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Viva! Victory: Hogwood documentary crowdfund smashed four days early!

Viva! Victory: Hogwood documentary crowdfund smashed four days early!

Louisa Kendal |17/09/2019
The Hogwood: a modern horror story documentary has been fully funded, meaning we can bring the truth of UK factory farming to the masses!
How Can Animal Protein Intake Increase Childhood Obesity Risk?

How Can Animal Protein Intake Increase Childhood Obesity Risk?

Michael Greger |17/09/2019
If pregnant crickets are exposed to a predatory wolf spider, their babies will hatch, exhibiting increased antipredator behavior and, as a consequence, improved survival from wolf spider attack. The mother cricket appears to be able to forewarn her babies about the threat when they are still inside...
How To: Grow Your Own Vegan Superfoods

How To: Grow Your Own Vegan Superfoods

Guest Blogger |17/09/2019
Growing your own superfoods is healthy, eco-friendly, and can provide you with lots of delicious ingredients for vegan recipes — what's not to like? Here, Nicky Roeber, Online Horticultural Expert at Wyevale Garden Centres , offers his advice on which superfoods to grow in your garden...
Creating & Sustaining Vegan Habits

Creating & Sustaining Vegan Habits

Nicholas Hallows |09/09/2019
Vegans often ask themselves, with so many reasons to adopt a plant-based diet – animals, environment, health – why aren’t more people doing it? One reason is that good habits are hard to form and bad habits are even harder to break...
The Question of Choice

The Question of Choice

Nicholas Hallows |03/09/2019
Anyone who has ever participated in vegan outreach will already have experienced a great number of ill-reasoned retorts to the suggestion of adopting an animal-friendly lifestyle: It’s too expensive! I need my protein! Soya is destroying the rainforests! Plants have feelings too!...
Top 5 Must-Have Recipe Books for New Vegans

Top 5 Must-Have Recipe Books for New Vegans

Guest Blogger |02/09/2019
There has never been a better, more exciting time to go vegan! If that’s something you’ve decided to do, arming yourself with one or more of these excellent vegan recipe books is a great way to start...
What the Labour Party Animal Welfare Manifesto Means for Animal Rights

What the Labour Party Animal Welfare Manifesto Means for Animal Rights

Louisa Kendal |30/08/2019
The Labour Party recognises the rights of all animals in their new manifesto which calls for equal punishment for all animal cruelty and supports a move away from intensive animal farming.
Juliet Debates Veganism on BBC Sunday Morning Live!

Juliet Debates Veganism on BBC Sunday Morning Live!

Guest Blogger |28/08/2019
Juliet explains why veganism is better for the animals, the planet and our health in a live BBC panel discussion, joined by Dale Vince and Tim Shieff.
What Does Morrison's Latest PR Stunt Really Mean For Cows?

What Does Morrison's Latest PR Stunt Really Mean For Cows?

Will Sorflaten |22/08/2019
Morrison's intends to end the killing of male calves when they are just 48 hours old, which is standard practice across the British dairy industry. But is their alternative any kinder?...
B(RE)AKING NEWS: Viva! is running a vegan cake competition

B(RE)AKING NEWS: Viva! is running a vegan cake competition

Guest Blogger |21/08/2019
As bake-off frenzy sweeps the nation, Viva! HQ is full of excitement for our 25 th Anniversary celebrations – which of course have to include delicious vegan cake!...
Hogwood: A Victory Against All Odds

Hogwood: A Victory Against All Odds

Juliet Gellatley |19/08/2019
Three years running Viva! has investigated one particular pig farm. Hogwood.
Meat and Dairy Is Driving Climate Change, Say UN Experts

Meat and Dairy Is Driving Climate Change, Say UN Experts

Louisa Kendal |09/08/2019
The UN’s new climate report says switching to a plant-based diet is the most effective way to slow down climate change...
Viva! Victory: Luxury Hotel Stops Selling Foie-Gras

Viva! Victory: Luxury Hotel Stops Selling Foie-Gras

Guest Blogger |09/08/2019
The Gainsborough Bath Spa has committed to remove foie-gras from their menu following a successful Viva! campaign.
Is Honey Vegan?

Is Honey Vegan?

Will Sorflaten |08/08/2019
It’s a question which plagues vegan forums, stirring up controversy wherever it goes. So, for once and for all, let’s put the matter to rest...
Is Wine Vegan?

Is Wine Vegan?

Guest Blogger |05/08/2019
As more people move towards a vegan diet, here's what you need to know about vegan wine...
5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Pigs

5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Pigs

Guest Blogger |31/07/2019
Did you know that pigs are highly intelligent and loving animals?
A Response to: 'Veganism is a Privilege that's not Accessible to All'

A Response to: 'Veganism is a Privilege that's not Accessible to All'

Grace Forsythe |30/07/2019
On the 17th July, BBC 3 published a video titled “No Offence But… Veganism is a privilege that’s not accessible to all”. Viva! would like to address some of the points made:...
A Response to: Farmers Wanting Emotional Support for TB Cows Being Shot

A Response to: Farmers Wanting Emotional Support for TB Cows Being Shot

Louisa Kendal |29/07/2019
Last week, BBC Wales released a video where a dairy farmer described the emotional turmoil of her cow being killed because it has TB.
Veganism is a Human Rights Issue - Here's Why

Veganism is a Human Rights Issue - Here's Why

Guest Blogger |26/07/2019
Most of us don’t connect going vegan to human suffering. Why would you when there are billions of farmed animals suffering all over the world every day?...
The Vegan Ironman: Andrew Lilley uses plant power to fuel sporting success

The Vegan Ironman: Andrew Lilley uses plant power to fuel sporting success

Louisa Kendal |22/07/2019
Vegan athlete, Andrew Lilley, completed the Bolton Ironman to fundraise for Viva! and prove that a vegan diet can power you through even the most challenging sporting events.