Vegetarians International Voice for Animals

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Long-time Viva! supporter, Joyce Moss, here guest blogs about the story of Minty - a tiny wild boar hoglet rescued from certain death.
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It is widely celebrated that enjoying an animal free diet is great for your health – but at the Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation (VVF) we love to share people’s first-hand experiences
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the dinner on their pet’s plate. Be re-assured, dogs do not need meat to be fighting fit and healthy.
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One of Viva Health's important tasks is to unravel scientific research and make it easy to understand and digestible.
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Julie Jackson, 36 of Shrewsbury
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The Goddesses of Splendour, Festivity and Rejoicing – better known as Helen Rossiter, Justine Butler and Juliet Gellatley – are looking for sponsorship for a little stroll they’r
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Viva! and Gressingham Foods have a long history. We previously filmed at their units back in 1999 and 2004, when they went under the name Green Label.
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I was weaned on politics and impassioned debate. Not surprising, really, as I was the product of an Irish, Catholic mother and a communist, atheist father.
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Lifelines Make waves for climate change Viva!
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Welcome to Viva!LIFE and to the launch of our super new upbeat campaign, FruityFundays (see page 10).
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Viva!’s fight is a fight for life – for animals and ourselves.
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Release date:
Mon, 06/15/2015
ANIMAL CHARITY VIVA!
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By Veronika Powell MSc, Viva!Health Campaigner
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By Veronika Powell MSc, Viva!Health Campaigner
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By Veronika Powell MSc, Viva!Health Campaigner
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By Viva!Health’s Dr Justine Butler
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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… 
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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?
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Apparently it is now cheese that is responsible for the French Paradox Puzzle rather than red wine!
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IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT
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Viva! virtually destroyed the trade in ‘exotic’ meats in Britain 15 years ago, as many of you will remember. Supermarkets tripped over themselves to clear their shelves of dead wildlife but unfortunately, one of them has again raised the spectre of wildlife being put up for sale. We are determined to fight it so it is back into action once more.
Lidl have periodically tried to sell kangaroo meat for short periods, but our campaigning has stopped it from becoming a regular line.
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By Justin Kerswell, Campaigns Manager
Celebrity chef, Heston Blumenthal, has bowed to Viva! pressure and stopped using foie-gras in his restaurants.
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Chickens have long been maligned as ‘stupid’ animals; scientists, however, now say that chickens are smart with advanced thinking skills – able to plan ahead, communicate precise information and feel empathy.   By Juliet Gellatley, founder & director, Viva! (BSc Zoology).
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Wed, 04/01/2015
ANIMAL CHARITY VIVA! has written to celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal to congratulate him on the ethical decision to  remove foie-gras from all his menus – both in the UK and Australia.

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