The Hen Project 5 - GASSED

Inspired by Viva!’s investigations into UK egg farms in 2016.

In commercial egg farms eggs develop inside industrialised incubators. 

At around 21 days the chicks hatch in tiered racks of trays. 

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Viva!'s Laura Hellwig and Sophie Delarny were keen to visit Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary to see how Mum and her six piglets were settling in after being rescued by Viva! and the Sanctuary. They found a warm welcome! See the adorable photos ...

Viva!'s Laura Hellwig visits the Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary

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They are settling in wonderfully. Mum loves back rubs and rooting around in the straw; knowing her babies are safe. And we’re quickly finding out that her little piglets have big personalities!


Help us name them. Pigs means prizes! 

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Footage obtained by Viva! Campaigns taken on an intensive factory farm reveals truly dismal conditions for pigs.

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What the suffering of horses in Argentina means for pigs in Britain

Find out why tortured horses in Latin America should be of concern to British meat consumers!
Spent - The true price of eggs

THE HEN PROJECT 4 Spent - The true price of eggs

Naturally intelligent, social, sensitive, with a distinct hierarchy, a communal approach to rearing their young, producing only 20 eggs per year, and with a lifespan of up to a decade.

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Eating Out

My Vegan Town


There is science behind going vegan and it is irrefutable. My father died from cancer, and the older you get, you see people struggling with chronic disease. You see people dying with terminal illnesses. Going vegan makes sense. My cholesterol dropped dramatically within two months of dropping meat...

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Viva!life magazine

Viva!Life issue 63 | Winter 2016

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