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No Meat May

Flex Your Veggie Muscle With No Meat May

With most of us self isolating (and even with restrictions lifting), we’re likely be cooking at home for some time yet. Making it the perfect time to cook up a veggie storm! If already treading a cruelty free path, chances are many of your friends and family are not, so say hello to No Meat […]

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After The Bushfires: How Aussie Wildlife is Fighting Back

It’s been a long and stressful summer. And it’s not over yet. Thankfully for many, rain is now in the air. Around the same time that bushfire fatigue kicked in – which is an appalling thing to admit. We’ve become hesitant to open Facebook or Instagram as our feeds are flooded with images of the […]

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New Year New You? How To Go Vegan in Veganuary

Launched in the UK back in January 2014, Veganuary is an annual event that encourages people to try vegan for January (and beyond). The organisers’ vision is simple – they want a vegan world. A world without animal farms and slaughterhouses. A world where food production does not decimate forests, pollute rivers and oceans, exacerbate […]

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Call To Ban Fur in NSW and Victoria Getting Louder

You probably saw the recent media reports about garments trimmed with real fur being mis-sold as ‘faux’ fur in Melbourne markets. The joint investigation by global animal protection organisation FOUR PAWS and MP for Western Victoria Andy Meddick uncovered a raft of items including beanies and jackets that contained fur from raccoon dogs. Raccoon dogs […]

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I AM SOMEONE exhibition

Photographer Gary Sheppard Gives A Face To Farm Rescue Animals

I walked into Bondi Pavilion’s Gallery not really knowing what to expect. Knowing the premise of the exhibition, I was scared I might’ve been going to see confronting images of rescued farm animals in ways I wouldn’t want to see them portrayed. Yes, they were confronting, but not in the way you would first think. […]

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Nup to the Cup

We’re Saying ‘Nup To The Cup’. Here’s Why & How You Can Too

The ‘Nup to the Cup’ Movement is no longer just a trend. It’s a groundswell movement sweeping Australia. Why not join it? Sydney vegan restaurant, Bodhi was one of Australia’s first restaurants to say ‘Nup to the Cup’, holding an annual lunch that eschewed the national horse race and instead raised money for animal welfare. […]

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What Happens At LA Animal Save’s Pig Vigil?

It’s late on a Sunday night in downtown Los Angeles when we set off in the dark, with some trepidation, to attend a pig vigil outside Farmer John’s slaughterhouse in Vernon organised by the Save Movement. I’m travelling with my business partner, Sally, and we’re in LA for Vegan Fashion Week and to meet with other […]

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25 Ways We Can All Fight Climate Change (Even If Your Name’s Not Greta)

The power of one person to create change is a mighty thing. Just look at Greta Thunberg and her ability to galvanise a global movement. The climate strikes have been incredible; hundreds of thousands of people from at least 98 countries, gathering to demand more from our leaders. And while more does need to be […]

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How I Survived (And LOVED) Meat Free Week

I’ve always skirted on the edge of vegetarianism – once, I didn’t eat meat for 13 years – and ‘vegan-curious’ is a word I’ve actually used in conversation. Then two small kids come along and, well, to be honest it all seemed a bit too hard. Which is why, when I decided to sign up […]

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Sign Up For Meat Free Week 23-29 September 2019

Meat Free Week is kicking off in a few weeks and as one of the original founders, I’m thrilled that this campaign is still going strong. Meat consumption is something close to my heart. We eat too much. Period. And it’s having a devastating impact on the planet – animal welfare, the environment and yes, […]

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Celebrate World Plant Milk Day – August 22 And Every Day!

Did you know that a plant-based diet can put an extra 10 years on your lifespan? Yep, if you lead a healthy lifestyle, eating plants is proven to improve your overall wellbeing. So for this reason and others (read on), World Plant Milk Day seems a good time take a closer look. World Plant Milk […]

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Hear What Climate Change Activist Greta Thunberg Thinks About Veganism

Greta Thunberg became a household name last year when she started a one-person school strike outside Swedish Parliament, protesting lack of action to prevent climate change. Since then, at the age of just 16, she has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, given speeches at the UK Houses of Parliament, and been called the […]

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It’s World Environment Day & Air Pollution Is In The Hot Seat. Here Are 10 Tips On How To Do Your Bit.

