Vegan news

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

Victorian inquiry told: end animal farming

According to the Victorian Minister for Agriculture, "animal welfare matters". If the welfare of animals really matters then the only way to stop the suffering of the over 100 million... Read more →

Antibiotics in meat industry creating "superbugs"

The meat industry's profligate use of antibiotics has created a highly resistant superbug that is spreading around the world. Not only are meat eaters in danger of becoming infected, but... Read more →

Farmers Federation admits egg-laying hens suffer

In a recent article published on the National Farmers' Federation website, the Victorian Farmers' Federation Egg Group has admitted that egg-laying hens suffer no matter what farming system they are in.... Read more →

Education about vegan diet may improve Indigenous health

Vegan Australia has called on the country's leading health body to prioritise research into advocating a whole food plant based diet to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. The... Read more →

Livestock industry in bed with Australian environment groups?

We've all heard the messages from the large environmental organisations: turn off your lights for Earth Hour, use green energy, go solar, close dirty power stations. These are all very... Read more →

Vegan festival season is coming. Can you help?

For the next few months, Australia will be host to fantastic vegan festivals in most capital cities. The festivals start next week in Perth and run until November. There will... Read more →

Inquiry hears case for phasing out animal agriculture

Below is the presentation made by Vegan Australia to the hearing of the Productivity Commission's inquiry into the regulation of agriculture (including animal welfare) on 19 August 2016. During the... Read more →

New Office of Animal Welfare: please end animal farming

A government advisory body has recommended that an independent animal welfare body for farmed animals be created. The Productivity Commission is holding a review of the recommendation and Vegan Australia... Read more →

Your chance to speak for millions of animals

Submissions have now closed for this inquiry. Please tell the Australian government to end animal agriculture. Now is your chance to think big! The Australian government is holding an inquiry... Read more →

Where do you get your protein?

Where do you get your protein? This is the big question that vegans will hear many, many times, but also a question that those new to veganism sometimes worry about... Read more →