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…
Numerous health groups all over the world are reminding people to take care of their bone health in the run up to World Osteoporosis Day, 20 October 2014. The charity Viva!Health are going against the flow encouraging people to cut dairy out of their diet.
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.
ANIMAL CHARITY VIVA! has launched two new guides to help you join the ever-increasing number of people going dairy-free.
Click here to see wonderful new photos of Hamish, Dougal and William loving their new life at Hillside Animal Sanctuary. The boys are settling in beautifully - thanks only to your generosity and supporter Heidi Stephenson's determination to save them last year.
After a 10 year hiatus, and despite huge public opposition, Britain's unwanted male dairy calves are once again being shipped long distances to suffer in Continental veal crates. Since this vile trade resumed on May 5th, thousands of tiny calves have been exported through the port at Dover. The Government has now given the go ahead for exporters to fly calves to the Continent, paving the way for even more calves to suffer the terror of transport and the misery of a veal farm.