Vegan news

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

74 year old vegan outraged for being reported to Australian Federal Police


A 74 year old vegan has been questioned by the Australian Federal Police after objecting to the use of the term "vegan terrorist" by her federal senator. During debate in... Read more →

10 things I changed my mind about vegan activism, Tobias Leenaert


Below is a talk by Tobias Leenaert on '10 things I changed my mind about in 20 years of vegan activism' at the 2019 Animal Rights Conference. Some of these... Read more →

Join the Global Climate Strike on Friday 20 September to END fossil fuels AND animal agriculture


The world is in the middle of a climate emergency. We don't have much time to avoid runaway climate change and we need to take effective action now to protect... Read more →

SBS tries to link vegan diet with heart disease


A poorly researched piece on SBS World News on 11 September 2019 tried to link a vegan diet with heart disease. It starts with the words "eating a whole foods... Read more →

Inquiry told animal agriculture is major driver of Australia's faunal extinction crisis


Many native animal species in Australia are at risk of becoming extinct. The key threat to Australian fauna is habitat loss through land clearing, both past and continuing, and the... Read more →

Plant-based meat could boost Australian economy by $3 billion


Article from Pro Bono Australia. World-first economic modelling has found that the plant-based meat sector could boost Australia's economy by up to $3 billion and create more than 6,000 full-time... Read more →

Who is Responsible for the Amazon Fires?


This is an essay by Dr Will Tuttle, author of the book The World Peace Diet. The essay looks at the Amazon fires currently being reported in the media. See... Read more →

Vegan Australia joins Vegan World Alliance


Vegan Australia has become one of the founding members of a new international vegan organisation, the Vegan World Alliance. Vegan Australia joins the Vegan Society of Canada, The Dutch Association... Read more →

Spring vegan festival season now here


For the next few months, Australia will be host to a fantastic range of vegan festivals and markets in cities and towns all over the country. The major festivals peak... Read more →

Call for plant-based meals in hospitals by Australian health promotion charity


The Victorian government's initiative to improve the taste, enjoyment and health of food available in hospitals and aged care facilities provides a unique opportunity to improve health outcomes for patients,... Read more →