Vegan news

The latest news from Vegan Australia plus vegan and animal rights news from around Australia and the world.

Australia's first plant-based nutrition conference coming soon


The new Australian charity, Doctors For Nutrition has a mission to educate healthcare practitioners, institutions and the general public about the transformative role of food as medicine. In early 2019,... Read more →

Save A Sanctuary Drought Appeal is closed


The Save A Sanctuary Drought Appeal 2018 is now closed. The appeal provided support for farmed animal sanctuaries affected by drought in Australia. We received an incredible $30,650 in donations... Read more →

Agriculture minister embarrasses himself over meat tax


In a surprising media release this week, the Australian Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud, claimed that "red meat is essential to a healthy diet." His views contradict major nutrition organisations,... Read more →

Ban live export / end all animal farming


Live animal export is horrific and must end. However, animals exported overseas make up less than 1% of all animals bred, raised and killed in Australia for food. We must... Read more →

New Australian health organisation to promote plant based diet


Doctors For Nutrition is a new Australian not-for-profit organisation led by medical and dietetic professionals dedicated to putting evidence-based nutrition at the heart of healthcare. Their mission is to 'bring... Read more →

Top 5 free vegan films


With Dominion now freely available for viewing online, Vegan Australia has put together this list of the top five vegan films you can watch online for free. These feature-length documentaries... Read more →

Veganics: the future of agriculture


In this guest article, Penny Hall looks at veganics, a system of organic farming that avoids the use or exploitation of animals as much as possible. Being vegan is, for... Read more →

The bone building power of prunes


Vegan Australia loves all things plant, including prunes! And we are not the only ones, with Australians eating their way through over 6,000 tonnes of prunes a year. Did you... Read more →

First Youth Animal Rights Conference this weekend


Young people have proved they are key to changing the public's attitudes towards animals. They are at an age where they are much more likely to be open to the... Read more →

First drought appeal funds now distributed


Your generous donations have now been distributed to those drought-affected farmed animal sanctuaries most in need. In deciding how to divide up the fund, we have tried to be fair... Read more →