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BREAKING: Vegan Cookies at Starbucks Nationwide Thanks To Popular Demand [Jackie Day]

ShareWe did it! Thanks to popular demand, today Starbucks launched vegan cookies in their bakery case nationwide!   Every time I go to Starbucks I ask if there’s anything “new” that’s vegan, and after asking for YEARS, today’s barista, who happens to also be VEGAN, replied, “We have a new vegan macadamia oat cookie! But it already sold out!” Music… Read more →

Federal Jury Awards $50 Million To Those Forced To Smell Feces Blasted Into Air

ShareYet another reason to ditch eating animals and enjoy a healthy plant based diet instead. Ten residents who lived by Smithfield’s factory farm were just awarded $750,000 in compensation, plus over $50 million dollars in punitive damages by a federal court in North Carolina. Smithfield is a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO), that raises – and kills – animals for… Read more →

Did you hear? If you do THIS, everyone will go VEGAN. If you do THAT, no one will!

SharePlant-based vs. vegan. In your face activism, vs. armchair advocacy.  Single issue animal welfare groups, vs. multi-issue animal rights groups. A healthy whole foods plant-based diet vs. processed, vegan food that looks like meat. What side are YOU on? I’m hoping you’re cheering for all sides, but that’s not what I’ve been witnessing lately. Angry fingers waiving, social media tongues… Read more →

Think You’re Saving The World By Ditching Plastic? Here’s Something You Should Know

ShareYou’ve probably heard the dire news: the ocean is swirling with plastic.  Some estimate it to be 19 billion tons worth, threatening over 600 different wildlife species. It’s disheartening to say the least. Thankfully plastic bags are being banned in cities across the nation, Starbucks and others are converting to paper straws, and Britain is even going as far as… Read more →

After Success With Vegan Meatballs, IKEA Launches Vegan Hot Dogs! Pinch ME!

ShareYep, it’s true! What’s good for our health and the environment, is good for business, too! Vegan hot dogs just launched at IKEA in Sweden, and according to today’s announcement IKEA plans to expand their new “veggie dog” to IKEA Bistros in Europe starting this August, with other countries to follow! “With the new veggie hot dog, we can inspire… Read more →

Is California About To Ban The Sale of ALL Cosmetics Tested On Animals?

ShareLooks promising! A bill to prohibit the sale of cosmetics tested on animals was just introduced in the California State Senate! The California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act (SB 1249) was introduced by Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) and comes on the heels of Hawaii introducing a similar bill last month. The act would make it unlawful for any cosmetic manufacturer to knowingly import… Read more →

The Reason WHY Euthanasia Drugs Are In Dog Food and What YOU Can Do About It

SharePentobarbital is the drug many animal shelters use to kill animals, so what in the heck is it doing in dog food?  Well, those dead homeless or abandoned family “pets” are often scooped up by companies who grind them up, and turn them into “pet” food. Los Angeles alone sends out about 200 tons of dead “pets” to be sold out… Read more →

Ben & Jerry’s Announces MORE New Vegan Ice Cream Flavors!

ShareYou asked for it, and they delivered! Thanks to the growing demand for more vegan ice cream, Ben & Jerry’s just announced two NEW vegan flavors today! Cinnamon Buns A “cinnamony-rich, streusel-swirled & dough-loaded!”  Oh, YUM!!! and.. Peanut Butter Half Baked A “peanut buttery version” of their “famous Half Baked creation” aka: a “full-fledged non-dairy P.B. & chocolate concoction filled… Read more →

Public Health Warning: Avoid ALL Romaine, Likely Coated With Feces

ShareOver the past several weeks, 58 people have become ill in the United States and Canada, likely from eating romaine lettuce tainted with E. coli. One person has already died. The Canadian government confirmed that the sudden outbreak of E. coli infections is linked to romaine lettuce. Meanwhile, the United States Center for Disease Control is still trying to figure out… Read more →