Spotlight on a Sunset Industry

Ditch Dairy NZ

Spotlight on a Sunset Industry. 1 February 2022 The Vegan Society FebNoDairy – Spotlight on a Sunset Industry. As global economists predict the collapse of the dairy industry within 10 years, New Zealand should be looking at the future of farming. As a country famed for it’s innovation Aotearoa is currently falling behind as new technologies […]

Eliminate animal agriculture by 2050

Eliminate animal agriculture by 2050. 24 November 2021 The Vegan Society The Vegan Society has called for a reduction in livestock by 20% by 2025 and continued phased reduction until there is no animal agriculture by 2050. Supporting farmers to diversify and transition towards plant-based agriculture, including rewilding of “unproductive” land with native bush. The funds to […]

Emissions Reduction: Have your say

Aerial view of cows herd grazing on pasture field, top view dron

Emissions Reduction: Have your say. 20 November 2021 The Vegan Society We have until 24th November to make submissions on the government’s Emissions Reduction Plan, which you can read about and make submissions on here: https://consult.environment.govt.nz/climate/emissions-reduction-plan/ Even though NZ’s emissions are mostly due to agriculture, very little is said about it in the current plan and there doesn’t […]

Cruel Eggs no Fun for Chickens

Battery Chickens

Cruel Eggs no fun for Chickens 8 October 2021 The Vegan Society Scoop World Egg Day is traditionally celebrated on the 2nd Friday of October, but now World Egg Free Day aims to eclipse and trump the outdated International Egg Commission’s awareness day – reminding people of the cruelty of eggs and offering alternatives. Kiwi […]

Incentivise NZ farmers to diversify for a sustainable future

Ditch Dairy NZ

Incentivise NZ farmers to diversify for a sustainable future. 24 June 2021 The Vegan Society Incentivise NZ farmers to diversify for longevity Imagine a future where the rivers run clean, the land is full of native bush, there is an abundance of permaculture horticultural endeavours and Aotearoa’s greenhouse gas emissions are the lowest per capita. All […]

Kate Hawkesby – documentaries are forcing me into veganism

Salmon

What Kate Hawkesby Learned from her Salmon Activism 13 April 2021 The Vegan Society Newstalk ZB Dipping my toe into my pseudo ‘salmon activism’ as my husband sarcastically calls it, has been an interesting saga. This is all off the back of that Seaspiracy documentary on Netflix which I almost regret watching at this point. […]

Why do we need to export dairy?

Aerial view of cows herd grazing on pasture field, top view dron

Why do we need to export dairy? 6 April 2021 The Vegan Society It is well documented that the bulk of our emissions come from the agricultural sector, with our ruminant herds making up the majority of the methane. With Fonterra producing a whopping 20% of the total climate emissions, surely it is time we […]

Will Alternative Proteins Become the Norm?

GNS Imports

Will Alternative Proteins Become the Norm? 23 February 2021 The Vegan Society Stuff News Will alternative proteins become the norm, and what will it mean for Aotearoa? Depending on who you ask, New Zealand’s meat sector is either facing imminent extinction due to the rise of alternative proteins, or is uniquely positioned to capture wealthy […]

It’s Official – We Have Too Many Cows

NZ Cows

It’s Official – We Have Too Many Cows. 3 February 2021 The Vegan Society The draft report from the Climate Change Commission states that we are not on target to meeting our global agreements for reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. It suggests actions that need to take place to put us back on track, with […]

White Lies

White Lies. 23 August 2020 The Vegan Society As the dairy industry lies reeling from plummeting global prices, the scare stories come out in the mainstream media. “Soya milk is worse for the environment than dairy milk” was the ridiculous claim made earlier this week. The positive to take from this is how desperate the […]