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.

https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=307058

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

1000 Eyes Cupcake Challenge with Joey Carbstrong!

Sunday, 5 November 2017 12:00 pm

@ Garema Place

Creator: Vegan ACT

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: https://www.facebook.com/joeycarbstrong/

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

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

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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.

 

Photos from ALACT Protest Against the Kangaroo Kill – 31 May 2017

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.

If you would like to read more go to:  http://www.al-act.org/issues/native-animals/kangaroos

and:  http://www.al-act.org/campaigns/13-stop-the-roo-cull

Please spread the word about this issue!

Working Bee for the Chicken Folk of Little Oak – 13 May 2017

Vegan ACT thanks all those who volunteered for the Little Oak Sanctuary Working Bee this weekend! With your help we were able to help make a start on the new poultry run which will soon house many more birds in need.

We hope you awesome vollies had a rewarding day and you enjoyed meeting the animals and the delicious chicken-free lunch we shared!

For all interested, keep an eye out for the next Vegan ACT sanctuary working bee here 💚🐔🐤

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:  http://www.animal-lib.org.au/campaigns/animals-for-food/

If you would like to get involved leave a facebook message or email contact@veganact.org.au

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).

March to Close All Slaughterhouses – 11 March 2017

Original Post including photos

Thank you from the organisers of the very first March to Close All Slaughterhouses in Canberra, Vegan ACT and Animal Liberation ACT, Lara Drew & Michelle Isobel<3

We were blown away by the response from the Canberra vegan community with over 100 participants. Your compassion, creativity and commitment was a force to be reckoned with.
We just know many members of the public went home with their complacency challenged and new possibilities awoken, so thank you! And thank you to everyone whose support we had from home and afar.

Thank you to our speakers, local heroes for the animals: Carolyn Drew, Bede Carmody and Tara Ward.

Thank you to all the helpers on the day and in the lead up who made it happen, too many to name! You are all wonderful!

Thank you to all the wonderful people who took photos on the day: Reeni, Tara, Jyoti and more. And of course to Gareth who took the photos we share now (and who is always behind the scenes helping make things happen!).

We can’t wait to do it all again next year, and then we will look back reflect on all the leaps forward we have made as a community in that time.

So let’s do it – let’s push things forward, for the animals!

 

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.