Category: Vegan

Investigation Reveals Tyson Chickens Cruelly Crushed, Bludgeoned and Impaled

Tyson, the largest poultry producer in the United States, has been exposed for torture of chickens yet again. New footage of a Tyson supplier captured by an undercover investigator for Compassion Over Killing (COK) reveals workers impaling live chicks with nails attached to pipes, throwing birds around, running over and killing birds with a forklift, and throwing sick birds into buckets of dead ones to painfully die themselves. The video also shows leg deformities suffered by many of the birds, who are morbidly obese due to genetic engineering that makes them grow to full size within 45 days of...

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Pizza Lovers, Rejoice! Pizza Hut Now Offers Vegan Cheese Across the UK

Pizza Hut has stepped into the modern era: every one of the fast-food giant’s locations in the UK will now offer vegan cheese as a topping. Following an overwhelmingly positive response to an initial vegan pizza trial, Pizza Hut will join chains such as Pizza Express and Zizzi in adding a dairy-free option to their menus. After years of practicing self-restraint and willpower, British vegans are finally able to sit back, relax and dig in to a hot pizza. “After an amazing customer response to our vegan cheese trial earlier this year, we’re pleased to announce that the dairy-free...

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NBA Players Are Going Vegan to Up Their Game

What do Damian Lillard, Kyrie Irving, and Enes Kanter have in common? While your first response might be to say they’re all NBA stars, there’s another thing worth pointing out: they’re all vegan. That’s right! Awareness of the numerous health benefits of veganism is growing, and top athletes are making changes to incorporate the cruelty-free diet into their lifestyles. Not only have athletes reported weight loss; they’re also experiencing more energy, better sleep, and less injuries. Damian Lillard adopted a vegan diet in order to lose weight. Since making the switch, he’s lost 10 pounds and gained broader health...

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Revelry and Revelation at Circle V Music and Food Fest

Let there be no doubt: vegans know how to party. And party they did at the 2nd annual Circle V, held Saturday at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles. Musicians Moby and Tony Kanal teamed up with Spaceland Presents and Mercy for Animals to produce the compassion-minded festival, which melded music and ideology into one joyous event. Any good party starts with great food, of course, and the plant-based vittles here were pure delight. Savory eats from local favorites like (Moby’s own) Little Pine, Mama’s International Tamales, Señoreata, Veganics, Alpha Foods and Pizzanista accompanied the sweetest treats from Madame Shugah, Donut...

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Visually-Impaired Staff Members Ensure Vegan Bakery Flourishes

Carina’s Bakery in Beaverton, Oregon, is gearing up for its grand opening later this month. Unlike most brand-new businesses, this unusual bakery is already up and running successfully, thanks to its founder Carina Comer and her staff members, all of whom are visually impaired. Carina, who is legally blind, has always had a passion for baking. She wanted to open a business that achieved two goals: to showcase the flavors of treats from her Scandinavian heritage, and provided a safe accessible workplace for people with disabilities. Carina and her employees run the bakery with the assistance of adaptive devices,...

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The Research is In: Processed And Red Meats Are Served Up With Carcinogens

Beyond animal suffering and destruction of the environment, here’s one more reason to put down that hot dog: cancer risk. In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) — the cancer agency of the World Health Organization — classified processed meat as a carcinogen. It also regards red meat as a possible carcinogen. Processed meats include hot dogs, ham, bacon, sausage, and certain deli meats. Processed means the meat has been treated for flavoring or preservation by smoking, curing, salting, or fermenting. Beef, goat, pork, and lamb are all considered red meat. Twenty-two experts in ten countries...

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Olympic Medalist Dotsie Bausch Wants Papa John’s Pizza to Offer Vegan Cheese

With plant-based versions of fast-food classics hitting menus of international chains like McDonald’s, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, the cruelty-free lifestyle is clearly making an impact around the globe. Now, Dotsie Bausch, Olympic silver medalist and vegan, is asking Papa John’s to join in. Partnering with animal advocacy organization Compassion Over Killing, Bausch recently sent a letter to Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter requesting the chain offer dairy-free cheese. In her letter, she writes, “Everyone, hungry athletes included, craves a slice of cheesy, gooey pizza from time to time. But I — along with millions of other Americans — fuel my body...

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