It seems strange to think that there was a big chunk of my life when I never thought about animals dying in agonising pain to end up as a strip of brown stuff on my plate. That kind of thing seemed so normal.
Meat was everywhere in those far off decades – just part of life. Open the fridge and there was a sawn-up corpse.
As a part of the Shanghai Women’s Health Study, scientists examined whether women who ate cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, kale, cabbage, watercress, rocket etc) before being diagnosed with lung cancer had better survival chances.
The analysis showed that high cruciferous vegetables intake was significantly associated with higher lung cance
Pigs are one of the smartest animals on the planet – and one of the most abused
Juliet Gellatley, founder & director of Viva! and zoologist, delves into their origins and discovers that factory-farmed pigs are essentially wild boar
“Well, I’m happy to tell you that we have increased the amount of my initial target for you guys by £1,500 – the amount raised is £2514.75”.
That on its own is amazing but how it was raised is even more so.
Kelly Mason entered the posh, white-tie, CRN Fight Night boxing tournament for people involved in the communications industry and for which she had to undergo rigorous training.
Market research company Mintel reckon that the number of vegan-labelled meals and ‘meal centres’ (cafés and restaurants) in Germany have increased more than 20-fold since 2011. The increase for vegetarian foods and cafés is seven-fold.
Some seven per cent of Germans say they are vegetarian while a third say they are reducing the amount of red meat they eat, with 19 per cent incorporating more vegetarian foods into their diet.
Vegan Baileys: You either love it or hate it but BAILEY’S sickly sweet, toe-curlingly horrible, cream and whiskey ‘liqueur’ (okay, I don’t like it!) now has a vegan option. Made with almond milk, it is only available in the US as yet. Can’t wait!
Chicken farm plans scrapped: We recently objected to plans for a BIG BROILER UNIT in Northern Ireland and it received great local media coverage. We have now learned that the plans have been scrapped.
Slaughterhouses hide CCTV footage: More than 30 slaughterhouses are refusing to allow official vets to see CCTV FOOTAGE of animals being killed. Many even fail to store the footage they’ve shot so deleting the evidence. Nothing to hide there, then!
More vegan options in Sainsbury's: SAINSBURY’S are to increase their Free From and Vegan ranges to include four flavoured ice creams made from coconut milk and a vegan feta cheese.
New paintings from Philip McCulloch-Downs: Viva!’s artist in residence PHILIP MCCULLOCH-DOWNS’ pig project Face Off film, The Best of British, reached 82,000 people. Well done, Phil. All the animal art videos are viewable on viva.org.uk/pigproject.
Vegan margarine option from Flora: At last, at last! FLORA has finally bowed its knee to veganism. Its new Dairy Free Flora Freedom contains no ingredients of animal origin and claims to contain 60 per cent less fat than butter.
Pig Farming – The Inside Story contains extraordinarily detailed research of the state of pig farming in Britain. It has facts, figures, science and eyewitness accounts taken from our numerous recent undercover investigations.
This gripping report takes you through closed doors and deep inside British pig farms – monstrous institutions built on commodity and profit.