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Last week, Viva! joined up with compassionate local activists at the 5th Bristol Animal Save event outside an abattoir operated by Tulip in Bristol.
Tulip supplies pig meat to supermarket giant, Waitrose.
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Find out why tortured horses in Latin America should be of concern to British meat consumers!
This morning’s Mirror article exposing the barbaric treatment of pregnant horses for blood e
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The perfect choice for when you’re craving something healthy, yet indulgent. Okay, so I’ve been cooking this dish for YEARS. It’s always been one of my go-to dishes, however since I’ve made the transition from veggie to vegan, I have been trying loads of new recipes so I haven’t had the chance yet to go back and veganise this personal favourite of mine.
So, when Sainsbury’s released 7 new vegan cheeses including a ‘greek-style’ feta-type cheese, I couldn’t think of a more perfect dish to trail it with!
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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.
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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’
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Release date:
Fri, 06/01/2017
WHAT: Viva! Vegan Festival  www.viva.org.uk/cardiff 
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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
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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
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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.
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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!   Order your door-drop pack now! Preview leaflet (PDF)
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Release date:
Wed, 23/11/2016
LEADING vegan charity Viva!’s new short film (53 second) asks consumers to consider why most farmed animals have unhappy endings?  It concludes the positive solution to this pro
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Media man, punk-bred John Robb In the past decade, veganism has gone from some kind of weird Druidic cult to wam bam mainstream – almost respectable.
Like every fringe idea, like every cult band that nears the heady bright lights of success with excitement and fear, vegan is entering the choppy waters of the poisonous normal.
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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
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Veronika Powell no longer needs her fromage fix and gives some helpful advice on kicking the habit
If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of going vegan, you’ve probably thought (at least once) that you might not be able to live without cheese.
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Juliet Gellatley gives a touching explanation of why Viva! launched its new campaign
In truth, Christmas day is just another day, like all the other 364 in the year.
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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.
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We are so proud of Viva! supporters who took to the streets on the Weekend of Action for hens!
Although one of the world’s most abused farmed animals, sadly the laying hen is also one of the most forgotten. But Viva! supporters are working to change that!
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Soldier Soldier… Tony Wardle meets a Royal Marine Commando and talks to him about warfare, compassion and spiritual enlightenment
Sidney Sharpe, it seems, is two people. He is the super-hard, Royal Marine Commando who is trained to kill with staggering efficiency.
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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 Donate towards our lifesaving campaigns
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Release date:
Wed, 16/11/2016
"Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today.
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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 
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Release date:
Mon, 14/11/2016
Millions of people have no idea how their food is produced – with six in 10 admitting they didn’t realise dairy cows needed to be pregnant in order to produce milk, a study carried out
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Release date:
Tue, 11/10/2016
WHAT: Viva! Vegan Festival  WHERE: The Passenger Shed, Brunel's Old Station, Station Approach, Bristol BS1 6QH
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It is claimed that honey can prevent, treat and cure all manner of ailments to from acne to worms! But how much is true and how much is hype? 
How is honey made?