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VIDEO: SAFE! THE CHICKENS RESCUED FROM A HORRENDOUS ROAD CRASH

Juliet Gellatley, Viva!'s founder & director, returns to Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary to visit the chickens saved from a crash on the A40.

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VIDEO: HOPE AND HER PIGLETS EXPLORE THEIR NEW OUTDOOR HOME

VIDEO: HOPE AND HER PIGLETS EXPLORE THEIR NEW OUTDOOR HOME

Hope Apple Blossom and her piglets were rescued by Viva! and Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, they have a brand new outdoor home on the sanctuary - with all the room an excitable piglet could want! Viva!'s Founder & Director, Juliet Gellatley, celebrates the housewarming with plenty of belly rubs!

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BBC Radio 4 Farming Today: Vegan debate

BBC Radio 4 Farming Today: vegan debate

Juliet Gellatley debates veganism and farming on BBC Radio 4's Farming Today on April 29th, 2017. Click to listen to the debate here. 

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Thirty-six million laying hens were very much at the forefront of our minds this Easter. We took our innovative six-foot display boards to three major cities - Bristol, London and Birmingham - to urge consumers to stop for a minute and reflect on the lives of the animals producing what is commonly...
Viva!Life issue 64 | Spring 2017

Viva!Life issue 64 | Spring 2017

This issue of Viva!Life is absolutely packed with information!

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Show compassion for hens this Easter!

Show compassion for hens this Easter!

Traditionally, dyed and painted chicken eggs were gifted to others to celebrate Easter and springtime. But how many people realise that eggs laid on modern-day farms mean a lifetime of misery for laying hens? And that 18 million of them remain incarcerated in barren, wire cages?

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VIDEO: Do piglets like tummy rubs? They sure do!

VIDEO: Do piglets like tummy rubs? They sure do!

Viva!'s Founder & Director, Juliet Gellatley, catches up with the piglets (now nine weeks old!) she saved - along with their Mum Hope Apple Blossom - from slaughter.

Safe in their forever home at Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary, Tom Rocket, Mia Snuffles and co enjoy cuddles and belly rubs! Watch below ...

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The Hen Project 6 - EGGS

The Hen Project 6 - EGGS

The 6th video of ‘The Hen Project’ created by Philip McCulloch-Downs as part of Viva!’s ‘CRACKED’ campaign against UK egg farms.

A socially and culturally conditioned habit

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VIDEO: Polish Slaughterhouse Horror (Viva! Poland footage with English subtitles)

VIDEO: Polish Slaughterhouse Horror (Viva! Poland footage with English subtitles)

Watch this 40 minute documentary by TVN Uwaga, one of Poland’s biggest channels, who used Viva! Poland’s undercover footage to expose this most brutal of industries. It was watched by over 6 million people. In Polish with English subtitles.

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VIDEO: WATCH HOPE APPLE BLOSSOM AND HER SIX PIGLETS EXPLORE THEIR FOREVER HOME FOR THE FIRST TIME!

VIDEO: WATCH HOPE APPLE BLOSSOM AND HER SIX PIGLETS EXPLORE THEIR FOREVER HOME FOR THE FIRST TIME!

Watch the sheer joy of this mother sow and her piglets experiencing the outside for the first time! 

Hope Apple Blossom and her six piglets were rescued from slaughter by Viva! and Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary. Today they get to go outside and explore their forever home!

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VIDEO: CUDDLES WITH LILY BUBBLES!

VIDEO: CUDDLES WITH LILY BUBBLES!

Ah we love this! Just too cute. Along with her Mum, brothers and sisters, this adorable piglet was recently rescued from slaughter by Viva! and Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary. Watch her demand cuddles from Juliet Gellatley (the Founder and Director of Viva!). 

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 WINNERS OF THE COMPETITION TO NAME THE RESCUED PIGS

WINNERS OF THE COMPETITION TO NAME THE RESCUED PIGS

 

 

WINNING NAMES

Mum

Hope Apple Blossom

Piglets

Mia Snuffles; Lily Bubbles; Poppy Pig; Tom Rocket; Jack Wigglinson; Lucas Scamp

 

Thank you so much to all the entrants. We really enjoyed reading all your suggested names!

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The Eyes of Pigs. Viva! Joins Bristol’s 5th Pig Save

The Eyes of Pigs. Viva! Joins Bristol’s 5th Pig Save

Last week, Viva! joined up with compassionate local activists at the 5th Bristol Animal Save event outside an abattoir operated by Tulip in Bristol.
The Hen Project 5 - GASSED

The Hen Project 5 - GASSED

Inspired by Viva!’s investigations into UK egg farms in 2016.

In commercial egg farms eggs develop inside industrialised incubators. 

At around 21 days the chicks hatch in tiered racks of trays. 

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GALLERY: LAURA AND SOPHIE'S VISIT

GALLERY: LAURA AND SOPHIE'S VISIT

Viva!'s Laura Hellwig and Sophie Delarny were keen to visit Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary to see how Mum and her six piglets were settling in after being rescued by Viva! and the Sanctuary. They found a warm welcome! See the adorable photos ...

Viva!'s Laura Hellwig visits the Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary

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One week on: find out how Mum and her piglets are settling in …

One week on: find out how Mum and her piglets are settling in …

They are settling in wonderfully. Mum loves back rubs and rooting around in the straw; knowing her babies are safe. And we’re quickly finding out that her little piglets have big personalities!

 

Whilst this Mum and her piglets are safe, most pigs in Britain are still factory farmed and sent to slaughter. Will you Face Off the British pig industry with Viva!?

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INVESTIGATION: LAMBROOK PIG FARM, SHEPTON MALLET

Footage obtained by Viva! Campaigns taken on an intensive factory farm reveals truly dismal conditions for pigs.

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Viva! and Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary Pig Rescue

Viva! and Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary Pig Rescue

Dotty's piglets named!

Say hello to: PATCH, STANLEY, HUMPHREY, PRUDENCE and CLOVER.

Thank you to all your entries and the winners will be contacted soon.

Viva! founder & director, Juliet Gellatley meets Dotty's new piglets!

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What the suffering of horses in Argentina means for pigs in Britain

What the suffering of horses in Argentina means for pigs in Britain

Find out why tortured horses in Latin America should be of concern to British meat consumers!
Spent - The true price of eggs

The Hen Project 4 Spent - The true price of eggs

Naturally intelligent, social, sensitive, with a distinct hierarchy, a communal approach to rearing their young, producing only 20 eggs per year, and with a lifespan of up to a decade.

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Job Vacancy: Digital Designer & Manager

This is an exciting time for Viva!’s online team. We are growing and developing our online campaigns to save animals...
We paid our respects to the victims of the A16 crash and continued spreading education to Waitrose shoppers at John Lewis HQ (parent company of Waitrose) and the Marylebone Waitrose store in London. Watch Juliet's moving speech on why there must be justice for the Waitrose pigs.