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World Veg Week is here! (1st - 7th October). That's a whole week celebrating cruelty-free living. To get in the spirit of things, we're challenging you to go veg for the week!
So why go veg?
For your health
For your health

Ditching meat is the ultimate way to oppose animal cruelty. If every Aussie went meat-free for just one week, we could spare almost 10 million animals from a life of misery in a factory farm!

Few could look through the doors of a factory farm and not cringe at the grim reality that pigs and chickens face every day. While they may endure the worst cruelty, sadly other animals raised for food are not guaranteed a life free from suffering either. Sheep and cows endure surgical procedures without pain relief, such as castration and tail amputations. Nasty! And all animals raised for food face the stress and cramped conditions of transport followed by confusion and fear in their last moments at the slaughterhouse.

The good news? All Aussies can be lifesavers for the 41,000 adult sheep, 56,000 cows, 123,000 pigs, 211,000 lambs, and 9,000,000 chickens who are typically killed for human consumption each week.

Next: For yourself »


"Nothing's changed my life more. I feel better about myself as a person, being conscious and responsible for my actions and I lost weight and my skin cleared up and I got bright eyes and I just became stronger and healthier and happier. Can't think of anything better in the world to be but be vegan." — Alicia Silverstone

Want to look trim and terrific for summer? Would you like an extra spring in your step? Athletes, actors, and artists alike have reaped the benefits of taking animal products off their plate. And here's the bottom line: animal products have been linked to all of the biggest killers in the western world: heart disease, obestity, stroke, diabetes and cancers.

When you give meat the flick, you'll increase your life expectancy and you may just shed a few kilos and find you're full of beans too :)

Next: The planet »


"A vegan driving a hummer would be contributing less greenhouse gas carbon emissions than a meat eater riding a bicycle." — Captain Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd

According to the UN, livestock production is responsible for more greenhouse gases than all of the world's transport combined. It is also one of the leading contributors to all of the most pressing environmental problems including species extinction, deforestation, land degradation, pollution of soil and waterways, and scarcity of fresh water.

If all Australians went meat-free for just one week, we'd save the GHG emissions equivalent to 31,500 road trips from Sydney to Melbourne in a Prius. And that's the savings from cows alone!

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