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5 ways to get involved with World Vegan Day

5 ways to get involved with World Vegan Day

Louisa Kendal |11/10/2019
On World Vegan Day, Friday 1 November, we have a bold yet simple challenge: go vegan for 24 hours.

Vegans Celebrate Council’s Decision to Uphold Objections to Intensive Pig Farm

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Doncaster Council has decided to uphold objections made by local vegan activists and vegan campaigning charity Viva! against a proposal to build an intensive pig farm in the local area.

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World Vegan Day - Vegan FAQs

World Vegan Day - Vegan FAQs

Louisa Kendal |07/10/2019
This World Vegan Day , we’re asking everyone to go vegan for 24 hours. This is a simple yet powerful decision, to show the world we can live without animal products and make a positive change for millions of species on the brink of extinction due to industrialised animal agriculture...
Vote for us in VegfestUK Awards: Put the Cherry on our 25th Anniversary Cake

Vote for us in VegfestUK Awards: Put the Cherry on our 25th Anniversary Cake

Louisa Kendal |03/10/2019
Viva! has been nominated in two categories in this year’s VegfestUK Awards ; Best Vegan Festival and Best Vegan Magazine – and we need your vote!...
October 2019: Viva! Vegan Podcast
Vegan Now has launched! Find out all about our new environment campaign including our Day of Action on World Vegan Day, Friday 1 November. We also look back at Juliet's and young environmentalist, Jazz Wardle's talks at Vegan Campout, and look forward to our comedy night to celebrate Viva...
Could Meat be Made Illegal?

Could Meat be Made Illegal?

Louisa Kendal |27/09/2019
Shadow DEFRA Minister has said he can’t rule out a tax on meat to help achieve net zero emissions targets, after Michael Mansfield QC said meat should be made illegal ahead of the Vegan Now launch...
On Monday 23 September Viva! launched, ‘Vegan Now’, our biggest environment campaign to date! ‘Vegan Now’ aims to raise awareness about the devastating impact that animal farming is having on our planet, and how easy it is to cut down your impact by going vegan...
Vegan Now: Time is Running Out

Vegan Now: Time is Running Out

Louisa Kendal |24/09/2019
Time is quickly running out. We are accelerating towards an environmental emergency and if we don’t act now, there will soon be no future left to fight for...

Michael Mansfield QC: "I have one, singular message - to make ecocide an international crime."

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Local charity Viva! launched their Vegan Now campaign yesterday at the Labour Party Conference. The launch was fronted by Michael Mansfield QC, a leading barrister. Addressing the conference room, Mansfield called for new legislation to prosecute Ecocide.

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Peter Egan Celebrates Viva!'s 25th Anniversary

Peter Egan Celebrates Viva!'s 25th Anniversary

Guest Blogger |23/09/2019
Peter Egan, Downton Abbey actor, longtime vegetarian, and Viva! patron helped us celebrate our 25th anniversary on Saturday 21st September.

Charity Director Responds to Climate Strikes – Vegan Now

Friday, September 20, 2019

Following the huge turnout at the nationwide climate strikes, vegan charity director Juliet Gellatley has published an urgent call for a global switch to vegan diets in The Telegraph.

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FREE Dairy-Free Milkshakes For Students!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

From 23 September, vegan charity Viva! will be taking on university freshers with their pop-up dairy-free milkshake bar, offering FREE vegan milkshakes. What better way to settle into university life than with a free milkshake?

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Vegan Activists to Descend on Brighton This Weekend with Climate Street Art

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

This weekend, vegan campaigners are descending on Brighton city centre to launch their new ‘Vegan Now’ campaign. The group will be holding two Street Action events in two central locations, accompanied by a 3D optical illusion centre-piece.

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Viva! Victory: Hogwood documentary crowdfund smashed four days early!

Viva! Victory: Hogwood documentary crowdfund smashed four days early!

Louisa Kendal |17/09/2019
The Hogwood: a modern horror story documentary has been fully funded, meaning we can bring the truth of UK factory farming to the masses!

Vegan Crowdfund Smashes Target FOUR Days Early!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Vegan charity Viva! have reached their £30,000 crowdfund target, enabling them to produce a new documentary entitled Hogwood: a modern horror story.

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How Can Animal Protein Intake Increase Childhood Obesity Risk?

How Can Animal Protein Intake Increase Childhood Obesity Risk?

Michael Greger |17/09/2019
If pregnant crickets are exposed to a predatory wolf spider, their babies will hatch, exhibiting increased antipredator behavior and, as a consequence, improved survival from wolf spider attack. The mother cricket appears to be able to forewarn her babies about the threat when they are still inside...
How To: Grow Your Own Vegan Superfoods

How To: Grow Your Own Vegan Superfoods

Guest Blogger |17/09/2019
Growing your own superfoods is healthy, eco-friendly, and can provide you with lots of delicious ingredients for vegan recipes — what's not to like? Here, Nicky Roeber, Online Horticultural Expert at Wyevale Garden Centres , offers his advice on which superfoods to grow in your garden...
Creating & Sustaining Vegan Habits

Creating & Sustaining Vegan Habits

Nicholas Hallows |09/09/2019
Vegans often ask themselves, with so many reasons to adopt a plant-based diet – animals, environment, health – why aren’t more people doing it? One reason is that good habits are hard to form and bad habits are even harder to break...
September 2019: Viva! Vegan Podcast
In this episode, we celebrate Tesco dropping Hogwood Horror Farm after our three years of campaigning and the launch of our Hogwood crowdfunder ! Juliet and Lex Rigby talk about their experience of the Hogwood investigations. We talk about Viva! news and debunk vegan health myths.
The Question of Choice

The Question of Choice

Nicholas Hallows |03/09/2019
Anyone who has ever participated in vegan outreach will already have experienced a great number of ill-reasoned retorts to the suggestion of adopting an animal-friendly lifestyle: It’s too expensive! I need my protein! Soya is destroying the rainforests! Plants have feelings too!...
Top 5 Must-Have Recipe Books for New Vegans

Top 5 Must-Have Recipe Books for New Vegans

Guest Blogger |02/09/2019
There has never been a better, more exciting time to go vegan! If that’s something you’ve decided to do, arming yourself with one or more of these excellent vegan recipe books is a great way to start...
What the Labour Party Animal Welfare Manifesto Means for Animal Rights

What the Labour Party Animal Welfare Manifesto Means for Animal Rights

Louisa Kendal |30/08/2019
The Labour Party recognises the rights of all animals in their new manifesto which calls for equal punishment for all animal cruelty and supports a move away from intensive animal farming.
Juliet Debates Veganism on BBC Sunday Morning Live!

Juliet Debates Veganism on BBC Sunday Morning Live!

Guest Blogger |28/08/2019
Juliet explains why veganism is better for the animals, the planet and our health in a live BBC panel discussion, joined by Dale Vince and Tim Shieff.
What Does Morrison's Latest PR Stunt Really Mean For Cows?

What Does Morrison's Latest PR Stunt Really Mean For Cows?

Will Sorflaten |22/08/2019
Morrison's intends to end the killing of male calves when they are just 48 hours old, which is standard practice across the British dairy industry. But is their alternative any kinder?...