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March 21, 2019 9:26 PM

Challenge Encouraging People To Pick Up Trash Goes Viral

The hashtag 'TrashTag' has been trending on social media

March 21, 2019 8:42 PM

Spanish Court Upholds Ban On Bull Stabbing Festival

The half a century old 'tradition' of chasing after bulls and killing them with spears has officially come to an end

March 21, 2019 6:58 PM

KFC To Trial Vegan Options This Year

The skyrocketing popularity of veganism has caught the attention of one of the biggest sellers of fried chicken

March 21, 2019 4:55 PM

New Eco-Friendly Vegan Sneakers Are Made From Pineapples

The kicks are made by Dutch footwear brand, Mercer Amsterdam, which says it is the first brand in the luxury sneaker segment to use innovative Piñatex® in its designs

March 21, 2019 3:29 PM

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 21, 2019 1:44 PM

Lush Launches 'Zero Waste' Refillable Lipstick Case For Its Vegan Make-Up

The cruelty-free giant says the case, which is plastic-free and recyclable, has a 'vintage design'

March 21, 2019 12:54 PM

Vegans Buy Shares In Fashion Group - To Persuade It To Ditch Wool

Clothing giant boohoo recently U-turned on its decision to drop wool, following pressure from the wool industry. Now animal rights charity PETA will attend its annual general meeting to advocate for sheep

March 21, 2019 12:21 PM

Vegan Activists Document Horrific Animal Suffering Around The World

The activists and photographers embarked on the project 10 months ago, when they left their London lives to start documenting the plight of animals who are exploited and abused around the world

March 21, 2019 11:42 AM

Dairy Industry Creates 'Calcium Crisis' To Sell Cow's Milk

It is time to free ourselves of this calcium crisis and open our minds and palates to the rich abundance of plant-based foods

March 21, 2019 10:55 AM

McDonald's Acknowledges 'Rising Demand For Vegan Options' With New Launches

The global fast-food giant has launched a number of animal-free options in recent times. It says its customers are asking for more, and it's 'always open to suggestions'

March 20, 2019 10:37 PM

Frozen Food Giant Birds Eye Expands Its Vegan Options

The company will soon launch another range of meatless products this month

March 20, 2019 8:58 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Footwear Brand Seven Feet Apart Debuts Its First Vegan Sneaker Range

The company says it will consider ditching leather and going fully vegan if it sees the demand

March 20, 2019 8:06 PM

Hundreds Of Dolphin Corpses Found Washed Up On French Beach

Since December, nearly a thousand dolphins have been discovered dead on France's Atlantic coast

March 20, 2019 6:03 PM

World's Biggest Vegan Fast Food Chain On Track To Open Over 200 Outlets

Copper Branch says it will hit the 50-store mark in April with 15 new restaurant openings in North America - with a further 150 to open by 2020

March 20, 2019 3:44 PM

Johnson & Johnson Ditches 'Forced Swim' Tests On Animals Following Vegan Pressure

The global giant says it will stop using the discredited 'swim tests' in the future, in its own laboratories, or outside ones

March 20, 2019 2:53 PM

Over 25% Of People Feed Their Companion Cats And Dogs A Vegan Diet, Says Poll

While most people agree that as omnivores, dogs can be very healthy on a well-planned vegan diet, there is more debate around cats, as they are natural carnivores

March 20, 2019 12:32 PM

Gordon Ramsay Launches Vegan Breakfast Including Tofu Eggs

The chef said he didn't realize 'tofu eggs' were so tasty, as he announced news of the dish on social media today

March 20, 2019 12:19 PM

Liberation Pledgers Won't Eat At A Table Serving Meat: I'm Vegan, But Can't Do It

I believe in the Liberation Pledge - which asks people to show respect for victims of violence, and demonstrate against the brutal system of animal exploitation, by refusing to 'sit at a table where a victim's body is being eaten' - so why can't I make it?

March 20, 2019 11:56 AM

Should You Consume Palm Oil? Everything You Need To Know

Palm oil is big business – found in around half of all items on supermarket shelves from margarine to lipstick. But some people are refusing to buy products containing palm oil – what are the issues and should we avoid it?

