World Event To End Animal Cruelty, Melbourne 2015

WEEAC in Melbourne is an annual event that raises awareness of the suffering animals endure every day. Events are held worldwide and yesterday Melbourne held its WEEAC gathering at CERES Community Environment Park in Brunswick. There were stalls, speakers, music and of course lots of food with perfect weather to top it off!

I didn’t stay for the whole day so there aren’t any pics of the evening fun (bonfire!). It was a great family friendly event with dogs (on leashes) allowed. I got some nice big canine smiles too and you may spot your best buddies here!

I hope you enjoy this look at Melbourne’s WEEAC for 2015. Many thanks to all involved with putting on the event and a special thanks to stall holders at the activism and rescue stalls– so many people doing such amazing work here and around the world. Atrocities against animals take place every minute of every day, but we have the power to choose kindness and to show compassion.

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

Von’s Vegan Bake House with an array of amazing cakes. And LAMINGTONS!

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

OMV Bakery with lots of sweet lovely sweets– piggy biscuits are a must in my house:

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

AVS Organic Foods make excellent vegan cheeses (and a variety of other products) here in Melbourne. There’s a new Blu Style cheese (yessss!) by AVS which I really liked:

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Woking Amazing and their woking amazing food– over 1200 dimmies rolled and sold out:

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Fresh cold pressed organic juices from Babou:

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

I got to try the new vegan souvlaki by Vegan Pop-Ups. It’s as good as it looks in the photos (top and middle left)! Also shown below is the crispy noodle salad from Jerry’s Vegiburgers and on the bottom left is Chili Express:

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I love Dosa Joy and stand there like a food nerd watching them make dosa; hot weather meant I got to cool off with 100% fruit sorbet from Smooth As Fruit; Simply Vegan Cuisine with Dolly the bus serving up their tasty vegan meals:

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

More cooling off with Zebra Dream icecream (the strawberry boab flavour is really good. So is everything else); Pura Veda and Coyo yoghurt from the Conscious Foods stall; The Good Brew Company Kombucha with quite a few great flavours; a fine selection of teas were at the One Leaf Organic Tea Blends stall:

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

SO MUCH GREAT VEGAN FOOD:

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

Beauty competition where everyone’s a winner. And the judge may possibly have used a squeaky baby talk voice when putting these photos together:WEEAC Melbourne 2015 WEEAC Melbourne 2015 WEEAC Melbourne 2015

Here we have Izzy Losi and the Auracles; DJ Myke Love got top marks from me for 80s tracks (Electric Dreams! Can anyone else quote that film? No? *tumbleweed blows*); Sam Hanson played a great set:

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

Presentations by activist James Aspey, Matthew Bate of 365 Days of Wholeness and conservation activist Vincent Burke. Tahel from The Nourished Chick gave a raw food workshop. There were more presenters and musicians during the day but I couldn’t stay for the whole day so my apologies to those I have left out:

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Beautiful animal art at For The Love Of Wildlife; hand painted brooches by Melbourne designers Heidi & Gretel at the Vegetarian Victoria stall; organic spelt milk (never tried it before and it was quite nice– sweeter than I thought it would be) from the Classica International stall; personal care items from The Personal Vegan Shop (who were also collecting donations of goods for The Vegan Op-Shop); jewellery (some sweet animal designs!) from Tina’s Treasures; colourful heat/cool bags and more from Vegan Aroma:

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

Rescue and activism groups stalls! Soi Dog; Fin Free Melbourne; Pets Haven Foundation; The Orangutan Project; Animals Australia; Melbourne Animal Rescue; Tincan Town; Animal Justice Party:

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

Animal Liberation Victoria; Edgar’s Mission; Beagle Freedom Australia; Sea Shepherd AustraliaPaws Of Love Animal Rescue:

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Happy faces and lots of colour! See you all at next year’s WEEAC!

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14 thoughts on “World Event To End Animal Cruelty, Melbourne 2015

  1. Hi Faye, wowee this is such a good review! I can’t often go to these kinds of events so I love how your blog covers them. I really enjoyed your vegan day blog. I have been following your blog for a long time and you are hands down the best vegan blogger in Australia, in my opinion. Because what you show is always a reflection of real life, and I like your photos of things around Melbourne. I write articles freelance with photos and I know how much work goes in to creating content and putting together good images! Well done on this truly fantastic blog and keep doing what you’re doing. Your writing voice is honest and funny! Xxxxxx

    • hi Karen, thanks for the kind words! Heh yes, there’s a fair bit of work putting together some of the blog posts so there’s always a huge sense of relief when they’re published!

  2. great photos – it looks like a lovely day – I am most amazed at the prawns – they look so bizarre and I am curious about what is in them – looks like delicious food – I would love one of vohn’s lamingtons and the dimmies and perhaps some souvlaki (is it quite a lot of mock meat?)

    • to be honest I can’t remember if the souvlaki is tofu or seitan! I ate it too fast. The prawns were quite firm, I can’t compare them to ‘real’ prawns because I never ate those in my life but people who had them told me they really liked them 🙂

  3. Dammit, how many events does Melbourne need? Spare one or two for us poor Brisbanites. *sobs*
    It all looks amazing, I wish I could have been there.
    Such a lovely gallery of pooches as well. 🙂

    • the white dog with the big grin was hilarious, he/she sat right up and I swear just posed and grinned for me the whole time!

    • I think these events here are definitely growing, we had a record crowd of about 14,000 for World Vegan Day (I think last year was about 12,000. Not too sure)

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