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The Australian Society for Kangaroos endeavors to represent all species of kangaroos and wallabies across Australia and internationally, and protect them from unnecessary suffering, killing, orphaning and extinction.The Australian Society for Kangaroos endeavors to represent the general public who value the preservation of kangaroo and wallaby populations across Australia and who wish to protect them from unnecessary death, killing, suffering, orphaning and extinction.
Their pledge was to achieve legislative change to ensure the survival of our unique Kangaroos which they all truly believe would be extinct by 2050 if the mass slaughter every year was allowed to continue with no real opposition. They also determined there was an urgent need to dispel the myths and misinformation about Kangaroos and to do this the Australian public would need to be re-educated with the truth. The scientific research undertaken by those with a vested interest in the commercial kangaroo industry didn’t escape the scrutiny of the group. Everyone at the meeting had all read extensively about the industry and saw the glaring incompatibility between the research undertaken by those who had a pecuniary interest and those who did not. Who we are and what we want to achieve is a work in progress but there is an ongoing shared determination to succeed.
My name is Anne-Marie and I am a Naturopath/Herbalist and Wildlife Carer.  I have been caring for wildlife for the past 15 years specialising in macropods and flying foxes. Over the years, I have developed many herbal formulas specifically for the common ailments that affect wildlife in care e.g. thrush, e-coli and associated gut problems. I also offer free natural medicine consultations for wildlife in care. All the money raised from sale of products here goes directly to helping wildlife.
Wildlife Rescue and Information Network Inc. (WRIN). WRIN Inc. is an organization dedicated to the the rescue and rehabilitation of native fauna found injured, sick or orphaned.  All of its members are all volunteers. If you find injured or orphaned wildlife, please call 0419 356 433.  Do not send email it is too slow.
At Express Wildlife Rescue Andrea and her volunteers run a not-for-profit wildlife organization based in Perth, Western Australia. They rescue & rehabilitate injured and sick wildlife, releasing the animals back into the wild when they can. Sometimes they are just too sick, and they have to be re homed with long-term loving foster carers who continue to look after them.
Our names are Sayo & Rae. We met in Melbourne and bonded over a love of animals. We searched all over the east coast of Australia to find a suitable location and property to help animals in need. After an 18 month search we found that at an 850 acre property near Cobargo on the Far South Coast. The property was perfectly set up to house native and farm animals in need, with stables, penned areas and a lot of outbuildings. Unfortunately, fire destroyed our home 3 days after we moved in – we got out seconds before it was completely engulfed in flames. We were forced to relocate again, further north to the Mid South Coast, to a smaller 67 acres still suitable to release animals, but without the buildings and pens. We are currently operating at this location, but hope to set up another shelter at the original property in future.
I began operating my commercial business in 2007 called Five Freedoms Animal Rescue to provide humane management of animals that are in conflict with humans in their homes, on public land or on major construction and land development sites. Whether removing snakes, excluding possums from buildings or tranquillising large and dangerous animals, a safe and successful capture and the wellbeing of the animal is the driving force of my business.
I am a writer, teacher and wildlife carer. I love writing stories and of course I love to read all sorts of books. When I’m not reading or writing or teaching, I’m looking after orphaned and injured wildlife so that they can be returned to the wild.

I enjoy writing children’s fiction and non-fiction, poems, short stories, educational  resources and wildlife articles.  I also provide editing and proofreading services, manuscript assessment and ghostwriting services.

Roos and Poos: A week in the life of a Kangaroo carer
The more you travel the more you learn; not to predict what a place will bring, have any expectations on your experience and most importantly never plan anything! This is exactly how I ended up joining a family of 2 humans, 9 Kangaroos, 20 chickens, 2 cows, 2 dogs and not forgetting a chatty parrot.
Wala Animal Sanctuary Inc. is a not for profit organisation, dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of Australia’s unique wildlife based in Central Victoria.

