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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.
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.
Viva! Health: Children Don’t Need Meat or Dairy Say Major Health Bodies

Viva! Health: Children Don’t Need Meat or Dairy Say Major Health Bodies

Guest Blogger |18/07/2019
The British Nutrition Foundation has released a new health advice leaflet for infants stating veganism can be healthy with the right supplements and endorsing conflicting advice.
Why Some Dairy Products Are More Closely Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Why Some Dairy Products Are More Closely Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Michael Greger |10/07/2019
Parkinson’s is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s. Each year in the United States, approximately 60,000 new cases are diagnosed, bringing the total number of current cases up to about a million, with tens of thousands of people dying from the disease...
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!...
Audrey Eyton Obituary

Audrey Eyton Obituary

Juliet Gellatley |05/07/2019
It is with a very heavy heart that I write this tribute to Audrey Eyton (nee Gray), who died at her home on 30 June 2019, age 82. You may not know her face or her name because she avoided publicity like the plague, preferring to tirelessly work behind the scenes to protect animals. But she was...
Listeria Outbreak: Stop Bugging Me

Listeria Outbreak: Stop Bugging Me

Juliet Gellatley |04/07/2019
I was deeply saddened to hear of the five deaths from the recent Listeria food poisoning outbreak in UK hospitals. The listeria was traced to sandwich fillings supplied by North Country Cooked Meats, based in Salford.
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...
Wrong Person in the Wrong Job: UK Food System Reviewer Attacks Benefits of Veganism

Wrong Person in the Wrong Job: UK Food System Reviewer Attacks Benefits of Veganism

Tony Wardle |01/07/2019
Henry Dimbleby, restauranteur and food writer, has been appointed as a food tsar by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. He will lead the first major review of the UK’s food system in nearly 75 years...
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?...
Is the KFC ‘Imposter Burger’ Really Vegan-Friendly?

Is the KFC ‘Imposter Burger’ Really Vegan-Friendly?

Nicholas Hallows |19/06/2019
Following hot on the heels of Gregg’s vegan sausage roll, KFC have launched a trial of their own vegan offering. But should vegans be flocking to support it?...
The Five Best Reasons to take on Meat-Free Week

The Five Best Reasons to take on Meat-Free Week

Will Sorflaten |17/06/2019
Want to tackle environment problems, animal rights issues and health problems? Here's why you should take part in Meat Free Week...
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...