Flash Sale on Vegan ACT Memberships!

EOFY FLASH SALE ON MEMBERSHIPS – GET SWEET DISCOUNTS AT LOCAL BUSINESSES 😍
Further details below or purchase here:  http://veganact.org.au/memberships/

Support the vegan advocacy and community building work of Vegan ACT by becoming a card-carrying member of our organisation, in return you will also get a discount card which will get you a discount at the awesome, local, vegan-friendly businesses listed below.

MEMBERSHIP SALE PRICING
For the next couple of weeks our membership prices are:
– Individual Membership $20, usually $25
– Concession Membership $16 usually $20
– Family Membership (2 cards) $32, usually $40
– Lifetime Membership $236, usually $295
– Lifetime Family Membership $384, usually $480

If you are up to date with your membership, please feel free to purchase a membership online to have your current discount card extended by 1 year for the sale price. Any questions? Email contact@veganact.org.au

Did you know Vegan ACT is a completely volunteer run not-for-profit organisation which conducts regular outreach, social & educational events, community fundraising, sanctuary support and more? You do now! Help us by donating, purchasing a membership or product from our online store http://veganact.org.au/shop/ Or even better, volunteer with us! Get in touch at contact@veganact.org.au or come along to one of our many volunteering opportunities all shared through our official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VeganACTpage/

A Vegan ACT membership card entitles the holder to a 10% discount (unless otherwise stated) on Vegan items ONLY from the wonderful businesses listed below.  Click here to join!

Please respect these wonderful businesses by only buying Vegan items and not using your discount to purchase non-Vegan things (even for a friend). Anyone who insists on using their cards for non-Vegan items risks having their cards revoked.

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We thank these businesses for their support and recommend them to members and non-members alike.

To offer Vegan ACT members a discount and have your business promoted here please write to contact@veganact.org.au

Latest Poultry Place Newsletter – July 2017

Poultry Place TurkeysClick here for the latest update from a Poultry Place:  July, 2017

A Poultry Place is a no kill sanctuary which offers a safe, permanent home to rescued and unwanted domesticated poultry (roosters, chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese).
www.facebook.com/apoultryplace

A Poultry Place Newsletter Archive:

July, 2017, April 2017, March 2017, December 2016, November 2016, September 2016, July 2016, May 2016March 2016January 2016December 2015October 2015August 2015June 2015March 2015December 2014November 2014October 2014September 2014July 2014June 2014May 2014March 2014January 2014December 2013November 2013September 2013July 2013

You can always make a financial contribution to the running costs of A Poultry Place anytime via direct deposit to the following bank account BSB 012925 Account 484228991 or by contacting the human via freechook@bigpond.com

See Bede’s recent TEDx Talk here.  You can also watch Bede being interviewed and read more about his sanctuary here.

Get your Vegan Card for discounts galore (Local Vegan Business!)

Vegan Card is an Australia-wide discount card that is owned and run by one of our own, Tracey Lofthouse. It started in 2012 with the aim of helping vegans find small vegan-friendly businesses and get access to products more easily, and help vegan and ethical businesses grow and survive against the ‘big guys’. It wrapped up in 2015, and Tracey started it up again in 2016 with the same objectives. Vegan Card has close to 45 businesses all over Australia offering discounts from 5-25% on thousands of goods and services (you can find almost anything you need), and is adding to them all the time. There are plans afoot to expand overseas.

You may remember seeing the official re-launch at the Living Green Festival in 2016. Well, the Vegan Card has been back for almost a year already and the new financial year’s Card will be available for purchase very soon! Or you can buy one now for the remainder of 16/17 at a greatly-reduced price. The Card is available all-year around, so you can buy one anytime. The price decreases every month.

In Canberra you can use your Card at The Cruelty Free Shop, As Nature Intended and Dickson Health Foods, but Tracey is in discussions with several more businesses. There are currently 25 online businesses that can deliver to pretty much anyone in Australia, and local businesses in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and various other towns and cities so you can use your Card when you travel. Like the Facebook page and keep your eye out for announcements as new businesses are added.

