The Voice of Europe's Largest Vegan Campaigning Charity
Viva! is positively vegan and since 1994, has been campaigning to end the suffering of farmed animals. Viva! helps people reduce their meat, fish, dairy and egg intake and move towards a kind, compassionate, healthy diet. We believe that every step towards being vegan is a positive one.
August 2017 Viva! Podcast
Featuring Juliet Gellatley, Hogwood Farm, ex beef farmer Jay Wilde, the best bits from 'Vegan Camp Out', Viva!Health discussing 'Dairy Is Scary' action day
Podcast presenter Kris Townsend flings flings open the windows and fires up the microphone for another UK Summertime episode from the top floor of VIVA! HQ in Bristol.
In addition to listener-submitted poems and music, he brings you another exclusive selection of vegan news, views and interviews, including:
PIG FARM HORROR. VIVA founder Juliet Gellately goes undercover with her team to expose shocking conditions at an industrial-scale pig farm in Warwickshire . You'll hear audio excerpts from Viva!’s shocking video footage which reveal not only the widespread neglect and abuse of pigs but also the failings of a government and industry to effectively protect the welfare of factory farmed animals in Britain today. Housing 15,000 pigs, it's one of the largest pig farms Viva! has ever seen. Conditions there for pigs are so appalling that VIVA! has launched a campaign urging supporters to TAKE ACTION and help them close the farm down. You can see the footage and support the campaign at https://www.viva.org.uk/hogwood/investigation
WHITE LIES AND THE DARK SIDE OF DAIRY. Author and health campaigner Veronika Powell introduces the 'Dairy is Scary' campaign. Find out more at https://www.whitelies.org.uk/ SAVOUR THE SAVER. Vegetarian farmer Jay Wild talks about his decision to send his dairy herd to a sanctuary instead of the slaughterhouse Read his story on the BBC at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-40253429
RHYMES AND REASON. Hear stage-side excerpts from the recent VIVA!-sponsored Vegan Campout in Nottinghamshire. Read about the 2018 event at their official site at http://www.vegancampout.co.uk/ listener voices and more.
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July 2017 Viva Podcast
Featuring Earthling Ed, Erin Janus, Anthony Mullally, vegan band Deliah and Viva! founder Juliet Gellatley
Featuring the Cracked campaign, pig rescue with Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary, Tally Spear, Great Northern Vegan Festival
Ep. 7, May 2017
April 2017 Viva! Podcast
Featuring Simon Amstell's 'Carnage', Moby, Sheep and Lambing Lies, Tony Wardle discusses Brexit
Episode 06, April 2017
March 2017 Viva! Podcast
Featuring Melanie Light, Director of 'The Herd', Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary, 30 Day Vegan
Ep. 05, March 2017
February 2017 Viva! Podcast
Featuring liberating Baloo, Polands only circus bear, vegan shoe designer Felesha Papa from Collection & Co, Pad Thai Recipe from Vegan Recipe Club, Vegan Geezer and Bristol Animal Save
EP. 04, February 2017
January 2017 Viva! Podcast
Featuring Viva! Director Tony Wardle, Juliet Gellatley 'Why You Don't need Dairy', Dr Michael Greger, Vegan Geezer, Viva! Health's Veronika Powell on Chia Seeds
Ep. 03, January 2017
December 2016 Viva! Podcast
Featuring Dale Vince from Ecotricity and Forest Green Rovers, Brenden Fitzgerald, founder of Planet Protein, the sad truth about the lives of Britain’s laying hens, Wildflowers and the 'Earthlings Experience'
Ep. 02, December 2016
November 2016 Viva! Podcast
Celebrate World Vegan Day 2016 with this debut episode featuring Jerome Flynn, Bettina Bordi from Bettinas Kitchen, 'The Incredible Vegan Health Report’ Viva!, founder Juliet Gellatley
Ep. 01, November 2016
October 2016 "Psst - The Viva! Podcast is coming soon"