Photos from Canberra March to End All Slaughterhouses – 16 June 2018

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What an empowering and inspiring day!!
Thank you again to everyone that came along and marched for the animals, thank you to our local activist speakers and thank you to those who helped organise the event! We received quite a lot of attention on the streets and made our message very clear! What do we want? Close the slaughterhouses. When do we want it? Now!

Amazing effort everyone, the animals would be so grateful! 🌱

Photo credit – Gareth Gwych Tudor

Photos from Inaugural World Vegan Day Lunch @ Parliament House – 4 November 2017

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Come to a special celebration of World Vegan Day in the Great Hall Of Parliament House in the nation’s capital, Canberra! One of the most significant buildings in Australia and the political heart of the nation. This is the first time such an important vegan event is being held in Parliament House and the Parliament House Executive Chef has created a world class vegan menu featuring Indigenous and gourmet plant produce. To toast the celebration there will be a fine vegan Sparkling Pinot Rose from Goodwill Wine. Please refer to the beautiful menu below.

There will be a display of Vegan Kids Magazine and Cruelty Free Super information, raffle prizes, and inspiring videos from animal sanctuary charities from around Australia.

Thought provoking speakers will include Joey Carbstrong, Greg McFarlane from Vegan Australia, Dr Anthony Hadj and Melissa Vanderhorst. Our MC for the occasion is Ron Prasad.

Here’s a lovely article about the event!

Australia’s Parliament House to Host ‘World Vegan Day’ Lunch!

Photos from 1000 Eyes Cupcake Challenge with Joey Carbstrong! – 5 November 2017

Original Post:  In a world full of people who couldn’t care less, be someone who couldn’t care more”

Join Vegan ACT and Joey Carbstrong changing the hearts and minds of our fellow Canberrans on the 5th of November

At the 1000 eyes cupcake challenge members of the public are offered a FREE cruelty free cupcake if they take the time to view footage of Australian farming practices and have a chat with us about ending animal suffering and making the change to a vegan lifestyle. I mean, who could say no to free cake??

Joey is a vegan educator, animal liberation activist and inspirational speaker who we are excited to have joining us for this event and look forward to hearing about all his experiences and activism around Australia. Check out his Facebook page here:

Please contact Laila via messenger if you can donate cupcakes or have any questions

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:

If you would like to get involved leave a facebook message or email

Video of ACT International Earthlings Experience – Saturday, 6 May 2017

Original Post by Laila

Thank you to everyone that participated and opened the minds of those that stopped by the event.  53 cities partipated this year united to bring to light the truth about the way animals are exploited all over the world and promote a life of compassion and peace.

And a huge thank you to Adrian and Tina from Red Gadget Films for filming/photographing and putting this awesome video together!

Previously (in 2016), 37 cities all joined together on one day to open the eyes and change the hearts of so many just through a connection, see video below.

Vegan Day Out in Canberra (Video Wrap-Up and Radio Interview!) – 29 & 30 April 2017

Video by Plant Health Man

On Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 April, local cafes and businesses offered vegan themed specials. We’re talking meal deals, two for ones, free coffees, food samplings, discounted vegan groceries, wine tastings and so much more.  Click on the event page above to read the goss.  You can also listen to a clip (about 9 mins) of Vegan ACT’s own, Michelle Swann, talking about the day on ABC Radio below

or click here to hear the full show (Michelle begins at the 23 min mark).

Spring Bake Sale, BBQ & Jumble Sale for Vegan ACT – 17 September 2016

Your donations to, and purchases from the sale were so *so* appreciated, and as always, all funds went towards helping animals by promoting and supporting veganism in our region.  Thank you!

If you would like to donate funds to support the work of Vegan ACT,  please click ‘Donate’ and enter the amount you wish to give.  If you wish to purchase membership or products at the same time, please go to our shop instead.

Human Meat – Relate to Who is On Your Plate Outreach – 8 October 2016

Human Meat Canberra

Original Post by Laila

Here are the photos from the Human Meat protest with Vegan ACT & Animal Liberation ACT last Saturday!

It was a fun and successful day, we were able to set up efficiently and everyone worked fantastically as a team to get the show up and running. It was great to see and hear everyone that was involved sharing their ideas and suggestions and going the extra mile to make everything run smoothly. We would like to give a big thank you to all the volunteers that came together to make this event happen, our beautiful meat actors: Gareth, Andrew, Tammy, Africa, Asmita, Barbra, Melita and Reeni. Our fabulous sign holders: Ebony N, Ebony P, Steve, Rachel, Tanya, Anne, Jackie and Ali. The awesome speakers for handing out flyers and speaking to members of the public: Rohan, Liam, Michelle, Nicole and Laila. To Donna for handing out delicious free cupcakes, the amazing cupcake bakers, all of the wonderful people that collected materials and resources for this project to bring it all together AND the fantastic Tina and Adrian for taking these photos and videoing the whole event.

Although we reached many people either people walking by directly or the passing traffic which gave us many toots and thumbs up, this has been a great learning experience for how to improve next time. To see how it all comes together, what works, what doesn’t work and the location are all a huge part of making events like these successful. We hope to see you all getting involved again!

Video to come soon!

