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MooFree May – Five Things You Didn’t Know About Cows!

MooFree May – Five Things You Didn’t Know About Cows!

This MooFree May, we’re exploring how cows are treated in the dairy industry. All too often, society forgets that cows have complex emotions, relationships and personalities just like our beloved companion animals who we care for and love...
Vegan Pizza Lovers Rejoice: One Planet Pizza Debuts Their Revolutionary Pull-Worthy Cheese

Vegan Pizza Lovers Rejoice: One Planet Pizza Debuts Their Revolutionary Pull-Worthy Cheese

Just in time for MooFree May , One Planet Pizza are raising the vegan pizza game with their pull-worthy V-Bites Cheezly Range.
Frankie & Benny's New Vegan Menu: Here's What You Need to Know

Frankie & Benny's New Vegan Menu: Here's What You Need to Know

From May 14, Frankie & Benny's is expanding their vegan menu with seven new plant-based dishes available across the UK...
Why We Cry for One, But Not for Billions

Why We Cry for One, But Not for Billions

As 2019 progresses, eventfully one might say; we humans find ourselves at a fascinating point in our moral development and attitudes towards animals—one that’s driven, to a large degree, by social media. Veganism is on the brink of transition, becoming a movement with the potential to...
Taking Stock: Veganism 25 Years On

Taking Stock: Veganism 25 Years On

Veganism is rising sharply because we are facing up to the fact that veganism is essential to saving our dying planet, to stopping inexcusable cruelty to animals and to protecting our health in a society where health care provision is being rapidly eroded.
Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

This Earth Day, the very best thing we can do at an individual level to help protect our planet is to go vegan.
Top Five Vegan Easter Eggs

Top Five Vegan Easter Eggs

Easter is traditionally a holiday to celebrate life. It feels ironic that modern culture has taken the egg that symbolises this and used ingredients that supports a deathly industry to mark the joyous occasion.
April Fool’s Day – Don’t Be Fooled by the Red Tractor

April Fool’s Day – Don’t Be Fooled by the Red Tractor

When vegans first turn towards the compassionate lifestyle we are usually met with what I refer to as ‘tuts and buts’...
Go Dairy Free This Mother’s Day

Go Dairy Free This Mother’s Day

It’s a crying shame that on Mother’s Day we as a nation celebrate with dairy-filled chocolate cakes and milky cups of afternoon tea with our loved ones - how ironic!...
Top Five Most Friendly Vegan Activism Actions

Top Five Most Friendly Vegan Activism Actions

The media may like to paint peaceful vegans as ‘extremists’ but the reality of it is quite the contrary. A vegan’s entire moral baseline is compassion and peace, and this is how the world should see us. Here are our top five most friendly vegan activism actions for you to try...
Palm oil – what you need to know

Palm oil – what you need to know

Palm oil is big business – found in around half of all items on supermarket shelves from margarine to lipstick. But some people are refusing to buy products containing palm oil – what are the issues and should we avoid it?...
Children Strike Across the Globe to Address Global Warming

Children Strike Across the Globe to Address Global Warming

Schoolchildren across the world have left their classrooms today in strike over climate change. Following clever online campaigning initiated by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, the students have united to stand together on this day of action.
International No Smoking Day – Is Smoking Vegan?

International No Smoking Day – Is Smoking Vegan?

There is one question that we hear time and time again – is smoking vegan? As today is International No Smoking Day, we decided to explore this topic in some more depth...
International Women’s Day – Meet some of the vegan women at Viva!

International Women’s Day – Meet some of the vegan women at Viva!

Veganism is rapidly growing and it’s all thanks to us lovely ladies. A recent survey, conducted by Compare the Market, showed that there has been a huge increase in the number of British people identifying as vegan; a huge 3.5 million in fact. The full survey has yet to be released but the...
Victory! ASA Rejects Complaints about TRASH Billboards

Victory! ASA Rejects Complaints about TRASH Billboards

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) rejects complaints about our TRASH billboard advert.
Give Turkeys a Break this Year!

Give Turkeys a Break this Year!

Despite a significant decline in recent years, 14 million turkeys were still slaughtered in the UK in 2017 and 2 million in December alone.
Ruxton, you are spoiling us with your advice!

Ruxton, you are spoiling us with your advice!

The UK meat industry has just announced it is joining forces to spend £2 million targeting young consumers in a bid to promote beef, lamb and pork in the hope of saving a dying market...
Superbug threat is a 'ticking time bomb'

Superbug threat is a 'ticking time bomb'

Viva!Health’s Senior Researcher, Dr Justine Butler, spent this week in Westminster, attending two all-party parliamentary group (APPG) meetings at the House of Lords. Here’s her account of what happened at the first meeting...
From Dreams To Reality

From Dreams To Reality

By Vicky Alhadeff I used to be a reluctant meat eater. I’d feel guilty and so drown the steak/chicken in a bottle of tomato sauce. I was a person who had always loved animals since childhood. Moving into a small building in Jo’burg where my Hare Krishna friends lived jolted me out of my...
Why Ditching Dairy is a Very Good Idea!

Why Ditching Dairy is a Very Good Idea!

Juliet Gellatley, nutritional therapist, and founder of Viva! looks at the damage dairy wreaks on our health.