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Everyone deserves a day off!

Everyone deserves a day off!

Posted 17 January 2014   by Amy         Permalink | 2 Comments

Tags: Australia Day, Everyone Deserves a Day Off, Australia, lamb, whyveg, go veg

If you haven't seen the new 'Generation Lamb' Australia Day ad yet, I recommend you give it a miss. Personally, I've had about enough of hearing that I'm un-Australian because I choose not to eat animals. Here's the thing - I know what the sting of a blue bottle feels like, I get sunburnt after 20 minutes in the shade and I know all the best ways to stay safe from drop-bears. In short, I reckon I'm just about as ocker as they come. And I'll be celebrating my Australia Day with 100% meat-free deliciousness.

Here's why:

This year you can take a stand for our furry mates by keeping them off your plate. Because if there's one thing that Aussies can't get enough of, it's a day off. And everyone deserves one. Celebrate all that's good about Australia and knock back some veggie tucker this Oz Day. (Click here for some cruelty-free Aussie classics.)

P.S. If there's one more thing that Aussies just can't get enough of ... it's sticking it to the Kiwis. (The fruit, that is wink.) Click on the graphic below to take part in our Facebook campaign to help save our little Aussie mates.

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Free Birds!

Free Birds!

Posted 28 November 2013   by Amy         Permalink | 3 Comments

Tags: Free Birds, turkeys, birds, whyveg, vegetarian, vegan, Woody Harrelson, film, video, entertainment

It’s no secret that I love cartoons, and I’m sure it will come as no surprise that I love animals ;) so you can imagine how excited I am for an animated movie about turkeys :) (especially one with a message of compassion):

How cute are those turkeys? You know where I’ll be when this hits cinemas early next year. Probs nosh down on some of this delish tofurkey beforehand :)

It’s no wonder that Jake and Reggie wanted to give their fellow turkeys a hand. We don’t have Thanksgiving here in Australia, but turkeys are by no means safe from the plate. Around 5-6 million turkeys are killed for their flesh in Australia every year. These birds spend their whole lives in large sheds, cramped in with loads of others. (Click here for everything you need to know about how turkeys raised for meat are treated and to sign the pledge to make kind choices.)

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Neat little fact about Free Birds: Jake is played by Woody Harrelson, who doesn’t eat turkeys OR any other animal :) In an interview with USA today, Harrelson joked, “I’ve been really studying for this part for a long time because I’ve been a vegan for 23 years. I had an instinct a long time ago: Don’t eat turkeys. Eventually you’re going to play one.” There ya go, straight from the turkey’s mouth - being veg could be a good professional move ;) Click on Woody’s head to kick-start your cruelty-free career today.

What other celebrities do you know of who are meat-free?

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