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Ahimsa milk

Ahimsa milk

Ahimsa means ‘do no harm’ and is derived from the Sanskrit ‘a-hiṃsā’ (cause no injury). It’s an important principle in Indian religions. Inspired by the notion that all living beings possess divine spiritual energy and that violence has karmic consequences...
Goatober – are you kidding me?

Goatober – are you kidding me?

A wonderfully cheery campaign called Goatober claims to be “ the month-long celebration of the dairy billy goat meat industry ”. Sorry, what? You want to glorify the killing of unwanted kids that are a sad by-product of the goat milk industry? Indeed!...
Beyond Meat hits TGI Fridays USA

Beyond Meat hits TGI Fridays USA

The latest chain restaurant to get on board the vegan train is TGI Fridays . They have announced that they will now be offering The Beyond Burger by USA plant-based burger manufacturer Beyond Meat .
Back to School - Vegan Packed Lunches?!

Back to School - Vegan Packed Lunches?!

Stuck on what to give your kids in their packed lunch for school or for days out? Here are some tried and tested vegan packed lunch options for everyone, from the picky to the adventurous!
VIVA!’S NATIONWIDE DAY OF ACTION – OUR MOST SUCCESSFUL YET!

VIVA!’S NATIONWIDE DAY OF ACTION – OUR MOST SUCCESSFUL YET!

Local Viva! groups, supporters and compassionate individuals got active last weekend for the pigs inside Hogwood Farm on Viva!’s biggest Day of Action yet...
Dairy is scary but the dairy industry are scared!

Dairy is scary but the dairy industry are scared!

Government watchdog backs vegan claims that “humane milk a myth”...
Thai cakes

Thai cakes

These smell incredible, I love them, they’re amazing… try them!! Before I begin talking about this oriental dish I do have a confession to make: Sweet potato is perhaps my least favourite food. However, I’m happy to announce that my feelings on sweet potato have taken a complete...
The Eyes of Pigs. Viva! Joins Bristol’s 5th Pig Save

The Eyes of Pigs. Viva! Joins Bristol’s 5th Pig Save

Last week, Viva! joined up with compassionate local activists at the 5th Bristol Animal Save event outside an abattoir operated by Tulip in Bristol.
What the suffering of horses in Argentina means for pigs in Britain

What the suffering of horses in Argentina means for pigs in Britain

Find out why tortured horses in Latin America should be of concern to British meat consumers!
Avocado, spinach and ‘feta’ linguine

Avocado, spinach and ‘feta’ linguine

The perfect choice for when you’re craving something healthy, yet indulgent. Okay, so I’ve been cooking this dish for YEARS. It’s always been one of my go-to dishes, however since I’ve made the transition from veggie to vegan, I have been trying loads of new recipes so I...
Vegan Welsh Cakes approved by Grandma

Vegan Welsh Cakes approved by Grandma

Sometimes, you just need a little treat to keep you motivated and on track of your game. These cruelty free delights are perfect for just that and are super tasty too! My grandma always had a little tub of welsh cakes in her kitchen as I was growing up, so for me this recipe is connected with my...
How to have a fabulous VivaVeganista Christmas!

How to have a fabulous VivaVeganista Christmas!

Ahh, Christmas… On the face of it, this is meant to be the happiest time of the year, perfect for catching up with family, enjoying great food, relaxing nd reminiscing. However, for those who volunteer as the role of ‘Chief Chef’, Christmas can often feel like it would be better...
Christmas Blackberry Crumble-revel in fruity festivity!

Christmas Blackberry Crumble-revel in fruity festivity!

Now we are in the depths of winter and heading into the darkest nights, what better than to revive some succulent black berries foraged at the end of the summer, when the trees were still green and the hedgerow heavy with bounty.
“Another bloody vegan!”

“Another bloody vegan!”

I was sat in the bar close to my home and one of my neighbour’s fumed up to me, she had morphed into the Welsh dragon. Nostrils flaring and when she spoke, words as furious as fire flamed out of her. I was shocked at her anger but remained still. The source of the vitriol? I had ‘made...

What are we going to do now we’re respectable?

Media man, punk-bred John Robb In the past decade, veganism has gone from some kind of weird Druidic cult to wam bam mainstream – almost respectable...