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.
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: https://www.facebook.com/joeycarbstrong/
Please contact Laila via messenger if you can donate cupcakes or have any questions
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
See Bede’s recent TEDx Talk here. You can also watch Bede being interviewed and read more about his sanctuary here.
Organic Kama is proudly Australian owned and operated from Canberra.
Our natural skin care range is beautifully handcrafted using cruelty free and 100% vegan ingredients. We are proud to say we are fully Cruelty Free Accredited. www.organickama.com.au
Support the vegan advocacy and community building work of Vegan ACT by becoming a card-carrying member of our organisation, in return you will also get a discount card which will get you a discount at the awesome, local, vegan-friendly businesses listed below.
MEMBERSHIP SALE PRICING
For the next couple of weeks our membership prices are:
– Individual Membership $20, usually $25
– Concession Membership $16 usually $20
– Family Membership (2 cards) $32, usually $40
– Lifetime Membership $236, usually $295
– Lifetime Family Membership $384, usually $480
If you are up to date with your membership, please feel free to purchase a membership online to have your current discount card extended by 1 year for the sale price. Any questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know Vegan ACT is a completely volunteer run not-for-profit organisation which conducts regular outreach, social & educational events, community fundraising, sanctuary support and more? You do now! Help us by donating, purchasing a membership or product from our online store https://veganact.org.au/shop/ Or even better, volunteer with us! Get in touch at email@example.com or come along to one of our many volunteering opportunities all shared through our official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VeganACTpage/
A Vegan ACT membership card entitles the holder to a 10% discount (unless otherwise stated) on Vegan items ONLY from the wonderful businesses listed below. Click here to join!
Please respect these wonderful businesses by only buying Vegan items and not using your discount to purchase non-Vegan things (even for a friend). Anyone who insists on using their cards for non-Vegan items risks having their cards revoked.
We thank these businesses for their support and recommend them to members and non-members alike.
A Poultry Place is home to hundreds of rescued birds at any given time (and a few mammals too), and has run by just one very dedicated Human for the last 16 years. Watch the founder’s TEDx talk on Youtube for further insight into the story behind this sanctuary below! And click here to read A Poultry Places Newsletters!
A well planned vegan diet can easily supply your daily protein needs. Legumes, grains, nuts, seeds, plant-based milks and vegetables are all good sources of protein. However a vegan diet can also fall short in protein if it relies too heavily on fruit (like in some raw vegan diets) or incorporates too many vegan processed foods (confectionary, crisps, biscuits, refined foods).
Protein needs are very individual and are related to factors such as body mass, activity and age. Protein needs are greater if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. There are also some medical conditions that increase your protein needs. Speak to a health professional if you need help working out your protein requirements.
An average weight male will need a minimum of 60g protein per day. Let’s take a closer look at the protein content of some common vegan foods and see how easy it is to achieve this goal.
Tofu (firm) ½ cup = 100g
Tempeh ½ cup = 100g
Lentils ½ cup cooked
Chickpeas ½ cup cooked
Edamame ½ cup
Kidney beans ½ cup cooked
Soy beans ½ cup
Sanitarium Vegie D’light Vegie Roast (120g serve)
Falafels – 3 (50g)
Almonds 30g (25 nuts)
Cashews 30g (25 nuts)
Peanut Butter 1 tbsp
Hemp seeds ¼ cup
Chia seeds 1 tbsp
Tahini 1 tbsp
Pumpkin seeds ¼ cup
Flaxseeds ¼ cup
Soy milk 1 cup
Rice Milk 1 cup
Protein enriched Rice milk 1 cup
Almond Milk 1cup
Soy yoghurt 200g tub
Coconut yoghurt 170g tub
Amaranth 1 cup cooked
Oats 1 cup cooked
Quinoa 1 cup cooked
Brown rice 1 cup cooked
Kamut 1 cup cooked
Millet 1 cup cooked
Vegetables and fruit per ½ cup
Note that there is a large variation in the protein content of plant-based milks. Soy milk contains the most protein at 9g per cup however most other plant based milks are poor sources of protein. Some plant milk are enriched with protein . (Look out for future updates on both soy and plant based milks)
So in order to achieve his minimum 60g of protein per day, our average male could aim for:
Breakfast: Chia breakfast pudding 2tbsp chia seeds + 1 cup protein enriched rice milk + 2 tbsp flaxseeds/flaxmeal + cinnamon + 1 serve fruit
Lunch: Quinoa Salad 1 cup cooked Quinoa + ½ cup edamame beans + 1 cups salad vegetables + drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice
Dinner: Dhal 1 cup cooked lentils + 1 cup cooked brown rice + 1.5 cups cooked vegetables
Snacks: 30g almonds + 1 serve fruit + 1 slice sourdough bread with ¼ avocado
Total protein = 70g/2000 calories
It is better to get your protein from whole foods as they contain other key nutrients such as iron, zinc and calcium. If you rely on protein powders to reach your protein target it can be harder to meet your requirements for these other vital nutrients. However, there may be times where a protein powder may be useful. Vegan athletes, growing teenagers or elderly vegans may find a protein powder can help meet their higher protein needs. Vegan protein powders are based on plant proteins such as pea, soy and rice. Such supplements provide between 15 and 25g protein per serve.
Written by Linda Smillie – Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist. BSc, Grad Dip Nut Diet
I am a Canberra based dietitian who specialises in plant based diets and gastroenterology. If you are new to plant based eating or a long term vegan I can help make sure you are getting all the essential nutrients you need to optimise your health. I practise at Waramanga and Garran. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Vegan Card is an Australia-wide discount card that is owned and run by one of our own, Tracey Lofthouse. It started in 2012 with the aim of helping vegans find small vegan-friendly businesses and get access to products more easily, and help vegan and ethical businesses grow and survive against the ‘big guys’. It wrapped up in 2015, and Tracey started it up again in 2016 with the same objectives. Vegan Card has close to 45 businesses all over Australia offering discounts from 5-25% on thousands of goods and services (you can find almost anything you need), and is adding to them all the time. There are plans afoot to expand overseas.
You may remember seeing the official re-launch at the Living Green Festival in 2016. Well, the Vegan Card has been back for almost a year already and the new financial year’s Card will be available for purchase very soon! Or you can buy one now for the remainder of 16/17 at a greatly-reduced price. The Card is available all-year around, so you can buy one anytime. The price decreases every month.
In Canberra you can use your Card at The Cruelty Free Shop, As Nature Intended and Dickson Health Foods, but Tracey is in discussions with several more businesses. There are currently 25 online businesses that can deliver to pretty much anyone in Australia, and local businesses in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and various other towns and cities so you can use your Card when you travel. Like the Facebook page and keep your eye out for announcements as new businesses are added.
If you like supporting small and vegan businesses with the added bonus of getting discounts, check out the Facebook page and Website to see where you can use the Card, and how to obtain one.
If you are a vegan running your own business or know of a vegan business-owner who might be interested, please drop a line to email@example.com, or message Tracey via the Facebook page.
Animal Liberation ACT’s protest to oppose the kangaroo killing in Canberra was held in the City from 4.30 – 6 on Wednesday May 31.
The aim of the protest was to bring the ongoing atrocities of the kangaroo kill in Canberra to the public, and to raise awareness about the significant acts of violence being perpetrated on an iconic and gentle native animal and their young.