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B(RE)AKING NEWS: Viva! is running a vegan cake competition

B(RE)AKING NEWS: Viva! is running a vegan cake competition

Guest Blogger |21/08/2019
As bake-off frenzy sweeps the nation, Viva! HQ is full of excitement for our 25 th Anniversary celebrations – which of course have to include delicious vegan cake!...
Hogwood: A Victory Against All Odds

Hogwood: A Victory Against All Odds

Juliet Gellatley |19/08/2019
Three years running Viva! has investigated one particular pig farm. Hogwood.

Viva! Victory: Tesco and Red Tractor Dump Hogwood Horror Farm

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Animal welfare group Viva! are celebrating their latest victory as supermarket giant Tesco drops Hogwood Farm as a supplier, following a third investigation by Viva! Earlier this week, Red Tractor suspended Hogwood’s certification.

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Disturbing Undercover Footage on Tesco Pig Farm Exposes So-Called ‘High Welfare’ Claims

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Animal welfare group Viva! has investigated Hogwood Pig Farm, which supplies Tesco, for the third year in a row. Hidden cameras have shown farm workers slapping pigs, hitting them with solid bars and metal riding crops, slamming sick piglets onto concrete

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Here’s How to Get FREE Vegan Hotdogs in Manchester This Week

Monday, August 12, 2019

On Wednesday 14 August, vegan campaigning charity Viva! will be hitting the streets of Manchester to give out free vegan hotdogs as part of their ‘No Porkies’ campaign.

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Meat and Dairy Is Driving Climate Change, Say UN Experts

Meat and Dairy Is Driving Climate Change, Say UN Experts

Louisa Kendal |09/08/2019
The UN’s new climate report says switching to a plant-based diet is the most effective way to slow down climate change...
Viva! Victory: Luxury Hotel Stops Selling Foie-Gras

Viva! Victory: Luxury Hotel Stops Selling Foie-Gras

Guest Blogger |09/08/2019
The Gainsborough Bath Spa has committed to remove foie-gras from their menu following a successful Viva! campaign.
Is Honey Vegan?

Is Honey Vegan?

Will Sorflaten |08/08/2019
It’s a question which plagues vegan forums, stirring up controversy wherever it goes. So, for once and for all, let’s put the matter to rest...
Is Wine Vegan?

Is Wine Vegan?

Guest Blogger |05/08/2019
As more people move towards a vegan diet, here's what you need to know about vegan wine...
August 2019: Viva! Vegan Podcast
August’s podcast features a magical interview with Harry Potter star, Evanna Lynch hosted by Juliet. We follow the Viva! Campaigns team to the Die for Coke Demo at the London Eye, where they protested the systematic abuse in the global dairy industry. Viva! staff debate whether plastic-free...
5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Pigs

5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Pigs

Guest Blogger |31/07/2019
Did you know that pigs are highly intelligent and loving animals?
A Response to: 'Veganism is a Privilege that's not Accessible to All'

A Response to: 'Veganism is a Privilege that's not Accessible to All'

Grace Forsythe |30/07/2019
On the 17th July, BBC 3 published a video titled “No Offence But… Veganism is a privilege that’s not accessible to all”. Viva! would like to address some of the points made:...
A Response to: Farmers Wanting Emotional Support for TB Cows Being Shot

A Response to: Farmers Wanting Emotional Support for TB Cows Being Shot

Louisa Kendal |29/07/2019
Last week, BBC Wales released a video where a dairy farmer described the emotional turmoil of her cow being killed because it has TB.
Veganism is a Human Rights Issue - Here's Why

Veganism is a Human Rights Issue - Here's Why

Guest Blogger |26/07/2019
Most of us don’t connect going vegan to human suffering. Why would you when there are billions of farmed animals suffering all over the world every day?...
Viva!Life Issue 71 | Summer 2019

Viva!Life Issue 71 | Summer 2019

Our summer issue is out now, featuring an interview with Viva!'s new patron, Peter Egan, vegan comic Carl Donnelly, and updates on our 25th Anniversary. Receive your hard copy in the post ahead of everyone else by becoming a Viva! Supporter. Visit www.viva.org.uk/join...

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The Vegan Ironman: Andrew Lilley uses plant power to fuel sporting success

The Vegan Ironman: Andrew Lilley uses plant power to fuel sporting success

Louisa Kendal |22/07/2019
Vegan athlete, Andrew Lilley, completed the Bolton Ironman to fundraise for Viva! and prove that a vegan diet can power you through even the most challenging sporting events.
Plant-based Milk on the Rise: A Quarter of Britons Choose the Vegan Option

Plant-based Milk on the Rise: A Quarter of Britons Choose the Vegan Option

Louisa Kendal |19/07/2019
Plant-based milks are causing a stir with almost a quarter of Britons choosing the vegan alternative.
Viva! Health: Children Don’t Need Meat or Dairy Say Major Health Bodies

Viva! Health: Children Don’t Need Meat or Dairy Say Major Health Bodies

Guest Blogger |18/07/2019
The British Nutrition Foundation has released a new health advice leaflet for infants stating veganism can be healthy with the right supplements and endorsing conflicting advice.

Stallholders Revealed for Coventry Vegan Festival – And it Includes Vegan Kebabs!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Coventry boasts an impressive array of delicious plant-based menus and an ever-growing vegan community. Now, animal welfare charity Viva! are returning to the city for the third year in a row, in celebration of all things vegan!

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Why Some Dairy Products Are More Closely Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Why Some Dairy Products Are More Closely Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Michael Greger |10/07/2019
Parkinson’s is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s. Each year in the United States, approximately 60,000 new cases are diagnosed, bringing the total number of current cases up to about a million, with tens of thousands of people dying from the disease...
Chiquito’s Launches Huge New Vegan Menu: Here’s What You Need to Know

Chiquito’s Launches Huge New Vegan Menu: Here’s What You Need to Know

Louisa Kendal |08/07/2019
The UK’s largest Mexican chain, Chiquito, is launching a huge new vegan menu on July 9 th – taco ‘bout exciting!...
Audrey Eyton Obituary

Audrey Eyton Obituary

Juliet Gellatley |05/07/2019
It is with a very heavy heart that I write this tribute to Audrey Eyton (nee Gray), who died at her home on 30 June 2019, age 82. You may not know her face or her name because she avoided publicity like the plague, preferring to tirelessly work behind the scenes to protect animals. But she was...
Listeria Outbreak: Stop Bugging Me

Listeria Outbreak: Stop Bugging Me

Juliet Gellatley |04/07/2019
I was deeply saddened to hear of the five deaths from the recent Listeria food poisoning outbreak in UK hospitals. The listeria was traced to sandwich fillings supplied by North Country Cooked Meats, based in Salford.
Vegan Recipe Club: Top Five Plastic-Free Recipes

Vegan Recipe Club: Top Five Plastic-Free Recipes

Louisa Kendal |02/07/2019
This International Plastic Bag Free Day, more people are realising the impact their choices have on the environment more than ever before. People and governments alike are waking up to the fact we all need to take responsibility for our actions if we want to preserve the world for future...