March 20, 2019 11:24 AM

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 20, 2019 10:36 AM

French Fashion Label Zadig & Voltaire Ditches Fur Winning Vegan Praise

The fashion house joins an increasingly long list of designers who have dropped the controversial material, including Jean Paul Gaultier, Gucci, Versace, Armani, and Burberry

March 19, 2019 5:40 PM

People Must Eat More Plant-Based To Save Planet, Warns UN

The organization says taxing meat would help shift people's habits and make them move away from eating so much meat - which is essential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

March 19, 2019 4:32 PM

Dead Whale Had 40kg Of Plastic In His Stomach

The marine biologists who conducted the animal's autopsy branding the waste plastic 'disgusting', saying action must be taken by the government against those who continue to treat the waterways and ocean as dumpsters

March 19, 2019 3:48 PM

10 Vegan Jokes That Will Make You Cringe

Almost every herbivore will have found themselves as the butt of jokes about vegans and veganism...and then accused of having no sense of hummus (groan)

March 19, 2019 2:38 PM

'Not Your Mom? Not Your Milk!' Vegan Billboard Commemorates Cows Killed In Truck Smash

Animal rights charity PETA placed the board, which urges people to give veganism a go, saying it is the most effective way to prevent mother cows from suffering in the dairy industry

March 19, 2019 12:57 PM

Vegan Oumph! Scoops Three Gongs At Major World Food Innovation Awards

The company was honored for its meat-alternative product which the judging panel described as 'a healthy alternative to animal protein in an attractive presentation'

March 19, 2019 11:45 AM

'Ditch Milk' Says Massive London Advert By Vegan Oatly Brand

The large mural in east London's Shoreditch follows the Swedish company's hugely successful campaign which had the slogan 'It's like milk, but for humans'

March 19, 2019 10:20 AM

Masterchef Goes Vegan For Episode: 'It Is Future Of Food'

Last night's episode of the UK version of the show featured vegan chef Alexis Gauthier who says he ditched animal products when he had a midlife crisis

March 18, 2019 5:05 PM

New Vegan Puddings From GÜ To Launch In Supermarkets Across The UK

The animal-free desserts will roll out in Asda, Co-Op, Morrison’s, Waitrose, Tesco and Sainsbury's stores around the nation from this week, retailing at £3.50 for a two-pack

March 18, 2019 3:50 PM

Vegan Kate Mara Urges Putin To Release Captive Whales Into Wild

The star joined a host of celebrities including Mark Ruffalo and Hayden Panettiere asking the Russian President to ensure the animals are released back into their natural habitat

March 18, 2019 2:46 PM

Young Designers Turn Waste Plastic Bottles Into 'Luxury Vegan Fashion'

According to the company called KAROMade, it wanted to 'help the world to get rid of that waste by giving it a new life in the best possible way'. It limits waste by crafting items to order

March 18, 2019 12:57 PM

Margarine Giant Flora Goes 100% Vegan

The company says it has removed the dairy from its range, making the products suitable for vegans. It says the spreads now taste better too

March 18, 2019 12:04 PM

Brigitte Bardot Blasts Pope Francis For Not Going Vegan For Lent

The iconic French actor took to Twitter to call on the pope to ditch animal animals, saying he has done nothing to improve the plight of animals, despite claiming to care about them

March 18, 2019 11:07 AM

'Gordon Ramsay Is Playing Vegans For Money' Fumes Piers Morgan

The celebrity chef and outspoken television presenter have come to blows in recent weeks after Morgan branded Ramsay's vegan Sunday roast 'revolting'

March 18, 2019 10:24 AM

'Veganism Is Going To Get Bigger In 2019' Says Expert

More and more people are ditching animal products for ethical and other reasons - and it is becoming easier than ever before to do so. A professional vegan advocate explains why he believes this year will be the best yet for the movement

March 17, 2019 3:22 PM

Vegan Brand Plant Power Launches Tempeh Products In Major UK Retailer

The company is the first of its kind to stock tempeh in the 'mainstream retail market'

March 17, 2019 2:48 PM

China Celebrates Step Closer To Banning Cosmetic Animal Testing

Post-market testing for finished imported and domestically produced cosmetics in China will no longer include animal tests

March 17, 2019 1:43 PM

Bodybuilder Claims Going Vegan Vastly Improved His Eyesight

The former bouncer described himself as 'blind as a bat' before removing animal products from his diet

