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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.
Shifting Speciesism

Shifting Speciesism

By Lady Ella Speciesism is the final discriminatory human behaviour which humans need to overcome. Speciesism is human discrimination against the indigenous inhabitants of this planet, namely the Animal Beings, and, I would add, the plants, and the Earth herself.
Let’s remember the ‘other mothers’ on Mother’s Day

Let’s remember the ‘other mothers’ on Mother’s Day

By Veronika Powell Mother’s Day is a celebration of our mothers or mother figures, focussing on everything we love about them and all that we’re grateful for. Yet much of what’s involved in these celebrations is based on the exploitation of other mothers...
Foie-Gras in Post-Brexit Britain

Foie-Gras in Post-Brexit Britain

The words “Foie-gras” (“fatty liver”) stir up a range of emotions in people – from revulsion to desire. It is an incredibly controversial ‘product’, and one that Viva! hopes is shown the door in a post-Brexit Britain...
Viva!’s Outreach Campaign for Turkeys this Christmas!

Viva!’s Outreach Campaign for Turkeys this Christmas!

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, Viva! has been inundated with Christmas Turkey leaflet orders - over TWICE as many as last year! This huge number of people getting active for turkeys this year reflects the masses of people turning their backs on meat in Britain, and the fast growing interest...
Book Review - Kitten Rescue Tales

Book Review - Kitten Rescue Tales

Kitten Rescue Tales chronicles the real-life rescues of two pairs of abandoned kittens, Nimai and Syama in London and Ninja and Samura in the Spanish mountains of Las Alpujarras.
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!