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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...
Off your head with idealism

Off your head with idealism

It seems strange to think that there was a big chunk of my life when I never thought about animals dying in agonising pain to end up as a strip of brown stuff on my plate. That kind of thing seemed so normal.
Successful Open Day for local Wildlife Hospital

Successful Open Day for local Wildlife Hospital

Long-time Viva! supporter, Joyce Moss, here guest blogs about a successful day for her local wildlife hospital. Joyce has worked with Viva! to end the persecution of wild boar in Britain (Justin Kerswell, Viva! campaigns manager).
Harambe-the gorilla who paid with his life for human negligence

Harambe-the gorilla who paid with his life for human negligence

Guest-Blogger: Hjsrikanth Harambe, a western lowland silverback gorilla was shot dead by Cincinnati zoo officials to ‘’rescue’’ a 3-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla’s enclosure. They could have diverted Harambe’s attention and rescued the boy, or they could...
Inspired by Earth Day? Be green, eat green!

Inspired by Earth Day? Be green, eat green!

Eat your way to a better planet, inspired by Earth Day! (Which fell on the 22 nd April) . After all, in a world affected by rising global temperatures - with recent Nasa statistics showing that 2015 was even hotter than 2014, a previous record-setter – action needs to be taken to stop...
Being Vegan

Being Vegan

By Viva! India Contact BY HJSRIKANTH At the end of 2011 I went vegan. Having been a vegetarian since birth I was surprised to discover that giving up dairy was such a big step for me; but it was a step I had to make, as I was becoming a vegan for ethical reasons. While transitioning into a vegan...
Becoming Vegetarian - a personal story by psychologist, Elizabeth Hurry

Becoming Vegetarian - a personal story by psychologist, Elizabeth Hurry

I grew up on a traditional mixed family farm in the 1950s and 1960s, and loved all the animals we kept – cows, pigs, poultry, horses, dogs, and cats. From a very early age I would help my Dad feed and bed down the animals. They grazed in the fields in summer and lived in the roomy traditional...
Costa coffee’s Vegan cake bar is just one small step towards vegan variety in chain-store choices

Costa coffee’s Vegan cake bar is just one small step towards vegan variety in chain-store choices

By guest blogger Emily Oldfield Viva! nurtures young people who are enthusiastic about promoting animal and vegan issues; and as part of this programme we have invited Emily Oldfield, 20 of Burnley to be a guest blogger. Emily is a copywriter and freelancer, with plans to finish a degree in English...
Animal cruelty still continues as ‘entertainment’

Animal cruelty still continues as ‘entertainment’

By guest blogger Emily Oldfield Viva! nurtures young people who are enthusiastic about promoting animal and vegan issues; and as part of this programme we have invited Emily Oldfield, 20 of Burnley to be a guest blogger. Emily is a copywriter and freelancer, with plans to finish a degree in English...