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Los Angeles Will Ban the Sale of Fur

Los Angeles is on track to become the largest city in the United States to ban the sale of fur clothing and accessories. On Tuesday, the City Council voted unanimously for the ban, directing the Los Angeles City Attorney to formulate a policy that would render fur sales illegal. The council expects ...

With veganism on the rise, is meat cooked?

Vegans are suddenly everywhere. Restaurants that serve meals completely free of all animal products have opened all over New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and in Britain, the number of vegans more than tripled in the decade from 2006 to 2016. But most surprisingly, Germany – where not so ...

Why It’s Impossible for PETA to Get Behind the Impossible Burger

Impossible Foods’ slogan, “Made from Plants,” is missing one huge and disturbing detail: “tested on animals.” That’s right, Impossible Foods, the maker of the Impossible Burger, decided voluntarily to test one of its burger ingredients—soy leghemoglobin—by feeding it to a total of ...

More than 3 million Canadians vegetarian or vegan

Vegetarians and vegans now account for nearly 10 per cent of Canada’s population, and their increased presence is forcing the restaurant and meat production industries to consider new approaches. According to research from Dalhousie University, there are 2.3 million vegetarians in Canada, up from ...

338 Wisconsin Dairy Farms Have Closed Down This Year

Wisconsin, which produces more dairy than any other state in America, is experiencing a steep decline in dairy farms. In June, 54 Wisconsin dairy farms left the industry, and in May, 78 facilities also closed up shop. This information was confirmed by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, ...

Plant-powered tennis star Novak Djokovic defeats Rafael Nadal

Plant-powered tennis player Novak Djokovic secured a place in the Wimbledon 2018 finals after a victory against old rival Rafael Nadal, The Telegraph reports. The Serbian tennis player will now proceed to a final bout against South African tennis player Kevin Anderson. In what was described as ...

What’s a BBQ without meat?

1 in 3 Americans will be choosing vegan products over meat this barbeque season. Watch this Facebook video courtesy of Mercy for Animals.

Meat and dairy companies to surpass oil industry as worlds biggest polluters report finds

‘There’s no other choice. Meat and dairy production in the countries where the top 35 companies dominate must be significantly reduced’ Meat and dairy companies are on track to be the world’s biggest contributors to climate change, outpacing even the fossil fuel industry, ...

Plant based products increased 62 percent in 4 years says new report

Plant-based products are on the rise across the globe, according to new data from leading food and beverage market research firm, Innova Market Insights. The report revealed that the number of products referencing “plant-based” ingredients on the label has risen by 62  percent between 2013 ...

Calgary Stampede: Torturing cows and horses is wrong, outdated and illegal

Camille Labchuk is an animal-rights lawyer and executive director of Animal Justice Canada There’s little doubt that using animals for entertainment is rapidly becoming unacceptable. Shifting public perceptions first forced Ringling Brothers to retire elephants from circuses, and soon after ...

Dean Foods to close Illinois dairy plant

HUNTLEY, Ill. — The milk giant Dean Foods is closing one of its Illinois facilities this year. A Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act letter sent by the Texas-based corporation says 131 people will lose their jobs at the Huntley dairy plant and office. The Northwest Herald reports ...

Young Canadians lead the charge to a meatless Canada

Canadians love meat. Many of us have been dedicated to our favourite protein source for years. But other sources of protein are emerging as potent alternatives to animal protein. Demand is up for vegetable proteins like pulses, as well as for fish and seafood. Loblaw has even started selling ...

Global firm bans meat at company events in effort to be greener

Office space sharing company WeWork says it is no longer serving red or white meat at company events. In an email to employees Thursday, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Miguel McKelvey said the company won’t serve pork, poultry or red meat, and it won’t allow employees to expense ...

Dairy Consumption Is So Low That New York Dairy Farmers Are Going Out of Business

According to CBS New York, a lack of demand for their products is forcing the state’s dairy farmers to either shut their barn doors or leave the business altogether. One dying dairy farm in the Catskills, The Diehl Dairy Farm, is only weeks away from going out of business because there aren’t ...

Canadas Senate Passes Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act

This week, Canada’s Senate passed the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act (Bill S-214). Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen introduced the bill—which is now in front of Canada’s legislative body, the House of Commons—in 2015 in partnership with Humane Society International and Animal Alliance of Canada. ...

Appetite for Veganism Continues to Grow in London

London, ON — Launched on June 18, 2018, a new vegan player came to town, but it isn’t another restaurant, food truck, or catering business. Making veganism a conversation worth tuning in to, the new Two Reasonable Vegans podcast hosted by London marketer and restaurateur Glenn Whitehead and ...

