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Heston dumps foie-gras cruelty
By Justin Kerswell, Campaigns Manager
Chickens have long been maligned as ‘stupid’ animals; scientists, however, now say that chickens are smart with advanced thinking skills – able to plan ahead, communicate precise information and feel empathy. By Juliet Gellatley, founder & director, Viva! (BSc Zoology)...
It’s become a national sport to trash politicians but Kerry McCarthy shows that conscience and concern are still alive and that honour is not dead. Tony Wardle talks to Kerry McCarthy, vegan Labour MP for Bristol East...
Issue 58 | Spring 2015

Issue 58 | Spring 2015

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Viva! victory as Heston says “Au revoir” to foie-gras

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Celebrity chef takes cruelty off the menu

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Victory!: Heston says "Au revoir" to foie-gras!

Word has reached us that celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal has taken the ethical decision to remove foie-gras from all his...

Accommodation available for vegetarian/vegan in Wiveliscombe

Jan Copley
01984 629 648

Accommodation available for vegetarian/vegan in Wiveliscombe (10 miles from Taunton) preferably Monday to Friday (but not essential).

Large en suite room available in sunny, spacious modern bungalow sharing with 1 other professional health worker/teacher.

Share large, sunny kitchen/diner and lounge, both with patio doors onto the south facing patio (with view to hills).

Wiveliscombe is a very lively, friendly community situated in lovely countryside.

Viva! team Juliet Gellatley, Andy Cox, Rhiannon Buck, Veronika Charvatova, Ash George and Rose Alexander are mad! Mad about animals and saving our natural world! They are risking the freezing cold waters of Lake Windermere in the Lake District to raise funds for Viva!’s campaigns. Despite...
As people eat less pork, beef and lamb – red meat – the sales of white meat increase with the belief that it is healthier. Not true – as a VVF report reveals...
Every two minutes someone has a heart attack or stroke in the UK. Heart disease is the biggest killer in our country, with one in four men and one in six women dying from it. Yet heart expert Dr Caldwell B Esselstyn told me:
His name is Allan Conway but you’ve probably never heard of him. I hadn’t until he strolled into our Liverpool Incredible Veggie Roadshow. Allan is a hero! His story is diminished not one jot by being 25-years old and it has never been told until now...
Us Brits are big on committees and reports. Whether it’s a war, too few widgets or an epidemic of halitosis, we form a committee to investigate it – and then ignore the committee’s findings. Simple!...
Make-up, cosmetics and hair care products, which weren’t hiding nasty animal ingredients or tested on poor defenceless creatures in laboratories, used to be hard to find. And when you did lay your hand on any, quite often they cost a small fortune...
Never thought I’d say it but I’ve got lulled into football – and through an unlikely source, my stomach! Forest Green Rovers, based in Gloucestershire, are a Blue Square Premier club whose chairman is on an eco mission. Dale Vince, vegan, founder and CEO of Britain’s only...
Viva! and our sister organisation the VVF will be spreading the truth about dairy to consumers on the streets – both the adverse health consequences and the impact on cows that are literally milked to death...
The Government has announced two trial badger ‘cull’s’ in England to be carried out in the West of England this autumn. Even on its best estimate, annihilating 70 per cent of badgers will reduce the incidents of TB in cattle by just 16 per cent over nine years. Blame for the other...
Confinement, mutilation, squalor, threats and violence – it’s all in a day’s work on the British pig farm we daringly investigated a few months back. And we’ve seen enough of them to know that what we found is not unusual, in fact it’s very much the norm...

Plant-Based Nutrition and Cooking Classes for Weight Loss, Diabetes and Cancer

LifeCare Centre
2 Cheyne Street
Stockbridge
060909EH4 1JB

Join Caroline, for Whole Food, Plant-Based Nutrition and Cooking Classes. Learn how the right food choices can help you to permanently lose weight, prevent and reverse diabetes and reduce the risk of developing cancer as well as overcome the disease after it has been diagnosed. 

Foston pig prison scrapped – thanks to you!

Fantastic news has just reached us that the people behind the mega pig factory farm in Derbyshire have pulled plans...