Category: Vegan

Cruelty Free ‘Clean Meat’ will Soon be Available in Pet Food

Cruelty-free meat for our pets is on the way, with biotech company Wild Earth, Inc. about to release a new pet kibble developed entirely from cultured proteins. Their first product line is made from a fungus called koji, which is renewably sourced and environmentally friendly. Used by humans for centuries, the fungus can yield simple and clean proteins and carbohydrates. “Wild Earth has found a novel way to deliver protein and will have a great nutritional profile, to meet the same requirements as meat-based pet foods,” says Wild Earth chief veterinary officer Dr. Ernie Ward. “Pet lovers want healthy, humane,...

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Moby to Donate all Profits from New Album to Animal Rights Groups

Longtime animal rights activist, musician, and vegan celebrity Moby has announced that all profits from his latest album will go to animal rights groups. Everything was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt was released on March 2, 2018 and is Moby’s 15th studio album. The musician says the new album explores who we are as a species, describing the album in an interview with Entertainment Weekly as an exploration of humanity as a paradox of light and dark, and that humans burn through resources although it doesn’t make us any happier. Of course, animal products are a large part of the resources...

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Star Athletes Speak Out Against High-Speed Slaughter of Pigs

Famous athletes are joining forces with Compassion Over Killing (COK) for the “Not So Fast, USDA” campaign to stop the cruel and dangerous high-speed slaughter of pigs. Proposed rule changes could enable pig farms to speed up the slaughter of animals while reducing the number of trained government inspectors, shifting oversight to the industry itself. Some of America’s top sports stars are speaking out to stop this plan. The list includes NBA Champion Metta World Peace; Olympic cyclist Dotsie Bausch; cyclist Jack Lindquist; rock-climber Steph Davis; race car driver Spencer Pumpelly; World Cup volleyball champion Dustin Watten; ultra-runner Laura...

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Cattle Ranchers Are Trying to Stop Vegan Brands from Using the Word ‘Meat’

The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) has filed a petition with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to define the words “beef” and “meat” as products of animals “raised, harvested, and processed in the traditional way” in order to exclude companies — particularly Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods — from using the words “beef” or “meat” in their labeling. This ridiculous petition seemingly stems from the beef industry’s fear that it’s losing out to plant-based foods that are better for the environment and kinder to animals. Citing the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA), the...

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New Campaign Urges Kraft to Finally Make BOCA Foods 100% Vegan

Animal rights organisation Compassion Over Killing (COK) has launched a new campaign asking BOCA to lose the cow’s milk from their products and become an all-vegan brand. BOCA, a subsidiary of Kraft Heinz, is among the largest sellers of meatless products throughout America. However, the majority of their range of vegetarian burger patties and meat replacement options still contain cow’s milk – making the products unsuitable for vegans. Although BOCA acknowledges the demand for dairy-free products, they have yet to take action to move to a fully vegan line. With so many other vegan ranges available from companies such as...

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Vegan, Unisex Makeup Line Offers One Lucky Supporter a Trip to Los Angeles

JECCA Makeup, a vegan, unisex makeup line, wants to treat one lucky person to an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles, California. As part of their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, one contributor will get to travel to to LA with founder Jessica Blackler. The winner will spend two nights in a five-star hotel and attend the celebrated Founder Made Consumer Discovery Show. JECCA Makeup’s crowdfunding campaign was launched with the aim of expanding the range of shades available in the Correct & Conceal palettes. “We launched JECCA Makeup with just two shades but I want the range to be as inclusive...

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Singer LP Urges Starbucks: More Vegan Options!

Chart-topping singer LP has joined forces with animal advocacy group Compassion Over Killing (COK) to encourage coffee mega-chain Starbucks to expand their vegan food menu throughout America. “Hey Starbucks! Let’s give more people access to healthier food,” said famous singer LP (Laura Pergolizzi). “I know there are lots of existing customers, and customers-to-be, who are jonesing for more vegan options on the menu, and I’m one of them!” Famous television anchor and animal activist Jane Velez Mitchell had already teamed up with COK in October 2017 to launch a petition calling for more vegan options at Starbucks. Together they launched the Tag...

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4 Facts That Prove Pigs Are Smarter Than You Think

Pigs are finally enjoying some time in the spotlight as the world realizes that these smart, playful animals make truly fantastic pets. While traditionally pigs have been thought of strictly as farm animals, people now see the unique intelligence that pigs possess. Much like dogs, they are highly social, creative, and a joy to cuddle with. Let’s take a look at some of the lesser-known facts about pigs that prove they belong in the family, not on a plate. Move Over Dogs — Pigs are the New Smart Pet When we think of animals that can relate to humans,...

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