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July 16, 2019 5:59 PM

Richard Branson's Virgin Holidays Ditches SeaWorld Over Animal Welfare Issues

The decision follows research by the company, in which 92 percent of UK holidaymakers said they would prefer to see animals in their natural habitat.

July 16, 2019 5:10 PM

OPINION: Veganism Is The Next Logical Step For Extinction Rebellion

'It's important that we work together to achieve change. Animal agriculture is the leading cause for the climate crisis and a group that claims to rebel against the system needs to take this into stronger consideration'

July 16, 2019 3:53 PM

Vegan Duathlete Has Strong Performance In Romanian European Championships

Lisa Gawthorne, a vegan food supplier, improved on her 2017 performance - the last time she competed

July 16, 2019 2:33 PM

ASDA To Launch Vegan Christmas Range Including Wellington And Gold Chocolate Dessert

The supermarket already offers a range of vegan products, but will add to its offerings for Christmas

July 16, 2019 12:57 PM

Vegan Chef Enters Love Island Villa

India Reynolds, who has more than 280,000 Instagram followers, says she wants to open a 'little vegan cafe'

July 16, 2019 11:38 AM

Supermarkets Beef Up Security After Vegans Put Stickers On Meat Packets

The stickers carry a range of messages including 'this package contains the body of someone who did not want to die'. One shop owner has called the action 'defacement'

July 15, 2019 9:33 PM

Holland & Barrett Adds Vegan Marshmallow 'Puffs' To Its UK Stores

'I tried these at an exhibition, they were unbelievable! Delicious is an understatement!'

July 15, 2019 7:58 PM

Plant-Based Food Chain Sees Record Sales After Expanding Its US Presence

The vegan eatery's fifth location attracted the highest sales in the company's history

July 15, 2019 6:16 PM

Lady Gaga Launches Cruelty-Free And Vegan Beauty Brand

The star's makeup-line states it is completely vegan 'because we love animals and you'

July 15, 2019 6:07 PM

Britain's Top 10 Most Vegan-Friendly Cities Revealed In New Survey

Many might expect London or Brighton to top the list - but they would be surprised

July 15, 2019 4:21 PM

Vegan Ultra-Runner Runs Equivalent Of Mount Everest In 24 Hours

Humble Sean Clifford described the achievement as 'very much a team effort with wonderful people helping me out'

July 15, 2019 1:19 PM

Café Rouge Adds Vegan 'Bleeding' Burger To Its Menu

The high-street chain has expanded its plant-based offerings with its new à la carte menu

July 15, 2019 1:14 PM

Plant-Based Athlete Novak Djokovic Rescues Injured Baby Bird

The tennis player, who earned his fifth Wimbledon title after a grueling five-set match against Roger Federer yesterday, had his mind on wildlife during the tournament

July 15, 2019 12:10 PM

Knitwear Brand Behind 'Harry Potter' Uniforms Ditches Cashmere And Launches Vegan Clothes

Lochaven of Scotland, which supplied the Hogwarts uniforms worn in the Harry Potter film series, vowed to ditch the material following the released of an industry exposé by vegan charity PETA

July 15, 2019 11:30 AM

Impossible Foods Describes Expansion Plans In Asia As Its 'Number One Focus'

The plant-based company explains why it launched in 'one of the heaviest meat-eating markets in the world'

July 14, 2019 3:42 PM

Plant-Based Hamilton Fuels Mercedes Into Game-Changing Victory

The world-class athlete has won the British Grand Prix for a record-breaking sixth time while following a plant-based diet

July 14, 2019 2:51 PM

BREAKING: Plant-Based Athlete Novak Djokovic Wins Wimbledon

The professional tennis player wins Wimbledon, days after praising a plant-based diet

July 14, 2019 1:23 PM

Dublin To Host Two-Day Vegan Festival In September

'Foodie? Veggie? Meat-loving vegan-curious? Everyone is welcome to feast and drink the day away over the weekend with us'

July 14, 2019 12:21 PM

Britain's 'Most Vegan-Friendly City' To Launch Vegan Radio Show

'We plan to make the show a relaxed and informative listen for vegans and non-vegans alike'

July 14, 2019 10:49 AM

Kim Kardashian Credits Her Iconic Figure To 'Being A Vegan'

'She has enormous reach and influence. Whatever your opinion of her, this is a good thing'

July 13, 2019 2:29 PM

Plant-Based Startup Creates Pork-Free Scratching

'It is a dirty meat substitute that tastes like it's going to be bad for you, but isn't actually that bad at all'