Why school trips to abattoirs are essential

If the slaughterhouses had glass walls, would anyone still buy their meat? As a vegan, I support Countryfile presenter Tom Heap’s call for children to be taken on school trips to abattoirs. Why not – if you think the truth about what you eat is so horrific it must be kept secret, doesn’t that ...

Why Canadian Dairy Won a Massive Subsidy Despite Falling Demand

In their recent annual report, the Dairy Farmers of Canada reassured that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations were going to be okay. The trade talks were so secretive that the general populace had very little details about the looming agreement, yet the Dairy Farmers said with ...

Our Beef Addiction Has Contributed To Shocking New Deforestation Figures

Enough trees to fill 44 football fields were lost from tropical forests every minute of every day during 2017 as the world racked up its second worst year for global tree cover loss, according to new data from the University of Maryland published by the World Resources Institute. The worst year was ...

Tribute To Koko The Gorilla

Like Cher or Prince, Koko needs only one name to be recognized. Koko is without a doubt the most famous gorilla in history, having remained a celebrity sensation since it was shared she learned how to communicate with humans by using sign language taught to her by people. Her passing is a deep loss ...

Dairy Farms New York Lose Wholesale Contract No One Wants Milk

Due to plummeting demand for dairy milk, 52 New York dairy farms have lost their wholesale contracts and have no one lined up to buy their milk beginning this July. As CBS New York notes, the average American drinks 37 percent less milk now than they did in 1970. This can be credited to a …

Eating Vegan Is The Most Effective Way To Combat Climate Change, Says Largest-Ever Food Production Analysis

Vegan food can literally save the Earth, according to new research. Talk about the power of plants. A new study published in the journal Science details the largest-ever analysis of the impact that food production has on the planet. The study concluded that ditching or reducing animal products in ...

Eating Animals Vegan Documentary Animal Farm Agenda

In his best-selling 2009 book “Eating Animals,” author Jonathan Safran Foer went in search of answers to his questions about our food system, namely animals’ roles in our diet. The feature-length documentary film of the same name, executive produced by Safran Foer and narrator Natalie ...

Two Reasonable Vegans – Press Release

London, ON — There’s a new show in town: TWO REASONABLE VEGANS. Revved-up by politics and socio-economics, and focused on challenging the status quo of eating and living, a new duo are joining their voices and taking to the airwaves. London marketer and restaurateur Glenn Whitehead and Fanshawe ...

Why plant protein is better for you than animal protein

It’d be great if a burger-a-day diet was healthy. Don’t get me wrong—it’s not the worst. You’ve got protein in there and hopefully some veggies on top (and on the side) , and even some fiber from the roll (you used whole grain, right?). Unfortunately, study after study shows that meat ...

86% of People Buying Plant-Based Products are Meat-Eaters, Says New Data

Sales of plant-based proteins are soaring, and it’s not just vegans behind the market growth. The NPD Group, a leading global information company, collected data surrounding the consumption of plant-based foods in the US and found significant growth in figures by a variety of consumer types. ...

Eating Vegan Is The Most Effective Way To Combat Climate Change, Says Largest-Ever Food Production Analysis

Vegan food can literally save the Earth, according to new research. Talk about the power of plants. A new study published in the journal Science details the largest-ever analysis of the impact that food production has on the planet. The study concluded that ditching or reducing animal products in ...

Almost 40,000 Vegan Steaks Sold At Tescos ‘Within Days’

Nearly 40,000 vegan steaks have been sold by supermarket giant Tesco, following the product’s launch in store last week. The retailer is the first supermarket chain in the world to sell the plant-based steak by Dutch brand Vivera. The product, which is described by its creators as being ...

Beyond Meat Says It’ll Increase Vegan Burger Production 200% By Next Month

Pioneering vegan meat company Beyond Meat has become so popular that the company continues to face inventory issues. The factory is expanding to meet the high demand. In a letter addressed to its “Valued Customers,” Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown explains the overwhelming success the company has ...

The Beef Of The Future Is Here, And It’s Not Made Of Meat

There’s something about a hamburger that can take over your mind in an instant. Upon a whiff of sizzling meat, the brain has a new primary objective: Get meat. What is it that makes our minds go nuts for burgers? Maybe it’s primal wiring that goes back tens of thousands of years, when we first ...

A Stampede of Meatless Products Overrun Grocery Store Meat Cases

Staring at the pink, prepackaged burger patties in the meat case of a Kansas grocery store this spring, Larry Kendig felt disgust. Mr. Kendig, 68 years, was so bothered he took the department manager aside to explain his beef with U.S. food labeling rules: Do shoppers really know what goes into ...