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Supermarket Alternatives to Turkey Taste Test

Supermarket Alternatives to Turkey Taste Test

Guest Blogger |06/12/2019
With Christmas just around the corner, we tried five supermarket vegan offerings so you can have a fool-proof turkey-free Christmas.
Giving Tuesday - Thank You!

Giving Tuesday - Thank You!

Conor Haines |04/12/2019
We’d just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated yesterday as part of #GivingTuesday (and to all our kind donors for that matter)...
Help Us Fundraise For Animals This #GivingTuesday

Help Us Fundraise For Animals This #GivingTuesday

Conor Haines |02/12/2019
#GivingTuesday is upon us! If you are interested in making a difference for animals and the planet, we’d love for you to get involved by setting up a Facebook fundraiser on behalf of Viva! to help us continue campaigning for a kinder world!...
December 2019: Viva! Vegan Podcast
We wish you a compassionate Christmas! In this extra special episode, we have a worldwide exclusive! Introducing the fantastic, positively vegan Christmas song, Peace on Your Plate . Produced by Gavin Chappell-Bates and Giles Bryant, Peace on Your Plate could become the first ever vegan Christmas...
Top 5 Vegan Mince Pies

Top 5 Vegan Mince Pies

Louisa Kendal |29/11/2019
Which high street vegan mice pie reigns superior?
Viva!Life Issue 72 | Winter 2019

Viva!Life Issue 72 | Winter 2019

The winter issue of Viva! Life is out now! This issue features an interview with Gabrielle Aplin, a vegan singer with heart, and George Monbiot, the environmental columnist. We celebrate our 25th Anniversary Awards and recap our latest campaigns, including the Hogwood victory, our headline environment campaign Vegan Now, and our vegan milkshake tour Viva!shake.

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Exclusive: The First Vegan Christmas Chart-Topper!

Friday, November 29, 2019

Two musicians are on a mission to achieve the first vegan Christmas number one with their positively vegan track - Peace on Your Plate! 

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4 Ways to Survive Christmas with your Family as a Vegan

4 Ways to Survive Christmas with your Family as a Vegan

Louisa Kendal |25/11/2019
Whether it's your first or your fifteenth vegan Christmas, it can still be a challenging time of year...
Viva! Deliciously Vegan Christmas!

On the first day of Christmas the vegans sent to me, a Deliciously Vegan Christmas Guide

Viva!'s Deliciously Vegan Christmas Recipe Guide has all you need for a cruelty-free Christmas

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Gift of Life for Turkeys

Gift of Life for Turkeys

Guest Blogger |19/11/2019
For many British families Christmas is probably the one time of year we come together to eat turkey. It’s an odd tradition but a staggering number of us believe Christmas is simply not Christmas without a dry turkey roast dumped in the middle of the dinner table. But why?...
World Vegan Day Roundup

World Vegan Day Roundup

Conor Haines |15/11/2019
On 1 November, World Vegan Day , we called on the British public to go vegan for 24 hours to help save the planet. And we are absolutely thrilled with the positive response we got! The campaign was covered nationwide and some celebs even got involved with the day too.
Mars to Launch Three Vegan Galaxy Bars

Mars to Launch Three Vegan Galaxy Bars

Conor Haines |13/11/2019
That’s right. Mars, the UK’s second-largest confectionery brand, is officially releasing vegan versions of its best-selling Galaxy bar in the UK...
No Porkies Visits Major UK Cities

No Porkies Visits Major UK Cities

Guest Blogger |11/11/2019
Viva!'s No Porkies tour has been visiting major cities nationwide this year to raise awareness about the reality of UK pig farming...
Vote to Stand Against Animal Cruelty and Environmental Damage

Vote to Stand Against Animal Cruelty and Environmental Damage

Guest Blogger |11/11/2019
In the lead up to the general election Viva! are urging candidates to address key issues to stand against animal cruelty and environmental damage.
Viva! Victory: Doncaster Pig Farm Plans Rejected

Viva! Victory: Doncaster Pig Farm Plans Rejected

Louisa Kendal |08/11/2019
Planning permission for a huge pig farm have been rejected with the help of Viva! campaigning.
The Queen Ditches Fur This Winter

The Queen Ditches Fur This Winter

Louisa Kendal |06/11/2019
The Queen is finally ditching fur this winter, showing that attitudes towards fur are finally shifting.
November 2019: Viva! Vegan Podcast
It's World Vegan Day! This episode marks two years since the Viva! Vegan Podcast launched, how time flies! Join us in celebrating World Vegan Day with our #GoVegan24 campaign. We're joined by a whole host of celebrities, including Fearne Cotton and James May, in asking people to Go Vegan...
We Can Save Precious Species By Going Vegan

We Can Save Precious Species By Going Vegan

Juliet Gellatley |01/11/2019
Donald Watson, a joinery teacher, coined the term 'vegan' in November 1944 - a moment celebrated during World Vegan Day today...

For 25 years, we have fought against the shocking, systematic cruelty to farmed animals, campaigned to save our planet from the climate crisis and promoted the health benefits of a vegan diet. We have run hundreds of campaigns over the years and saved the lives of countless animals.

But we could not have done it without you – our supporters. 

5 Best Vegan Sweets for Halloween

5 Best Vegan Sweets for Halloween

Louisa Kendal |31/10/2019
Fright-night is here which means trick-or-treaters will be out in full force this evening. Here’s the best vegan sweets so the horror is only in the movies, not our tummies...
Viva!'s 25th Anniversary!

Viva!'s 25th Anniversary!

Conor Haines |31/10/2019
In 1994, Juliet Gellatley founded Viva!, the UK's first vegan campaigning charity...

World Vegan Day – 1 November – Expert Comment

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Viva! – the UK’s leading vegan campaigning charity – are available for comment, quotes, case studies and statistics in the lead up to World Vegan Day and throughout World Vegan Month.

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Fake Meat: Friend or Foe?

Fake Meat: Friend or Foe?

Nicholas Hallows |24/10/2019
Is mock meat the next step in the evolution of food or is it just further normalising the consumption of all meat?
Viva! Victory: Factory Farm Planning Application Rejected

Viva! Victory: Factory Farm Planning Application Rejected

Louisa Kendal |24/10/2019
Planning permission to build two 80 metre industrial sheds that would house 4,000 pigs has been rejected for the second time due to Viva!’s successful campaigning...
Is Lewis Hamilton a Hypocrite?

Is Lewis Hamilton a Hypocrite?

Conor Haines |22/10/2019
Following a series of posts he shared on his Instagram and Twitter accounts, Lewis Hamilton has been branded a hypocrite. His comments have even sparked concerns for his mental wellbeing.