☆ 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.
VEGAN SUNDAY IS BACK!!
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.
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 email@example.com
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: https://www.library.act.gov.au/functions/suggest
You can find out more about the magazine here: https://www.tavm.com.au/
Your assistance would be appreciated.
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.”
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
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 http://www.littleoaksanctuary.org 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..
PLEASE GO TO https://chuffed.org/project/donate-for-animals-and-ill-lose-my-locks TO DONATE!
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.
Click 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 2018, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
See Bede’s recent TEDx Talk here. You can also watch Bede being interviewed and read more about his sanctuary here.
Address: 22-24 Colbee Court, Phillip ACT 2606
Wheat & Oats is a quiet little café that has just one (DELICIOUS) vegan item on the menu: the cauliflower salad (pictured) – plus chips and plant milk for coffees if you’re counting on those.
Pine & Pistachio Nuts
Recipe by: her.be.laur
Description: Quick, easy, tasty, nutritious, & flexible
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
Stirato Drinks Menu
Stirato Pie Cross-Section
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.
Instagram: @stirato_bakery_cafe https://www.instagram.com/stirato_bakery_cafe/
Iku Orange and Lemon Sago Pudding
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!
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 email@example.com
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
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.