Dominion Canberra Premiere featuring James Aspey and Director Q&A – Tuesday, 17 April 2018

☆ You are invited to the Canberra Premiere of Dominion: Documentaryfeaturing guest speaker James Aspey, and Director Q&A ☆

Aussie Farms, Vegan ACT and Animal Liberation ACT are coming together to host the highly anticipated sequel to Chris Delforce’s award-winning debut film Lucent: Documentary.

☆ Dominion is a game-changing documentary that explores the six primary facets of human and animal interaction – Companion Animals, Wildlife, Scientific Research, Entertainment, Clothing and Food – questioning the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom. This feature-length film contains the most recent and highest-quality footage from hundreds of investigations across Australia.

Fish Shack Vegan Sunday for Canberra Animal Save – Sunday, 25 March 2018

The Fish Shack Vegan Sunday

Sunday, 25 March 2018 11:00 am

@ The Fish Shack

Creator: Events-ually Yours


The Fish Shack Vegan Sunday will be held on the 25th of March 2018 from 11:00am with the last food order being taken at 7:30pm. The Fish Shack will be open during its normal closing time between 4pm-5pm.

To ensure there is no cross-contamination, the oil of the deep fryer will be changed in the morning and no animal products will be used. There is also coffee, soy milkshakes, soft drinks, sugar cane juice and ice teas available.

10% of the profits from The Fish Shack will be donated to Canberra Animal Save (CAS). CAS is a newly established non-profit organisation based in Canberra using the strategy of bearing witness to animals in their final moments as they approach slaughterhouses, live markets and auctions. They use a love-based community-organising approach based on non violence, love and truth as informed by Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi. They advocate veganism and activism, namely the idea that everyone has the duty to bear witness. There is a zero tolerance approach to animal exploitation by exposing the truth behind animal agriculture, farm shows, and entertainment.

Vegan ACT Trivia Night Fundraiser for A Place of Peace – 17 February 2018

Thank you to everybody who supported the fundraiser for A Place of Peace Sanctuary last night, we had a blast and together we raised $1100 to go towards caring for the animals ❤️👏 Please check out their work and continue to support them!

Congratulations to winning team “Hail Seitan” who walked away with a prize of cookbooks, The Cruelty Free Shop vouchers and a tasty cake mixes and the honour of being crowned the (dark) royalty of trivia! 🤘 Team “Hey You #1” came in at a close second 😉

Some of those who helped make the evening come together: Euan our amazing trivia host; Billie, Andrew and Tamsin from Billie Dean Deep Peace Trust/A Place of Peace Sanctuary who expertly co-organised the event with Vegan ACT; Francine, Steffi, Ali, Gareth, Lyndel and Coffee Room who donated food; our prize donors The Cruelty Free Shop Braddon, The Fish Shack, Gentle Heart Publishing, Big Stinky Dog, Coffee Room, Vegan ACT and participants who donated through both purchasing tickets and other donations on the night, and everyone who shared or promoted the event. I’m sure I will have forgotten someone, please tag them in the comments!

Vegan ACT is completely volunteer run and a registered non-profit dedicated to promoting and supporting veganism in our region in so many different ways, and we rely on this wonderful community to make these fundraisers a success and you always deliver – thank you! 🙌
Please get in touch if you would like to help with future events via

Request that ACT Libraries Subscribe to The Australian Vegan Magazine

Did you know that ACT Libraries does not hold any current vegan publications?

Canberra has an active vegan community and I think this should be reflected in the loans profile of ACT Libraries.

Please contact the library and suggest the purchase of The Australian Vegan Magazine!

Just go to the ACT Libraries website, type “Suggest a title” into the search box and click on the first link in the list or copy the link below:

You can find out more about the magazine here

Your assistance would be appreciated.

Regards, Celeste

Plant-Based Diets Workshops – Friday, 9 March & Tuesday, 17 April 2018

When: Friday 9th March 10am-12pm and Tuesday 17th April 6pm-8pm

Where: Weston Creek Community Centre, Parkinson St, Weston

“Are you concerned about modern animal agricultural practices? Are you trying to reduce your risk of lifestyle disease, reduce inflammation and achieve a healthy weight? Are you concerned about the effect your dietary choices may have on the environment?