“Wellness Coach” – Everything was tra-la-la for me until the ripe ol’ age of 24. Sure, there had been a few bumps in the road and a couple of wrong turns, all in all pretty normal; then an internal implosion, a few sinkholes, and my path has been twisting, turning and changing direction ever since. Looking back there were multiple warning signs that things were amiss, but being young and dumb I ignored them. Until it was too late and ignorance was no longer an option. I was in for the fight of my life.
We provide you with luxurious performance makeup made with 100% natural, chemical free ingredients. Sugar Venom delivers flawless results without compromise. Simply put, we sell the best mineral vegan makeup in Australia. We are an ethically conscious brand who believes in treading lightly and loving animals (while looking smoking hot, of course!). We believe in not putting chemicals on our face or in our bodies. Most of all, we believe EVERYONE should want the best and look their best.
v e e.p is a Melbourne based company who sells handcrafted, hand cut, vegan-friendly soap. Each bar is unique in size, weight, colour and design. As our bars are hand cut by one little lady, not a machine, sometimes our bars are little bit less than perfect. They don’t have perfectly straight edges, or perfectly shaped designs, but we think that’s what makes them that little bit special. Each bar is still beautifully made, have wonderful designs and lovely scents, but their little imperfections remind us that nothing and no one is perfect. And that is okay. We are perfectly, imperfect.
Originally created in 2007, The Brain Food Factory is a free e-magazine which was the brainchild of Ric Allport (aka Super Trivia Guy). Ric is a university graduate and former High School teacher who has a passion for keeping minds healthy and active.  Ric has worked extensively with people recovering from brain injuries and, in addition to this, he was a host for Trivia Quiz Shows for over 14 years, where he was constantly interacting with people who were there to improve their memory, or aid in their recovery from strokes, brain diseases or other injuries.
Dr Jacob G. Van Liessum
Dip N.D.,  Dip H.O.M.,  Dip Ac.,  M Ac F.,  Dip Med. Herb., Dip S.M.,  Ph D.,  M.D.M.A., Applied Science Cert.,Sport Medicine,
A vegan doctor based in Swan Hill, Victoria

Tamara Kenneally is an award winning, animal based photographic artist situated in Melbourne, Australia. Tamara has a passionate interest in animal behaviour, animal rights and animal welfare which greatly influences her work. She has a degree in Media Arts (fine art photography) and post graduate qualifications in Animal Welfare.
Vegan Web Design are a vegan family who are committed to supporting the vegan business community with affordable websites.   No confusing process – just good old fashioned personal service. They don’t bamboozle you with technobabble. They keep things in terms you can easily understand.  They want you to be so happy with their service that you tell your friends, and they tell their friends. Simple
Ethical Bride is the number one Australian resource for all your eco-wedding needs! This site is made by brides, for brides. You can also follow the journey’s of our Bride Bloggers; Amy, Missy, Silvia, Beks & Katie. Each bride is planning their own distinctive wedding and you can subscribe to their blogs to stay up to date with their posts!
Ethikate is a niche law firm providing specialist advice and services in Intellectual Property Law, Trade Marks and Brand Protection Strategies, business and commercial law and entertainment and media law for start-ups, entrepreneurs and small to medium businesses.
The Melbourne Freelancer is your right hand when it comes to running your business. With a crystal clear understanding that on any given day a small business owner has dozens of things to do, Tahlia will work with you to ensure those key tasks are completed on time, leaving you free to focus on the big picture tasks that you’re truly passionate about. Whether it’s managing your emails, scheduling social media posts, or keeping databases up to date, Tahlia can help.
Hi I’m Luke, the Vegan Web Designer. I am a creative and passionate front end web developer from the UK. Not only do I love building awesome websites, I also love animals and I care about our planet, as well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I work on any size project, big or small. I work with HTML, CSS jQuery and Php to deliver optimal solutions for my clients.
Lawyers for Companion Animals is a private law firm in Australia that provides information and advice on issues relating to companion animals and their welfare.
Hi! I’m Katrina and I’m thrilled that you’re here. My story is rich in experience – as a coach,teacher, leader, learner, sister, daughter, friend and general participant in the thrills and spills of life.
A brush with death changed my life and strengthened my career as an artist. On awakening from a coma following emergency brain surgery to repair a ruptured blood vessel, I was presented with an inspirational vision. I found myself in a beautiful, light-filled rose garden and this vision hastened my recovery and illuminated my path forward. This incident has made me see the world through different eyes. I see beauty surrounding me and I want to share my vision with the world.
Legal advice is provided through face-to-face consultations at the Animal Law Clinic (‘ALC’) which operates in Victoria. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide legal advice by telephone or email. The ALC is a joint initiative of Lawyers for Animals and Fitzroy Legal Service. The ALC provides free legal advice on matters relating to animals where the client’s interests are likely to coincide with those of the animal(s) concerned. This can include companion animal offences, ownership disputes, animal activism and many other matters relating to animal welfare.

