DAIRY Just Made LENA DUNHAM Vegan AF

This week’s vegan news: Nike launches a new line of vegan shoes made from trash, called “Space Hippie.” Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscars speech made Lena Dunham go vegan, and Lewis Hamilton praises the actor for his activism. The FDA will allow the adoption and transfer of healthy, retired lab animals to sanctuaries. The post DAIRY Just…

Joaquin Phoenix is Producing a New Documentary About Pig Sentience

Oscar winner and longtime vegan Joaquin Phoenix is serving as an executive producer on a new documentary about pig sentience.  Called “Gunda,” the documentary—created by award-winning Russian filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky—examines the daily life of a pig and her three farm animal companions: two cows and a one-legged chicken. The film provides an honest perspective on…

UK Firm Bans Employees Expensing Meals With Meat

Property development firm Igloo Regeneration has taken a big step for the planet with a meat ban of sorts. It will now only allow catering, corporate entertaining, and staff food expenses to be reimbursed if they are vegetarian. Last year, development surveyor Kate Marfleet, who is head of Igloo Regeneration’s values team, persuaded staff to…

Joaquin Phoenix Rescues Cows From Slaughter Just Hours After His Oscars Speech

Academy Award winner Joaquin Phoenix didn’t just talk about the atrocities of factory farming during his Oscars speech. Just a few hours later, the “Joker” star rescued a cow and her calf from those very conditions. “Earthlings” director Shaun Monson filmed the rescue. The rescue was not planned, according to Farm Sanctuary, where the cows…

Can Animal Dissection Be Replaced? The Cruelty-Free Alternatives Paving the Way

Educational animal dissection is a controversial topic. Proponents defend its educational merit, while critics question the ethics, environmental impact, and overall necessity of the practice. But what is the reality of animal dissection, and is there a cruelty-free option? The Reality of Dissection Dissection, in general, involves the dismembering of a deceased animal or plant…

The Dalai Lama Says We Have an ‘Urgent Responsibility’ to Protect Wildlife and the Planet

The Dalai Lama has spoken out about the need to protect wildlife and the environment amid global warming concerns. The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader said “we have an urgent responsibility” to protect the planet and its inhabitants. He wrote in a Facebook post, “the destruction of nature and wildlife populations is a result of ignorance,…

Vegan Fish Is Launching in Hundreds of Germany’s Restaurants

German frozen foods company Frosta Aktiengesellschaft just launched its own vegan seafood at the Fish International event in Bremen. The new “Fish from the Field” line of vegan products will debut at German restaurants and cafeterias in May. “Seeing the potential for limited fish availability in the future, and given our specialization as a company…

Lab-Grown Breast Milk Could Kill the Baby Formula Industry

Scientists are on their way to being able to make lab-grown breast milk. Biomilq⁠—a five-month-old startup⁠—has announced it has succeeded in replicating two components found in human milk: lactose and casein. Eighty-four percent of mothers end up transitioning to dairy-based infant formulas prior to the recommended six-month breastfeeding exclusivity period, according to Biomilq founders Leila…

Harrison Ford Says He No Longer Eats Meat and Dairy

“Star Wars” star Harrison Ford no longer eats meat and dairy. While appearing on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” this week, Ford told DeGeneres, “I eat vegetables and fish, no dairy, no meat. I just decided I was tired of eating meat and I know it’s not really good for the planet, and it’s not really…

What Is Speciesism? The Animal Rights Issue Explained

In his 2020 Oscars acceptance speech for Best Actor, “Joker” star Joaquin Phoenix called out the dairy industry and the specieism that underlies the food industry. But what is speciesism? What Is Speciesism? Phoenix summed up the concept up best. He said in his speech, “we’re talking about the fight against the belief that one…