• Award-Winning Documentary ‘For the Birds’ Takes Flight in NYC & LA

    The award-winning documentary FOR THE BIRDS will open in theaters in New York City on May 31st and Los Angeles on June 14th. Each city will enjoy week-long theatrical runs at IFC Center and Laemmle Monica Film Center. Directed by vegan filmmaker Richard Miron, the critically acclaimed film was shot in Hudson Valley and features the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary and […]

    Award-Winning Documentary ‘For the Birds’ Takes Flight in NYC & LA
  • The Economist Celebrates Summer with Free Beyond Sausages in NYC

    To celebrate the (unofficial) start of summer, The Economist is giving New Yorkers the chance to try “hot dog style” Beyond Sausages for FREE. The Economist’s red NYC Hot Dog cart will be traveling around the city from now until mid June giving passersby a taste of the plant based treat, and educating them on the alternative protein market as […]

    The Economist Celebrates Summer with Free Beyond Sausages in NYC
  • Meat-free Italian Feasting in the UK at Radici, June 5 & July 16

    On Wednesday 5 June and Thursday 16 July, Francesco Mazzei will welcome guest chef Nina Parker to his Islington trattoria, Radici, for a series of vegetarian supper clubs celebrating the food of southern Italy. The duo first worked together at L’Anima, the acclaimed Italian restaurant that Francesco opened in 2008 and where Nina started her culinary career, and they have […]

    Meat-free Italian Feasting in the UK at Radici, June 5 & July 16
  • McDonald’s is Noncommittal on Plant-based Options During Shareholder Meeting

    A growing number of consumers – including over 215,000 supporters of a Change.org petition – were left disappointed by McDonald’s lack of commitment to introducing a plant-based burger during this morning’s shareholder meeting in Dallas, May 23. When asked about plans for plant-based options Silvia Lagnado, EVP and global chief marketing officer, McDonald’s Corporation, responded with the usual corporate talking […]

    McDonald’s is Noncommittal on Plant-based Options During Shareholder Meeting
  • Animal Advocates Hold Weekly Vigils for Doomed Animals Awaiting Slaughter

    The Save Movement (www.thesavemovement.org) volunteers offer water, love, and comfort and use photos and video to bear witness to animals’ suffering. Founded in 2016, LA Animal Save is the largest chapter of the global Save Movement (650 chapters across 60 countries). The Save Movement bears witness to the suffering and oppression of pigs, cows, chickens and other farmed animals en […]

    Animal Advocates Hold Weekly Vigils for Doomed Animals Awaiting Slaughter
  • 100% Vegan Shoes from Sydney Brown

    Sydney Brown has just released a few new sustainable styles to her vegan footwear range. The brand was born out of a conviction that luxury could be produced in an environmentally-friendly way. Taking a holistic approach to design, Sydney Brown espouses respect for the environment with sustainable material development being key to each season’s design process. The core tenets of […]

    100% Vegan Shoes from Sydney Brown
  • Study Shows Meat and Dairy Most Common Allergens for Dogs

    A 2016 study explored the prevalence of different food allergens in dogs and cats, particularly those causing cutaneous adverse food reactions (CAFRs) — i.e., skin reactions. CAFRs include both food hypersensitivities (mediated by the immune system) and food intolerances (not involving the immune system). “At least one offending food allergen source was reported in each of the 297 dogs included […]

    Study Shows Meat and Dairy Most Common Allergens for Dogs
  • 4 New Chai Teas for Delicious Summer Refreshment

    With today’s exploding fascination with international cuisines, American palates are increasingly eager to experience bolder, spicier flavors. That’s why more and more consumers are indulging in chai tea – a blend of aromatic herbs, spices and black tea that can be enjoyed, as Indian custom dictates, sweetened with milk or iced for a uniquely refreshing experience. Wissotzky Tea Company is […]

    4 New Chai Teas for Delicious Summer Refreshment
  • Ditching Dairy Helps Endurance Athletes

    Cardiovascular exercise is generally promoted as a benefit to overall heart health, but as athletes continue to push themselves toward farther distances, they could be doing more harm than good. With the growing popularity of marathons and ultra-endurance races, researchers have found that many of these endurance athletes face an increased risk of atherosclerosis (plaque building up inside one’s arteries) […]

    Ditching Dairy Helps Endurance Athletes
  • IL Senator Linda Holmes Talks About Animal Welfare Laws

    Every year the Animal Legal Defense Fund announces their Top Ten States for animal welfare laws. For the last 11 years, the state of Illinois has been number one.  Senator Linda Holmes is one of the main reasons for this. On this episode of the Awesome Vegans Podcast and Video series, Illinois Senator Linda Holmes takes a break from her […]

    IL Senator Linda Holmes Talks About Animal Welfare Laws

Cooking & Recipes »

Compassionate Cuisine: 125 Plant-Based Recipes from Our Vegan Kitchen

Compassionate Cuisine: 125 Plant-Based Recipes from Our Vegan Kitchen

May 13, 2019 at 7:55 pm

Selected as one of PETA’s must-have vegan cookbooks of 2019! Vegan recipes and heartwarming stories for animal lovers, from the Catskill Animal Sanctuary. Add love...

Diet & Nutrition »

New Study Exonerates Refined Grains

New Study Exonerates Refined Grains

May 6, 2019 at 6:22 pm

A new study published this week in Advances in Nutrition, a peer-reviewed medical journal from the American Society of Nutrition, boldly substantiates that refined grains...

Dining Out »

Meat-free Italian Feasting in the UK at Radici, June 5 & July 16

Meat-free Italian Feasting in the UK at Radici, June 5 & July 16

May 23, 2019 at 6:17 pm

On Wednesday 5 June and Thursday 16 July, Francesco Mazzei will welcome guest chef Nina Parker to his Islington trattoria, Radici, for a series of vegetarian supper clubs...

Health »

Here Comes the Sun…and Vitamin D

Here Comes the Sun…and Vitamin D

May 7, 2019 at 4:22 pm

It’s spring in all its magnificent splendor, which means it’s time to get outside to soak up all that vitamin D that you missed during the winter months. One of the downsides...

Lifestyle »

Award-Winning Documentary ‘For the Birds’ Takes Flight in NYC & LA

Award-Winning Documentary ‘For the Birds’ Takes Flight in NYC & LA

May 24, 2019 at 6:50 pm

The award-winning documentary FOR THE BIRDS will open in theaters in New York City on May 31st and Los Angeles on June 14th. Each city will enjoy week-long theatrical runs...

Wellness »

Ditching Dairy Helps Endurance Athletes

Ditching Dairy Helps Endurance Athletes

May 20, 2019 at 12:06 am

Cardiovascular exercise is generally promoted as a benefit to overall heart health, but as athletes continue to push themselves toward farther distances, they could be doing...

Travel »

5 Destinations for Yogis and Vegans

5 Destinations for Yogis and Vegans

April 25, 2019 at 3:10 pm

It is not necessarily exclusive if you practice yoga that you are going to eat vegetarian or vegan, however these practices actually overlap and many yogis are vegans or...