The ALC only operates by appointment on Friday evenings at Fitzroy Legal Service, 126 Moor St, Fitzroy, Victoria. If you live in Victoria and wish to make an appointment at the ALC, please contact Fitzroy Legal Service on (03) 9419 3744.

If you live outside Victoria or are otherwise seeking a referral for legal advice from a non-fee-charging or private lawyer, please feel free to contact Lawyers for Animals via email:
Catherine Anne Gibb is a Melbourne based artist who has had a love of art and writing for as long she can remember.

Considerable thought of the environmental impact of the art itself goes into Catherine’s creating process. Environmentally aware practices are utilised wherever possible, from using recycled papers, recycled frames, hand-made pigments and dyes derived from plants.

“My goal is to become ecologically neutral, with zero impact on the environment, using 100% recycled, biodegradable and ethically sourced materials and to continue to research and develop new techniques to create a more ecologically aware art. I hope to remind the audience that the art process itself has an environmental impact and to hopefully inspire them to consider their own day-to-day influence and impact on the world, environmental and human.”
I’m Polly. I write, I speak, I teach. That’s my triple gem.

I write all kinds of things from books to blogs to training programs, with a central theme of how to fully engage with our complex beautiful lives and extract the maximum meaning and benefit from them. I’m a big fan of exchanging striving for being; helping you to identify what it is that gets you lit, and working with you as you illuminate your own path.

I speak to crowds big and intimate, sometimes on stage, other times tucked up in a podcast inside the interwebs or living it live in a social media stream. I shout it to the rooftops on all kinds of topics: compassion, kindness, yoga, business, gender, spirituality and sometimes all of these at once. Now that’s a mouthful.
The Animal Defenders Office (ADO) is a non-profit community legal centre specialising in animal law and animal protection matters. The ADO is inspired by the Environmental Defenders Offices, which have been around for decades protecting the environment. Now there’s an office dedicated entirely to protecting animals and animal defenders. 
Every year, at least 9 million trees are flushed down toilets, and 8 million tonnes of plastic flood the oceans. All to make standard toilet paper. Pure Planet’s biodegradable toilet paper is made from renewable, recyclable materials so you can live sustainably and save the planet, one wipe at a time. Septic-safe, biodegradable, vegan, cruelty-free, recyclable and BPA-free qualities make this tissue paper the most guilt-free on the market.

Vegan Smythe is writing vegan comedy songs and bits for earthlings. He’s not laughing AT veganism, he’s laughing WITH it.
String Fever is a unique blend of virtuosic musicianship, nouveau-vaudevilian comedy and a broad palette of the world’s most popular music.  Playing electric violin and electric cello this dynamic duo have travelled the world in a career spanning since 1998.

For The Animals
Edgar’s Mission is a not for profit Farm Sanctuary that seeks to create a humane and just world for humans and non-humans. Edgar’s Mission is set on 60 peaceable acres in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range at Willowmavin, Kilmore, in Victoria, Australia.
Amanda De Warren is one of Australia’s best known and most respected mediums.  Amanda can connect you with your loved ones who have passed over and also has the special gift of being able to communicate with animals – alive, passed over or missing.
Leftys place is a home to Tamara Kenneally – award winning animal based photographer from Melbourne, Australia. Tamara has a passionate interest in animal behaviour, animal rights and animal welfare which greatly influences her work. She has a degree in Media Arts (fine art photography) and post graduate qualifications in Animal Welfare. Lefty’s place offers sanctuary to discarded and abandoned animals in need of forever homes. These fortunate souls have their faces recorded for history in Tamara’s beautiful photography.
Our mission at Freedom Hill Sanctuary is to provide a safe haven for animals that have been rescued from abuse, exploitation or neglect. We also aim to change the way people view farm animals and promote, educate and encourage compassionate cruelty-free living.
Bohollow provides reliable 24 hour rescue of all native wildlife. Consisting of two registered voluntary wildlife shelters, each privately owned and operated by experienced wildlife carers, we are skilled in all areas of wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release.We understand that finding injured or orphaned wildlife can often be a stressful experience for people, especially if the animal is severely injured.
Greener Pastures Sanctuary is a small not for profit farm animal sanctuary located in Waroona, approximately 110kms from Perth in Western Australia’s Peel region. Their 100 acres of animal bliss is a permanent and temporary home to rescued animals such as horses, cattle, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks and pigs. At Greener Pastures, they believe all animals should be protected by law from the cruelty that is inflicted upon them on farms today, in particular factory farms.
Cheryl is a Spiritual, Proof of Survival, and Evidential Medium. She is also a developing Trance Medium, developing Trance Healer, and a Spiritual Energy Healer. Being an Empath, she is able to feel things at a very deep level. Cheryl is also blessed to be clairsentient (sensing), clairaudient (hearing), clairvoyant (clear seeing), clairalient (smell) and clairaugustine (taste). Cheryl is passionate about her work with, and for, Spirit, and considers herself an Ambassador for The Spirit World. Honesty, integrity, ethics, understanding and compassion are extremely important to her, all of which are evident in her work. Cheryl also finds it very important to work with an open and loving heart.
PETA Australia operates under the simple principle that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment or abuse in any way. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in factory farms, the clothing trade, laboratories, and the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of birds and other “pests”.
Wombat Awareness Organisation is a non-profit organisation specialising in the rescue, rehabilitation and advocation of the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat. We aim to develop strategies to keep the wild population healthy, safe and free!
We are proudly the only free range, cage free wombat sanctuary!
Tree of Compassion is dedicated to creating a more compassionate world by helping animals, the environment and disadvantaged peoples via advocacy, rescue, and support.

