Here is the audio of my interview on ABC Radio Canberra this morning if you missed it. Not sure how long it will be there for.
We were blown away by the response from the Canberra vegan community with over 100 participants. Your compassion, creativity and commitment was a force to be reckoned with.
We just know many members of the public went home with their complacency challenged and new possibilities awoken, so thank you! And thank you to everyone whose support we had from home and afar.
Thank you to our speakers, local heroes for the animals: Carolyn Drew, Bede Carmody and Tara Ward.
Thank you to all the helpers on the day and in the lead up who made it happen, too many to name! You are all wonderful!
Thank you to all the wonderful people who took photos on the day: Reeni, Tara, Jyoti and more. And of course to Gareth who took the photos we share now (and who is always behind the scenes helping make things happen!).
We can’t wait to do it all again next year, and then we will look back reflect on all the leaps forward we have made as a community in that time.
So let’s do it – let’s push things forward, for the animals!
Click here for the latest update from a Poultry Place: March 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).
A Poultry Place Newsletter Archive:
March 2017, December 2016, November 2016, September 2016, July 2016, May 2016, March 2016, January 2016, December 2015, October 2015, August 2015, June 2015, March 2015, December 2014, November 2014, October 2014, September 2014, July 2014, June 2014, May 2014, March 2014, January 2014, December 2013, November 2013, September 2013, July 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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/
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?
- Learn more about Ella and Tusk Books at www.tuskbooks.com.
- Book review: http://www.kids-bookreview.com/2016/11/review-ella.html
- News articles: http://tuskbooks.com/media/
How do I buy it?
- You can buy ‘Ella’ online: http://tuskbooks.com/shop-new/
- Or from the bookshops listed here: http://tuskbooks.com/stockists/
Spread the word!
Please ‘like’ the Tusk Books Facebook page and share it with your friends!
Hi y’all, looking for Uni of Canberra Vegans. Some awesome people on campus are starting up a UC Vegan Society. The more people to join the better. PM me with your details if you want to join/show support and solidarity
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!!)
– 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/
Collected by Rowena