Vegan Fact Check (Part 1)

Sunday, 11 April 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Davita with a cat sitting in her lap both apparently reading a science book.

Davita and Trev fact check arguments for and against veganism in this show, related to health, ethics and the environment. We do not support an uncritical adoption of a vegan diet, so that's why often heard arguments within the vegan movement will be scrutinized too. Some of the arguments we discuss include:

 "It's natural for us to eat animals" - major red flags! What is this 'appeal to nature' argument? And how have other social justice movements responded to this 'nature' argument?

 "Veganism cures diseases" or "A vegan diet is more healthy than eating animal flesh"



 Dumping of surplus milk, and lobbying for new uses in schools, taco's, and McDonalds:

 "What The Health?" debunkings - The Vegan RD (Ginny Messina) and others:

 Eat For Health, Australian Dietary Guidelines - Official statement on vgan diets (p.35): - Evidence-Based Nutrient Recommendations:

 Book about hormones - Cordelia Fine 'Testosterone Rex': 

 Stop Black Deaths In Custody - Petition calling on the Prime Minister to meet with families whose loved ones have died in custody for the 30th Anniversary of the Royal Commission: 

 Seed's Protect Country Gala:

 Melbourne Cow Save Activist Group:

 Melbourne Pig Save:


 Music Played:

 Lara Prokop ‘Teddybear Suicide’:

 Regurgitator ‘Strange Human Being’:

 Fur Patrol ‘Into The Sun’:


Sunday 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Animal advocacy on the airwaves, hosted by a team of local animal advocates.


The Freedom of Species Team