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…
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.
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).
It’s become a national sport to trash politicians but Kerry McCarthy shows that conscience and concern are still alive and that honour is not dead.
Tony Wardle talks to Kerry McCarthy, vegan Labour MP for Bristol East
Viva! team Juliet Gellatley, Andy Cox, Rhiannon Buck, Veronika Charvatova, Ash George and Rose Alexander are mad! Mad about animals and saving our natural world! They are risking the freezing cold waters of Lake Windermere in the Lake District to raise funds for Viva!’s campaigns. Despite being scared and well out of their comfort zone they have vowed to swim a mile on Sunday, June 24, 2012, as part of the British Gas Great North Swim.
Every two minutes someone has a heart attack or stroke in the UK. Heart disease is the biggest killer in our country, with one in four men and one in six women dying from it. Yet heart expert Dr Caldwell B Esselstyn told me:
“Heart disease need not exist, and if it does, need not progress. I have an ambitious goal: to annihilate heart disease – to abolish it once and for all.