Vegan news

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

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 →

The lifecycle of a vegan


Why are some people vegan?  More importantly, why are some people not? This is a talk given by Greg McFarlane at the Living Green Festival in Canberra on 14 October... Read more →

Plan to turn Australia vegan in 20 years


Media release: Transitioning to sustainable, compassionate, vegan, plant based diets should be a priority for Australian food policy, a national vegan group said in its submission to the National Food... Read more →

Submission to the National Food Plan (Green Paper)


Vegan Australia has made a submission on the National Food Plan, calling for a transition to a vegan food system in Australia. Please read the full submission below as well... Read more →

Vegans demand a fair go in new dietary guidelines


Media release: New government dietary guidelines are unfair to vegans, say vegan groups in their submission on the draft Australian Dietary Guidelines. "The new guidelines should acknowledge and support the... Read more →