|Vegans demand a fair go in new dietary guidelines|
|Written by ACTVS Admin|
|Tuesday, 06 March 2012 10:05|
MEDIA RELEASE - for immediate release
6 March 2011, Sydney
Vegans demand a fair go in new dietary guidelines
"The new guidelines should acknowledge and support the great number of Australians who for animal rights, environmental, health, religious and other reasons, eat plant-based diets," said Greg McFarlane, President of the Vegan Society NSW.
"The current guidance on vegan diets is discriminatory to these groups of Australians," said McFarlane.
"The draft dietary guidelines regrettably serve to reinforce the completely unnecessary abuse and suffering of animals who are raised and killed each year to be eaten."
"The new national dietary guidelines must include consideration of the wellbeing and rights of animals."
The vegan groups' submission also recommends that:
The Vegan Society NSW is a community-based, non-profit organisation in New South Wales, Australia. Our aim is to promote the many benefits of veganism and provide quality service, support and up-to-date information to vegans and the general community.
Vegan Australia is a new national vegan organisation that aims to promote veganism to the broader Australian public. Vegan Australia envisions a world where all animals live free from human use and ownership. Compassion is the foundation of Vegan Australia - compassion towards animals, people and the earth. Vegan Australia believes that the starting point for people to put this compassion into action is to become vegan and to encourage others to become vegan.