after the country launched Meatless Mondays, a campaign encouraging at
least one meat-free meal a week, Sydney’s famed Bondi Beach was the site
of the country’s biggest vegetarian barbecue for the recent celebration
of Australia Day.
Sponsored by Fry’s Vegetarian brand and
hosted by spokesperson and Australian comedian Simon Kennovich, the veg
event raised funds for the Bondi Surf Life Saving Club while advocating a
healthy, environmentally friendly lifestyle.
Television’s correspondent reports.
Correspondent (F): We’re here on Australia’s famous Bondi Beach
at Australia’s biggest vegetarian barbeque where Simon Kennovich is
telling Australians not to eat lamb on Australia Day but to instead try a
Fry’s burger and to try being veg for the planet and for our beautiful
Simon Kennovich –
Comedian (M): Hallo everyone, people of the world. Come to
Australia. Get down here, have a vegetarian barbeque with us. We’ll all
have a good time.
VOICE: Served fresh off the grill were vegan
alternatives to the meat often eaten on holidays, with a crowd of people
showing their interest in tasting more.
Attendee/Citizen (M): It’s good.
Attendee (M): Mouth-watering, really.
The barbeque also raised awareness on vital veg benefits for one’s
health and the planet.
(F): That’s obviously helping with the cutting down of methane
gases that are produced by animals. And also just having a different
protein source, it’s a great way of benefiting your diet.
Attendee (M): Anyone that loves this
planet and loves the blue sky and the conditions we have at the moment
really should get behind a vegetarian diet for the planet. If we get
enough people behind this, we could change this global warming
VOICE: Many thanks, Fry’s Vegetarian, Simon Kennovich
and Bondi Beach for your celebration and support of the
Earth-protecting plant-based diet. May the compassionate lifestyle soon
be adopted by all countries for a vibrantly sustainable world.