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Report on a national survey run in 2009 to determine how many Australians are vegetarian or vegan and what their attitudes to animals are. Released February 2010.

This 9th and final revision comes 3 years after the one prior. The lateness of this final version is partly due to a delay in obtaining information from DEFRA.

The report hasn't generally been updated apart from a couple of items:

1) information about a May 2007 survey conducted by DEFRA mentioned on page 39. That survey reported 2% of the people surveyed were vegan - a highly unlikely figure. DEFRA confirmed it was wrong: not because they reported it incorrectly, but because, unsurprisingly, people had the wrong idea of what being vegan means.

2) an estimate of the number of water animals killed each year on page 42. Previous versions of the report used a figure of less than 100 billion animals, but according to more detailed estimates by fishcount.org.uk, the number of fish alone killed for food - not including other water animals - is likely over a trillion. As this number is several times larger than the original estimate, the original figure was revised.

Other changes were either minor - eg correcting spelling - or cosmetic: rounding the corners on photos. As the report in general hasn't been updated, by now there may be numerous outdated website links and references.
Report on a national survey run in 2009 to determine how many Australians are vegetarian or vegan and what their attitudes to animals are. Released February 2010.

This 9th and final revision comes 3 years after the one prior. The lateness of this final version is partly due to a delay in obtaining information from DEFRA.

The report hasn't generally been updated apart from a couple of items:

1) information about a May 2007 survey conducted by DEFRA mentioned on page 39. That survey reported 2% of the people surveyed were vegan - a highly unlikely figure. DEFRA confirmed it was wrong: not because they reported it incorrectly, but because, unsurprisingly, people had the wrong idea of what being vegan means.

2) an estimate of the number of water animals killed each year on page 42. Previous versions of the report used a figure of less than 100 billion animals, but according to more detailed estimates by fishcount.org.uk, the number of fish alone killed for food - not including other water animals - is likely over a trillion. As this number is several times larger than the original estimate, the original figure was revised.

Other changes were either minor - eg correcting spelling - or cosmetic: rounding the corners on photos. As the report in general hasn't been updated, by now there may be numerous outdated website links and references.

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Published by: The Vegetarian/Vegan Society of Queensland on Feb 15, 2010
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A Pound of Flesh

A survey of 1202 Australians about whether they’re
vegetarian or vegan and what their attitudes to animals are.

The Vegetarian/Vegan Society of ueensland !ncor"orated #VVS $

htt"%//vegsoc.org.au

info&vegsoc.org.au

'ebruary 2010

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