A Very Merry Festive Season Picnic – Saturday, 23 December 2017

A Very Merry Festive Season Picnic

Saturday, 23 December 2017 1:00 pm

@ Glebe Park, somewhere near the playground

Creator: Vegan ACT

Come celebrate another year of compassion in the Capital at the annual Vegan ACT and Animal Liberation ACT end of year get together!

Bring some friends and festive food or some simple snacks to share and spend a casual afternoon making new friends or catching up with old ones and reflecting on a VERY big year of progress for veganism and animal liberation.

Please get in touch if you need a lift, we will try to assist with carpooling ūüôā

Happy holidays! ‚ô•

Latest Poultry Place Newsletter – November 2017

Poultry Place TurkeysClick here for the latest update from a Poultry Place: November 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:

November 2017, October 2017, August 2017, July 2017, June, 2017, April 2017, 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 freechook@bigpond.com

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

Warm Quinoa Veggie Salad Recipe by Laur

Recipe by: her.be.laur
Description: Quick, easy, tasty, nutritious, & flexible
Serves: 2

Ingredients: 1 cup Quinoa, 1 1/4 cup Water (optional: use 3/4 cup water and 1/2 cup veggie stock), 1/4 Butternut pumpkin, 1 Red capsicum, 2 cups Spinach, 30g pinenuts, 30g Pistachios, 2tbsp vegan mayonaise or cheese spread or dressing

1. Preheat oven to 180’C
2. Cut pumpkin and capsicum into 1-2cm cubes
3. Place cubed veggies on baking tray lined with baking paper — put in pre-heated oven for 20-30 mins (may need a bit longer if not fan-forced)
3. Rinse and cook quinoa as per package instructions (optional: add veggie stock for additional flavour)
4. Rinse and drain fresh spinach
5. When veggies and quinoa are ready (and still hot), mix together with spinach in a bowl (the heat/moisture will help to wilt the spinach)
6. Add nuts and sauce
7. Mix well
8. Eat while still warm, or pop in the fridge for later.
NOTES: The beauty of salads is that you can increase or replace the grain, the veggies, the nuts, or the dressing (anything really) to your taste.

Salad before mixing

Stirato Bakery Cafe (Vegan Friendly), Fyshwick

Stirato Bakery Cafe

By: @her.be.laur

Address: 21/1 Iron Knobb Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609

Website: www.stirato.com.au

Stirato is a VERY accommodating and kid-friendly café (decked out with a furnished cubby house, and loads of indoor toys). There is a yummy vegan pie on the menu, and the staff are friendly, helpful, and willing to vegan-ise dishes and drinks.

Superfood Salad

Instagram: @stirato_bakery_cafe  https://www.instagram.com/stirato_bakery_cafe/

Oliver’s Market (Vegan Friendly) in Gundagai, Goulburn and beyond

Oliver’s Gundagai

By: @her.be.laur

See all their vegan items here:  https://www.oliversrealfood.com.au/collections/vegan-friendly

Oliver’s is a new(ish) pit-stop located perfectly for road trips to or from Sydney, Melbourne, or anywhere in-between. There’s a bunch of healthy, vegan items on the menu (burritos, soups, curries, sushi, nuggets, chips, salads, juices, chia puddings, bliss balls, muffins… read: A LOT!), as well as packaged items (muesli, tea, popcorn, drinking chocolate…). They even sell DVD’s and books that most vegans will be familiar with (Cowspiracy, Forks Over Knives, etc.). Check it out!

Instagram: @oliversrealfood

Escape the Race (Free BBQ) – 7 November 2017

Escape the Race – Free BBQ

Tuesday, 7 November 2017 1:30 pm

@ Glebe Park Civic

Creator: Animal Liberation ACT

137 racehorses have died on Australian racetracks since the 2016 Melbourne Cup and many more die each year as ‘wastage’. For more info about why horse racing is not okay please visit www.horseracingkills.com

Lots of peeps showed up to enjoy a free vegan BBQ*, hosted by Animal Liberation ACT, as we said ‘Nup to the Cup’ at Glebe Park in Civic on Tuesday 7 November between 1:30-4pm.

Enquiries please message Animal Liberation ACT or email info@al-act.org

Videos from Candle-Lit Vigil For the Chickens – 4 November 2017

Local activist Laila recounting her experience with liberating birds as unique and important as the 200,000 chickens who live out their short brutal lives at Parkwood Eggs in Macgregor ACT.

Save chickens – ditch eggs

Joey Carbstrong speaking at the Chicken Vigil held by Vegan ACT and Animal Liberation ACT for the chickens of Parkwood Eggs, and all chickens affected by the egg industry

Candle-lit Vigil for the Chickens

Saturday, 4 November 2017 6:30 pm

@ Parkwood Egg Facility, MacGregor

Creator: Vegan ACT

Original Post:

200,000 hidden lives: Let’s bring them to light.

In the Belconnen suburb of MacGregor, around 200,000 curious, intelligent hens live out their lives in sorrow-filled, windowless sheds. When these hens reach 18 months old, with egg production dropping, they are sent to slaughter and replaced – with young chickens who are subjected to the same process.

Join us in shining a light on the lives of chickens, and imploring Canberrans to help end the harm and exploitation of chickens by choosing not to consume eggs or any animal products at a candle-lit vigil held by Vegan ACT & Animal Liberation ACT on Saturday the 4th of November.