Category: Lifestyle

National Animal Rights Day to Mark its 10th Anniversary, June 7

National Animal Rights Day to Mark its 10th Anniversary, June 7

It was a powerful scene that garnered massive media coverage. Led by Academy Awards winner Joaquin Phoenix and Oscar nominee Rooney Mara, hundreds of animal lovers carrying the bodies of deceased animals marched on Beverly Boulevard in the heart of Los Angeles last June during National Animal Rights Day (NARD) to pay tribute to the animal lives taken by human […]

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Can Dogs be Vegan?

Can Dogs be Vegan?

Can dogs be vegan? Why, yes they can!  CEO of Wild Earth Dog Food and Treats, scientist, entrepreneur, investor and bio-hacker (ooh, sexy!), Ryan Bethencourt joins Elysabeth Alfano on the Awesome Vegans podcast to give some startling facts about the connection between our pets and the horrible abuses of animal agriculture. Packed with interesting information about the pet industry and […]

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Joaquin Phoenix rescues mother cow and newborn calf from slaughter

Joaquin Phoenix rescues mother cow and newborn calf from slaughter

Less than 48 hours after winning the Academy Award for Best Actor – and his headlining acceptance speech mentioning the plight of mother cows and calves in animal agriculture – Joaquin Phoenix helped Los Angeles Animal Save liberate a cow and her newborn calf from a local slaughterhouse. Joaquin named the mother Liberty and her daughter Indigo. The cow gave […]

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Hälsa Announces Program to Convert Dairy Farms to Grow Organic Oats

Hälsa Announces Program to Convert Dairy Farms to Grow Organic Oats

Hälsa Foods, maker of the first and only 100% clean oat milk yogurts, is offering an alternative to organic dairy farmers to grow organic oats with the same method used in Scandinavia that results in a cleaner, more nutritious and higher quality oat crop. “Oats are one of the most environmentally friendly ingredients for making plant-based milks and other products,” […]

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First-of-its-Kind Vegan Fusion Culinary Academy to Open in Colorado

First-of-its-Kind Vegan Fusion Culinary Academy to Open in Colorado

This summer, the Vegan Fusion Culinary Academy will open its doors to students in the beautiful city of Boulder, Colorado. The Academy will be led by world renowned Chef Mark Reinfeld, a multi award-winning chef and author of eight cookbooks and recent inductee into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame. The VFCA will train today’s young workforce to be tomorrow’s advocates for the animals […]

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One in Four Americans Are Eating Less Meat

One in Four Americans Are Eating Less Meat

One in four Americans are eating less meat for health reasons, according to results from a recent Gallup Poll. Surveyors asked participants in September 2019 if they ate more, less, or the same amount of meat over the last year. The results showed 23 percent of Americans ate less meat in the past year when compared to their meat intake […]

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International Vegan Film Festival Kicks Off 2020 North American Tour

International Vegan Film Festival Kicks Off 2020 North American Tour

The Festival’s 2019/2020 world tour kicked off on Friday, January 24th in Toronto at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. The event, hosted by the Toronto Vegetarian Association (TVA), drew an enthusiastic crowd of over 400. Following the Toronto screening, Festival founder Shawn Stratton and acclaimed animal rights photographer and filmmaker Jo-Anne MacArthur held a question and answer session, emceed by […]

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Ibiza’s Vegan Hotspots: Amante and Aiyanna

Ibiza’s Vegan Hotspots: Amante and Aiyanna

With fresh produce sourced every day from its very own organic vegetable garden, Amante Ibiza, the beautiful rural restaurant perched on a cliff edge overlooking the Sol den Serra bay, is the perfect choice for a healthy and laid-back luxury moment. Modern Mediterranean dishes are freshly prepared using local culinary traditions, where ingredients are not only sustainably sourced and nutritious, but also mouth-wateringly […]

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The First 100% Vegan Restaurant Opens On The Las Vegas Strip

The First 100% Vegan Restaurant Opens On The Las Vegas Strip

Canyon Ranch, the integrative wellness leader for four decades, is bringing the first completely plant-based restaurant to the Las Vegas Strip with a full menu overhaul at its wellness café Truth & Tonic launched on January 17, 2020.  The new, exclusively vegan Truth & Tonic menu is a testament to the shift in dining preferences toward plant-based fare, as veganism […]

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Nation’s First Plant-based Radio Show Launches with Elysabeth Alfano

Nation’s First Plant-based Radio Show Launches with Elysabeth Alfano

The nation’s first plant-based radio show, The Elysabeth Alfano Show, launched January 12, 3-4 p.m. CST on Chicago’s WCGO and is available for syndication to networks around the globe on the Smart Talk Radio Network.  A veteran media personality, plant-based news and lifestyle expert and frequent guest host and expert on WGN Radio, Alfano is excited to host her own […]

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