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Vegan School Food Bill Passes California Assembly; On To The Senate! [by Jackie Day]

Share  It’s a great day for children’s health, the environment and the animals! AB 479, the California School Plant-Based Food and Beverage Program passed through the California State Assembly today with a vote tally of 46 in support to 11 opposed. The bill, authored by Assembly Members Nazarian and Kalra, would establish within the California Department of Education (CDE), incentives… Read more →

Vegan School Food Bill Passes California Legislative Committee With ZERO Opposition [by Jackie Day]

Share California State Assembly Committee on Education Chair Patrick O’Donnell garnered a round of laughter as he introduced what he calls, “The Vegan Bill,” otherwise known as CA Assembly Bill 479. The bill, authored by Assembly Members Nazarian and Kalra, would establish within the California Department of Education (CDE), incentives for making plant-based food and beverages for students. Under the… Read more →

5 Vegan Things To Be Happy About Right Now! [by Jackie Day]

ShareThe new year is bringing in some good news! Here’s something to put a little extra pep in your vegan step! Ag-Gag Law Overturned The 2012 law that banned undercover video recordings inside agricultural production facilities in Iowa has been struck down! People can now document the horrors that take place inside of factory farms and puppy mills. “Ag-Gag laws… Read more →

Big News! Unilever Halts Animal Testing Worldwide on ALL Dove Products [by Jackie Day]

ShareHot on the heels of California’s ban on cosmetics tested on animals, Unilever just announced that Dove products will no longer be tested on animals, worldwide! “Animal testing for cosmetics has been banned in the EU since 2013, and we hope that an adoption of similar bans in other countries will accelerate the regulatory acceptance of alternative approaches and thereby… Read more →

It’s OFFICIAL! California Governor Signs Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act into LAW! [by Jackie Day]

ShareWhile most of the attention was focused on chaos at the national level, something truly wonderful just happened at the state level today: California’s Governor Jerry Brown just signed SB 1249, the Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act into LAW! As I mentioned earlier, CA SB 1249 passed the CA Assembly unanimously, and the senate concurred.  All we were waiting on was… Read more →

California BANS the Sale of Cosmetics Tested on Animals! Bill Passes Unanimously! [By Jackie Day]

ShareBREAKING: California lawmakers just passed SB 1249, the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act!  The bill now heads to California Governor, Jerry Brown’s desk for signature! California State Assembly passed it unanimously, 80 to 0! And the Senate, concurred! Authored by CA Senator Cathleen Galgiani, and co-sponsored by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Social Compassion in Legislation, SB 1249 will make… 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 →

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 →