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We’ve got a wide assortment of information to veganize every part of your lifestyle, from personal care items, to clothing, to travel. And if you want to hang out with some farm animals in person, or attend a vegan festival, we’ve got you covered there as well. Making compassionate choices has never been so easy!

Kaepernick, Veganism, and Nike: It’s All About Character

If the past year or two has taught us anything, it’s that flawed and damaged people are everywhere. Collectively, we once knew that, but somehow society forgot. There’s a reason
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Farm Animal Deaths by Fire (Years 2000 to 2018)

Massive fires at factory farms and other facilities happen with disturbing regularity, often producing staggering death tolls. The below spreadsheet is the systematic first attempt to total up these numbers
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A Vegan Dietitian Reviews “What the Health”

By Virginia Messina, MPH, RD As a vegan health professional, I am sometimes mortified to be associated with the junk science that permeates our community. And as an animal rights
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Show Me a Sign

While hanging out in Chiang Mai, Thailand last month I suddenly found myself hungry. I had only been in town a couple days and didn’t yet have a good handle
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Spring Cleaning for Animals

One core tactic to protecting large numbers of animals is to find something that’s already getting publicity, and then discover a way to align animal protection with it. This happens automatically whenever celebrities
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Valentine’s Day Heart Pizza

Vegan Pizza Dough Ingredients 2 ½ cups unbleached white flour 1 cup warm water (~110 degrees) 1 teaspoon organic or raw sugar 1 tablespoon active dry yeast 1 teaspoons salt
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Vegans Overwhelmingly Favor Bernie Sanders

So last week, I tried out Twitter’s newish polling feature. I thought it would be cool to see where Vegan.com’s largely-vegan Twitter following stood on the US Presidential election. My
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Greenpeace Supports the Seal Trade

Until today, I thought the only bad thing about Greenpeace was the blight of day-glo wearing college-age canvassers they parachute into every affluent downtown area. These employees specialize in creating awkward moments when
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It’s Time for Bacon to Carry Warning Labels

For more than a generation, meat has been linked to a variety of ailments. But not all meat is equally risky, and it’s been clear for some time that cured meats
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Interview with Gene Baur

There’s probably never been a time when so many people have been interested in giving veganism a try. What do you think aspiring vegans need the most help with when
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UrthBox Vegan Snack Box Giveaway

If you love healthy food and snacks as much as we do, you are going to love this! We’re giving away two large UrthBoxes packed with healthy non-GMO vegan foods
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Australia to Ban Super Trawlers

One of the greatest enemies of the oceans, the super trawler, is set to be permanently banned from Australian waters. Super trawlers are massive ships—well over 100 meters long—that decimate fisheries
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Unilever Drops “Just Mayo” Lawsuit

The most stupid lawsuit in the entire history of stupid lawsuits has just been dropped, thanks in no small part to the litigators realizing that it was, well, a stupid
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DIY Vegan Holiday Gift Ideas

Finding the perfect gift for a friend can be challenging, so here are a few ideas that you can make yourself and customize to suit your friends’ tastes. The secret
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DIY Festive Vegan Holiday Tags

The holidays present a special opportunity to share a compassionate message with friends and family. From giving vegan cookbooks or other cruelty-free holiday gifts to sharing vegan cupcakes with loved
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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On Regarding Farm Animals as Your Clients

The most useful metaphor I’ve heard used to describe the work of an effective animal advocate is that we serve as criminal defense attorneys for animals. But unlike an actual
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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
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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
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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
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Healthy Competitors Grab Market Share from McDonald’s

For more than two decades, activists have called on McDonald’s to roll out a veggie burger. But the chain has steadfastly refused, sticking to its core offerings of burgers, processed
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Time to Decide [Video]

Compassion in World Farming has a terrific 2-minute video titled “Time To Decide” that spotlights that pivotal moment we all come up against—whether to oppose animal cruelty or to go
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Brilliant Bait-And-Switch Fur Website!

If you follow our posts here at Vegan.com, you know we love creative activism. And this website that we just stumbled upon definitely deserves to win a creativity award! FurDiscounts.com is set
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Target Launches Line of Vegan Meats

Target is a one-stop-shop for virtually everything—groceries included. We’ve long been singing praises for the many vegan products that are appearing on Target shelves—from several varieties of soy milk to Gardein
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Add a Zero

I began doing vegan advocacy in 1991. It was a different world then. Nobody knew what a vegan was, much less how to pronounce the word. And the first generation of
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Skool of Vegan

When you think of activism, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s protests, demonstrations, and megaphones. While those things represent one form of activism, there are countless non-confrontational ways to make a huge
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How Far We’ve Come

I’ve never started work on something with such mixed feelings, but two-and-a-half years after I quit blogging I’ve decided, for reasons probably not worth getting into, to have another go
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Paula Deen’s Downfall and the Food Movement’s Future

I went walking with my mother yesterday, and the subject of Paula Deen’s sudden career implosion came up. My mom doesn’t follow food politics nearly as closely as I do,
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On Scarcity

Here I think about how some of our choices to protect animals can lead to scarcity-based thinking, which in turn makes it tough to accomplish big things for animals. (3
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Just Walk Away

Is something you’re spending lots of time doing making you sad? Then you need to step through your fear and stop doing it. You will find something better, that accomplishes
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