Kris Townsend, Podcast Presenter | Viva! - The Vegan Charity

Kris Townsend, Podcast Presenter


Kris Townsend, Outreach Coordinator


What I do

My role is to increase veganism in the UK and to increase the support of Viva!

Previously our Social Media guy, Kris now focuses on producing and presenting our monthly Viva! vegan podcast. Listened to in over 50 countries each month, it is a wonderful way for Viva! to share our news and views!

Working at Viva!

I am so proud to be working at Viva! as I feel I can really help work towards a kinder planet.  To know that my role at Viva! contributes towards saving animals from cruelty, reducing planetary environmental pollution and helping people live a healthier lifestyle gives me a sense of fulfilment and e that can be harnessed even more so when I am surrounded by the Viva! team.

I believe anything is possible when we work together as we all share a deep commitment with a common goal to promote veganism and primarily stop animal cruelty.

I went vegan because…

It just makes no sense not too! Firstly my drive was to protect the animals and as I started researching more into the benefits of veganism, the reasons were added: protecting and preserving the environment and our planet for the next generation, being an example to my own children of how to live compassionately and with nature and of course not forgetting my own health, without, none of which would be possible!

My favourite vegetable

Kale! If Popeye knew about Kale, he certainly wouldn’t be eating spinach! No disrespect intended of course to Spinach but Kale is among the most nutrient-dense foods in existence - iron, vitamins A, C, K and more and the best news is, it’s right on my doorstep making it my favourite super food without the air miles!