There is a plethora of evidence that plant-based diets have significant benefits for our health and the environment.

Are you thinking of eating more plant based meals or are you already on a vegan diet and want to make sure you are getting all your nutrient needs?

Linda is an experienced vegan dietitian who will help build your plant based nutrition confidence and conquer uncertainty.

Some of the topics covered in the workshop:
– Evidence based benefits of plant based diets
– Major nutrition concerns and how to achieve a balanced plant based diet.
– A guide to vegan protein sources
– Maximizing nutrient absorption
– How to put it all together including many plant based meal and snack ideas

You will also receive a booklet with practical plant based nutrition tips, meal and recipes ideas.”

Cost: $66.97

Booking: Eventbrite

Who:  Linda Smillie (Bsc, Grad Dip Nut Diet) is a Canberra based Accredited Practising Dietitian with 25 years experience in both the public and private sectors. For the last 10 years she has run her own Canberra-based private practice and specialises in nutritional disorders of the gastrointestinal system and plant based diets.

She currently works within a private gastrointestinal clinic at Garran. Linda follows a whole food plant-based vegan diet for health, ethical and environmental reasons. “ I encourage my clients to eat real, wholesome foods where possible. I can give you practical ideas about how to improve your diet to help you reach your health goals.

For appointments and enquiries call GastrotrACT, Garran on 6234 7900

Three Bean Salad with Sweet Dressing – Classic Women’s Weekly Recipe

Contributed by Francine


This is a great salad to take with you when invited to an omni bbq as it has protein in it.

In fact, when I take it to bbqs, it disappears and I even get compliments for it!

It is an original Women’s Weekly recipe.




250g frozen green beans (I use baby beans)

250g frozen yellow beans (I use a 440g can of Butter beans, drained as these are hard to find now)

440g red kidney beans, drained

1 small red capsicum, sliced

1 small onion, sliced (I use a red onion)


1/2 cup oil (I use extra virgin olive oil)

3 tablespoons white vinegar

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 teas dry mustard

1 small clove garlic, crushed

1 teas dried basil leaves



Combine thawed beans, rinsed kidney beans and butter beans, capsicum and onion in bowl. Add dressing, Cover, refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving.

Sweet Dressing:  Combine all ingredients in screw top jar, shake well.

Serves 6

Goodbye Blue Locks Fundraiser for Little Oak Sanctuary

Help Samantha help those who cannot help themselves.

Help Samantha give back to an amazing sanctuary.

Help Samantha say goodbye to her blue locks!

As some of y’all might know, Samantha is very fond of all creatures, and she works each day to make some of their lives a little better, but she wants to do MORE!

You may be quite aware of the daily lives of cats and dogs, but what of the others? Samantha has found a beautiful sanctuary called “Little Oak Sanctuary” who do amazing work, and she would like to help them as much as she possibly can.

So here’s the sitch:

Samantha endeavours to raise $3000 for Little Oak Sanctuary, and if she is successful, will shave these blue locks right off!
Now, this means that the length of her hair will be removed, leaving her with about a #2!
The highest bidder (so the person who makes the largest donation) will get the honour of holding the clippers and doing the deed!
Please check out to see the wonderful job these guys are doing, and why I’ve chosen them to dedicate this campaign to!
And if you feel so inclined..

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Vegan ACT Brunch @ Bitten Goodfoods – 13 January 2018

Thanks everyone who attended the first Vegan ACT brunch for 2018! It was lovely meeting up with you all. The food was nice, as were the surroundings. Pleasant company, friendly service and a bit of shopping afterwards.

Bitten Goodfoods is about 85% vegan. Apart from maybe one (usually) omni option, anything else is vegetarian. They have some really interesting products in the shopping area, some I haven’t seen elsewhere. There are some animal products in the fridge and on the shelves but a lot of it is vegan-friendly, and much of it is organic.

Thanks also to Bitten Goodfoods for welcoming us and putting two vegan specials on for us. They also carry a range of Pana Chocolate’s desserts.

Latest Poultry Place Newsletter – February 2018

Poultry Place TurkeysClick here for the latest update from a Poultry Place: February 2018

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:

February 2018November 2017October 2017, August 2017July 2017June, 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

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:
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


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


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

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

Oliver’s Gundagai


See all their vegan items here:

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

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

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.