We paid our respects to the victims of the A16 crash and continued spreading education to Waitrose shoppers at John Lewis HQ (parent company of Waitrose) and the Marylebone Waitrose store in London. Watch Juliet's moving speech on why there must be justice for the Waitrose pigs.
On Wednesday the 11th January 2017, a lorry transporting 180 pigs crashed on the A16.
Sometimes, you just need a little treat to keep you motivated and on track of your game. These cruelty free delights are perfect for just that and are super tasty too!
My grandma always had a little tub of welsh cakes in her kitchen as I was growing up, so for me this recipe is connected with my childhood. I have modified grandma’s original recipe slightly in order to make it vegan friendly.
I honestly can’t tell the difference between the original and the modified version – and neither can grandma!!You can pretty much add anything you like to the recipe, if you don’
Ahh, Christmas… On the face of it, this is meant to be the happiest time of the year, perfect for catching up with family, enjoying great food, relaxing nd reminiscing. However, for those who volunteer as the role of ‘Chief Chef’, Christmas can often feel like it would be better named “Stressmas”.
And those of us who are having genuinely spreading joy to the animal kingdom and having a vegan Christmas the pressure can really feel like it’s on to ensure none of the festive foodie smell
Now we are in the depths of winter and heading into the darkest nights, what better than to revive some succulent black berries foraged at the end of the summer, when the trees were still green and the hedgerow heavy with bounty.
Well that’s what I did this weekend and it has made the most comforting, heady and luxurious crumble – perfect for the coming celebrations (and the leftovers even make for a hearty bre
I was sat in the bar close to my home and one of my neighbour’s fumed up to me, she had morphed into the Welsh dragon. Nostrils flaring and when she spoke, words as furious as fire flamed out of her. I was shocked at her anger but remained still. The source of the vitriol? I had ‘made’ her daughter go vegan.
What I had done, in fact, was talk to her 13 year old about her love for elephants.
Save lives Christmas!
Our turkey door-drops are incredibly popular – and this year we have a brand new leaflet asking people to choose kind this festive season. Just click on the link below and we’ll send you a pack of 100 leaflets to give to friends, pop in Christmas cards or door-drop to your street (contact us directly for larger numbers).
Sadly, last year 16 million turkeys were slaughtered in the UK – with around 10 million killed for the Christmas market alone. The vast majority of them spend their short lives in vast industrial sheds and never go outside.
Turkeys have a zest for living and, treated with respect, they become very friendly. Be a friend to turkeys this Christmas and join the Viva! door-drop army!
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Once upon a time, middle class people would ‘oooh’ and ‘aaah’ at a roast goose in the centre of their Christmas dining table.
For the working class it was a chicken.
And then something happened and everyone fell in love with turkey meat.
As sales rocketed, a bit of macho oneupmanship came into play: “Show me yours and I’ll show you mine – a fifte
When you’re 14, changing the world might seem like a far-off pipe dream. Not for Lucy Cavanagh, vegetarian and hen-rescuing teen from Sheffield. Her aim was to end the sale of eggs from caged hens in all UK supermarkets.
Lucy started with Tesco in February this year, gained 13,500 signatures for her petition in a week and ended with over 280,000.
Free-range egg farm exposè reaches thousands in Metro!
Viva!’s undercover investigation at a free-range egg farm in Lincolnshire has been featured in both the Metro and local press today, reaching thousands of people. Many of whom may believe ‘buying local’, means ‘buying high welfare’.
Read more about the investigation
Find out more about Facing Off the British egg industry
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Juliet Gellatley, Viva!’s founder and director, is interviewed tonight on S4C about why Britain’s egg industry is cracked – and the answer is to go vegan. This in light of undercover footage showing awful conditions at a farm that supplied eggs to Tesco and Asda stores across South Wales.
Animal welfare expert, Professor Andrew Knight, says of the footage, "You would be hard-pressed to find any birds anywhere with feathers in a worse condition than these ones. It would be painful when they’re being pecked at, when the skin is exposed as well."
Read more about this episode
You will be able to watch the programme for a limited time on BBC iPlayer
Read more about Viva!'s egg campaign
Want help to drop eggs and choose kind? Try our FREE 30 Day Vegan
Viva!’s exciting, high-speed tube action last week for World Egg Day was met with a surprised but overwhelmingly positive response by London commuters going about their daily business. Our new footage taken over the course of a year - and informative leaflets meant that commuters were left in no doubt that the egg industry is well and truly cracked.
I recently had the chance to visit Facebook celebrity WeeWee the Pig, who fell off a truck last winter and landed at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary, where he now leads the life all pigs should lead: happy, safe, and loved.