A RADICAL push has been staged within the RSPCA to endorse vegan diets
as the best way to prevent cruelty to farmed animals.
One of the supporters of the push has been elected to the board of the
RSPCA SA branch and will stand for the presidency.
A motion to the taxpayer-assisted body’s annual general meeting on
Wednesday called for it to adopt a range of controversial policies,
RECOGNISING egg, milk and chicken, pig and rabbit meat production
“inflicts high levels of physical and psychological suffering on tens
of millions of animals each year”.
ACKNOWLEDGING a vegetarian or vegan diet was “the most effective way
to significantly reduce cruelty to animals farmed for meat, eggs and
ASKING RSPCA members to consider changing to a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Vegan diets exclude any animal product, including dairy food.
The motion was put by a “reformer” – one of a group within the RSCPA
that aims to make the organisation more proactive on animal rights.