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Latest updates

On Saturday 11 August, Viva! hosted their second Day of Action against Tesco for failing to drop Hogwood "Horror" Farm. A staggering 150 stores were protested by incredible campaigners all around the country...
Ruxton, you are spoiling us with your advice!

Ruxton, you are spoiling us with your advice!

The UK meat industry has just announced it is joining forces to spend £2 million targeting young consumers in a bid to promote beef, lamb and pork in the hope of saving a dying market...
Viva!Life Issue 68 | Summer 2018

Viva!Life Issue 68 | Summer 2018

Our summer issue is out now, featuring an interview with Harry Potter star and vegan advocate, Evanna Lynch.  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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Hogwood Investigation Videos

Hogwood Videos

Together we can create a social media storm and expose Hogwood Horror Farm by sharing our investigation videos! Don’t forget...
Superbug threat is a 'ticking time bomb'

Superbug threat is a 'ticking time bomb'

Viva!Health’s Senior Researcher, Dr Justine Butler, spent this week in Westminster, attending two all-party parliamentary group (APPG) meetings at the House of Lords. Here’s her account of what happened at the first meeting...
Hogwood Social Media Toolkit

Hogwood Social Media Toolkit

Together we can create a social media storm and expose Hogwood Horror Farm. Download our social media toolkit and help...

This July, undercover investigators from Viva! Campaigns revisited Hogwood Pig Farm only to find little has changed since their 2017 investigation.

Late last year, Viva! objected to the extension of Biggin Farm in New Brancepeth, County Durham. This farm, which currently houses around 1,000 pigs in factory farm conditions, applied to Durham County Council to house another 4,000 pigs. The application was withdrawn in March 2018 due to almost...
1000's of vegan-friendly places to eat, shop and stay!...
Viva! responds to ASA ruling about a Viva! bus advert complaint regarding the claim “ Most cows are pregnant when milking. That’s why milk contains 35 hormones, including oestrogen…some of these are linked to cancer. ” The complainants said the ad was misleading the public...
SUCCESS! Bath City Council Keeps True To Its Foie-Gras Ban!
Last week Viva! became aware of a protest being organised by Bath Animal Rights mid-June at the ‘ Pub in the Park ’ festival in Royal Victoria Park, Bath. They told us that Chef Andrew Pern, from The Star Inn, North Yorkshire , would be serving up foie gras during the two-day event...
Why Ditching Dairy is a Very Good Idea!

Why Ditching Dairy is a Very Good Idea!

Juliet Gellatley, nutritional therapist, and founder of Viva! looks at the damage dairy wreaks on our health.

Daily Mail dairy exposé: death, cages and downers

Viva! have released footage revealing shocking conditions across a range of British dairy farms. The footage follows Viva!'s founder and director, Juliet Gellatley, as she

As part of Viva!’s Scary Dairy campaign, this May they are organsing a nationwide initiative called ‘MooFree May’ – which focuses on encouraging the public to ditch dairy and try delicious dairy-free alternatives...
Viva!Health are dismayed at the Advertising Standards Authority’s (ASA) decision not to uphold our complaint against the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) adverts describing pork medallions as low in fat.​...
Viva!Life Issue 67 | Spring 2018

Viva!Life Issue 67 | Spring 2018

Our first issue of 2018 is out now. 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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In February 2017, footage obtained by Viva! Campaigns exposed an intensive factory farm, Lambrook Pig Unit, revealing truly dismal conditions. However, following the investigation and over one year later the farm has now closed.
Kangaroo meat gets the final curtain as Lidl UK announces the removal of kangaroo steaks from their promotional product lines.
Let’s remember the ‘other mothers’ on Mother’s Day

Let’s remember the ‘other mothers’ on Mother’s Day

By Veronika Powell Mother’s Day is a celebration of our mothers or mother figures, focussing on everything we love about them and all that we’re grateful for. Yet much of what’s involved in these celebrations is based on the exploitation of other mothers...
Juliet Gellatley, Viva!’s founder & director, meets these adorable calves at the Lisa James Animal Sanctuary. Sadly, they can’t be with their mums, no dairy calves can. The dairy industry tears babies away from mothers a day after birth...