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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

This Earth Day, the very best thing we can do at an individual level to help protect our planet is to go vegan.
Top Five Vegan Easter Eggs

Top Five Vegan Easter Eggs

Easter is traditionally a holiday to celebrate life. It feels ironic that modern culture has taken the egg that symbolises this and used ingredients that supports a deathly industry to mark the joyous occasion.
April Fool’s Day – Don’t Be Fooled by the Red Tractor

April Fool’s Day – Don’t Be Fooled by the Red Tractor

When vegans first turn towards the compassionate lifestyle we are usually met with what I refer to as ‘tuts and buts’...
The government provides a disappointing response to End The Cage Age parliamentary petition!
Go Dairy Free This Mother’s Day

Go Dairy Free This Mother’s Day

By Claire Michalski of Grow Up Vegan It’s a crying shame that on Mother’s Day we as a nation celebrate with dairy-filled chocolate cakes and milky cups of afternoon tea with our loved ones - how ironic!...
April 2019: Viva! Vegan Podcast
In this episode, Kris interviews the producer and director of the new vegan documentary, the End of Meat . We catch up with Juliet about the exciting new move for our rescued pig, Hope, and her babies. Relatedly, Veronika also interviews vegan marathon runner Fiona Oakes , who is the proud founder...
Top Five Most Friendly Vegan Activism Actions

Top Five Most Friendly Vegan Activism Actions

The media may like to paint peaceful vegans as ‘extremists’ but the reality of it is quite the contrary. A vegan’s entire moral baseline is compassion and peace, and this is how the world should see us. Here are our top five most friendly vegan activism actions for you to try...
Viva!Life Issue 70 | Spring 2018

Viva!Life Issue 70 | Spring 2018

Our spring issue is out now, featuring an interview with radio presenter Sarah Jane Crawford and a feature 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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Palm oil – what you need to know

Palm oil – what you need to know

Palm oil is big business – found in around half of all items on supermarket shelves from margarine to lipstick. But some people are refusing to buy products containing palm oil – what are the issues and should we avoid it?...
International No Smoking Day – Is Smoking Vegan?

International No Smoking Day – Is Smoking Vegan?

There is one question that we hear time and time again – is smoking vegan? As today is International No Smoking Day, we decided to explore this topic in some more depth...
If the UK's 16 million caged farmed animals could speak, what might they say? Join our calls for a parliamentary debate to end the outdated and barbaric cage age...
Web Content Editor

Web Content Editor

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Health Campaigner

Health Campaigner

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Web developer

Web developer

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International Women’s Day – Meet some of the vegan women at Viva!

International Women’s Day – Meet some of the vegan women at Viva!

Veganism is rapidly growing and it’s all thanks to us lovely ladies. A recent survey, conducted by Compare the Market, showed that there has been a huge increase in the number of British people identifying as vegan; a huge 3.5 million in fact. The full survey has yet to be released but the...
Victory! ASA Rejects Complaints about TRASH Billboards

Victory! ASA Rejects Complaints about TRASH Billboards

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) rejects complaints about our TRASH billboard advert.
March 2019: Viva! Vegan Podcast
This month features an extended interview about cultured meat, which has the potential to save billions of animals from factory farming and slaughter each year. Our founder and director Juliet Gellatley was invited to see the labs at Mosa Meats , the first company to create a slaughter-free...
Social Media Coordinator

Social Media Coordinator

We're hiring! Come and work for the charity you love as our new Social Media Coordinator.
February 2019: Viva! Vegan Podcast
In this episode, Kris reflects on the last twelve months and celebrates our 2018 achievements . We also caught up with Lisa Gawthorne , Bravura Foods, and Juliet chats with one of the co-founders of the Policy for Animal Welfare Scheme (PAWS). We respond to Channel 4's Dispatches and highlight...
30 Day Vegan Challenge

Vegan Charity Launches App to Help People Try Vegan Throughout 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Vegan campaigning charity Viva! has launched its new 30 Day Vegan app to encourage people to try veganism, providing everything you need to take those first crucial steps on your vegan journey.

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Stallholders Revealed for Cardiff Viva! Vegan Festival - Including Pizza, Crepes and Brownies!

Friday, January 25, 2019

Cardiff boasts an impressive array of delicious plant-based restaurants and an ever-growing vegan community. Now, animal welfare charity Viva! are returning to the city in celebration of all things vegan!

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On 2 January 2019, Channel 4 Dispatches aired a documentary called ‘The Truth About Vegans’. In this documentary, Dispatches focused on Viva!’s investigation of Hogwood Farm . Hogwood is just one example of how a mega pig farm - supplying Tesco and carrying the Red Tractor seal of...