Air pollution is the theme for World Environment Day 2019. Chosen with not a hint of irony by this year’s host, China, we are all invited to consider how we can make changes in our everyday lives to reduce the amount of pollution we produce. So without further ado, here are our Top 10 tips […]

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Edible Water Pods Replaced 200,000 Plastic Bottles At The London Marathon

The London Marathon took a firm stance against plastic waste yesterday, replacing 200,000 water bottles with innovative water “pods” made from edible, biodegradable seaweed. The water pouches are made by Skipping Rocks Lab, a London startup that’s developing alternatives to consumer products typically delivered in plastic. “The changes and the trials we’re introducing for this […]

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How Should Vegans Vote?

With the general election looming, many of us are wondering how to cast our votes in a way that reflects and benefits our lifestyles. So does being vegan affect who you will choose to elect? Perhaps unsurprisingly it’s not that easy to find out where the major parties stand on animal rights. But we’ve had […]

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Get Your Family On Board With One Day A Week

The family behind Meat Free Monday is going all out on Animal Agriculture with a self-produced short film. We’re HUGE fans of fashion designer Stella McCartney, a key driver of sustainable, cruelty free fashion long before it become a trend. And Stella is not the only family member doing her bit for the planet. The […]

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Fashion Critical Supports No Meat May & The Internet Can’t Cope

My great buddy, Fashion Critical, recently announced signing up to No Meat May (yes, I know who FC really is, but I’ll never tell). To highlight the post, FC used an ages old pic of Lady Gaga in the gross meat dress, because, you know, the page is all about irony, comedy and being obnoxious, […]

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Do Protests Further Or Hinder The Vegan Cause?

Wow, what a week. Animal rights activists in Australia put veganism front and centre of rolling news coverage. For those of you who missed it (where were you?), a group of animal rights activists staged protests around the country, notably shutting down Melbourne’s CBD, to mark the one-year anniversary of Dominion, an Australian doco that […]

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Celebrating Inspiring Vegan Women (Part 1)

Friday, March 8, 2019, marks the 108th International Women’s Day. This year the theme is #BalanceforBetter, aiming to create a gender balanced world. Nobody would argue that is long overdue, but here at The Vegan Company, we’d like to see that balance extend to all living creatures, embracing the animals that we share our planet […]

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3 Huge Wins For Animals This February!

February has been quite the month for the animals, with major steps forward in improving welfare across the board. Here’s a snapshot! 1. Australia Bans Animal Testing For Cosmetics Filling our social feeds on Valentine’s Day was news of the Australian Government finally passing a bill that effectively bans animals testing of industrial chemicals in […]

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Five Ways We Can Eat for Sustainability

In honour of 2018’s Meat Free Week (September 24-30) We asked leading naturopath and blogger, Gemma Davis, co-author of The Compassionate Kitchen, for her top tips on eating sustainably. Reduce Meat Consumption – or even better – go completely plant-based Animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions – more than the […]

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Here’s What’s Happening To Our Oceans (It’s Not For The Faint Hearted!)

Meat from ruminant animals such as cows and sheep has long been recognised as a key culprit in terms of climate change. Meat from pigs and chickens is also a major problem, and could represent the step that takes us over the climate change precipice, due to the destruction of Amazon rainforest for soybean feed […]

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Taking Part In Plastic Free July? Here’s How Big This Challenge Really Is

I’ve long recognised the issues with our plastic addiction. I have cleaned up enough beaches, recycled enough trash, opted paper over plastic enough times to have it firmly set in my mind that our obsession with plastic must end. We are fixated with it, blind to it, superfluously consuming it in our everyday lives without […]

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