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.
VIVA'S KRIS TOWNSEND HAS OUR SPRING EPISODE FULL OF EXCLUSIVE VEGAN LISTENING.
From Bristol UK, the hometown of VIVA!, here's another hour's worth of exclusives, packed with vegan news, views and interviews including:
Updates on our "Cracked" campaign,
We take you along as we rescue Dotty, the 'loneliest sow in England',
We hear from vegan fol / pop musician Tally Spear
It's Vegan up north as we hang out with the crowds at our Great Northern Vegan Festival
We feature a short "Why I'm Vegan" film from filmmaker Guiseppe Federici
We interview London-based vegan musician/singer/songwriter Tally Spear as she launches her latest single "Wrong Side of the Road". The FolkRadio website writes that "Stories organically fitted into chords and melodies, expressing her personal difficulties as well as perceived social and political issues. Raised as a vegan, Tally Spear is a keen animal rights advocate and involves this content in her some of her writing." Find out more at https://tallyspear.com
Kris and the VIVA! team grabbed some quality time - and some great interviews - as they joined the crowds at the Great Northern Vegan Festival. The festival started in 2013 and was founded by Roddy Hanson, a dedicated and passionate vegan with a drive to show the masses the benefits of a plant based diet. Now in its fourth year, the event has attracted over 4,000 attendees and 200 exhibitors. This year’s festival included a beer festival, a packed schedule of talks and demos as well as a huge range of food stalls selling delicious vegan food. The food stalls were so popular that many sold out, the caterers could hardly keep up with the demand for food! (https://www.viva.org.uk/what-we-do/about-us/media-centre/media-releases/...)
Victoria's the Secret Weapon. We talk to our amazing event-organiser Victoria Bryceson, who's responsible for so many amazing events.The Northern Vegan Festival is part of a national series of vegan festivals run by Roddy Hanson who partners with Victoria and Viva! to run the busy schedule of events. Each festival is 100% voluntarily run for charity Miracle's Mission and Viva!. (read this news report about her work and the awards she's received (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/ricky-gervais-reduced-tea...)
Hear it here, watch it there. We play a clip from University of Manchester student Giuseppe Federici's short video called "Why I'm Vegan - in 90 seconds". Giuseppe made it for his university's Just Fest Film Competition in which entrants create a 90 second video on a social justice issue that matters to them. He writes "Please do your research and then make a decision. Ignorance is a choice". See more on his YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJq2oyK822gSa_R3C_CXYlQ)
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