I read the saddest thing today. Researchers once played the sound of a now deceased elephant to her family in the wild. The others immediately went looking for her – and her daughter pitifully called for her for days afterwards. The researchers never repeated the experiment.
Long-time Viva! supporter, Joyce Moss, here guest blogs about the story of Minty - a tiny wild boar hoglet rescued from certain death. Read about Minty's progress and what you can do to help end the persecution of wild boar in Britain (Justin Kerswell, Viva! campaigns manager)
Have you ever wondered what a cattle auction’s like? I’m guessing the answer is ‘no’- simply because they take place in secluded places, great big halls far from our ‘normal’ life and most of us don’t know anything about their existence. So I decided to pay one of them a visit…
Can meat be part of a healthy diet? Do vegans miss out? Why do some go back to eating meat? What are the environmental and ethical issues? Should we eat meat?
Apparently it is now cheese that is responsible for the French Paradox Puzzle rather than red wine! This revelation has made the headlines in the national press and of course is doing the rounds on social media. It refers to a small-scale Danish study funded by the large farmer-owned dairy company Arla Foods and the Danish Dairy Research Foundation.
Ignore the misleading headlines about saturated fat being good for you – government guidelines are right on this one! says Viva!’s Health Researcher & Writer Dr Justine Butler
By Dr Justine Butler, Senior Health Researcher & Writer, Viva!
By Justin Kerswell, Campaigns Manager and Deputy Director of Viva!
The last Wednesday in September is celebrated as World School Milk Day. Milk is glorified and children are being told that they need it to have healthy bones and grow big and strong. But we, Viva!, are asking teachers and parents to do quite the opposite - NOT to give children milk and to give it up themselves.
When you walk into the halls of the exhibition centre as a visitor of the UK Dairy Day, an event where the dairy industry shows off the ‘best cows’ and businesses attract new customers, what you see really depends on who you are.