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Let’s remember the ‘other mothers’ on Mother’s Day

Let’s remember the ‘other mothers’ on Mother’s Day

Guest Blogger |09/03/2018
By Veronika Powell Mother’s Day is a celebration of our mothers or mother figures, focussing on everything we love about them and all that we’re grateful for. Yet much of what’s involved in these celebrations is based on the exploitation of other mothers...
Foie-Gras in Post-Brexit Britain

Foie-Gras in Post-Brexit Britain

clairep Palmer |28/02/2018
The words “Foie-gras” (“fatty liver”) stir up a range of emotions in people – from revulsion to desire. It is an incredibly controversial ‘product’, and one that Viva! hopes is shown the door in a post-Brexit Britain...
Viva!’s Outreach Campaign for Turkeys this Christmas!

Viva!’s Outreach Campaign for Turkeys this Christmas!

clairep Palmer |15/12/2017
In the weeks leading up to Christmas, Viva! has been inundated with Christmas Turkey leaflet orders - over TWICE as many as last year! This huge number of people getting active for turkeys this year reflects the masses of people turning their backs on meat in Britain, and the fast growing interest...
Book Review - Kitten Rescue Tales

Book Review - Kitten Rescue Tales

Nicholas Hallows |16/11/2017
Kitten Rescue Tales chronicles the real-life rescues of two pairs of abandoned kittens, Nimai and Syama in London and Ninja and Samura in the Spanish mountains of Las Alpujarras.
Ahimsa milk

Ahimsa milk

Justine Butler |04/10/2017
Ahimsa means ‘do no harm’ and is derived from the Sanskrit ‘a-hiṃsā’ (cause no injury). It’s an important principle in Indian religions. Inspired by the notion that all living beings possess divine spiritual energy and that violence has karmic consequences...
Goatober – are you kidding me?

Goatober – are you kidding me?

Veronika Powell |28/09/2017
A wonderfully cheery campaign called Goatober claims to be “ the month-long celebration of the dairy billy goat meat industry ”. Sorry, what? You want to glorify the killing of unwanted kids that are a sad by-product of the goat milk industry? Indeed!...
Beyond Meat hits TGI Fridays USA

Beyond Meat hits TGI Fridays USA

Kristian Townsend |19/09/2017
The latest chain restaurant to get on board the vegan train is TGI Fridays . They have announced that they will now be offering The Beyond Burger by USA plant-based burger manufacturer Beyond Meat .
Back to School - Vegan Packed Lunches?!

Back to School - Vegan Packed Lunches?!

Kristian Townsend |08/09/2017
Stuck on what to give your kids in their packed lunch for school or for days out? Here are some tried and tested vegan packed lunch options for everyone, from the picky to the adventurous!
VIVA!’S NATIONWIDE DAY OF ACTION – OUR MOST SUCCESSFUL YET!

VIVA!’S NATIONWIDE DAY OF ACTION – OUR MOST SUCCESSFUL YET!

clairep Palmer |17/08/2017
Local Viva! groups, supporters and compassionate individuals got active last weekend for the pigs inside Hogwood Farm on Viva!’s biggest Day of Action yet...
Dairy is scary but the dairy industry are scared!

Dairy is scary but the dairy industry are scared!

Kristian Townsend |26/07/2017
Government watchdog backs vegan claims that “humane milk a myth”...
Thai cakes

Thai cakes

Veganista Blogger |06/03/2017
These smell incredible, I love them, they’re amazing… try them!! Before I begin talking about this oriental dish I do have a confession to make: Sweet potato is perhaps my least favourite food. However, I’m happy to announce that my feelings on sweet potato have taken a complete...
The Eyes of Pigs. Viva! Joins Bristol’s 5th Pig Save

The Eyes of Pigs. Viva! Joins Bristol’s 5th Pig Save

clairep Palmer |21/02/2017
Last week, Viva! joined up with compassionate local activists at the 5th Bristol Animal Save event outside an abattoir operated by Tulip in Bristol.
What the suffering of horses in Argentina means for pigs in Britain

What the suffering of horses in Argentina means for pigs in Britain

clairep Palmer |26/01/2017
Find out why tortured horses in Latin America should be of concern to British meat consumers!
Avocado, spinach and ‘feta’ linguine

Avocado, spinach and ‘feta’ linguine

Veganista Blogger |24/01/2017
The perfect choice for when you’re craving something healthy, yet indulgent. Okay, so I’ve been cooking this dish for YEARS. It’s always been one of my go-to dishes, however since I’ve made the transition from veggie to vegan, I have been trying loads of new recipes so I...
Vegan Welsh Cakes approved by Grandma

Vegan Welsh Cakes approved by Grandma

Veganista Blogger |17/01/2017
Sometimes, you just need a little treat to keep you motivated and on track of your game. These cruelty free delights are perfect for just that and are super tasty too! My grandma always had a little tub of welsh cakes in her kitchen as I was growing up, so for me this recipe is connected with my...
How to have a fabulous VivaVeganista Christmas!

How to have a fabulous VivaVeganista Christmas!

Veganista Blogger |22/12/2016
Ahh, Christmas… On the face of it, this is meant to be the happiest time of the year, perfect for catching up with family, enjoying great food, relaxing nd reminiscing. However, for those who volunteer as the role of ‘Chief Chef’, Christmas can often feel like it would be better...