 27, 2018

Waitrose Food Mag Editor 'Received Death Threats' After Killing Vegans 'Joke'

The former magazine editor resigned from his post after his comments about 'killing vegans one by one' were made public. Now he says he received a furious backlash

November 21, 2018

YouTuber Kalel No Longer Vegan: Admits To Eating Eggs And Meat

The social media star made headlines earlier this year when she told fans she sometimes ate non-vegan chocolate as reading food labels was 'exhausting'

November 12, 2018

YouTuber Rachel Ama Interviewed For Plant Based News Podcast

She opened up about going vegan, animal farming, and food

November 12, 2018

'Hilarious' New Vegan Cheese Advert Challenges Traditional Cheese Production

New Roots makes its artisan cheeses from cashew nuts

October 19, 2018

Vegan Documentary 'Dominion' Shut Down By Vimeo For Showing Violence Towards Animals

The film exposes the horrors of factory farming

October 8, 2018

Plant Based News Documentary Sponsored By MeWe - The 'New Facebook'

The film will premiere in central London next month

October 1, 2018

Is The 'Carnivore Diet' Safe? Leading Doctor Discusses It On Joe Rogan Podcast

Dr. Joel Kahn spoke during a special debate about different diets

September 28, 2018

Pro-Meat Sign Angers Vegans Sparking Online Controversy

Vegans were accused of being humorless over their reactions to the sign

September 24, 2018

YouTuber Logan Paul No Longer Vegan: Poses With Ham, Eats Salmon

The controversial celebrity ditched animal products earlier this year - but has given up on his ethical pledge

September 12, 2018

£2.5 Million Pork Campaign Targets Young People As They Ditch Meat

The campaign will use social media influencers as well as TV and in-store ads

September 3, 2018

Plant Based News Nominated For VegFest UK Award

Voting is open to the public - and has begun now

August 30, 2018

Tearjerking Video Shows Rescue Dog's 'Bucket List'

The animal was kept chained up outside - until the final chapter of her life

August 29, 2018

Pizza Giant Little Caesars Urged To Add Vegan Cheese - By YouTuber Hannah Shaw

The animal advocate spoke out for the plight of dairy cows

August 28, 2018

Facebook Deleted Cowspiracy Page To 'Silence Pro-Vegan Voices', Believe Activists

A number of 'alternative health' pages have disappeared from the social media platform

August 15, 2018

Man In 'Go Vegan & Die' Vest Eats Raw Meat At Plant-Based Festival

Police were called to the scene, but no arrests were made

August 9, 2018

Vegan Advocate Celebrates 97th Birthday

Anne Evers went plant-based after watching documentary 'What the Health'

August 3, 2018

Vegan YouTuber Provokes Outcry After Eating Dairy Candy

Kalel says she will no longer be calling herself 'vegan', based on the reaction

August 3, 2018

Butcher Accuses Vegans Of Harassment After Sharing Graphic Images Of Dead Animals

She says the pictures were then shared around by vegans on social media

July 19, 2018

Vegans Blast Vegan Facebook Group For Saying 'Chemical Pollutants' Make People Gay And Transgender

The group has received a barrage of criticism over the post

July 18, 2018

'Vegans Are Sacks Of Sh*t But They Are Winning' Carnivore Ex-Doc Blasts

He called vegans 'mindless drones' - saying they will lie and cheat to push their agenda

July 9, 2018

Kristin Cavallari Mocks Vegans In Instagram Post

The reality TV star shared images of herself holding animals

June 25, 2018

PBN Launches News Round-Up On Instagram TV

The platform offers a new way to catch up with the top stories of the week

June 12, 2018

YouTuber Logan Paul 'Misses Bacon Most' Since Going Plant-Based

He made the revelation during a Q&A video on his channel

May 30, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Top Chef Gaz Oakley Reveals Vegan Restaurant Plans

The author and social media star has exciting ventures coming up

May 25, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Prince Khaled 'I Lost 25kg On A Plant-Based Diet'

The Prince says that 'plant-based is the future'

May 25, 2018

Brian Turner's 'YouTube House' Goes Fully Vegan For Season Four

The series features social media stars including Naturally Stefanie, No Egg Craig, and Edyn Jacks

May 16, 2018

40 Talks By Vegan Thought Leaders Now Available For Free Online

Speakers include bestselling authors BOSH! and The Happy Pear

May 16, 2018

WATCH: $20 Vegan Target Haul Challenge

What plant-based products can you pick up instore?

May 15, 2018

Vegan YouTuber 'Debunks' Keto Diet Netflix Documentary 'The Magic Pill'

The film suggests the popular diet can cure a host of illnesses and conditions

May 10, 2018

Kat Von D Accused Of 'No Longer Being Vegan' - Because Of Pregnancy

She told critics that she will 'promote a vegan pregnancy and raise an animal rights activist'

May 8, 2018

YouTuber Logan Paul Is 'Vegan For Life' - And Promises To Attend Animal Save Vigils

The controversial character - who has 17 million subscribers - ditched animal products three months ago

May 4, 2018

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April 30, 2018

Watch: 'Carnivore' Diet Doctor .vs. Vegan Health Gurus

Can you be healthy living on a zero-carb diet?

