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Welcome to the Veganthused! site, the home of MC Pony! Her latest release is "Please Don't Turn Away", a song inspired by the work of Jo-Anne McArthur, animal photojournalist and founder of We Animals Media. The music video features Jo-Anne's photographs, and is live on YouTube, however you must be logged in and over 18 years to watch.

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Cover art based on photo by Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals Media


In October 2021 we lost the wonderful and inspiring "Human of A Poultry Place", Bede Carmody.  MC Pony's tribute video is on YouTube.

Donate in Bede's memory towards the ongoing care of his A Poultry Place friends:

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"A Kinder Shade of Green" - written with and featuring Trayles - celebrated the regular vegan markets that were run by the Living Green Festival (ACT) Inc. It charted on Triple J Unearthed in hip hop, pop, and overall!


MC Pony's previous upload to Triple J Unearthed also hit the charts! Words Like Knives explores issues surrounding mental health, such as the associated stigma, effects of derogatory terms, the importance of early intervention contrasted with the chronic underfunding of treatment options, and the racial inequalities in access and outcomes. The track's co-writers include the incredibly talented featured artist, Seup. Words Like Knives stayed in the Triple J Unearthed charts for five weeks, reaching #7 in hip hop and #20 overall.



June 2018 marked 20 years since she went vegan. To celebrate, she released her fifth single "Double Decade Vegan" - a throwback to the sounds of June 1998. It debuted at #2 in the Triple J Unearthed Hip Hop charts, and the music video is now also available:


Joining the launch party back in June were Endrey and Chasing Rabbits, who re-formed especially for this event! All raffle proceeds from the day supported the great work of Little Oak Sanctuary.




In April last year, MC Pony launched her fourth single "Mother and Child" at a special fundraiser for Animal Liberation NSW. The song is about dairy cows and their calves, and was co-written with James Donnelly.

The night raised over $1K for Animal Liberation's dairy campaigns. ( /

This followed hot on the heels of her recent launch of "Born to Die", a song about 'broiler' chickens co-written with Robert Pearce.


Both these videos were screened twice as part of the 2017 Footprints Film Festival. What an experience it was to watch them on the big screen in a bicycle-powered cinema! They have since been included in several other film festivals, and won multiple awards - I should have written several blog posts to cover all this exciting news, but a summary is available at the Accolades link.


MC Pony has performed in several Australian states and territories, and also in the US - both mainland and in Hawai'i. Her first official single "Happy Veganniversary", co-written with fellow Sydney vegan Ralph Graham, is a celebratory song for vegans to mark the anniversary of the date they went vegan:

The woman behind the ponytailed-character is Elizabeth Usher, who has done poetry readings, presentations, and performances in Australia, the US and the UK. She has big plans for the rest of 2017 (and beyond!), including starting to blog more than sporadically someday soon… Meanwhile, she’s busy writing more songs, working on some sweet new Veganthusiastic videos, and enjoying the memories of her 18th Veganniversary celebration back in June last year!

MC Pony's award-winning spoken word piece "This Muddy Swine":




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