Vegetarians International Voice for Animals

Current campaigns

This page lists what we are focussing on at the moment. Act today to save animals. Please support our important work by donating or joining Viva! today.

Britain's Hardest Working Mother

Dairy cows have their newborn babies snatched away so we can drink their milk. Impregnated again two months later and producing extremely high amounts of milk, their bodies are under so much strain they are exhausted by the age of five. Help us break this cycle of suffering and say no to milk!

Viva! have gone undercover to film what really goes into your pint of milk from the shooting of unwanted bull calves to the painful mutilations of the dairy goat industry. We are also busy campaigning to let consumers know that milk is the wrong stuff - and we're healthier without it! We also provide practical help to dump dairy and go vegan.

Find out more at www.whitelies.org.uk.

Plucky mascot Piggles has been sticking up for pigs across the UK! Most pigs in Britain are factory farmed - and even those who aren't live very short lives. The majority of sows are confined for weeks of the year in restrictive cages so small they can't even turn around.

Most piglets in Britain suffer painful mutilations shortly after birth. Please join us in asking for these mutilations to be outlawed. We have also been campaigning to stop what would be one of Britain's largest ever pig farms being built in Foston. We continue to tell people the best way to help pigs - and all farmed animals - is to stop eating them. 

Find out more at www.piggles.org.uk

Dump dairy. Save a badger.

Sadly, badgers were recently shot in two areas of England as part of a terminally misguided attempt to control TB in cattle. They were scapegoats for farmers' failings and outrageous political backslapping. Viva! is one of the only groups calling for people to dump dairy to save badgers.

Find out more about Viva!'s campaigns for badgers and please pledge to boycott dairy today. Over 4,000 people have already pledged to dump dairy to save badgers - costing the industry an estimated £2.7 million a year so far!

Our undercover investigators have been inside two of Britain's biggest chick hatcheries. Male chick killing, female mutilations and intensive, cramped conditions - all part of the egg industry. Find out more and watch the shocking footage.

Our investigators also exposed why buying free-range or eggs from so-called 'enriched' cages is not the answer.

We have also exposed the horrendous conditions on factory farms for chickens raised for meat.

Wildlife in under threat! Kangaroos are hunted in Australia, with their baby joeys discarded as trash in the dirt. Crocodiles are factory farmed in what are essentially concrete coffins. We stamped out the British ostrich industry, but now some stores are trying to reintroduce it.

We are currently trying to get Lidl to drop kangaroo meat. They are the only store in Britain that sells it - as our campaigns stopped all others. We've almost won against the football manufacturers, who have all but dropped kangaroo leather because of Viva! and our supporters. Help us get them to stop completely.

Latest news: December 2014

Viva! has been featured in the Mirror’s new investigation into a foie-gras producer in France that supplied celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal. The conditions reported shocked him so much that he dumped that supplier. Join us in telling him that it doesn't go far enough - and if he is serious about rejecting foie-gras cruelty he should stop serving it full stop!

May 2014 - York is still foie-gras free thanks to you! Find out more.

Viva! has launched a campaign to urge the Government to ban the importation of foie-gras in light of the recent upholding by the World Trade Organisation of the EU-wide ban on seal products. We believe that this now makes an import ban more achievable. That is why we need your support to help stop this terrible cruelty. Please sign and share our petition.

Viva! has launched a campaign to urge the Government to ban the importation of foie-gras in light of the recent upholding by the World Trade Organisation of the EU-wide ban on seal products.

We believe that this now makes an import ban more achievable. That is why we need your support to help stop this terrible cruelty. Please sign and share our petition.

eBay are the last online retail giant in Britain seemingly willing to profit off the sale of what are essentially the diseased livers of tortured birds. All major UK supermarkets have taken the ethical decision not to sell foie-gras and - thanks to you - Amazon dumped it because of the 10,000 signatures collected by Viva!.Read the report on Viva!'s new campaign in the Daily Mirror.

So, what is foie-gras still doing for sale on eBay? Sign the online petition today and tell them to drop foie-gras cruelty.
 

Footage taken inside foie-gras producer Ernest Soulard this year shows suffering on an almost unimaginable scale and has sparked a joint investigation by Viva! and French group L214. The film is some of the most disturbing and heart-breaking we have seen in our 20 year history.

It proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that foie-gras production is so barbaric that it should have no place on British menus.Gordon Ramsay dumped Soulard as a supplier but continues to serve it from other suppliers. Watch the shocking footage and contact Gordon Ramsay and ask him to stop serving all foie-grasRead some of the major national press coverage.

Hamish and Dougal photos

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.

Cruel Britannia

Are you sick of hearing that Britain has the best animal welfare in the world? We are ...

Viva!'s investigators have shone a light into every recess of factory farming in Britain and what we have found may shock you. The institutionalised abuse of animals does not just happen abroad it happens on Britain's factory farms, too, and is routine. What our shocking short film will show you is exactly what happens behind closed doors to keep the shelves stocked with meat, eggs and dairy. What is the answer? Simple. Go vegan – or at least take steps towards that goal. We are here to help.

Each year in the Forest of Dean wild boar are being hunted and shot. They are blamed for everything from environmental degradation to aggression to other animals and humans. However, this is merely a smoke-screen for a disastrous and terminally misguided environmental policy. Tell them to end the 'boar war'.