Vegan Australia envisions a world in which people treat other animals
with respect, ensure justice for them and enable them to live their
life free of human exploitation, use and ownership.
Vegan Australia will be a respected and credible organisation that
gains the trust of both individuals and institutions so they change
their attitude and behaviour, resulting in the end of production and
consumption of animal products and the abolition of the use of animals
for any purpose, including food, clothing and entertainment. Vegan
Australia will campaign for veganism as the basis of a just and
ethical society and will promote its benefits to human health, the
natural environment and social justice.
Vegan Australia is founded on the following considerations:
- Sentient animals value their own life and body and have an
interest in continuing their existence and avoiding suffering.
- Animals have the right to be treated with respect and justice and
not to be treated as property.
- Production of animal products necessarily results in suffering or
death of animals.
- Humans have no need for any animal products and in particular are
able to live healthily on a vegan diet.
- Many people who adopt a nutritious vegan diet will enjoy
significant health improvements by reducing the risk of major
killers such as heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes.
- Raising and processing of animals for food is a major cause of
environmental damage, including land degradation, water shortage,
deforestation, ocean degradation, air pollution and climate
- Veganism is an ethical response to many urgent social justice
issues. The negative consequences of animal production impact
heavily on the poor, the disempowered and the hungry.
- Issues of race, culture, gender and class are important factors to
consider in the promotion of veganism.
- Humans should reduce the harm caused indirectly to animals due to
the extraction of natural resources, transportation, development
and other human activities as much as possible including harm due
To implement its mission, Vegan Australia will
For the animals
- campaign for governments and other institutions to recognise and
- positively influence decision makers and the media
- educate all Australians and inspire them to embrace veganism as
being ethical, attainable and beneficial
- provide services and resources for new and existing vegans
- research the most effective ways to promote veganism and achieve