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Some of Rosie Driffill’s vegan experiences on the continent have been less than agreeable, but a bit of forward planning and a few local tip offs have tempted her back across the water
Holidays, especially to the kind of places where slivers of prosciutto are considered too small to count as flesh, do require an extra few hours at the drawing board if you’re a vegan.
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They don’t seem to elicit much sympathy and you wouldn’t want them scuttling around your skirting boards but prawns (shrimps) are ubiquitous across the world’s waters. Northern cold oceans or warmer southern seas, along coastlines and in estuaries, even out at deeper depths they’re there. Turn over a stone in our own lakes and rivers and you’ll likely see a tiny, fresh-water shrimp flipping its way to safety.
With thousands of different species and near the bottom of the food chain, these little creatures (Penaeidae) make an essential contribution to maintaining a stable ecological balance in
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After 7 years I've just re-read the interview I did with Tony Benn and am amazed at how prescient he was.
The Incredible Vegan Roadshow comes to Gloucester!
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Release date:
Tue, 03/11/2014
Everything you ever wanted to know about going, being or staying vegan (or moving in that direction) will be on tap at the Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street, Gloucester GL1 1NS
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The Government's badger 'culls' have been a disaster. Yet they still may press on with more across England later this year. We can't let that happen.
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Tony Wardle, Viva!'s associate director, was interviewed this morning on BBC Three Counties Radio about Halal and Shechitah unstunned slaughter.
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The entirely Vegetarian shop 'Sweet Expectation' is opened in Rochester.
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VegIntros a new networking website for Veggies
If you want to meet other veggies across the world then VegIntros (Vegetarian Introductions network) might rattle your cage.
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Meet some of the animals from Viva! Poland and help raise vital funds for their upkeep and the important work of Viva! in the UK and Poland.
Words and pictures by Claire Morley, deputy director’s PA
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Here is a little insight of a trip to Korabiewicach animal sanctuary, Poland where Viva! (UK) staff were able to see first hand the great work of our Polish colleagues.
  By Kat Himmel (director’s PA)
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Here's a look into the strange practice of adopting turkeys, only to then eat them.
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Here's a look into our wonderful supporters and what they've been doing.
Heather Eden donated £500 to Viva! in memory of her adored dog, Vippy. Thank you for your kindness, Heather, and truly sorry at the passing of your best friend.
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Great news! Bolivia is rejecting fast-food chains.  
Bolivia has become the first Latin American nation to be McDonalds-free aft
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Here's what happens when those in need are helped by Veggie Funds.
Carolyn P, a vegetarian in her late 70s,
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100 re-homed Chimpanzees saved from being used in experiments.
The US’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) were intending to tra
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An interactive iPhone recipe app for vegetarians and vegans based on their taste and things they want to avoid.
Ven.io – ‘a wholesome lifestyle solution’ – has produced an interactive iPhone recipe app for vegetarians and vegans based on their taste and things they want to avoid.
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A website and mobile apps that list which alcohol is Vegan.
If you want to know if a particu
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PayPal co-founder and billionaire entrepreneur, Elon Musk, is planning one day to build a settlement for 80,000 people on Mars – and they will all be vegetarian.
PayPal co-founder and billionaire entrepreneur, Elon Musk,
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If you are exploring the possibilities of veggie and vegan diets in your family, you may wonder whether it is possible for your dog to go meat-free too. The answer is yes! Viva!’s Felicity Richards chats to three Viva! supporters who have delightful doggies to prove it and Damien Eadie, manager of Veggie Pets.
What is in pet food?
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Release date:
Tue, 02/11/2014
30-Day Vegan Takes Over from Veganuary
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Are you veggie, but vegan-curious? Vegan already but know someone who could do with a little vegan love? Why not pledge to eat delicious vegan food, for every meal this January.
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When I first heard about the 5:2 diet I was sceptical but the attitude of friends aroused my curiosity. It’s working for them!
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HSBC seem to have started an international obsession with their TV advertising.
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They’re rarer than wild pandas, utterly unique yet to the passing eye appear to be just another herd of unusually coloured cattle.

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