Gisele Takes a Stance Against Fur on Cover of Vogue

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Supermodel Gisele Bündchen poses for an anti-fur statement cover for the August issue of French Vogue.

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen is pictured wearing a faux fur coat on the August issue of French Vogue—an issue the iconic fashion publication is dedicating to animals. Bündchen announced her cover appearance on Instagram last week, stating “So happy that @vogueparis dedicated this issue to animal protection, sending a strong message that wearing real fur is never an option.” Inside of the new issue, Bündchen appears in a feature that highlights the top 10 faux furs currently on the market. Further animal-friendly coverage in the issue includes a spotlight on ethical fashion pioneer and vegan designer Stella McCartney—who recently partnered with recycling company Parley for the Oceans to make shoes with repurposed plastic and fishing nets gathered from the ocean. While not vegan, Bündchen and her famed football player husband Tom Brady—who famously sold vegan nut snacks for $50 under his merchandising brand TB12—follow a plant-based diet, which they both publicly credit for their continued good health.

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Stephen Colbert Goes Vegan

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The funnyman has ditched animal products and vegan brands Herbivorous Butcher and NadaMoo have sent him plant-based meats, cheeses, and ice cream in support.

Last week during a segment featuring long-time vegan actor Woody Harrelson, comedian Stephen Colbert announced on his show The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that he has adopted a vegan diet. Colbert told Harrelson that he had lost a bet and would now follow a vegan diet for 17 days before asking the vegan actor, “how do I get my protein?” Harrelson responded that people don’t need as much protein as they think. Colbert said he would consume Pop Tarts—which Harrelson explained contained dairy, making them not vegan. After the public exchange, several vegan companies took action to support the comedian on his vegan journey in hopes of inspiring him to make a long-term commitment to cruelty-free living. Vegan company The Herbivorous Butcher tells VegNews that it delivered a package with Korean ribs, ribeye steak, burgers, Garlic Pepper Havarti, smoked gouda, and pepper jack cheese to Colbert last Thursday. In addition, vegan ice cream company NadaMoo sent the host an assortment of non-dairy ice cream the same day. Fellow comedian Jon Stewart—who is a self-proclaimed fan of Herbivorous Butcher and rumored to be vegan—and his vegan wife/author Tracey are currently in the process of transforming their 12-acre Middletown, NJ, home into the fourth location of animal-rescue organization Farm Sanctuary.

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Starbucks Launches Certified Vegan Lunch Option

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The coffeehouse giant’s vegan options are no longer limited to just guacamole on a bagel.

Coffeehouse giant Starbucks launched a new vegan food option at select US locations this week. The new grab-and-go option, Vegan Lentils & Vegetables Protein Bowl with Brown Rice, comes loaded with butternut squash, roasted tomatoes, and sunflower seeds, and is served with a side of lemon-tahini dressing. Availability is currently limited to select locations in San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, DC. “This new bowl is also an excellent source of protein, and has more than one cup of fruits and vegetables, and is certified vegan,” a spokesperson for Starbucks stated in a press release. In March, the international coffeehouse introduced a less exciting vegan option—an organic avocado spread that can be ordered with a vegan bagel to make DIY avocado toast. Shortly thereafter, Starbucks began testing more hearty vegan options (such as Cauliflower Tabouli Salad) through its “Mercato” concept at 100 Chicago locations. On the drinks front, the company introduced almond milk to all of its menus last year, and has since been experimenting with using plant-based milks to create signature drinks—some of which are vegan-friendly, including a four-drink line created to benefit Lady Gaga’s anti-bullying organization, the Born This Way Foundation.

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