March 17, 2019 12:18 PM

Clothing Brand ETHCS Reveals New Partnership With Veganuary Founders

The partnership, which has been described as a 'new era for the company', follows the stand down of ex-founder and ex-vegan, Tim Shieff

March 17, 2019 11:58 AM

Vegan Brand Qwrkee Debuts Dairy-Free Pea Milk In UK

The plant-based alternative to dairy, made from 95 percent pure pea protein isolate, claims to match all the nutritional benefits of cow's milk

March 17, 2019 11:14 AM

Surge Releases Its First Vegan Advert Campaign In London

The campaign has been partly funded by the non-profit vegan restaurant, Unity Diner

March 16, 2019 4:41 PM

'Vegan' YouTuber Rawvana Slammed For Eating Fish And Eggs

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

March 16, 2019 3:04 PM

Cruelty-Free Giant Lush Announces Decision To Go Completely Egg-Free

The cosmetics company said it's 'unconvinced that even the very best egg production is free from suffering'

March 15, 2019 9:45 PM

Major Retailer Sainsbury's Expands Its Vegan Easter Egg Range

The supermarket chain welcomes the addition of two new dairy-free chocolate eggs from the brand Buttermilk

March 15, 2019 7:48 PM

Vegan Singer Miley Cyrus To Perform At Glastonbury Festival

The festival's lineup-poster also features vegan singer and songwriter Billie Eilish

March 15, 2019 5:56 PM

SeaWorld Urged To Free All Animals By Vegan Activists

More than 40 Orcas have died at what animal rights charity PETA has branded the 'abusement park' - leading to campaigners calling on park bosses to let the marine mammals go

March 15, 2019 1:46 PM

Vegan Beyond Sausage Now Available In Stores In Canada

The sausages, which come in three flavors including bratwurst, sweet Italian, and hot Italian, were initially launched in the US at the end of 2017. They are becoming more available as Beyond Meat expands globally

March 15, 2019 12:30 PM

Vegan Kids Join Crowd Of 300,000 In Australian Climate Strike

The children taking part in the climate strikes, which aim to put pressure on politicians to take action against climate change, were part of the Million Dollar Vegan campaign

March 15, 2019 11:31 AM

Vegan Vending Machines On Rise In UK City

The machine, created by plant-based company Vegan Vend, offer hungry Bristolians snacks, wraps, sandwiches, and desserts sourced from local food suppliers

March 15, 2019 10:27 AM

Fast Food Giant McDonald's Launches Vegan Nuggets

The global burger chain has significantly expanded its animal-free offering in recent times, as consumer tastes continue to change

March 14, 2019 9:18 PM

Candy Company Swizzels Has Made Its Chew Bars Vegan-Friendly

The confectionery manufacturer has responded to the increase of people going vegan

March 14, 2019 8:44 PM

Ice Cream Company Jude's Releases Vegan Chocolate Flavor Nationwide

The company's first dairy-free chocolate ice cream is available to buy in Sainsbury's stores across the UK

March 14, 2019 7:14 PM

Comedian Russell Brand Announces His Return To Veganism

The politically-charged celebrity revealed he's making a second attempt at the lifestyle

March 14, 2019 2:34 PM

Undercover Footage Shows Dogs Being Force Fed Fungicides

The beagles, who are part of toxicity experiments, are just 36 of the 60,000 dogs used annually in experiments at hundreds of labs across the United States of America

March 14, 2019 1:15 PM

'We Must Adapt To Vegan Rise' Says Chef Gordon Ramsay

The famously fiery foodie used to openly mock vegans, but in recent times, he has developed his plant-based offerings in line with growing demand for animal-free food

March 14, 2019 11:16 AM

Playing, Courting, And Vanity: The Rich Emotional Lives Of Fish

Fish have personalities. They plan, recognize, remember, court, parent, innovate, manipulate, and get depressed. So why do we treat them so badly?

