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We are so proud of Viva! supporters who took to the streets on the Weekend of Action for hens!
Although one of the world’s most abused farmed animals, sadly the laying hen is also one of the most forgotten. But Viva! supporters are working to change that!
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Soldier Soldier… Tony Wardle meets a Royal Marine Commando and talks to him about warfare, compassion and spiritual enlightenment
Sidney Sharpe, it seems, is two people. He is the super-hard, Royal Marine Commando who is trained to kill with staggering efficiency.
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Free-range egg farm exposè reaches thousands in Metro! Viva!’s undercover investigation at a free-range egg farm in Lincolnshire has been featured in both the Metro and local press today, reaching thousands of people. Many of whom may believe ‘buying local’, means ‘buying high welfare’. Read more about the investigation Find out more about Facing Off the British egg industry Donate towards our lifesaving campaigns
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Rowbottom Farm is based in Spalding, Lincolnshire, and it supplies local businesses with free-range and barn eggs.  
Scenes at the farm are some of the worst Viva! has seen, dispelling the myth that ‘buying locally’ means buying high welfare.
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Release date:
Wed, 16/11/2016
"Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today.
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Juliet Gellatley, Viva!’s founder and director, is interviewed tonight on S4C about why Britain’s egg industry is cracked – and the answer is to go vegan. This in light of undercover footage showing awful conditions at a farm that supplied eggs to Tesco and Asda stores across South Wales. Animal welfare expert, Professor Andrew Knight, says of the footage, "You would be hard-pressed to find any birds anywhere with feathers in a worse condition than these ones. It would be painful when they’re being pecked at, when the skin is exposed as well."   Read more about this episode  You will be able to watch the programme for a limited time on BBC iPlayer Read more about Viva!'s egg campaign Want help to drop eggs and choose kind? Try our FREE 30 Day Vegan 
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Release date:
Mon, 14/11/2016
Millions of people have no idea how their food is produced – with six in 10 admitting they didn’t realise dairy cows needed to be pregnant in order to produce milk, a study carried out
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Release date:
Tue, 11/10/2016
WHAT: Viva! Vegan Festival  WHERE: The Passenger Shed, Brunel's Old Station, Station Approach, Bristol BS1 6QH
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It is claimed that honey can prevent, treat and cure all manner of ailments to from acne to worms! But how much is true and how much is hype? 
How is honey made?
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Viva!’s exciting, high-speed tube action last week for World Egg Day was met with a surprised but overwhelmingly positive response by London commuters going about their daily business. Our new footage taken over the course of a year - and informative leaflets meant that commuters were left in no doubt that the egg industry is well and truly cracked.
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TODAY IS WORLD EGG DAY. PLEASE SHARE THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS TO BRITAIN'S HENS!
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I recently had the chance to visit Facebook celebrity WeeWee the Pig, who fell off a truck last winter and landed at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary, where he now leads the life all pigs should lead: happy, safe, and loved.
Here at Viva!, 2016 is the ‘Year of the Pig’.
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As it’s been such lovely weather here in the South West recently, it reminded me of an amazing garden party we had earlier in the summer that I thought I’d share – you never know, with this Indian Summer you might be able to recreate some of these amazing dishes!.
Everyone knows that cooking for the family can often be stressful.
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For me, this chocolate chai desert is one of the best vegan recipes I’ve come across so far. If you like rice pudding or semolina, you’ll love this as it’s a beautifully creamy and super easy desert that’s guilt free!
 As I’m still in the first few weeks of my transition into all things vegan, it's been one of those go-to treats for me when I'm craving something sweet.
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The tart I decided to make was inspired when I found some late season Hereford asparagus – and it was yummy and refreshing and proved to me, once again, that anything dairy can do, vegan can do better.
When I first turned vegetarian I really couldn’t stand the thought of not having cheese – and it’s the first thing lots of people have said to me since taking up the Veganista ch
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What if doctors told you that smoking caused cancer, but you’d probably be fine if you didn’t smoke more than one cigarette a day? Luckily, they don’t, because even small amounts of smoke are harmful. So why don’t climate scientists follow the same principle?
A study was published recently that - once again - showed that a vegan diet is best in terms of greenhouse gas emis
Investigation
What we found during out latest investigation into a Norfolk pig farm.
Hall Farm Pig Unit (J.E. Spratt), Norfolk
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I’ve known Juliet Gellatley a long time – a very long time – 26 years to be precise. When I first met her she was a young youth education officer at the Vegetarian Society but within three years was its director. She then left to found the vegan campaigning group, Viva!, which she still directs from its Bristol offices.
That’s a long time to be constantly fighting for animals but in truth, it started way before that, as a 15-yea
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Release date:
Tue, 16/08/2016
WHAT: Viva! Vegan Festival http://www.viva.org.uk/festivals/brighton-2016
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Release date:
Tue, 16/08/2016
Report into UK pig industry shows devastating daily life for pigs Consumers start to turn away from pig meat but UK exports have risen
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Brighten your BBQs and perk up your picnics with our hot list of vegan picks, guaranteed to keep the sun shining and party pumping
COMPASSIONATEES
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Viva!Health’s Veronika Powell looks at the evidence
Food can affect our mood and the way we feel but we’re aware only of the immediate effects.
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Tony Wardle casts an eye over the recent onslaught of news and finds something missing
Oh boy, nothing quite like this has ever happened during my entire working life as a journalist.