If you like supporting small and vegan businesses with the added bonus of getting discounts, check out the Facebook page and Website to see where you can use the Card, and how to obtain one.

If you are a vegan running your own business or know of a vegan business-owner who might be interested, please drop a line to tracey@vegancard.com.au, or message Tracey via the Facebook page.

Website:  http://www.vegancard.com.au/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/VeganCard/

ALACT Protest Against the Kangaroo Kill – 31 May 2017

Animal Liberation ACT’s protest to oppose the kangaroo killing in Canberra was held in the City from 4.30 – 6 on Wednesday May 31.

The aim of the protest was to bring the ongoing atrocities of the kangaroo kill in Canberra to the public, and to raise awareness about the significant acts of violence being perpetrated on an iconic and gentle native animal and their young.

If you would like to read more go to:  http://www.al-act.org/issues/native-animals/kangaroos

and:  http://www.al-act.org/campaigns/13-stop-the-roo-cull

Please spread the word about this issue!

Working Bee for the Chicken Folk of Little Oak – 13 May 2017

Vegan ACT thanks all those who volunteered for the Little Oak Sanctuary Working Bee this weekend! With your help we were able to help make a start on the new poultry run which will soon house many more birds in need.

We hope you awesome vollies had a rewarding day and you enjoyed meeting the animals and the delicious chicken-free lunch we shared!

For all interested, keep an eye out for the next Vegan ACT sanctuary working bee here 💚🐔🐤

Eggs Exposed Outreach – 12 May 2017

May is International Respect for Chickens Month!
To educate and raise awareness about these beautiful and intelligant birds Vegan ACT and Animal Liberation ACT reached out to the public with footage from chicken and egg industries in Australia and offering “egg free” treats for those who stop by to view and chat.

Here is the video shown on the night:  http://www.animal-lib.org.au/campaigns/animals-for-food/

If you would like to get involved leave a facebook message or email contact@veganact.org.au

Local Vegan, Alana, shares her recent Vegan experiences – 11 May 2017

Original Post by Alana from Vogue Vegans

My first day of street activism with these amazing people – promoting kindness over cruelty. It was so rewarding and overall such a positive experience! I had people say straight to my face (well, mask) after watching the video that they’re going vegan or eating a vegan meal for dinner tonight! It was for International Earthlings Experience Day which over 38 cities all around the world are taking part in! Watch the videos: www.watch1000eyes.com (all Australian footage so you can’t bury your head further in the sand by saying “that doesn’t happen in Australia”) or; www.nationearth.com/earthlings-1/

Let’s talk activism!

A message from Laila

It may seem scary and intimidating standing before the public raising awareness about the truth and reality of animal industries, but if you’re passionate about your values and where you stand as a proud member of our vegan community this may be just the right thing for you!
We all remember how nervous we were our first time participating in these experiences, but we gained confidence from the positive effects we are having on members of the public and by supporting each other when we’re out there on the streets together.
Many people have shown an interest in attending outreach and activism such as protests, 1000 eyes experiences and the cupcake challenges and we understand some people may hesitate to attend due to being anxious or uncertain about how it will go and if it ends up having much of an impact or not, but as you can see from the photos and feedback we post we reach a lot of people and many people decide to make changes or even go vegan on the spot after taking the time to listen.
This kind of activism isn’t for everyone, and that’s fine! We all have our own ways of planting seeds. But if you’re leaning towards giving it a go, be brave and join us. It feels truly amazing and rewarding to have discussions with people about the reality of animal agriculture and educate people on veganism.
Everyone is welcome to stop by any of the events for a chat and to see how things run.
Please get in touch with us by emailing contact@veganact.org.au, through Vegan ACT or contact Laila directly via messenger if you have any questions or concerns