March 14, 2019 11:00 AM

Goodfellas Launches Cheesy Vegan Frozen Pizza

The pizza giant released its first vegan offering last year, but the falafel pie was cheeseless. The newest dish answers customer demand for more supermarket options

March 14, 2019 10:39 AM

Vegan Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

The 16-year-old has been garnering headlines across the globe for her work to combat climate change

March 13, 2019 5:30 PM

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 2:01 PM

Innovative Company Launches Beauty Range Featuring Vegan Silk

After mushroom leather and synthetic spider silk, Bolt Threads' new launch is vegan silk beauty

March 13, 2019 12:58 PM

Flexitarians Cause Egg Sales To Skyrocket: Vegan Group Warns Of Animal Suffering

More than 13 billion eggs were sold in the UK in 2018 - the highest numbers since the 1980s - leading one vegan charity to highlight the suffering of animals within the industry

March 13, 2019 12:15 PM

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 11:46 AM

Fashion Giant Boohoo U-Turns On Wool Ban: Vegan Activists Urge It To Reconsider

The company said it would stop using the fabric after undercover footage in multiple shearing sheds across the globe revealed animal abuse and mistreatment

March 13, 2019 11:27 AM

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 13, 2019 10:31 AM

Angry Vegans Slam Wetherspoons 'Ridiculous' Full English Breakfast

A social media post showed the vegan dish, which was described as 'small' with one mushroom, two sausages, no beans, half a tomato, and 'toast covering half the plate'

March 12, 2019 5:34 PM

Plant-Based Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams Launches Citywide School 'Meatless Mondays'

The initiative, which will start in the 2019-20 school year, will see all schools serve vegetarian menus on Mondays for Breakfast and lunch in a bid to improve public health

March 12, 2019 3:07 PM

BOSH! Partners Vegan Nights To Launch New Cookbook BISH BASH BOSH!

Henry Firth and Ian Theasby, who scored a number one bestseller with their debut cookbook, will launch their newest tome at the event in April

March 12, 2019 1:21 PM

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 12:45 PM

Beyond Meat Breakfast Sausage Now Available At A&W - With Vegan Option Too

The new breakfast roll contains the plant-based Beyond Breakfast Sausage alongside cheese and egg. But vegans can order the sandwich with lettuce and tomato instead to make it totally animal-free

March 12, 2019 12:23 PM

Vegan Activists Protest 'Twisted' Crufts Dog Show

According to animal rights charity PETA, 'the dogs displayed at the event are bred by humans to have ridiculous, exaggerated physical features that can have devastating health consequences'

March 12, 2019 12:00 PM

Orangutans Facing Extinction Because Of Humans

Numbers of the animals - who share around 97 percent of their DNA with humans - have sharply fallen in recent decades, with habitat loss cited as the major reason

March 12, 2019 10:33 AM

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 5:08 PM

'I Went Vegan For The Animals' Manchester United Player Chris Smalling

The player made the comments in a video for animal rights charity PETA, as he called on his fans to defend animals and give veganism a go

March 11, 2019 3:30 PM

'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 11, 2019 1:25 PM

Acclaimed Chef Credits Plant-Based Diet With Treating Her Eating Disorder

'Not realizing that from a very young age I was actually suffering from an addiction to refined carbohydrates (sugars and flours), I felt that I was somehow defective and that there was something seriously wrong with me'

March 11, 2019 12:23 PM

Vegan Activists Deny Killing Piglets During Farm Occupation

The farmer says the sit-in, which was attended by around 200 activists and aimed at highlighting the plight of animals farmed for food, caused the death of two pigs. Campaigners say video footage of the event shows the animals were already dead

March 11, 2019 12:00 PM

Treat Meat And Dairy Like Big Tobacco And Scrap Subsidies, Say Scientists

Scientific journal 'The Lancet' says the subsidies should be redirected to 'sustainable farming for healthful food' and meat and dairy farmers should be banned from lobbying the government

March 11, 2019 10:56 AM

NHS Urged To Add Vegan Milk To Its Food Voucher Scheme

The Healthy Start scheme is a means-tested initiative offering pregnant women or parents with children under four vouchers to help buy some basic foods from local retailers

March 11, 2019 10:20 AM

Gordon Ramsay Adds Vegan Roast To His London Restaurant Menu

The fiery chef used to be famously anti-vegan, but in recent times he has embraced growing consumer demand for animal-free dishes, and started increasing his plant-based offerings