Vegan ACT @ ICAS Conference and Living Green Festival – October, 2016


Original Post by Michelle

It’s been just over a week since Canberra’s iconic Vegan festival, Living Green Festival, and the ICAS Conference – we at Vegan ACT think we’ve just about recovered from the awesomeness overload and are already looking forward to next year 😉

Vegan ACT would like to take a moment to appreciate just some of the people who made it the best weekend yet!
First to thank our brilliant Vegan ACT stall volunteers: Laila El Ayadi, InvaderAli Clough, Mark Ferguson, Ebony Norris, Ebony Palmer, Rohan Beviss, Reeni Rubio-Martinez, Elle Fant, Lynnette Hawley, Maddison Hawley-Tatten, Jackie Radisich, John Smith, Emma Wannell, Gareth Gwych Tudor and Michelle Isobel. I hope you enjoyed introducing veganism and the community to people all day long – you represented the work of Vegan ACT splendidly.

Big, warm, fuzzy thanks to the organisers of Living Green Festival: Jess Ferry, Tara Ward & Tracey Lofthouse. You are magical beings and we are so grateful for what you do for the vegan community and veganism each year. Canberra wouldn’t be the same without you xx

Thank you to everyone who came to the Vegan ACT stall to say hello, browse through our fundraising gear and vegan literature or try the virtual reality experience. We sold lots of outreach t-shirts and totes, and we can’t wait to see you all wearing them around town! If you want to get more involved with volunteering for us, please get in touch via facebook or – every little bit helps.  🙂

Thank you also to all our fellow stall holders who made the festival an absolute treasure trove of food, vegan products and info.

We would also like to thank Lara Drew and Carolyn Drew for bringing the Institute for Critical Animal Studies, Oceania Conference to the ACT on the 2 days prior to LGF. It was so stimulating and inspiring, we can’t wait to attend the next one, wherever that may be!
We encourage all of you to check out their Facebook page and have a listen to some of the talks that featured.

The Vegan ACT /Animal Liberation ACT /ICAS supermarket action and pre-LGF dinner was the perfect way to cap off the conference and lead into the following day of festivities.

We think that about covers it for this year – congrats and thank yous all round! All of you people giving a damn about animals just makes our year

Vegan ACT & ALACT 1000 Eyes Actions – Winter 2016

During 1000 Eyes Experiences, organised by Vegan ACT and Animal Liberation ACT, we meet many wonderful people who have their eyes opened to the horrors of the animal product industry, and are most likely beginning a whole new journey tonight.

If you’re yet to witness one of these actions, have a look at this clip of the Canberra crew raising awareness for the animals:

Massive thanks to the wonderful Robert Davy for for donating his time to film and edit this clip.

Write to to help us open more eyes and hearts to the suffering on their plates, and to offer an alternative.

‘Today I Am Voiceless’ 24 Hour Vow of Silence and Outreach Event – Sunday, 17 January 2016

Voiceless 2016

By Michelle

Thank you everybody who was a part of Today I Am Voiceless across the country and the world, and thanks to everybody that was part of our day of outreach for Today I Am Voiceless in Canberra!

The ACT TIAV team reached dozens of people with our flyers challenging recipients to consider a vegan lifestyle, and showed around 10 brave people the short film 1000 Eyes which stands as evidence of the horrors of the Australian animal agriculture.

Shout out to Sia Brook, Laila El Ayadi, Elle Fant, Kane Elson, Rowena Ve Gan, Gareth Ballard and Michelle Isobel for making the day such a success!

Thanks to James Aspey Activism for the basis of the event, Aussie Farms for the use of the video 1000 Eyes which is brilliant at conveying the standard practices within Australian farming.

And also thanks to Animal Liberation Victoria and Vegan ACT for the donation of flyers for the event.

If you would like to participate in vegan activism in the ACT, please follow the Vegan ACT Facebook page and group and sign up to our email update!

Vegan ACT Stall at Living Green Festival – 4 October 2015

THANK YOU to Sia, Fiona, Emma, Nicole, Claire, Rowena, Andrew and committee members Kane, Dieter, Jyoti, Gareth and Michelle for helping with the Vegan ACT stall at the incredible Living Green Festival and thanks to everyone who paid our stall a visit- it was a wonderful day as always. Big thanks to the organisers Jess, Tara and Tracey too!

Our stall reached lots of people that are curious about or considering becoming vegan, we had lots of good conversations with people about various issues around veganism and met many of the great members of our vegan community.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED We also had almost 20 vegan-curious people or new vegans sign up to our 30 Day Go Vegan Challenge – this provides a daily email full of tips, info and access to a personal Mentor.
That’s where *you* come in…

As a Mentor you can become as involved as you like, from answering queries and providing support and tips via email. Or go all out, if that’s what you and your mentee desire, think trips to the grocery store for handy hints or lunch at Sweet Bones to scout out new treats. It’s up to you!

If you would like to be a friendly person to turn to for these brave new vegans please email Michelle via

Vegan Cupcake/Laptop Challenge – 27 August 2015

By Jyoti Dambiec

AnimalACTivism Collective organised a Cupcake/Laptop Challenge on Thursday 27th August. James Aspey and 5 local activists set the stall up in Garema Place and invited people to watch a 4 minute loop about the factory farming industry. The video clip was from Chris Delforce’s Lucent documentary. They were given showbags which included AAC No dairy cards, Vegan ACT brochures, Vegan ACT 30 Day Challenge Mentoring information, Vegan Easy bklets and a flyer to James Aspey’s talk at being held at ANU.

Delicious Vegan Cupcakes were generously donated by Emily Brindley from Sweet Bones Vegan Bakery.

This is proving to be an extremely effective form of activism and AnimalACTivism Collective plans to hold these events a few times a year.

Here’s the video from the cupcake challenge on 2 July 2015. Thanks to Tina Costessi for editing the video. -Adrian Muscat