2011: a vegan year in review
It seems like many pivotal events happened in the vegan world in 2011; veganism is becoming more and more mainstream every day.
Just look at what Google Insights for Search has to say:
Look at that line go up!
Here are some stories of 2011, in no order other than the one I remembered/found them in, that I thought were most significant or interesting.
- California bans foie gras.
- California bans shark fin trade.
- Bill Clinton goes vegan.
- Oprah and employees go vegan for a week.
- Martha Stewart hosts a vegan show.
- West Hollywood bans fur sales.
- McDonald’s drops egg supplier over cruelty allegations.
- Forks over Knives makes many consider veganism.
- Vegucated also makes people think about switching to a plant-based lifestyle.
- Vida Vegan Con, the first-ever vegan food blogging conference!
- PETA plans a porn site.
- Cafe Gratitude makes everyone think vegans are batsh*t crazy.
- Ellen launches a vegan website/blog.
- Activists challenge AETA.
- BigAg lobbies to make it illegal to film farm animal abuse.
- Taxpayers fund GMO salmon.
- Study shows that rats exhibit empathy — will there be implications on their use in labs?
- Natalie Portman gives up vegan diet.
- English soccer team stops serving red meat at games.
- Mighty-O wins the Food Network’s donut challenge.
Want more? Vegan Soapbox has short videos from HSUS, Mercy for Animals, and PETA on their top events of the year. Ecorazzi has the top 10 celebrity vegan events of the year. VegNews lists 2011’s top veg trends.
What do you think were the most significant events in veganism this year?
Tags: year in review
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