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Louisa is the Social Media Coordinator at Viva! Louisa has been vegan for four years and is passionate about creating a more compassionate world for all. After graduating from the University of Bristol with a degree in Theology, she worked as a journalist in Malaysia before joining Viva!'s marketing team. She now leverages social media to forward the vegan movement and keep Viva! growing in influence.

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!
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.
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...
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.
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.
Plant-based Milk on the Rise: A Quarter of Britons Choose the Vegan Option

Plant-based Milk on the Rise: A Quarter of Britons Choose the Vegan Option

Louisa Kendal |19/07/2019
Plant-based milks are causing a stir with almost a quarter of Britons choosing the vegan alternative.
Chiquito’s Launches Huge New Vegan Menu: Here’s What You Need to Know

Chiquito’s Launches Huge New Vegan Menu: Here’s What You Need to Know

Louisa Kendal |08/07/2019
The UK’s largest Mexican chain, Chiquito, is launching a huge new vegan menu on July 9 th – taco ‘bout exciting!...
Vegan Recipe Club: Top Five Plastic-Free Recipes

Vegan Recipe Club: Top Five Plastic-Free Recipes

Louisa Kendal |02/07/2019
This International Plastic Bag Free Day, more people are realising the impact their choices have on the environment more than ever before. People and governments alike are waking up to the fact we all need to take responsibility for our actions if we want to preserve the world for future...
Farmed Animal Abuse Could See 5 Year Prison Sentence Under New UK Bill

Farmed Animal Abuse Could See 5 Year Prison Sentence Under New UK Bill

Louisa Kendal |27/06/2019
Yesterday, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a new Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill to enable tougher prison sentences for the worst cases of animal abuse, including gross neglect of farmed animals.
Die for Coke: What Happens to Dairy Cows and How We Can Change This

Die for Coke: What Happens to Dairy Cows and How We Can Change This

Louisa Kendal |24/06/2019
Recent investigations into Coca-Cola’s dairy brand, Fairlife, revealed the life of dairy cows was anything but fair – so what can be done about it?...
More Than Half our ‘Meat’ Won’t Come From Animals by 2040, Report Says

More Than Half our ‘Meat’ Won’t Come From Animals by 2040, Report Says

Louisa Kendal |13/06/2019
A new report says 60 percent of 'meat' won't come from animals by 2040 due to consumers caring more about animal welfare, their health and the environment...
Fast Food Chain Leon’s New Vegan Menu: Here’s What You Need to Know

Fast Food Chain Leon’s New Vegan Menu: Here’s What You Need to Know

Louisa Kendal |12/06/2019
Launching on June 13, Leon will be offering a number of new vegan dishes, snacks and sauces to satisfy your cruelty-free cravings.
Which Plant Milks are Best For People, Planet and Animals?

Which Plant Milks are Best For People, Planet and Animals?

Louisa Kendal |23/05/2019
This MooFree May, Viva! are encouraging people to try dairy-free and make simple swaps to live a kinder life to animals, the environment and themselves.
MooFree May: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cows

MooFree May: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cows

Louisa Kendal |14/05/2019
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

Louisa Kendal |13/05/2019
Just in time for MooFree May , One Planet Pizza are raising the vegan pizza game with their pull-worthy V-Bites Cheezly Range.