April 24, 2018

YouTuber Casey Neistat Prefers Plant-Based Impossible Burger In Taste Test With Beef

He wanted to see if he could tell the difference between the high tech patty and traditional meat

April 16, 2018

Chef Gordon Ramsay: 'I'm Going To Give This Vegan Thing A Try'

The admission made many people shocked - and confused

April 11, 2018

Instagram Credited For Rise Of Veganism

The photo-sharing platform has become increasingly popular - alongside plant-based living

April 4, 2018

Public Outcry As Vegan Business Asks 'What Sick F*** Would Eat Lamb?' 

But some defended the post - speaking out about suffering caused to animals in the food chain

March 30, 2018

BOSH! To Take Over Plant Based News Instagram Live TODAY

The plant-based food giants will be sharing exciting updates

March 26, 2018

Rapper Grey and Jane Velez-Mitchell Appear In Plant Based News' First Vlog

A new PBN series will show viewers behind-the-scenes footage

March 12, 2018

Vegans Pledge To Disrupt #NationalButchersWeek On Social Media

The hashtag aims to advertise the British meat industry

March 6, 2018

Farmers Fail To Raise Funds For #MeatyMarch Posters

The crowdfunding attempt has fallen short of its target

March 2, 2018

Leonardo DiCaprio Urges His Fans To 'Adopt An Orphaned Orangutan'

The actor often posts about environmental and wild animal issues

March 2, 2018

WATCH: PBN Analyzes The Failure Of Februdairy

The campaign has been described as a 'complete misfire'

February 21, 2018

YouTube Star Logan Paul Says He's Gone Vegan

He says a plant-based diet can 'enhance the quality of your muscle fibre'

February 19, 2018

Second Annual Vegan 'Esther Cruise' Departs This Month

The cruise offers customizable packages and an ‘Esther approved’ menu

February 19, 2018

Farming Boss Slams Failing Februdairy Campaign

He described the initiative as 'counterproductive'

February 15, 2018

Thousands Pledge To Go Vegan for Lent

They will be leaving animals and their secretions off their plates for 40 days and nights

February 9, 2018

YouTube Star Logan Paul Blasted For 'Tasing Rats' In Video

The disgraced YouTuber also mishandled a fish

February 7, 2018

#Februdairy Leader 'Likes' Tweet About 'Shooting Vegans'

Farmers have been complaining about vegans being mean to them on social media

February 6, 2018

PBN Documentary 'Vegan 2017' Hits 1 Millions Views

Its success shows the growing interest in veganism

February 5, 2018

Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay Mocks Vegans And Jokes About Eating Animals

His tweets sparked an online debate

January 30, 2018

Woman Blasted For Having 'Vegan' Tattoo On Face

The passionate vegan ditched animal products because of empathy for animals and humans

January 26, 2018

Avaaz Sends 'Global Meat Pledge' Email To 46 Million People

The organization wants to 'keep our world sustainable for future generations'

January 23, 2018

Vegans Call On UK Government For Protection Against Hate Speech

The calls follow major broadcaster Channel 4 branding vegans 'a*swipes'

January 22, 2018

#Februdairy: Farmers To Flood Social Media With Pro Dairy Messages

The scheme has been branded 'desperate' by some

January 22, 2018

Channel 4 Calls Veganuary Participants 'A**wipes' In Deleted Instagram Post

The post received furious backlash

January 11, 2018

Veganuary Thanks Piers Morgan As Sign Ups Surpass 160,000

The outspoken TV host helped drive people to the charity

January 10, 2018

High Profile Journalist And Activist Shaun King Goes Vegan

The writer shared the news with his fans via social media

January 7, 2018

YouTube Star 'Cheap Lazy Vegan' Opens Vegan Café In Calgary

The café offers a variety of plant-based options priced under $10

January 5, 2018

Chelsea Manning: 'I'm Learning To Cook More Vegan Meals'

She shared the foodie resolution with her followers

January 5, 2018

Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Promotes Veganuary To 7 Million People

He shared a number of plant-based recipes

January 3, 2018

BREAKING: Chef Resigns After Bragging About 'Spiking Pious Vegan'

The chef's fiance claims she received death threats

January 2, 2018

Outrage After Chef Brags About 'Spiking Pious Vegan With Animal Products'

Social media users branded the chef 'disgusting'

January 2, 2018

BBC Lists PBN Among UK's Most Influential Vegan Creators

The broadcaster says 'veganism is now mainstream'

December 19, 2017

Leonardo DiCaprio Asks Fans To 'Help Save The Elephants'

The actor is a self-described environmentalist

December 8, 2017

'Cowspiracy' Makers Call On Instagram To Extend Protection Initiative To Farmed Animals

Social media users called the disconnect 'baffling'

December 4, 2017

VIDEO: Weightlifter Calls Daily Radio Show - Asking For Advice On Going Vegan

The host was caught off-guard by the line of questioning

November 28, 2017

Major Media Channel Produces 'What Happens When You Go Vegan' Video

The video claims weight loss is one of the immediate side effects

November 10, 2017

WATCH: New Rap Track Says 'F*ck You I'm Vegan'

WARNING: This track contains profane language