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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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Beyond Beyond Meat… Aussie Alternative Enters The Supermarket Showdown

So we’ve all heard heaps about Beyond Meat… and we’ve all heard a fair bit about Impossible Meat. And now there’s a true blue Aussie company that’s making a big difference in the vegan space, too. The Alternative Meat Co. products are 100 per cent Australian made and 100 per cent plant based, and not […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch Shows Just How Good Vegan Fashion Can Look

Hollywood’s newest vegan, actor Benedict Cumberbatch, is already making waves on the red carpet and we love him for it. The amazingly talented star of Avengers and Sherlock became officially vegan last year, explaining in an interview that he “eat[s] a plant-based diet.” It came as no surprise when he also was awarded the prestigious […]

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Top 5 Best Vegan Burgers on National Burger Day

Not that you need an excuse to eat a burger, but just in case you did, May 28 is National Burger Day. So go forth and order up, guilt free. Luckily there’s no shortage of great vegan burgers to choose from. Here’s our top five: 1. Lord of the Fries – with six 100% vegan […]

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Vegan Tuna ‘Too Much Like the Real Thing’

There’s a new tuna in town and it’s ruffling feathers (or should that be fins?). It’s plant-based which means it’s seafood-free, mercury-free and gluten-free, yet packed with nutritious omega 3s and features the light, flaky texture of the real thing. Created in collaboration with seafood industry experts to help address the growing crisis of global […]

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New York City’s Proposal To Ban Fur Erupts In Protests

New York City’s proposal to ban the sale of real fur and shearling erupted in protests last Wednesday, with both pro and anti-fur protesters descending the steps of New York’s City Hall. Those in opposition to the anti-fur legislation (introduced in March) are arguing that the decision will have extreme economic repercussions, with up to […]

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Game Of Thrones Stars: Protectors Of The Vegan Realm

This coming weekend (that’s Monday morning here in Oz), the final episode of the final season ever of fantasy drama Game of Thrones will be screened on Fox, and fans everywhere are heading for the hills in a desperate bid to avoid spoilers. So it seems an opportune moment to celebrate the fact that there […]

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Why Coconuts Are A Girl’s (And A Boy’s) Best Friend

The coconut is known as the Swiss Army penknife of the plant kingdom because, in one tidy package, it provides food, water, fibre that can be spun, and a shell that can be burned to keep you warm. Oh, and it floats. Just what you need on a desert island, where, handily enough, you might […]

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There’s Lots of Myths Around Vegan Fashion. Let’s Break Them Down

The world of vegan fashion is clad in assumptions that are outdated, misguided or downright wrong. Here’s where we dust them off and send them on their way. MYTH It’s not stylish BUSTED This is not only untrue, it’s actually the complete opposite of what’s happening on Planet Fashion right now. In 2019 it’s one […]

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Lab-Grown Meat Is The Future. Here’s Why

Throughout history, people have eaten meat as a large component of their diet. Vegans, on the other hand, eat plants. This is no revelation. The reasons for this difference are typically based in ethics, with vegans not wishing to fund the suffering and slaughter of conscious beings such as livestock. Environmental factors also rank highly […]

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They’re A Bit Late To The Party, But Finally McDonald’s Is Catching Up

Vegetables? No thanks! Or that’s what McDonald’s said when it debuted the McVeggie in Australia back in 2011. It was gone from the regular menu in less time than it takes to say Supersize Me! due to “lack of demand”. Now, McDonald’s has revised its opinion and joined other fast food chains – including Hungry […]

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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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Kim Kardashian West Eats A Vegan Diet When She’s At Home

Last weekend, Keeping Up With The Kardashians reality TV star, Kim Kardashian West announced that her diet at home is vegan. The news was shared on Instagram to her 136 million followers when she posted pictures of a fruit smoothie bowl and sweet potato and avocado dish with the caption “I am eating all plant-based […]

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Topshop’s First Ever Vegan Shoe Collection Has Arrived

With their recent launch of a PETA-approved vegan footwear collection, high street fashion retailer, Topshop joins the growing number of brands listening to their customers and introducing vegan ranges in their mix. Handmade in Spain, the collection is made using premium materials that are completely free from animal products (including animal and fish-based glue). The […]

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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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Breaking News – Animal Justice Party Candidate, Emma Hurst, Wins Seat In NSW Upper House

Animal Justice Party representative, Emma Hurst, has won a crucial seat in the NSW upper house and will hold the balance of power alongside others on the crossbench, including former Labour leader Mark Latham. This is the Animal Justice Party’s second seat in the NSW Legislative Council. Ms Hurst, who has a master’s in psychology, is […]

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Plant-Based Eating Goes Mainstream With Meat Free Monday At Grill’d

Wondering where to have lunch or dinner today? Here’s a suggestion – Grill’d. Because today, all their restaurants are going meat-free! We recently reported on Grill’d’s Beyond Burger and their clever marketing tactics encouraging carnivores to try a plant-based burger. Grill’d’s new burgers feature patties by Beyond Meat – a US based company backed by some heavy weight […]

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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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