July 13, 2019 1:19 PM

Thousands Of Fish Die Following Jim Beam Warehouse Fire

Low oxygen levels caused by alcohol-contaminated water is having a 'serious impact on the aquatic life'

July 13, 2019 11:42 AM

Djokovic Credits Plant-Based Diet For Faster Recovery Time

The Wimbledon finalist revealed that ditching animal products has also helped him defeat his allergies

July 12, 2019 3:42 PM

Plant-Based Health Expert Reviews The Impossible Burger

'Anything that results in people eating less animal food is a step in the right direction'

July 12, 2019 2:03 PM

Vegan Activist Claims Morrisons' Staff Put Him In Headlock During Protest

But the supermarket says the attack was made on its staff - and that it has reported the incident to the police

July 12, 2019 12:29 PM

Olympic Athlete Urges USDA To Ditch Dairy From Dietary Guidelines

Dotsie Bausch, a silver medal-winning Olympian cyclist, told the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Committee that 'the destructiveness of dairy is layered'

July 12, 2019 11:25 AM

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Filming A Vegan Documentary

From hearing how everyone has an opinion to realizing how many mistakes you will make along the's all been a learning curve

July 12, 2019 11:09 AM

Vegan Strongman Blasts Joe Rogan After Being Insulted In Podcast

Patrik Baboumian made a response video to a recent episode of 'The Joe Rogan Experience', which featured professional strongman Robert Oberst as a guest

July 11, 2019 5:55 PM

Food Brand Tricks Critics With New Vegan Bacon And Chicken

THIS, which was launched in 670 Holland and Barrett stores last week, is made from pea and soy-bean protein

July 11, 2019 1:21 PM

Plant-Based Impossible Whopper Rolls Out To Two More Locations

The fast-food chain's meatless patty is now available in both Vegas and Baltimore

July 11, 2019 1:16 PM

Miley Cyrus' Adopted Pig Bubba Sue Has Died

'My dear friend Pig Pig has passed away…. I will miss [you] always... Thank you for so many laughs and good times girl'

July 11, 2019 11:40 AM

Food Giant McCain Partners With Plant-Based Startup

The New York startup's vegan chicken nuggets contain 22g of protein, 180 calories, and are cholesterol-free

July 11, 2019 11:08 AM

Subway Launches New 'Vegan Signature Loaded Wrap' In UK

The newest animal-free addition follows the sandwich chain's launch of it vegan sub and salad earlier this year

July 11, 2019 10:47 AM

Doctors Criticize Belgian Authorities For Wanting To Criminalize Vegan Diets For Kids

A host of plant-based doctors have written an open letter debunking a report by Belgian scientists which claimed that veganism is 'unsuitable for unborn children, children, teenagers, and pregnant and lactating women'.

July 10, 2019 9:17 PM

Vegan Football Club Unveils Its Sustainable Uniform Made From Bamboo

The 'world's greenest football club' said it was 'shocked' to find out that modern sportswear is made from plastic

July 10, 2019 7:36 PM

Activists Pressure Levi's Into Ditching Leather With Giant Inflatable Bull

'No leather patch is worth beating, slaughtering, and skinning a sensitive cow'

July 10, 2019 5:03 PM

YouTuber Blasts 'The Game Changers' Saying 'Vegans Are Tools For The Destruction Of Society'

Frank Tufano, a vocal critic of veganism, took a swipe at the film after watching the trailer

July 10, 2019 3:30 PM

Air New Zealand Launches Impossible Burger On LA-London Flights

Last year the airline served the patty on its flights from Los Angeles to Auckland - provoking ire from some pro-meat politicians

July 10, 2019 1:58 PM

Healthy Diet Better For Brain Than Fish Oil Supplements, Says Report

A report from the Global Council on Brain Health says fish oil and other supplements do nothing to boost brain health – you're better off eating a healthy diet including plenty of fruit and veg

July 10, 2019 12:45 PM

It's Plastic-Free July: How Can Businesses And Individuals Help The Planet?

