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Gift of Life for Turkeys

Gift of Life for Turkeys

Guest Blogger |19/11/2019
For many British families Christmas is probably the one time of year we come together to eat turkey. It’s an odd tradition but a staggering number of us believe Christmas is simply not Christmas without a dry turkey roast dumped in the middle of the dinner table. But why?...
World Vegan Day Roundup

World Vegan Day Roundup

Conor Haines |15/11/2019
On 1 November, World Vegan Day , we called on the British public to go vegan for 24 hours to help save the planet. And we are absolutely thrilled with the positive response we got! The campaign was covered nationwide and some celebs even got involved with the day too.
Mars to Launch Three Vegan Galaxy Bars

Mars to Launch Three Vegan Galaxy Bars

Conor Haines |13/11/2019
That’s right. Mars, the UK’s second-largest confectionery brand, is officially releasing vegan versions of its best-selling Galaxy bar in the UK...
No Porkies Visits Major UK Cities

No Porkies Visits Major UK Cities

Guest Blogger |11/11/2019
Viva!'s No Porkies tour has been visiting major cities nationwide this year to raise awareness about the reality of UK pig farming...
Vote to Stand Against Animal Cruelty and Environmental Damage

Vote to Stand Against Animal Cruelty and Environmental Damage

Guest Blogger |11/11/2019
In the lead up to the general election Viva! are urging candidates to address key issues to stand against animal cruelty and environmental damage.
Viva! Victory: Doncaster Pig Farm Plans Rejected

Viva! Victory: Doncaster Pig Farm Plans Rejected

Louisa Kendal |08/11/2019
Planning permission for a huge pig farm have been rejected with the help of Viva! campaigning.
The Queen Ditches Fur This Winter

The Queen Ditches Fur This Winter

Louisa Kendal |06/11/2019
The Queen is finally ditching fur this winter, showing that attitudes towards fur are finally shifting.
We Can Save Precious Species By Going Vegan

We Can Save Precious Species By Going Vegan

Juliet Gellatley |01/11/2019
Donald Watson, a joinery teacher, coined the term 'vegan' in November 1944 - a moment celebrated during World Vegan Day today...
5 Best Vegan Sweets for Halloween

5 Best Vegan Sweets for Halloween

Louisa Kendal |31/10/2019
Fright-night is here which means trick-or-treaters will be out in full force this evening. Here’s the best vegan sweets so the horror is only in the movies, not our tummies...
Viva!'s 25th Anniversary!

Viva!'s 25th Anniversary!

Conor Haines |31/10/2019
In 1994, Juliet Gellatley founded Viva!, the UK's first vegan campaigning charity...
Fake Meat: Friend or Foe?

Fake Meat: Friend or Foe?

Nicholas Hallows |24/10/2019
Is mock meat the next step in the evolution of food or is it just further normalising the consumption of all meat?
Viva! Victory: Factory Farm Planning Application Rejected

Viva! Victory: Factory Farm Planning Application Rejected

Louisa Kendal |24/10/2019
Planning permission to build two 80 metre industrial sheds that would house 4,000 pigs has been rejected for the second time due to Viva!’s successful campaigning...
Is Lewis Hamilton a Hypocrite?

Is Lewis Hamilton a Hypocrite?

Conor Haines |22/10/2019
Following a series of posts he shared on his Instagram and Twitter accounts, Lewis Hamilton has been branded a hypocrite. His comments have even sparked concerns for his mental wellbeing.
What is Climate Change?

What is Climate Change?

Guest Blogger |18/10/2019
With World Vegan day approaching and Viva! asking everyone to go vegan, we ask What Is Climate Change, Anyway?
5 Reasons to Take the #GoVegan24 Pledge

5 Reasons to Take the #GoVegan24 Pledge

Louisa Kendal |18/10/2019
This World Vegan Day, we’re asking people to make the bold yet simple pledge to go vegan for 24 hours...
Is Kate Nash Vegan? Here's What You Need to Know

Is Kate Nash Vegan? Here's What You Need to Know

Conor Haines |16/10/2019
Dublin-born and London-raised musician Kate Nash rose to fame in 2007 upon the release of her hit single “Foundations”. Her debut album Made of Bricks was wildly successful and she subsequently won the award for Best British Female Artist at the 2008 Brit Awards. The album even went on...
‘Meat the Family’ Fails to Meet Reality

‘Meat the Family’ Fails to Meet Reality

Louisa Kendal |16/10/2019
Channel 4 has announced a disturbing new reality TV show where families must decide whether to eat the animal they’ve adopted...
5 ways to get involved with World Vegan Day

5 ways to get involved with World Vegan Day

Louisa Kendal |11/10/2019
On World Vegan Day, Friday 1 November, we have a bold yet simple challenge: go vegan for 24 hours.
World Vegan Day - Vegan FAQs

World Vegan Day - Vegan FAQs

Louisa Kendal |07/10/2019
This World Vegan Day , we’re asking everyone to go vegan for 24 hours. This is a simple yet powerful decision, to show the world we can live without animal products and make a positive change for millions of species on the brink of extinction due to industrialised animal agriculture...
Vote for us in VegfestUK Awards: Put the Cherry on our 25th Anniversary Cake

Vote for us in VegfestUK Awards: Put the Cherry on our 25th Anniversary Cake

Louisa Kendal |03/10/2019
Viva! has been nominated in two categories in this year’s VegfestUK Awards ; Best Vegan Festival and Best Vegan Magazine – and we need your vote!...