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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.
Swine Fever – should we be worried?

Swine Fever – should we be worried?

Justine Butler |11/06/2019
African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious viral disease of pigs which is currently spreading across Asia, eastern and central Europe.
Why We Still Need Vegan Activism

Why We Still Need Vegan Activism

Will Sorflaten |04/06/2019
Walk down your local high street and it can almost seem as though the vegan battle has been won. Gregg’s has its famous vegan sausage roll, Subway is currently rolling out their ‘Vegan Your Way’ adverts about their new vegan sub and salad, rumour has it McDonald’s and KFC...
How to Turn Your Web into a Vegan Safe Space

How to Turn Your Web into a Vegan Safe Space

Guest Blogger |29/05/2019
Does searching for vegan products make you feel like Indiana Jones sometimes? The number of vegan products are rapidly increasing – great. Retailers step up their game for better product labelling – excellent. And yet, finding vegan products can be a challenge, especially online. The...
MooFree May: Our Fave Dairy-Free Products

MooFree May: Our Fave Dairy-Free Products

Guest Blogger |28/05/2019
Going dairy-free in 2019 is not about martyrdom or missing out, far from it. It’s about simple swaps for maximum yum. Essentially it’s just reaching for the kinder options on the supermarket shelves which also happen to be delicious. That way everyone’s happy, including the cows...
Running 'Til The Cows Come Home: One Planet Pizza Take on Liverpool Marathon

Running 'Til The Cows Come Home: One Planet Pizza Take on Liverpool Marathon

Guest Blogger |24/05/2019
Mike and Joe, the father and son team behind the UK's first vegan frozen pizza company - One Planet Pizza – are far more comfortable running a small family business than running blister-inducing marathons...
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.
Jerome Flynn: 'The Wonderful Juliet Gellatley Came to Stay [...] and I've Been Vegan Since'

Jerome Flynn: 'The Wonderful Juliet Gellatley Came to Stay [...] and I've Been Vegan Since'

Guest Blogger |22/05/2019
Jerome Flynn, Game of Thrones actor and long-time vegan activist, has credited Viva!'s founder and director Juliet as helping him in his final few steps towards veganism...
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.
Frankie & Benny's New Vegan Menu: Here's What You Need to Know

Frankie & Benny's New Vegan Menu: Here's What You Need to Know

Guest Blogger |08/05/2019
From May 14, Frankie & Benny's is expanding their vegan menu with seven new plant-based dishes available across the UK...
Why We Cry for One, But Not for Billions

Why We Cry for One, But Not for Billions

Guest Blogger |03/05/2019
As 2019 progresses, eventfully one might say; we humans find ourselves at a fascinating point in our moral development and attitudes towards animals—one that’s driven, to a large degree, by social media. Veganism is on the brink of transition, becoming a movement with the potential to...
Taking Stock: Veganism 25 Years On

Taking Stock: Veganism 25 Years On

Juliet Gellatley |25/04/2019
Veganism is rising sharply because we are facing up to the fact that veganism is essential to saving our dying planet, to stopping inexcusable cruelty to animals and to protecting our health in a society where health care provision is being rapidly eroded.
Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Guest Blogger |18/04/2019
This Earth Day, the very best thing we can do at an individual level to help protect our planet is to go vegan.
Top 5 Vegan Easter Eggs

Top 5 Vegan Easter Eggs

Claire Michalski |15/04/2019
Easter is traditionally a holiday to celebrate life. It feels ironic that modern culture has taken the egg that symbolises this and used ingredients that supports a deathly industry to mark the joyous occasion.
April Fool’s Day – Don’t Be Fooled by the Red Tractor

April Fool’s Day – Don’t Be Fooled by the Red Tractor

Claire Michalski |01/04/2019
When vegans first turn towards the compassionate lifestyle we are usually met with what I refer to as ‘tuts and buts’...
Go Dairy Free This Mother’s Day

Go Dairy Free This Mother’s Day

Claire Michalski |29/03/2019
It’s a crying shame that on Mother’s Day we as a nation celebrate with dairy-filled chocolate cakes and milky cups of afternoon tea with our loved ones - how ironic!...
Top 5 Most Friendly Vegan Activism Actions

Top 5 Most Friendly Vegan Activism Actions

Claire Michalski |22/03/2019
The media may like to paint peaceful vegans as ‘extremists’ but the reality of it is quite the contrary. A vegan’s entire moral baseline is compassion and peace, and this is how the world should see us. Here are our top five most friendly vegan activism actions for you to try...
Palm oil – What You Need to Know

Palm oil – What You Need to Know

Justine Butler |19/03/2019
Palm oil is big business – found in around half of all items on supermarket shelves from margarine to lipstick. But some people are refusing to buy products containing palm oil – what are the issues and should we avoid it?...