While legislative intervention is vital to reversing the climate crisis, individuals can also look to themselves to help save the planet

July 10, 2019 11:59 AM

Dairy Farmer Defends Farm Behind Horrific Calf Abuse: Earthling Ed Responds

The activist look to YouTube to question the arguments the farmer made against animal rights activists and the role of investigations

July 10, 2019 10:37 AM

Costco Launches Plant-Based JUST Egg In Bulk Packs For $10

The product, which was created to replicate hen's eggs but with less environmental impact and animal cruelty, has become the US' top-selling liquid egg option

July 9, 2019 4:26 PM

Activists Occupy Pig Farm To 'Highlight Reality Of Animal Agriculture'

Photos from the action, by Meat the Victims, appear to show grim enclosures and pigs with prolapses. But the farmer says he has 'nothing to hide'

July 9, 2019 3:20 PM

Vegan Pizzeria To Build Homes For Rescue Pigs

Purezza, which has branches in both Camden and Brighton, has created a new pizza, the profits of which will be given to an animal sanctuary in Kent

July 9, 2019 2:01 PM

Piers Morgan Blasts New Vegan Cornish Pasty - Says It 'Stinks'

The outspoken TV host often complains about veganism, previously branding high street bakery Greggs 'PC-ravaged clowns' for launching a vegan sausage roll

July 9, 2019 12:37 PM

Dairy-Funded Study Claims Yogurt Fights Inflammation

'There may be a connection between fermented foods and lowering inflammation. Of course, dairy yogurt is not the only fermented food'

July 9, 2019 11:30 AM

Mexican Chain Chiquito Launches Major Vegan Menu Across UK

The new menu, which includes fajitas, tacos, burritos, and burgers as well as starters and desserts, is available from today

July 9, 2019 10:53 AM

Jaden Smith Opens Free Vegan Food Truck For Homeless People In LA

The young advocate opened the pop-up this weekend. Now he wants to bring more free food to more people in need

July 8, 2019 8:48 PM

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Jessie J Opens Up About Vegan Lifestyle

The singer-songwriter, and judge on 'The Voice', sat down with PBN Co-founder Robbie Lockie to talk about her vegan journey - how it started, and how her plant-based diet makes her feel

July 8, 2019 5:10 PM

Finalists Announced For Plant-Based 'Dragon's Den' Style Business Competition

The event, by plant-powered company Vevolution, attracted a huge number of quality entrants this year - showing how many people want to build ethical businesses

July 8, 2019 3:56 PM

Activists Storm Bullring To Protest Slaughter Of Dying Bull

The campaigners said the animal was 'terrified and in excruciating pain' - and that the majority of people want to see an end to bullfighting

July 8, 2019 3:00 PM

Scottish Vegan Startup Scores Major Deal With Food Service Giant

DARING Foods has joined forces with Scotland's largest foodservice provider, Brakes, making its food available to more than 8,900 restaurants, cafés and hotels

July 8, 2019 12:40 PM

Rethink Keto: Why Consuming Dairy And Other High-Fat Foods Impedes Performance

'Those who take the low carb craze too far can not only hold themselves back in regards to performance, but also wreak long-term havoc on their bodies'

July 8, 2019 12:14 PM

New Vegan Patty Range Dubbed 'Healthier, Tastier And Cheaper Than Beyond Burger'

The Miami Burger, which has been described as the 'healthier challenger to Beyond Burger, Moving Mountains, and the Impossible Burger, is free from coconut and palm oil and contains less than 1g of saturated fat

July 8, 2019 10:51 AM

UK Supermarket Morrisons Launches Vegan Cornish Pasty

The meal will contain vegan mince, as well as the traditional seasoned mix of potato, swede, and onion carefully wrapped pastry

July 7, 2019 2:08 PM

Farm-Occupying Activists Face Harsher Penalties Under New Australian Laws

Activists found trespassing could be fined more than $12,000 or even face jail time

July 7, 2019 12:49 PM

Emmett J. Scanlan 'Strongest, Heaviest, And Healthiest' He's Ever Been On Plant-Based Diet

The vegan actor said his animal-free diet had also left him feeling 'the happiest' he'd ever been

July 7, 2019 12:13 PM

Starbucks Pressured To Stop Charging Extra For Plant-Based Milk

'Starbucks should be encouraging customers to choose animal-friendly, vegan milks rather than cow's milk'

July 7, 2019 10:50 AM

Bali Bans Single-Use Plastic To Cut Down On Ocean Pollution

The government aims to see a 70 percent decrease in the island's marine plastics within a year

July 7, 2019 10:31 AM

Fish And Chip Shop To Turn Vegan After 'Eye-Opening' Fishing Trip

'We saw the impact of pollution is having on the oceans and fish stock and we are not comfortable running a restaurant that has an impact on our environment'

July 6, 2019 2:49 PM

Amazon Deforestation Soars: One And A Half Soccer Fields Destroyed Every Minute

Environmentalists attribute the sharp increase on Brazil's president and his 'relaxed controls on deforestation'

July 6, 2019 12:25 PM

Australian Cafe Goes Viral For Its Deep-Fried Vegan Magnums

The dairy-free ice-cream is coated in a vegan batter using coconut cream, and served with a topping of chocolate sauce

