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Discover Vegan Paris

Discover Vegan Paris

Maryanne Hall |21/10/2020
Take a journey into vegan Paris - a city of plant-based delights. Find our favourite vegan eateries and the unforgettable Veggie Town...
Say no to animal corpse sites in Snowdonia!

Say no to animal corpse sites in Snowdonia!

Guest Blogger |20/10/2020
Use your voice to say no to an animal carcass site! Snowdonia council is considering a planning application that would mean transporting corpses of animals onto the site, and it looks as though the owner is hoping to then incinerate them on site. We are in the middle of a pandemic caused by...
5 Best Vegan Make Up Brands Perfect for Halloween

5 Best Vegan Make Up Brands Perfect for Halloween

Louisa Kendal |12/10/2020
Halloween is just around the corner, so we’ve compiled our favourite vegan face paints to help you enjoy the spooktacular occasion...

Viva! Victory

You may have seen our exposé on a pig farm supplying Morrisons. Now, we have incredible news. The Estate where it is located – DIRECTLY DUE TO OUR INVESTIGATION – are planning to “get the buildings vacated in the quickest time possible”. We have also been informed by locals that there are plans to demolish the farm. This exposé was funded by you – our supporters!

Viva!'s Ultimate Guide to Halloween

Louisa Kendal |08/10/2020
Spooky season is officially here, so we’ve put together the ultimate guide for a perfect vegan Halloween...
Switching from animal products to plant-based ingredients can have huge benefits for your health, the planet and animals. That's why we've launched V7 - our brand new 'one week' food challenge...
Have the Beckhams Gone Vegan?

Have the Beckhams Gone Vegan?

Louisa Kendal |30/09/2020
David and Victoria Beckham made the herbivore headlines at the weekend, after announcing they have gone meat-free on their social media.
October 2020: Viva! Vegan Podcast
October’s podcast features all the news and updates from Viva! – this month hear Viva! Founder & Director, Juliet Gellatley interviewed live from Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary in South Wales. Hosted by Helen Wilson. FIND OUT MORE News of a Flat House Farm Day of Action in...
Asda Launches Vegan-only Aisle - Is this Good for Veganism?

Asda Launches Vegan-only Aisle - Is this Good for Veganism?

Louisa Kendal |25/09/2020
Asda is the first UK supermarket to unveil a vegan-only shopping aisle. Is this a good thing for veganism or will it exclude those interested in making the change?
Another day, another vegan company!

Another day, another vegan company!

Will Sorflaten |15/09/2020
We are continuing to see a rise in vegan companies and products as demand for vegan products soars.
Government's U-Turn To Kill Over 70,000 Badgers

Government's U-Turn To Kill Over 70,000 Badgers

Will Sorflaten |11/09/2020
The Government has made a U-Turn and decided to continue culling badgers instead of vaccinating them in an attempt to reduce bovine TB. This ineffective, costly and cruel U-Turn will result in over 70,000 killed badgers.
Miley Quits Veganism - Does Celebrity Culture Hinder Veganism?

Miley Quits Veganism - Does Celebrity Culture Hinder Veganism?

Louisa Kendal |07/09/2020
With Miley Cyrus publicly announcing she has quit veganism, could it be that celebrity culture hinders the vegan movement more than it helps it?
Flat House Farm

Red Tractor ‘appalled’ by barbaric conditions found on Leicestershire mega pig unit

Monday, August 24, 2020

Viva! Campaigns’ undercover investigators expose shocking conditions at a Red Tractor approved farm

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September 2020: Viva! Vegan Podcast
#47 September’s podcast features all the news and updates from Viva! – including a special focus on the latest undercover investigation into Flat House Farm in Leicestershire, with an interview with campaigns manager, Lex Rigby. Hosted by Helen Wilson. FIND OUT MORE - Awards news and...
Investigation: Flat House Farm

Investigation: Flat House Farm

Red Tractor 'appalled' by barbaric conditions exposed in our latest undercover investigation into British pig farming. Take action now.
Juliet Gellatley Wins P.E.A Award

Juliet Gellatley Wins P.E.A Award

Louisa Kendal |14/08/2020
Juliet Gellatley, our Founder and Director, has won a prestigious award commemorating Viva!’s achievements over the past 25 years and celebrating Juliet’s incredible work for animal rights...
Science – now you see it, now you don't!

Science – now you see it, now you don't!

Tony Wardle |13/08/2020
From his lockdown home office, Tony Wardle reckons that science has become like a magician’s trick – subject to a sleight of hand designed to deceive...
Viva!Life Issue 74 | Summer 2020

Viva!Life Issue 74 | Summer 2020

Our summer issue is out now, featuring an exclusive interview with Jerome Flynn, the presenter of our award-winning documentary HOGWOOD. We also interview Seth Tibbott, founder of the global vegan brand, Tofurkey. We present discussions and debates about the coronavirus outbreak, including original thought-pieces from Michael Mansfield QC and Viva! founder and director Juliet Gellatley. We round-up our latest campaigns, including 3 in 4 which highlighted the origins of Covid-19, and our latest undercover investigation on two Red Tractor approved pig farms, supplying supermarket giant...

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A Beginner's Guide to Vegan Gardening

A Beginner's Guide to Vegan Gardening

Guest Blogger |10/08/2020
Everything you need to know about starting your own vegan garden with whatever space you have!
UK's Biggest Greyhound Stadium Closes Its Doors for Good

UK's Biggest Greyhound Stadium Closes Its Doors for Good

Louisa Kendal |07/08/2020
Belle Vue, the UK’s largest and oldest greyhound racing stadium, has closed its doors for good...

Vegan Documentary Wins at the British Documentary Film Festival

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

The animal rights documentary HOGWOOD: a modern horror story has won the Wild Animal award at this year’s prestigious British Documentary Film Festival.

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5 Best Vegan Recipes for BBQ Season

5 Best Vegan Recipes for BBQ Season

Louisa Kendal |05/08/2020
Wondering what to have on your vegan BBQ? We’ve chosen our top five Vegan Recipe Club recipes for you!...
Go vegan for the planet and future generations

Go vegan for the planet and future generations

Justine Butler |04/08/2020
What if there was one simple change you could make to your life that would be more effective at combatting climate change and halting wildlife loss than stopping flying, using an electric car or switching to a green energy supplier. There is – going vegan!...
August 2020: Viva! Vegan Podcast
#46 August’s podcast features all the news and updates from Viva! – including our celebrity-backed open letter to Boris Johnson as part of the 3 in 4 Campaign, an interview with American social media-influencer John Oberg as well as top vegan authors and musicians! FIND OUT MORE - Help...
Going Vegan - How the Love of One Animal Brought Respect for all Life

Going Vegan - How the Love of One Animal Brought Respect for all Life

Guest Blogger |30/07/2020
In his final days my rabbit Tobbar chose to sit on the earth outside his warm comfortable shed. It was where he belonged. I felt like I was losing a friend, someone who’d helped me through the biggest upheavals of my life, including the deaths of my father and mother...