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Buck Tradition and Ditch the Turkey!

Buck Tradition and Ditch the Turkey!

Justine Butler |10/12/2014
By Dr Justine Butler, Senior Health Researcher & Writer, Viva! Despite a significant decline in recent years, 15 million turkeys were still slaughtered in the UK in 2016. That number of people could fill Wembley Stadium nearly 200 times over! The majority of these unfortunate birds are killed...
The badger ‘cull’ stinks – could slurry be the real culprit for the spread of bTB?

The badger ‘cull’ stinks – could slurry be the real culprit for the spread of bTB?

Justin Kerswell |25/09/2014
By Justin Kerswell, Campaigns Manager and Deputy Director of Viva! At time of writing, parts of Somerset and Gloucestershire are once again reverberating to the sounds of gunshots and the screams of dying badgers. Despite the Government’s previous trials in 2013 being roundly condemned as...
World School Milk Day – It’s time to wean off

World School Milk Day – It’s time to wean off

Veronika Powell |24/09/2014
How did we get so far as to celebrate World School Milk Day?
Inside the UK Dairy Day

Inside the UK Dairy Day

Veronika Powell |22/09/2014
At an event where the dairy industry show off their best, what you see is often the worst.
The Scales of Justice…

The Scales of Justice…

Justine Butler |10/09/2014
Give soya a break!

Give soya a break!

Justine Butler |08/09/2014
Feel like chicken tonight?

Feel like chicken tonight?

Juliet Gellatley |25/07/2014
A blog entry by Juliet Gellatley. Chickens. And how life is cheep. The numbers are crazy, one billion little lives wiped out each year in the UK alone. So much cruelty on a mind boggling scale. And excused by ignorance: “oh but chickens are daft” or “they don’t feel”...
Are you a baby eater?

Are you a baby eater?

Justin Kerswell |17/06/2014
In 2013, a billion land animals were slaughtered in Britain. Regardless of how they were raised, almost all lived unnaturally short lives.
What's on my mind

What's on my mind

Juliet Gellatley |09/05/2014
Facebook, the so-called social network of our age, asks what's on your mind, so here goes:...
My debate on religious slaughter is in the New Internationalist

My debate on religious slaughter is in the New Internationalist

Tony Wardle |29/04/2014
New Internationalist invited me to have a debate on religious slaughter with a Muslim spokesperson via an exchange of emails. They have now published it on their website (see a copy of their webpage below).
Doctor No

Doctor No

Tony Wardle |16/04/2014
If it’s a prescription you want then Dr David Ryde is probably not your man. This vegan GP built a career out of saying no to bottles of ‘jollop’. He prefers giving advice – and it has dramatically changed people’s lives...
My interview with Tony Benn

My interview with Tony Benn

Tony Wardle |19/03/2014
After 7 years I've just re-read the interview I did with Tony Benn and am amazed at how prescient he was. » My interview with Tony Benn...
In Bruges

In Bruges

Tony Wardle |18/11/2013
I went to Bruges last week and on my first evening wandered around the side streets of this beautiful old city – doing a bit of menu spotting as I went – and got totally lost. It was then I saw a very small restaurant (seats 12 at a time) with an almost vegan menu – plus some fish...