Our vision is a world in which people treat animals with respect, ensure justice for them and enable them to live their lives free of human exploitation, use and ownership. We campaign for veganism as the basis of a just and ethical society and promote its benefits to the natural environment, social justice and human health. We advocate on behalf of animals to bring about the end of the production and consumption of animal products and the abolition of the use of animals for any purpose, including food, clothing and entertainment.
Recently, interest in veganism and animal rights has been growing rapidly. Vegan Australia will help by focusing on a number of areas. We will continue to research the impact of a vegan agricultural system on the economy, employment, land use, and the environment and use this research in public education campaigns. We will make submissions to government enquiries, including the upcoming enquiry into the regulation of agriculture, making a case for the abolition of the use of animals in agriculture. We will issue media releases and seek out media appearances in radio, TV and print to promote veganism and to present the vegan point of view in controversies such as the yearly Australia Day lamb advertisements. We will continue to publish the latest vegan and animal rights news on our website and in social media and we will maintain up-to-date listings of the hundreds of vegan events around Australia.
We believe that Australia will reach the point where animals are no longer used or exploited. This will have far reaching positive consequences for animals, people and the environment. Australia will no longer be a place where almost one billion animals are bred every year to live miserable lives ending in a trip to the slaughterhouse at a young age. It will mean over half of the Australian continent will be able to recover from being used in the animal agriculture industry. Greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced by half and the greening of Australia will begin to draw down carbon from the atmosphere. People will be healthier and live longer, with far less heart disease, stroke, cancer, obesity and diabetes. Medical costs will go down. We also believe that people will be kinder and more compassionate because they will no longer be part of the daily violence against animals.
We encourage you to get active in helping Vegan Australia’s work for animals, people and the environment.