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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...
Opinion: ‘Meat the Family’ Fails to Meet Reality

Opinion: ‘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!...
Could Meat be Made Illegal?

Could Meat be Made Illegal?

Louisa Kendal |27/09/2019
Shadow DEFRA Minister has said he can’t rule out a tax on meat to help achieve net zero emissions targets, after Michael Mansfield QC said meat should be made illegal ahead of the Vegan Now launch...
Vegan Now: Time is Running Out

Vegan Now: Time is Running Out

Louisa Kendal |24/09/2019
Time is quickly running out. We are accelerating towards an environmental emergency and if we don’t act now, there will soon be no future left to fight for...
Peter Egan Celebrates Viva!'s 25th Anniversary

Peter Egan Celebrates Viva!'s 25th Anniversary

Conor Haines |23/09/2019
Peter Egan, Downton Abbey actor, longtime vegetarian, and Viva! patron helped us celebrate our 25th anniversary on Saturday 21st September.
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...