FDA Retires Primates From Its Labs For the First Time

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Twenty-six squirrel monkeys were recently rescued from a United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nicotine testing lab and relocated to a sanctuary. The move—which is the first time the FDA has retired primates from its labs—came after pressure from advocacy group…

Scientists Discover 3.7 Million-Year-Old Vegan Fossil

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Scientist Ronald Clarke of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa recently classified a new species of early human, according to New Scientist. Clarke analyzed a 3.67 million-year-old skeleton fossil (nicknamed “Little Foot”) that he discovered in 1994 in the…

Dallas Steakhouse Owner Wowed by Vegan Diner; Adds Plant-Based Menu

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Texas restaurateur Al Biernat added a vegan menu to both Dallas locations of Biernat’s Steakhouse—an upscale restaurant that has been in business for 20 years—after sampling plant-based food from local eateries, including Spiral Diner. “We’ve been going to Spiral Diner since they…

Turkish Doctor Under Fire for Calling Vegans “Grain-Brained”

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The Vegan Society of Turkey recently filed a criminal complaint against Turkish physician Canan Karatay, MD, for misleading the public by making defamatory statements against veganism. “Grain is animal feed. Our bodies are not programmed to use grain. If we eat grains,…

Vancouver Eatery Challenges Customers to Eat Three Pounds of Vegan Pho

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Vancouver eatery Dundas Eat + Drink debuted the “Vegan Bun Bo Hue Challenge” for the month of December. The challenge pits diners against a 3-pound bowl of pho—a spicy soup made with tofu, thinly sliced vegan meat, noodles, and a sour and…

Los Angeles May Become First City to Serve Vegan Hot Dogs at Every Theater

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This week, Los Angeles city councilman Paul Koretz proposed a citywide mandate to require every entertainment venue—such as movie theaters and sports arenas—to offer at least one vegan protein option. Koretz held a press conference, attended by representatives from animal-rights group People…

Idaho Judge Rules State’s Ag-Gag Law Unconstitutional

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This week, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit became the first federal appellate court to strike down provisions of an “ag-gag” law, ruling that Idaho’s ban on recording conditions at factory farms and slaughterhouses violated free speech rights. Idaho…