Vegan news

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

Launch of new directory of vegan-friendly eateries

(From VegieFind media release) During Vegetarian Awareness month, VegieFind launches Australia's first search engine for qualified vegie-friendly eateries! VegieFind has painstakingly scoured Australia to showcase 2,000 (and counting!) of the... Read more →

Research begins on increasing adoption of vegan products

Some interesting research is being done at QUT (Queensland University of Technology), looking at how to increase the adoption of vegan products by consumers. The researchers undertaking this project ask,... Read more →

Nutrients in a vegan diet

If you are thinking about becoming vegan you may be asking yourself "Will I get the nutrients I need from a vegan diet?". Our nutrition writer Georgia Bamber sets your... Read more →

Mental distress of slaughterhouse workers

"The worst thing, worse than the physical danger, is the emotional toll. Pigs down on the kill floor have come up and nuzzled me like a puppy. Two minutes later... Read more →

Thank you for your strong support to end animal agriculture

Over 150 submissions calling for the phasing out of animal farming in Australia were received by the recent Productivity Commission inquiry into agriculture. This is the first time that a... Read more →

Animals deserve respect, even 'pests'

Animals we commonly classify as 'pests' are in fact individual, sentient beings with likes, dislikes, wants, needs and emotions. This principle forms the basis of Vegan Australia's submission to a... Read more →

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 →