July 6, 2019 11:14 AM

One Million Chickens Exported To The UK Contaminated With Salmonella

It is reported that 20 percent of chickens exported from Brazil carry the food-poisoning bug

July 5, 2019 5:59 PM

Zero-Waste Beauty Brand Launches Vegan Range In Major UK Retailer

The company avoids using palm-oil in its products 'due to the havoc it is wreaking on the environment'

July 5, 2019 5:27 PM

Quorn Vegan Protein 'Builds Better Muscle' Than Milk Protein, Says Study

Research conducted at the University of Exeter showed that while 'those who ingested milk protein increased their muscle building rates by up to 60%, those who had mycoprotein increased their muscle growth rates by more than double this'

July 5, 2019 3:09 PM

'I Found Chunk Of Meat' In Veggie Pasta Sauce Alleges Vegan

A spokesperson for the sauce brand said they are unable to speculate until they can identify the mysterious discovery

July 5, 2019 2:52 PM

Shepherd Neame To Launch Vegan Oumph! Burgers In Flagship Pubs

The pub chain said there is a growing demand for vegan burgers - so it was time to put one on the menu

July 5, 2019 2:15 PM

Glasgow Kilt Brand To Create World's First Vegan Tartan As Demand Increases

The co-creator of the fabric, which will be free from all animal materials, said he wants to increase awareness of the positive effects of vegan living

July 5, 2019 12:51 PM

Former UFC Champion Conor McGregor Urged To Ditch Fur

The fighter was spotted flaunted mink coats on social media - prompting vegan activists to write to him asking for action

July 5, 2019 10:29 AM

Rip Esselstyn Credits Vegan Diet As He Smashes World Swimming Record

The 56-year-old athlete told Plant Based News that he is 'certain his ability to catch a World Record at this stage of his life is 100 percent directly tied to how he eats'

July 4, 2019 5:46 PM

New Service Launches Linking Vegan Temp Staff With Ethical Businesses

VeganTemps is the second product created by London tech startup Xarista which launched 'The Vegan Filter' - a browser extension - earlier this year

July 4, 2019 4:13 PM

Veggie Giant MorningStar Farms Launches Vegan Corn Dogs

The brand is in the process of removing all animal ingredients from its expansive range of meat-free products

July 4, 2019 1:49 PM

'Vegans Don't Realize Billions Of Animals Are Killed Growing Crops' Says Pig Farmer

Matthew Evans, who has written a book about eating meat, says 'billions' of animals are slaughtered to protect fruit and vegetable crops for human consumption

July 4, 2019 12:42 PM

New Research Links Obesity To 4 Types Of Cancer. Can A Vegan Diet Help?

Experts are warning that the huge improvement in cancer survival rates that has occurred over recent years is in danger of being reversed by the obesity epidemic

July 4, 2019 11:10 AM

Vegan Cheesemonger La Fauxmagerie Moves To Bigger Store In East London

Queues for the shop often spill onto the street, so the founders have chosen new premises four times the size, to accommodate their growing customer base

July 4, 2019 10:24 AM

56% Fewer Bulls Killed In Spanish Bullfights Over Last 10 Years

Data analyzed by animal rights charity PETA has revealed that what it describes as the 'archaic spector' is falling out of favor with the public

July 3, 2019 5:41 PM

Iceland Launches Vegan Lamb Koftas And Pulled Pork Burgers

The frozen food supermarket has been expanding its plant-based range in recent times, as more people opt for animal-free foods

July 3, 2019 3:40 PM

Vegan Cyclist Wins Epic 6,800km Trans Am Bike Race - Setting New Record

Abdullah Zeinab cycled across America in just 16 days, 9 hours, and 56 minutes - beating the previous record by more than 10 hours

July 3, 2019 2:31 PM

Plant-Based Docs To Attend Major International Nutrition In Medicine Conference

The event, jointly hosted by the Physicians Committee and George Washington University School of Medicine, will present the research on nutrition

July 3, 2019 1:16 PM

Sir David Attenborough Praises Glastonbury Plastic Ban As 1,000,000 Bottles Are Spared

The festival banned plastic this year in a bid to be more eco-friendly - delighting many environmental campaigners

July 3, 2019 12:30 PM

Vegan Activists Earthling Ed, Joey Carbstrong, And James Aspey Star In Music Video

They are accompanied by a host of other animal rights activists in the UNLEASH video by iAmAnimal

