Vegan news

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

Free range is not the answer

Recently a large Australian agribusiness applied to create a "Free Range" trademark for beef cattle. In a submission opposing the trademark, Vegan Australia highlighted some of the many detrimental impacts... Read more →

Cognitive dissonance and meat eaters

How do people justify "loving one, but eating the other"? In this special feature we look at the psychological research into how individuals can hold two contradictory beliefs at the... Read more →

Looking for volunteers for Vegan Outreach

Sam Tucker is the Australia & New Zealand Outreach Coordinator for Vegan Outreach, a nonprofit animal rights group that hands out leaflets promoting veganism at university campuses. He is about... Read more →

Swine - new film on antibiotic resistance in farmed animals

A new short thriller/documentary, Swine, has just been release by Viva! The film exposes the impending crisis of antibiotic resistance developing in factory farms. "For years the factory farming industry... Read more →

Making the link between food choices and sustainability

In recent years, many large institutions have been "going green". They have made public commitments to sustainability and are divesting from carbon intensive industries and introducing measures to reduce their... Read more →

Animal farming to be banned in New South Wales, Baird Government announces

Animal farming will be banned in New South Wales from July 1 next year, with Premier Mike Baird saying the "widespread and systemic mistreatment of animals" cannot be tolerated. Key... Read more →

Vegan grocery guide

There are hundreds of vegan foods easily available in supermarkets, greengrocers, bakeries and other shops around Australia. Written by Lancey Morris from, this guide concentrates on what groceries to... Read more →

Veganism and pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time when it is important to be as healthy as possible, and when information about health can be both contradictory and confusing. A balanced, whole foods, plant... Read more →

Tip: don't get your health advice from the Cattle Council of Australia

In a recent article in The Land the Cattle Council of Australia claims that eating 455g of cooked red meat per week is healthy. They claim that this is consistent... Read more →

The Culture of Denial

Excerpt from The World Peace Diet by Dr Will Tuttle, from the section titled "The Culture of Denial", explaining how deeply humanity's denial of the suffering of animals affects us and... Read more →