Vegan news

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

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 →

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 →