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Doctor No

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 14:03 -- Tony

If it’s a prescription you want then Dr David Ryde is probably not your man. This vegan GP built a career out of saying no to bottles of ‘jollop’. He prefers giving advice – and it has dramatically changed people’s lives

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Forget Rudolph: why Britain’s taste for ‘novelty’ meat could spell the end for Europe’s wolves

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 11:52 -- Justin

By Justin Kerswell, Viva! campaigns manager

Every year without fail, Viva! is approached to make comment about someone selling reindeer meat in the run up to Christmas in Britain. And almost without fail – with a couple of notable exceptions – all the tabloids really want is a story about some supermarket or other ruining Christmas by serving up one of ‘Santa’s four-legged helpers’.

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What will be in your tea when they come to gas the badgers?

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 10:23 -- Justin

By Justin Kerswell, Viva! campaigns manager

The guns have fallen silent over Gloucestershire and Somerset. For now, badgers can slumber peacefully throughout the winter months, but what is to come next spring? We shouldn’t take the ending of the ‘cull’ earlier than intended as a sign of complacency or an admission of defeat by the Government. If anything, the resolve to continue – and expand – the killing fields next year has taken on a new zeal.

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In Bruges

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 12:09 -- Tony

I went to Bruges last week and on my first evening wandered around the side streets of this beautiful old city – doing a bit of menu spotting as I went – and got totally lost. It was then I saw a very small restaurant (seats 12 at a time) with an almost vegan menu – plus some fish. It was beautifully appointed – linen tablecloths, sparkling glasses, etc  –  and so that was it for me for dinner. The oldish lady owner served an appetizer of hot spiced aubergine in crumbly pastry.

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