Vegan news

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

A systems advocacy approach to promoting veganism


A discussion on systems advocacy and how it applies to vegan advocacy.  This was a talk given by Greg McFarlane, Director of Vegan Australia, to the Animal Activists Forum in... Read more →

Response to article on whale hunting


Today there was an intriguing piece in the Fairfax media, No sacred cows: let me eat whale for dinner, by potential vegan, Michael Evans. In it he discusses the inconsistency... Read more →

Government recognises vegan diet as viable option for all Australians


Media release: Australia's peak health body, the NH&MRC, has finally recognised that a vegan diet is a viable option for all Australians. Australia's top health experts are now in agreement... Read more →

Take your vitamin B12, or risk feeling sad!


Feeling melancholic? It might just be a healthy reaction to the current state of the world. Or, it could be caused by low vitamin B12. A recent study suggests that... Read more →

Vegan Australia says no to Bacon Week


Media release: Vegan Australia rejects the assertion by Australian Pork that "It is often said that bacon is the meat that will tempt vegetarians to follow the carnivorous path back... Read more →

End animal use, says Vegan Australia submission on animal welfare


Media release: The Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines are currently under review and public submissions have been requested. In its submissions to the review, Vegan Australia has called for... Read more →

Talk to Animal Rights Advocates meeting, Perth


This is a transcript of a talk given by Greg McFarlane, Director of Vegan Australia, to members of Animal Rights Advocates in Perth on 23 February 2013. The talk briefly... Read more →

Vegan Australia supports new Aussie vegan book


A new Australian vegan book by Silva Mirovics, "Handbook for the Aussie Vegan", is now available in paperback and eBook. It contains a foreword by Mr Phil Wollen, articles about... Read more →

Submission on environmental impacts of Dietary Guidelines


This is a submission on the Public Consultation Draft of the environmental appendix to the Australian Dietary Guidelines.  The environmental appendix was added after the public consultation of the initial... Read more →

New vegan flyer published


Vegan Australia has published a small flyer to help promote veganism to the general public.  It urges people to "Love life, live vegan." It also gives the results of a... Read more →