Cruel Bullhooks to Be Banned in Zoos Nationwide

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The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced this week that it will phase out the use of bullhooks—cruel metal weapons used to manipulate the movement of captive elephants—from its 236 member facilities nationwide starting in 2021 and ultimately ban their use…

Domino’s Is About to Add Vegan Beef, Ham, and Pepperoni to Menus Across Australia

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Vegan options at Domino’s locations across Australia are about to grow substantially, according to Don Meij, CEO of Domino’s Pizza Enterprises—the largest franchisee of the Domino’s Pizza brand. In July, the chain announced it would add vegan soy-based beef—developed for Domino’s by…

High Meat Consumption Linked to 73 Percent Increase in Chronic Kidney Disease

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Individuals that consume a large amount of processed and “red” meat may significantly increase their risk of contracting chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to the Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study recently published in the Journal of Renal Nutrition. Researchers at Shahid Beheshti…

40-Year-Old Makeup Brand Dermablend Goes Vegan

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This week, beauty brand Dermablend Professional announced its commitment to become a fully vegan brand. Founded in 1981 by dermatologist Craig Roberts, Dermablend worked with animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to certify that its formulas are not…

Vegan French Onion, Avocado Ranch, and Chocolate Dips Hit 4,300 Stores Nationwide

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Boulder, CO-based hummus brand Hope Foods is expanding its product line to include six vegan dips made with cashew and almond bases that range in flavor from savory to sweet. Hope Foods’ new Cashew & Almond line will be available in French…

Millie Bobby Brown Launches Vegan Beauty Line for Teenagers 

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This week, actress Millie Bobby Brown—known for her role as “Eleven” in Netflix series Stranger Things—unveiled her vegan beauty line Florence by Mills. The 15-year-old actress spent two years developing the brand which is named after her grandmother. “Every young person deserves…