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 through Vegan ACT or contact Laila directly via messenger if you have any questions or concerns

Latest Poultry Place Newsletter – December 2016

Poultry Place TurkeysClick here for the latest update from a Poultry Place:  December 2016

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:

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.

New Cruelty-Free Shop, Braddon – 10% Discount for Vegan ACT Cardholders!

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Original Post by Michelle

Vegan ACT are absolutely delighted to announce that The Cruelty Free Shop will be offering a discount to all our card-carrying members (card must be presented in store)!
Yet another reason to pay this vegan paradise in on Mort St. Braddon a visit!

Thank you for your incredible support of the vegan community The Cruelty Free Shop <3

If you would like to support the work of Vegan ACT and receive a discount card to heaps of great businesses around Canberra, sign up to become a Vegan ACT at http://veganact.org.au/membership/

Other businesses who support Vegan ACT by offering a discount to our members can be viewed here: http://veganact.org.au/discounts/

‘Ella’ (Picture Book) by local Vegan author, Nicole Godwin

A word from Tusk Books

We create children’s picture books that give a voice to those that yelp, roar, swing, moo, oink and trumpet.  Our first book, titled ‘Ella’ was launched on 28 August 2016 at the National Library of Australia as part of the Canberra Writer Festival. [Click here to find out more about the launch and watch the video!]  You can help teach kids about compassion and conservation through the captivating picture book featuring Ella the baby elephant who was taken from her mum and works the streets in the tourist industry.

Where can I find out more?

How do I buy it?

Spread the word!

Please ‘like’ the Tusk Books Facebook page and share it with your friends!

Christmas Gifts to support A Place of Peace Farm Animal Sanctuary

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Original post by Billie Dean

Hey everyone, check out our Red Bubble store for your Christmas and other giving .. supporting the animals of A Place of Peace Farm Animal Sanctuary!!!! Thank you.. Tamsin has been hard at work making some very cool stuff which help spread the word of a better ,kinder, vegan world !!

Welcome to the Deep Peace Trust’s RedBubble!

Proceeds from sales go to a Place of Peace Animal Sanctuary.

A Place of Peace is one of Australia’s largest farm animal sanctuaries, with more than 400 happy residents now enjoying a forever home. For more information go to our website and like the Deep Peace Trust Facebook Page.

Feel free to post a photo of you with your product to our Facebook page!

Blessings and deep peace to you,
Bille, Andrew, Tamsin, and all the animals of a Place of Peace

http://www.redbubble.com/people/Deeppeacetrust

Little Raw Foodie – 5% Discount on Classes and $50+ Orders for Vegan ACT Cardholders

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Little Raw Foodie provides classes, workshops and delicious raw food for groups and individuals in and around Canberra and Queanbeyan.

I’m a new member of Vegan ACT and would like to offer support in the form of discounting my all Vegan products and services for fellow members. I’m happy to offer a 5% discount on all workshops and classes, and also on food orders over $50.

Kylie Sheffield
Little Raw Foodie
M: 0414 494 853
E: kylie@littlerawfoodie.com.au
Website: www.littlerawfoodie.com.au
FB: www.facebook.com/littlerawfoodie
I: www.instagram.com/littlerawfoodie

New ACT and Surrounds Vegan Sharehouse Network on Facebook!

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Description:
hello welcome 2 the vegan sharehouse group! use this group to find a new house or a new housemate 🙂
~ Vegans Only, Obviously ~
(personally am o.k. with vego/vegan-questioning people being in the group bc this is abt accessibility!!)

Rules:
– no homophobia, transphobia, misogyny etc.
– posts should state location, rent, utilities incl, pets, smoking etc.
– non-sharehouse posts will be deleted bc I am an EVIL OVERLORD ADMIN but also there’s better groups for general vegan posts 🙂
– if you’re being a soggy weetbix you’ll be deleted

Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1106490632799906/

Working Bee at A Place of Peace Sanctuary – Saturday, 5 November 2016

Just wanted to say a huge shout out to everyone who came all the way out to A Place of Peace for a working bee, and made such a difference on Saturday. It was such a beautiful group of big -hearted souls, and we were so very grateful for the help. You are all awesome!!

Original Post by Michelle

Thank you to Billie Dean, Andrew and Tamsin for everything you do for the animals and of course for your warmth and hospitality towards the volunteers at the Vegan ACT working bee for A Place of Peace Sanctuary on Saturday.
We felt honoured to lend a hand for a day!

Have a look at what this incredible family of animal advocates get up to on their website http://billiedean.com/animal-advocacy/a-place-of-peace
and Facebook Billie Dean Deep Peace Trust

If you’d like to support their work for animals, please donate: http://billiedean.com/donate and visit their online shop at https://www.redbubble.com/people/Deeppeacetrust/shop