March 10, 2019 10:44 AM

Dairy Giant Danone Expects 300% Surge In Its Vegan Business By 2025

The major dairy company says it needs to 'follow the pockets of growth of where the consumer is' in order to keep growing and stay profitable

March 10, 2019 10:04 AM

'Vegans Have Taken Over' Blasts Michelin Chef Who 'Wants To Cry'

Michelin-starred chef Richard Corrigan complained that 'the Millennials have taken over' after a vegan pie scooped top honors at a major culinary competition

March 9, 2019 5:01 PM

Billionaire Jeff Bezos Contributes To $30 Million Investment In Vegan Mayo

Bezos Expeditions marks its first known investment in a Latin American startup

March 9, 2019 3:06 PM

Environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio Helps End 'Inhumane' Captivity Of Whales In Russia

The celebrity actor shared an online petition on Twitter, which has gained over one million signatures

March 9, 2019 2:09 PM

UK Pub Chain Wetherspoons Launches 'Gourmet' Vegan Burger

The company, which has around 900 outlets nationwide, has welcomed a new vegan option to its menu

March 8, 2019 5:44 PM

Vegan Pie Crowned 'Supreme Champion' At British Pie Awards For First Time

2019 was branded ‘The Year Of The Vegan’ by multiple press outlets - and it’s certainly the case in this corner of the culinary world

March 8, 2019 3:17 PM

'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 8, 2019 2:28 PM

'You Can't Be an Egg-Eating Feminist,' Say New Vegan Adverts On Buses

The adverts - created by animal rights charity PETA - calls on people to stop supporting the industries it accuses of 'sexual exploitation'

March 8, 2019 1:28 PM

TV Host Steve Harvey Reveals How Beyoncé's Vegan Diet Changed His Health

The television presenter has been following The Green Print plan by Beyonce's 'food guru' Marco Borges, which encourages people to be more conscious of how what they eat affects the world

March 8, 2019 12:02 PM

Vegans Shouldn't Judge Vegetarians And Flexitarians: Meat Bosses Are Terrified Of Them

While it's easy to criticize vegetarians and flexitarians for not taking all the steps to end animal exploitation, their choices are undoubtedly having an impact on the demand for animal products

March 8, 2019 11:40 AM

Plant-Based Doctors To Educate The Public About Colon Cancer

There were 1.8 million new cases and more than 850,000 deaths from colorectal cancer worldwide in 2018 - it's time to learn more about preventing this disease

March 8, 2019 11:05 AM

Meat Bosses Launch Pro-Beef Campaign As Vegan Meals Skyrocket

The industry-led initiative is aimed at countering what it describes as 'current misinformation directed at the beef sector'

March 7, 2019 7:39 PM

Stolen Primary School Pet Lambs Found Skinned And Slaughtered

The remains of three, month-old, lambs were discovered near Hall Farm in Messingham, North Lincolnshire

March 7, 2019 6:51 PM

WATCH: Activist Calls Out Canada Goose For 'Dog Fur Fashion' In Viral Rap Video

The video of Toronto-based rapper, Gaia’s Eye, has reached over 500,000 views on social media

March 7, 2019 5:43 PM

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 3:35 PM

London Underground Rejects 'Junk Food' Advert Showing Bacon And Butter

The transport network recently issued a ban on all junk food advertising and said it's up to advertisers to make sure their campaigns meet regulations

March 7, 2019 1:43 PM

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 7, 2019 1:19 PM

Ariana Grande Blasted For Promoting Non-Vegan Starbucks Drink

The celebrity - who has often spoken out about being vegan and loving animals - has faced a backlash on social media fans

March 7, 2019 12:48 PM

'Vegan' Snack Containing Milk Recalled By Graze

According to the Food Standards Agency, the salt and vinegar flavor snacks posed 'a health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk'

March 7, 2019 11:38 AM

Daily Mail Blasted For Saying 'Making Babies Vegan Could Cause Lasting Damage'

The newspaper published a report accusing mothers (not fathers) of potentially causing 'lasting harm' to their babies when they 'force' them to eat only plants

March 7, 2019 11:16 AM

Amsterdam Fashion Week Ditches Fur Following Vegan Pressure

The event had been in talks with animal rights charity PETA before making the decision, which has been described as 'a compassionate move which represents growing desire for animal-friendly fashion'