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Check out these interviews with local vegans.
Compassionate people making a difference!





Andrew, Amy and Evie

Adalita

Adalita is an energetic musician and founding member of rock band Magic Dirt. She belts out her passion and persona on our stages to the delight of many. But Adalita is so much more than her amazing music - she's a compassionate and strong woman who stands up for the rights of others. read interview...


Andrew, Amy and Evie

Amy and Andrew are a young married couple with a gorgeous baby girl, Evie. Amy is completing her PhD in Environmental Policy and Andrew works for the Emergency Services. In this profile they discuss bringing up a vegan baby and some of their favourite foods. read interview...

Anita Frank

Anita is an exceptional photographer and responsible for the main vegan profile photographs on this website (thanks Anita!) anitafrank.com. Anita also specialises in photographing people's companion animals. read interview...

Chris DeRose

Chris DeRose, founder and director of Last Chance for Animals, was also the Ambassador for our November 2011 Vegan Easy Challenge. In the following interview, Chris describes his journey from being a Hollywood actor through to his work as an Animal Rights activist, author and passionate vegan. read interview...

Ivan Zovko

Ivan is a handsome young man who is very interested in health and fitness and helping other people to achieve good health. Ivan's a Personal Trainer who knows how to maintain strong bones and big muscles and it's not by eating animals or drinking their milk! read interview...

Jo Osborne

Jo is a vivacious young woman from London who came to live in Melbourne a few years ago after traveling through the United States and Mexico. Jo's done various jobs from marketing in Switzerland, admin for the British Army in Germany, an animal shelter supervisor in Australia and currently Jo is doing education outreach with Animal Liberation Victoria. read interview...

Jonathan Tosio

Jonathan is doing a music degree at Melbourne University and can often be seen on public transport with his much loved cello and a broad smile for people. Jonathan has great joy in playing his cello and learning German. He comes from the NSW coast, north of Newcastle and is loving living in Melbourne, the vegan capital of Australia. read interview...


Luke and Emilie

Luke and Emilie are passionate about animals, veganism and bodybuilding. They intend to compete in bodybuilding competitions as a vegan couple - a first for Australia! read interview...

Marieke Hardy

Marieke is a screenwriter, blogger, radio broadcaster, columnist and a regular panelist on ABC's First Tuesday Book Club. Marieke was our March 2011 Vegan Easy Challenge Ambassador. read interview...
Merryn Redenbach

Merryn Redenbach

When not protecting baby harp seals in Canada and Whales in Antarctica as the Sea Shepherd ship doctor, Merryn specialises in children's health. She is currently working with children facing developmental problems like autism and other issues like obesity, behavioural and mental health problems. read interview...

Natalie Bowkett

Natalie Bowkett

Natalie is an engineer and managed the team responsible for the structural design of the Athlete's Village at the 2012 London Olympic Games. When not working she enjoys sports, dancing and travelling, especially to Thailand where she has been active volunteering with orphaned and disadvantaged children, and with rescued elephants. read interview.


Nick Perry

Nick is an active and robust year 10 student from Melbourne. He just turned 16 and has two older brothers - all three of them are over 183cms tall, of strong build and vegans since birth. Nick is full of life, mirth and loves hanging out with his friends. read interview...

Philip Wollen

Phillip Wollen is someone very special. He is a big man with a big heart and most importantly he's BIG on vision. Phil is a 59 year old Merchant Banker, OAM, Queens Birthday Honors 2005, Australian of the Year Victoria 2007 and Founder of The Winsome Constance Kindness Trust (WCKT) kindnesstrust.com. read interview...

Pui-Shan

Pui-Shan is a vegan marathon woman who has travelled to Sydney and the Gold Coast to compete. She plans to do the London marathon as well as the Vegan Triathlon in Christchurch. Her last 50km race she completed in 5 hrs 52 mins. Pui-Shan finished 8th in the women's category and 28th out of 544 overall. read interview...

Sharon Scott

Sharon is one of those special people who put themselves on the line to help others. She's a longstanding and highly trained firefighter, often risking her life so others don't loose theirs. Her altruism isn't only to her own species, but it extends to all living beings. Sharon has worked hard for many years helping animals in her spare time. read interview...

Yahvinah and Azai

Yahvinah is holding her 2.5 year old son Azai, and three weeks after this photo was taken she gave birth to his little sister Tekia. Along with their dad, Darah, the whole family is vegan. read interview...