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What's on my mind

What's on my mind

Facebook, the so-called social network of our age, asks what's on your mind, so here goes:...
Keep York Foie-gras Free!

Success: York Still Foie-gras Free!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Viva! claims success as York Festival won't serve foie-gras

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My debate on religious slaughter is in the New Internationalist

My debate on religious slaughter is in the New Internationalist

New Internationalist invited me to have a debate on religious slaughter with a Muslim spokesperson via an exchange of emails. They have now published it on their website (see a copy of their webpage below).
New Report Says Danish Pigs Beaten Black and Blue

New Report Says Danish Pigs Beaten Black and Blue

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

UK is one of the biggest importers of Danish pig meat

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Doctor No

Doctor No

If it’s a prescription you want then Dr David Ryde is probably not your man. This vegan GP built a career out of saying no to bottles of ‘jollop’. He prefers giving advice – and it has dramatically changed people’s lives...
Vegan ice-cream vegano
Some of Rosie Driffill’s vegan experiences on the continent have been less than agreeable, but a bit of forward planning and a few local tip offs have tempted her back across the water...
They don’t seem to elicit much sympathy and you wouldn’t want them scuttling around your skirting boards but prawns (shrimps) are ubiquitous across the world’s waters. Northern cold oceans or warmer southern seas, along coastlines and in estuaries, even out at deeper depths they...
My interview with Tony Benn

My interview with Tony Benn

After 7 years I've just re-read the interview I did with Tony Benn and am amazed at how prescient he was. » My interview with Tony Benn...
The Incredible Vegan Roadshow comes to Gloucester!

The Incredible Vegan Roadshow comes to Gloucester!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

All welcome: vegans, veggies and those simply looking to cut down on meat

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The entirely Vegetarian shop 'Sweet Expectation' is opened in Rochester...
VegIntros a new networking website for Veggies
Meet some of the animals from Viva! Poland and help raise vital funds for their upkeep and the important work of Viva! in the UK and Poland.
Here is a little insight of a trip to Korabiewicach animal sanctuary, Poland where Viva! (UK) staff were able to see first hand the great work of our Polish colleagues.
Here's a look into the strange practice of adopting turkeys, only to then eat them...
Here's a look into our wonderful supporters and what they've been doing...
Great news! Bolivia is rejecting fast-food chains.
Here's what happens when those in need are helped by Veggie Funds...
100 re-homed Chimpanzees saved from being used in experiments.
An interactive iPhone recipe app for vegetarians and vegans based on their taste and things they want to avoid.
A website and mobile apps that list which alcohol is Vegan.
PayPal co-founder and billionaire entrepreneur, Elon Musk, is planning one day to build a settlement for 80,000 people on Mars – and they will all be vegetarian...
Veggie dog food
Tales from veggie doggie diners If you are exploring the possibilities of veggie and vegan diets in your family, you may wonder whether it is possible for your dog to go meat-free too. The answer is yes! Viva!’s Felicity Richards chats to three Viva! supporters who have delightful doggies to...