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AMAZING MEDIA COVERAGE, 3,325 people taking the January vegan challenge and millions of others reading positive things about veganism for the first time ever. Result! Veganuary founder, Matthew Glover, working with Viva!, was excited by the success, saying: “We’ve been overwhelmed by...

Go vegan with Exeter Friends for Animals - Programme of Events

Free food samples, information stalls, recipe corner, cafe with tea/coffee, cake and snacks. For the vegan-curious: a chance to sign up for a 4-week “vegan pledge”, with online support and the option of a vegan “buddy” you can contact throughout with any queries.

Plus: guest appearance by Viva! cookery writer Jane Easton, who will be signing copies of her exciting new cookbook, answering all your culinary questions – and demonstrating how to make a delicious superfood salad! 

Sat Fat Spat

Sat Fat Spat

Ignore the misleading headlines about saturated fat being good for you – government guidelines are right on this one! says Viva!’s Health Researcher & Writer Dr Justine Butler Saturated fat is back in the news again. A recent study saying UK dietary fat guidelines were based on...

Viva! Charity Fundraising Event

Fancy a night out for a good cause? Live entertainment by James Moss and friends! and a vegan buffet of Greek and Spanish tapas.

Tickets cost £6, please book in advance from the tapas bar on 01325 467385.

There will be a raffle - tickets bought on the night or in advance from the venue and all proceeds go to Viva! 

This Mother’s Day, March 30, Viva! and Viva!Health are launching a brand new campaign called White Lies. It combines and updates all our work on the dairy industry and offers many important new resources. By Veronika Powell, Viva! campaigner...
See only that which you wish to see (and doesn't lose you votes) has become a lodestone for our political 'leaders,' says Tony Wardle. Problem is, it's killing us...
By Justin Kerswell, Campaigns Manager The front cover and page after full page in the Daily Mirror was our response to a deaf Government that refuses to listen to our calls to ban foie-gras . Despite being so cruel that its production is essentially banned in Britain, it can still be imported...

I am Blue

As winter nears our thoughts begin to turn to Christmas - a time of family, good cheer and hope. It is a time of year that I love but you can’t help but be aware of those less fortunate than ourselves. For the UK’s farmed animals there is no cheer.

Some of the most bitter family disputes arise over inheritances. Tony Wardle recounts a seven-year struggle that has important lessons for us all.
Viva! launches Life is Cheep? on November 19 with a Day of Action on Saturday, November 22. Juliet Gellatley, Viva!’s founder and director, explores why she feels so strongly about this campaign and urges us all to help one of the most maligned animals on the planet...
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Update January 2015:

Yes! IKEA representatives have confirmed that they will be selling vegan 'meat balls' in store from April this year. A HUGE thank you to everyone who signed our petition and contacted the chain.