Julián Castro Responds to Trump with Extensive Animal-Rights Plan

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This week, Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro released The Protecting Animals and Wildlife (PAW) Plan—a comprehensive program that will create stricter protections for animals should Castro be elected as President of the United States. The multi-pronged plan—a direct response to the Trump…

Biotech Startup Debuts High-Protein Meat-Free Dog Food

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Today, biotechnology startup Wild Earth unveiled its high-protein, plant-based dog food at the SuperZoo Conference in Las Vegas, the largest pet industry event in North America. The dry kibble contains all 10 essential amino acids necessary for a healthy canine diet and…

Next-Level Vegan Ice Cream Truck Hits the Streets of LA

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Oakland, CA-based food technology startup Perfect Day is sampling two flavors (Vanilla Salted Fudge and Strawberry) of its “flora-based” animal-free ice cream around Los Angeles next weekend. Ryan Pandya and Perumal Gandhi—Perfect Day founders and biomedical engineers—began developing the innovative base for…

Record 12,000 Vegan Activists March for Animal Rights in London

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On Saturday, approximately 12,000 activists gathered in London for the Official Animal Rights March—the largest attendance at the event to date. Organized by animal-rights groups Surge and Animal Rebellion, the march first launched in 2016, attracting 2,500 activists and expanded in 2018…

Vegan Restaurant Week in Maryland August 16th through September 1st 2019

Vegan Restaurant Week in Maryland August 16th through September 1st 2019

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Once again, the greater Baltimore area and a few other locations in Maryland can enjoy Vegan Restaurant Week. For details on this event see: https://www.mdveganeats.com/ Some of the participating restaurants in Baltimore include: Falafel from Cypriana Cypriana ($35 all you can eat…

DJ Tigerlily: “I’m Vegan Because I’m a Feminist”

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Australian musician Dara Hayes—professionally known as “DJ Tigerlily”—urged all feminists to go vegan in a recent op-ed she penned for Australian outlet Daily Telegraph. “As a female DJ in a male-dominated industry, I’ve learnt to speak up for myself. I’ve railed against…

Illinois Bans Sale of Cosmetics Tested on Animals

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This month, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed SB 241 into law, effectively banning the statewide sale of cosmetic products and ingredients tested on animals after January 1, 2020. The bill was sponsored by Senator Linda Holmes and supported by animal-rights organizations Animal…

Vegan Meat-Stuffed Mooncakes Debut in China 

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In September, Chinese supermarkets will begin selling China’s first mooncake stuffed with plant-based meat, according to Chongqing Morning Post. The vegan meat filling for the mooncakes—a traditional Chinese pastry eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival—is produced by Chinese startup Starfield and was developed…