McDonald’s Jolted by Huge Sales Drop

Just five weeks ago, I wrote an article titled, “Healthy Competitors Grab Market Share from McDonald’s.” The piece suggested that McDonald’s will likely be in a world of hurt if they don’t quickly innovate more healthful, plant-based menu items. I wrote: From a business perspective, it undoubtedly once made sense for McDonald’s to err on the… Read more »

Governor Christie Fails New Jersey (And Pigs)

For the second time in the past few weeks, Jon Stewart has once again called out Governor Chris Christie for standing in the way of banning one of the cruelest practices in factory farming—all for the slight chance of political gain. Last week Governor Christie vetoed a massively popular bill that would have outlawed pig gestation crates in… Read more »

Vegan Holiday Giveaways

Ho ho ho, the holidays are almost here! And to celebrate, we’re giving away nearly $1,000 worth of vegan goodies. Every day for the next 10 days, we’ll be revealing a new giveaway on this page—so check back often. The winners will be selected on December 25. Good luck! Win a Stamped Vegan Necklace by Christy… Read more »

Is the Milk Industry Circling the Drain?

Sales of milk have been horrible lately, but nothing tells the story like the long-term picture.  In 1982, the United States population stood at 232 million. Today it’s 317 million people. So if America’s milk consumption per person were flat, we’d still expect a 36 percent increase in US milk sales from 1982 just to keep… Read more »

Best Vegan Cookbooks of 2014

The holidays are fast approaching, and animal lovers are beginning to search for the perfect cruelty-free gifts for family and friends. Here are six newly released vegan cookbooks that are sure to delight even the most omnivorous of friends and make the coming year the tastiest yet. 1. Chloe’s Vegan Italian Kitchen Here is a… Read more »

Jon Stewart Advocates for Pigs on The Daily Show

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has until December to decide whether gestation crates will be phased out in New Jersey. Despite a recent poll that “found that 93% of New Jersey voters would support Gov. Christie signing this bill into law,” he has been quoted agreeing to pork producers from a different state that he… Read more »

Almond Milk Demand in UK Grows at Astonishing Pace

In great news for cows, the demand for almond milk in the UK is exploding, with an annual growth rate of 70 to 80 percent. There’s no telling what’s behind this surge, but almond milk clearly carries a number of powerful advantages: no animal cruelty worries, a far smaller environmental footprint, no association with methane production,… Read more »

Unilever Sues Vegan Mayo Company: Horses, Typewriters, and Eggs

This week has offered the strongest evidence yet that the days of dairy products and eggs being a dominant force in packaged foods are numbered. Unilever’s Hellmann’s and Best Foods brands have dominated America’s mayonnaise market for generations. But this week Unilever filed a lawsuit against tiny startup Hampton Creek, whose vegan Just Mayo product… Read more »

Tattooed Pork Rinds

To be vegan is to know that if you scratch the meat industry’s surface, unending cruelties and miseries will be revealed. A patron at a bar on the outskirts of London discovered this for himself while enjoying a pint of beer and a bag of pork rinds. Upon removing one of the rinds from its… Read more »

Does the “Health Argument” Hurt Animals?

Countless vegans made their change of diet for health reasons, so it’s common sense that any serious animal advocate should be discussing the health advantages of going vegan at every opportunity. In fact, even if you’re personally most interested in animal protection, maybe the health argument deserves priority when speaking about veganism. After all, nearly… Read more »