Animal Liberation Victoria is an abolitionist organisation dedicated to helping all animals, with a strong focus on those factory farmed. The underlying goal of ALV is to abolish the property status of animals. Animal Liberation Victoria is located in Melbourne and is acknowledged and respected as Victoria’s most premier vegan abolitionist animal rights organisation.
Vegan Australia aims to effectively promote veganism through a broad range of activities, based on our underlying principles contained in our vision and mission.
Animals Australia is Australia’s second largest and the most dynamic national animal protection organisation, representing some 40 member societies and thousands of individual supporters.
The Animal Law Institute (ALI) is a not for profit that is dedicated to protecting animals and advocating for their interests through the Australian legal system. ALI will:

  • Provide pro bono legal advice and assistance to individuals and organisations that promote animal protection and the prevention of animal cruelty;
  • Represent animals and their advocates in court;
  • Challenge the way our legal system treats animals through effective law reform; and
  • Engage with the community to provide free education about how the legal system can be used to promote and advance animal protection.

Food & Household Items
The Cruelty Free Shop was created to make life easier for vegans, vegetarians, people with dairy allergies and those who want to use products that are not tested on animals. We’ve done the leg work and label reading for you to produce a one-stop-shop for all those hard to find vegan foods and products. Have fun shopping
Our pur­pose is to end the com­plete­ly un­ne­ces­sary abuse and suf­fer­ing of the bil­lions of an­i­mals who each year are raised and killed to be eat­en, ex­per­i­ment­ed up­on, worn, hunt­ed and im­pri­s­oned.
Products ranging from health and beauty to household cleaning agents, all vegan, cruelty free, eco friendly organic that are not harmful to yourself and your family.
We are a plant-based meal delivery and catering service helping you have access to mouth-watering healthy meals without spending hours in the kitchen. We LOVE food and are super passionate about plant-based ethical living and nutrition. Not only are we hand crafting recipes and delivering them direct to your door, but ALL of the items on our menu are 100% cruelty-free.
Our Mission: To provide the purist 100% natural, organic products free from all chemicals and
fragrances, never tested on animals, vegan and supporting earth friendly sustainable harvesting methods providing our consumers with emotional and functional benefits. “Live organically, love unconditionally and respect nature.”
GreenWitch Tea is a boutique, online tea shoppe who ethically source and buy small batches of pure Green Tea directly from family run or fairtrade co-operative tea gardens. We meticulously select our tea offerings for their taste, purity, and value. Our teas are traditionally grown, sustainably harvested, certified organic or grown spray free, and crafted by tea artisans dedicated to providing you with the finest in Green Tea drinking.
If you love cheese or are lactose intolerant, vegetarian or just like new food experiences, these nutcheeses are for you. Hand-made in central Victoria with the best organic products where possible, our macadamia and almond nutcheeses have the melt-in-the-mouth feel and flavour of a good marinated soft cheese.
I started looking around my own garden and really focusing on the herbs that grow wild and abundantly, I loved how they all had health benefits especially for our skin. When I first found out my grandson was on his way it became a mission to make products that were safe and effective without having to rely on chemical filled creams. Hare’s Corner botanicals are all hand made with love and patience, using ingredients that are all grown or foraged locally.
Soap made with love. Our soaps are vegan and palm oil free, and wrapped in labels made with recycled seeded paper so you can plant Aussie natives in your yard or local park. Every bar is designed, made, cut and packaged by us… for you.

