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As much as 92% of all chicken is contaminated with faecal matter, while intensive livestock production crams 30,000 birds living in their own excrement into a single shed ...
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A blog entry by Juliet Gellatley. Chickens. And how life is cheep. The numbers are crazy, one billion little lives wiped out each year in the UK alone. So much cruelty on a mind boggling scale. And excused by ignorance: “oh but chickens are daft” or “they don’t feel” and even “but are chickens animals?”.
What’s on my mind…
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We are honoured that Viva!life – our supporter’s magazine – is up for best publication at the 2014 Vegfest Awards.
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In 2013, a billion land animals were slaughtered in Britain. Regardless of how they were raised, almost all lived unnaturally short lives.
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The magazine Marie Claire has published a story urging people to eat red meat, Viva!Health say this is bad advice, we should be encouraging people to cut back or omit red meat from the die
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Delicious vegetarian recipes
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Dear Viva! friend,
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Facebook, the so-called social network of our age, asks what's on your mind, so here goes:
Keep York Foie-gras Free!
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Release date:
Thu, 05/01/2014
SUCCESS!: May 2014 - York Food Festival - although they state that they will not take a position on the issue - have confirmed that foie-gras will not feature in any events
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New Internationalist invited me to have a debate on religious slaughter with a Muslim spokesperson via an exchange of emails. They have now published it on their website (see a copy of their webpage below).
Viva! campaigner Tony Wardle and social commentator Mohammed Ansar go head to head.
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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’.
Vegan ice-cream vegano
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Some of Rosie Driffill’s vegan experiences on the continent have been less than agreeable, but a bit of forward planning and a few local tip offs have tempted her back across the water
Holidays, especially to the kind of places where slivers of prosciutto are considered too small to count as flesh, do require an extra few hours at the drawing board if you’re a vegan.
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They don’t seem to elicit much sympathy and you wouldn’t want them scuttling around your skirting boards but prawns (shrimps) are ubiquitous across the world’s waters. Northern cold oceans or warmer southern seas, along coastlines and in estuaries, even out at deeper depths they’re there. Turn over a stone in our own lakes and rivers and you’ll likely see a tiny, fresh-water shrimp flipping its way to safety.
With thousands of different species and near the bottom of the food chain, these little creatures (Penaeidae) make an essential contribution to maintaining a stable ecological balance in
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After 7 years I've just re-read the interview I did with Tony Benn and am amazed at how prescient he was.
The Incredible Vegan Roadshow comes to Gloucester!
Media release
Release date:
Tue, 03/11/2014
Everything you ever wanted to know about going, being or staying vegan (or moving in that direction) will be on tap at the Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street, Gloucester GL1 1NS
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The Government's badger 'culls' have been a disaster. Yet they still may press on with more across England later this year. We can't let that happen.
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Tony Wardle, Viva!'s associate director, was interviewed this morning on BBC Three Counties Radio about Halal and Shechitah unstunned slaughter.
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The entirely Vegetarian shop 'Sweet Expectation' is opened in Rochester.
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VegIntros a new networking website for Veggies
If you want to meet other veggies across the world then VegIntros (Vegetarian Introductions network) might rattle your cage.
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Meet some of the animals from Viva! Poland and help raise vital funds for their upkeep and the important work of Viva! in the UK and Poland.
Words and pictures by Claire Morley, deputy director’s PA
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Here is a little insight of a trip to Korabiewicach animal sanctuary, Poland where Viva! (UK) staff were able to see first hand the great work of our Polish colleagues.
  By Kat Himmel (director’s PA)
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Here's a look into the strange practice of adopting turkeys, only to then eat them.

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