July 3, 2019 11:38 AM

Vegan Countdown Stars Rachel Riley And Susie Dent Call For UK Foie Gras Ban

Almost 80% of people in the UK support a foie gras import ban, according to a new poll by YouGov which revealed that only 10% of Brits have eaten the product in the last 12 months

July 3, 2019 10:25 AM

Extinction Rebellion Meets Animal Justice Groups To Discuss Disrupting Animal Ag

The organizations discussed the mobilization of 10,000 animal advocates this October in nonviolent mass disruption of the industries of animal agriculture and fishing

July 2, 2019 5:50 PM

Vegan Pamela Anderson Urges SeaWorld To Free 52-Year-Old Orca Corky

The star wants the marine amusement park to send Corky, who was captured in 1969, to a sanctuary

July 2, 2019 5:00 PM

PBN's Robbie Lockie Appears On Top Vegan Show With Earthling Ed

He said he was 'over the moon' to appear on the highly respected show, describing host Victoria Moran as a 'vegan legend'

July 2, 2019 3:19 PM

Vegan Prince Khaled To Speak With Suzy Amis Cameron At The Future of Food 2.0

He has invested in multiple companies in the plant-based tech sector, leading event organizers to describe him as 'one of the world's top investors in plant-based innovation

July 2, 2019 1:50 PM

KFC Vegan 'Imposter Burger' Returns To Stores After Selling Out

The burger, which features a quorn fillet coated in the chain's traditional cripsy batter, is re-launching in limited stores across the UK

July 2, 2019 1:38 PM

Coroner Gives Verdict On Vegan Chef's Tragic Death

Italian chef Antonio Rucco was described as a 'very passionate, a kind and welcoming character' by his girlfriend

July 2, 2019 11:20 AM

Government Advisor Is Wrong: Veganism IS The Best Solution To Climate Change

The new tsar has attacked the idea that giving up meat, fish and dairy products is a practical way to save the planet, describing such advice as 'prescriptive and nanny-state-ish'

July 2, 2019 10:25 AM

South Korea Shuts Down One Of Its Biggest Dog Meat Markets

The dog meat trade is becoming increasingly unpopular in the country. This latest closure has been branded a major victory - with campaigners saying the Korean dog meat industry 'is starting to fall'

July 1, 2019 4:00 PM

Low Carb Dieters Snub Top Vegan Physician Dr. Klaper At Medical Conference

'One of the delegates overheard someone say 'bloody vegans' as they walked out'

July 1, 2019 2:18 PM

Exposé Reveals 'Cow Dying In Her Own Feces' On 'Squalid' US Dairy Farm

Footage obtained by animal rights charity PETA shows a worker 'kicking a cow who lay trapped in a milking stall and striking her nearly 60 times with a cane on her hindquarters, legs, and sensitive udder'

July 1, 2019 1:32 PM

Tick Which Causes Meat Allergy Spreads Further Across US And Canada

The Lone Star Tick - aka the Amblyomma americanum - had previously only been spotted in the southeastern United States but in recent years, it has traveled north

July 1, 2019 12:42 PM

'It's Harder To Be Healthy On Vegan Diet' Warns UK Government Advisor

Henry Dimbleby, who is leading a review of England's food system, says it is especially hard for children to maintain good health while eschewing animal products

July 1, 2019 11:42 AM

'Ethical Farm' Investigation Shows Workers Throwing Animals Into Buckets Of Urine

The footage has revealed another example of shocking animal cruelty on a farm assured by the Red Tractor marketing scheme

July 1, 2019 10:36 AM

9 Vegan Activists Arrested After Waitrose Animal Rights Protest

The campaigners said they targeted the supermarket because it 'uses humane-washing messaging in order to sell its animal products'

June 30, 2019 2:36 PM

BBQ Chain Famous Dave's To Trial Beyond Meat's Plant-Based Protein

The American chain saw its shares increase as much as ten percent after announcing its partnership with the vegan startup

June 30, 2019 12:28 PM

Reykjavik To Hold Iceland's First Ever Plant-Based Conference

Speakers include Beggi Olafs - the Icelandic athlete who 'never intended to stop eating meat' - and Elin Skuladottir, whose cancer diagnosis led her to veganism

June 30, 2019 11:24 AM

Arnold Schwarzenegger 'Terminates' Myths About Protein In Upcoming Vegan Documentary

'They show these commercials... selling the idea that a real man eats meat. But you've got to understand - that's marketing'

June 29, 2019 1:22 PM

Wagamama Expands Its Vegan Options With New Plant-Based Desserts

The popular eatery has launched two new dairy-free ice creams and a vegan cake to its UK menu