Vegetarians International Voice for Animals


Latest news: May 2014 - In 2007, York became the first city in the country to ban foie-gras from council owned buildings. This June, the city is holding a French themed food festival and there were fears that foie-gras could reappear on menus. Thanks to your efforts it has been confirmed that won't be happening.

February 2014 - Another Viva! foie-gras victory. Although major online retailer Majestic Wines were not actually selling foie-gras, they were advertising a good number of wines that they suggested be drunk with it. In other words they were condoning and promoting its consumption. They have now agreed to remove all mentions of it from their website after we sent them evidence of the abject cruelty used to produce foie-gras.​

January 2014 - Viva! has launched a campaign to urge the Government to ban the importation of foie-gras in light of the recent upholding by the World Trade Organisation of the EU-wide ban on seal products. We believe that this now makes an import ban more achievable. That is why we need your support to help stop this terrible cruelty. Please sign and share our petition.

January 2014 - Not a single supermarket in Denmark now sells foie-gras after chain Superbest (who had previously been the biggest seller in the country) dumped it. All-in-all 2,500 stores across the country have now prohibited its sale!

The news comes from Danish animal group Anima who stepped up campaigning in light of the major press and public outrage caused by Viva! and L214’s joint investigation into French producer Ernest Soulard (who previously supplied Gordon Ramsay). Our shocking footage (see below for the link) made major headlines in Scandinavian press and was shown to millions on television. It even led to Denmark’s top chef publicly dumping it.

And now our friends from NOAH have told us the good news that supermarket chains in Norway are also now dumping foie-gras! Thank you for helping make this possible.

eBay are the last online retail giant in Britain seemingly willing to profit off the sale of what are essentially the diseased livers of tortured birds. All major UK supermarkets have taken the ethical decision not to sell foie-gras and - thanks to you - Amazon dumped it because of the 10,000 signatures collected by Viva!. Read the report on Viva!'s new campaign in the Daily Mirror.

So, what is foie-gras still doing for sale on eBay? Sign the online petition today and tell them to drop foie-gras cruelty.

Footage taken inside foie-gras producer Ernest Soulard this year shows suffering on an almost unimaginable scale and has sparked a joint investigation by Viva! and French group L214. The film is some of the most disturbing and heart-breaking we have seen in our 20 year history.

It proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that foie-gras production is so barbaric that it should have no place on British menus.Gordon Ramsay dumped Soulard as a supplier but continues to serve it from other suppliers. Watch the shocking footage and contact Gordon Ramsay and ask him to stop serving all foie-grasRead some of the major national press coverage.

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Latest news: December 2014 Viva! has been featured in the Mirror...

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Keep York Foie-gras Free!

SUCCESS!: May 2014 - York Food Festival - although they...

Campaign victories

Keep York Foie-gras Free!
Viva! claims success as York Festival won't serve foie-gras
Shocking scenes of suffering uncovered at supplier to British chef

Campaign materials

The majority of birds used in foie-gras production in France are ducks (97.5 per cent), with geese making up just over 3 per...

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