Food Bloggers
Vegie Head is Adele, from Melbourne, Australia. She is here to rock your world, and to change the way you see plant based food forever. Adele specialises in not only empowering you in the kitchen, but also empowering you in life.
Rebecca Weller is a holistic health coach and sparkle igniter who uses her site to share what lights her up – a combination of positivity, optimism, healthy food, love, laughter, soulful tunes, affirmations, adventures, self-love, kindness, creativity and sparkle!

Just Frank
Just Frank is the online home of Leah, a 50 year old mother of 3 beautiful girls, who lives in Mt Gambier, South Australia (or as she calls it, God’s country). Leah is an ethical vegan, however her initial reasons for embarking on a plant-based diet journey 20 years ago were more health related as she sought a new way of living to escape feeling tired and run down day in, day out.
Vanessa creates a lot of her own food in this blog, and also goes by some non-vegan recipes for veganising old favorites. If by chance she should use a recipe or share a recipe on the blog that originally belongs to another blogger or chef she will always give credit where credit is due. She does not steal recipes nor twist recipes for her own so if there’s a likeness of a recipe to someone else’s that is purely a coincidence as she doesn’t profit from her blog recipes in any way. 
Bright Life Catering is not your every day catering business. We offer food which is free of animal products; reflecting a strong commitment to tread lightly on the planet and treat everyone and all animals with compassion.

Gentle World’s core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making such a transition. Toward that end, Gentle World has served as a clearing house of information for the past 30 years, helping children, teens and adults embrace a lifestyle that incorporates their values. Over the years, our member-volunteers have offered educational services free of charge, including seminars, private consultations, cooking classes, video and audio lectures and meals to thousands of interested people.
Michael House is a vegan guest house/bed and breakfast in the UK offering delicious food in a wonderful setting. The house is set just over a mile from Tintagel in north Cornwall, in the pretty hamlet of Treknow. It looks down towards the sea over rolling fields and the valley leading to Trebarwith Strand, whose stunning beach is five minutes drive away, or fifteen minutes on foot.
Authentic XVIII savoyarde farm, renovated and situated  on a plateau at 470m altitude at St. Leger in the Valley of the Maurienne in the Savoie region of France. The bed and breakfast is spacious, comfortable and close to nature.  The bedrooms are very comfortable, with a lounge, bureau and bathroom.  Breakfast can be taken out on the deck or in the dining room next to the open kitchen area. There are many lakes nearby for swimming. Privileged surroundings at the foot of the chain of the Belledonne mountains. The property was taken out of the hunting zone 11 years ago and the land is organically managed (cultivation of Saffron) creating a haven for wildlife, also horses, cats and chickens live harmoniously here. The valley of the Maurienne is the world’s largest cycling area with prestigious mountain passes such as Iseran, Madeleine or Galibier.  We also rent out professional racing bikes, VTT, etc.

(WA – Australia) HideAway Haven is a Five Star luxury Hosted Accommodation in Albany, on the South Coast of Western Australia. Our guests experience the ‘best of both worlds’, surrounded by native bushland, nestled among Eucalyptus trees and abundant wildlife, while on the edge of suburbia, insulated but conveniently located near a neighbourhood shopping centre and grocery store and less than 10 minutes from both the Albany CBD and Middleton Beach.
(SA – Australia) Peppercorn Place is a 2 minute walk to the bus then a 15 minute ride to the city of Adelaide. This spacious, attached granny flat was built in 2011 with sustainability in mind. Comprising 5 rooms that are exclusively yours, it will be your home away from home!
Connecting vegans and vegetarians for house sit and house swap opportunities

Local Accommodation
The Mudhouse is a contemporary mudbrick studio that is surrounded by bush. The Mudhouse ideally suits singles, a couple, small family or close friends. Each room is its own entity, however there are no internal doors including in the bathroom! There is a queen size bed in the bedroom and a double fold down bed in the lounge. There is also a beautiful wood fired danish oven in lounge and electric heating in the bedroom.
Plunger coffee, quality tea and organic milk provided. Your hosts are vegetarian.

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