Mark Donnedu - World Vegan Day
World Vegan Day is celebrated on the 1st of November all over the globe: Chicago, Boston, Paris, Shanghai, Kypselis in Greece, throughout the UK, Tokyo, Dublin, Montevideo in Uruguay, Invercargill in New Zealand … you get the picture... it's big and it's getting bigger! Next weekend thousands of people will continue the celebration at the World Vegan Day Melbourne festival.
Mark Donnedu is the director of World Vegan Day Melbourne. He joins us to discuss the evolution of veganism, the festival and what a vegan world would actually look like.
We also have vox pops from some of the World Vegan Day Melbourne festival's musicians, contributors & stall holders.
So check out the World Vegan Day Melbourne programme, put the 10th of November in your diary and see you at the festival : )
P.S Spring Racing Carnival is also in full swing so Lawrence Pope shares a few choice words in his opinion piece about the horse racing industry. The frocks, fascinators, roses and champers may make it look like entertainment but the froth and bubble cannot hide the callous world of big business and gambling. The only sure bet is that the horses are the guaranteed losers. The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses is working hard to change that and you can help them secure a retirement plan for ex-racehorses.
World Vegan Day http://www.wvd.org.au
Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses (CPR) http://www.horseracingkills.com
Sign the CPR petition - Australian Racing Industry: racehorses aren't pet food -- create a levy to fund a horse welfare plan. http://www.change.org/petitions/australian-racing-industry-racehorses-ar...
Animal Justice Party Victoria fundraiser. Screening of the (brilliant) documentary 'Blackfish' Buy your tickets here http://www.stickytickets.com.au/13847/blackfish_screening__ajp_fundraise...
Blackfish website http://blackfishmovie.com