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Thirty-six million laying hens were very much at the forefront of our minds this Easter. We took our innovative six-foot display boards to three major cities - Bristol, London and Birmingham - to urge consumers to stop for a minute and reflect on the lives of the animals producing what is commonly...
Viva! at Northern Vegan Festival

On 1 April the Northern Vegan Festival arrived in Manchester and took the city by storm!

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. The Northern Vegan Festival is part of a national series of vegan festivals run by Roddy; since the launch in 2013 Roddy has partnered with Victoria Bryceson and Viva!

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Nottingham Viva! Vegan Festival

Nottingham Viva! Vegan Festival

Everything you ever wanted to know about going, being or staying vegan will be available at the Nottingham Viva! Vegan Festival Saturday 6 May 2017. This festival is organised by vegan charity Viva! and entry is just £3 (under 16s free).

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Thai cakes

Thai cakes

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...
JEROME FLYNN

Jerome talks to Juliet Gellatley on Viva! Radio.

Exclusive interview with Game of Thrones & Ripper St actor Jerome Flynn

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

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

Last week, Viva! joined up with compassionate local activists at the 5th Bristol Animal Save event outside an abattoir operated by Tulip in Bristol.

INVESTIGATION: LAMBROOK PIG FARM, SHEPTON MALLET

Footage obtained by Viva! Campaigns taken on an intensive factory farm reveals truly dismal conditions for pigs.

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

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

Find out why tortured horses in Latin America should be of concern to British meat consumers!

INVESTIGATION: POPLAR PIG FARM, NR HULL

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Avocado, spinach and ‘feta’ linguine

Avocado, spinach and ‘feta’ linguine

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...
We paid our respects to the victims of the A16 crash and continued spreading education to Waitrose shoppers at John Lewis HQ (parent company of Waitrose) and the Marylebone Waitrose store in London. Watch Juliet's moving speech on why there must be justice for the Waitrose pigs.
Vegan Welsh Cakes approved by Grandma

Vegan Welsh Cakes approved by Grandma

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...

Cardiff's Largest Ever Vegan Event Comes to the City Next Month!

WHAT: Viva! Vegan Festival 

www.viva.org.uk/cardiff 

WHERE: Cardiff City Hall, Gorsedd Gardens Road, Cardiff CF10 3ND

WHEN: Saturday, 4 February 2017 - 10.30am to 5pm

HOW MUCH?: Only £2 – kids go free!

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How to have a fabulous VivaVeganista Christmas!

How to have a fabulous VivaVeganista Christmas!

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...

Investigation: Springate Farm, Danbury, Essex

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Christmas Blackberry Crumble-revel in fruity festivity!

Christmas Blackberry Crumble-revel in fruity festivity!

Now we are in the depths of winter and heading into the darkest nights, what better than to revive some succulent black berries foraged at the end of the summer, when the trees were still green and the hedgerow heavy with bounty.
“Another bloody vegan!”

“Another bloody vegan!”

I was sat in the bar close to my home and one of my neighbour’s fumed up to me, she had morphed into the Welsh dragon. Nostrils flaring and when she spoke, words as furious as fire flamed out of her. I was shocked at her anger but remained still. The source of the vitriol? I had ‘made...
Save lives Christmas! Our turkey door-drops are incredibly popular – and this year we have a brand new leaflet asking people to choose kind this festive season. Just click on the link below and we’ll send you a pack of 100 leaflets to give to friends, pop in Christmas cards or door-drop...

VIVA!’S THOUGHT-PROVOKING NEW PRO-VEGAN SHORT FILM ‘ANIMAL TALES’ (AVAILABLE FOR SHARING NOW)

LEADING vegan charity Viva!’s new short film (53 second) asks consumers to consider why most farmed animals have unhappy endings?  It concludes the positive solution to this problem is to go vegan. Viva! offers free help for people to do just that.

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What are we going to do now we’re respectable?

Media man, punk-bred John Robb In the past decade, veganism has gone from some kind of weird Druidic cult to wam bam mainstream – almost respectable...

A turkey is for life… not Christmas

Once upon a time, middle class people would ‘oooh’ and ‘aaah’ at a roast goose in the centre of their Christmas dining table. For the working class it was a chicken. And then something happened and everyone fell in love with turkey meat...
Veronika Powell no longer needs her fromage fix and gives some helpful advice on kicking the habit