The Australian Vegetarian Society's aim is to increase the
number of vegetarians in Australia in order to stop cruelty to
animals, benefit human health, protect the environment and preserve
world food resources. We are a non profit-making, non-sectarian
organisation dedicated to promoting the vegetarian way of life by campaigning, education, information and research.
The Society was founded in the late 1800s to
spread the principles and benefits of vegetarianism and the ideal
of a humanitarian way of life. Since its inception, it has played a major role in promoting vegetarianism throughout
Australia by organising public meetings, lectures, films and videos
as well as publishing and distributing literature.
The magazine True Natural Health is automatically
sent to all new members of the Society on payment of full membership.
We also publish a variety of literature which
covers the main aspects of vegetarianism, provide an information
service for those seeking nutritional advice as well as information
on vegetarian products, restaurants, caterers, cooking classes
The Society liaises with conservation and consumer
groups, both to further its own aims and to support campaigns
with similar interests. It also maintains close contact with vegetarian
societies abroad and is a member of the International Vegetarian
Our definition of a vegetarian is a person who
eats foods which are free from any ingredients derived from the
slaughter of animals (including chicken and fish). While other
animal products not directly involving slaughter may be used,
we encourage people to seek humane alternatives such as free range
eggs and animal rennet-free cheeses. We also encourage the use
of non-animal alternatives such as soya and rice milks, non-dairy
spreads, ice cream alternatives, and so on.
To join the Society, click HERE
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