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Viva! Vegan Festival comes home to Brighton

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

More than 120 stalls and, for the first time, a beer, wine and cider festival

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Meet the Big Killers Driving Species Loss

Meet the Big Killers Driving Species Loss

While scientists are still debating what killed the dinosaurs, the results are in on what is currently fuelling the decline of animal and plant species: overexploitation and agriculture.
Viva!Life issue 62

Viva!Life issue 62

Viva!life is our magazine exclusively for Viva! members. Packed full of information about our latest campaigns, vegan recipes, vegan lifestyle articles, information about new vegan products and businesses and cutting edge vegan health and nutrition advice.

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Welcome to our big pig issue

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2016 is Year of the Pig for Viva!

2016 is Year of the Pig for Viva!

Do you know what makes a pig happy? If people really understood pigs – what they enjoy doing, who their friends are, how they like to play, would they still consider them ‘food’? Most of us would do anything to stop someone harming playful, friendly and intelligent animals such as...
Pig Farming: The Inside Story

Pig Farming: The Inside Story

This month, Viva! launches a Special Report taking you deep inside British pig farms.

Welcome to Viva! Veganista

Welcome to Viva! Veganista

I can’t wait to get started Today marks the first day of our Veganisata journey together – how exciting! I’m Hannah. I’ve been a vegetarian for around a year and have now decided that after a few months of dipping my toes in, it’s time to dive into the world of all...
Viva! Blog: Pig Farming Report

Viva! Blog: Pig Farming Report

Pig Sick – our new year-long investigation reports on the state of UK pig farms and it’s not pretty reading By Juliet Gellatley, founder & director Viva! and zoologist...
Resistance is Inevitable

Resistance is Inevitable

Resistance is coming and we are running out of time. We’ve seen the future and this is it: Swine ( http://www.watchswine.today ), our latest film, is a terrifying exposé of the global health crisis posed by an unregulated factory farming industry’s misuse and abuse of antibiotics...
Tesco - latest supermarket to ditch hen cages!

Tesco - latest supermarket to ditch hen cages!

Some big news came into the Viva! office this week! A statement by the supermarket Tesco announcing an end to the selling of eggs from caged hens by 2025.

Vegan Recipe Club Guest Vlog: 5 Vegan Courses with Mark Reinfeld

 

Viva! and Vegan Recipe Club have launched a new series of Guest Chef Recipe Vlogs and we are proud to present Mark Reinfeld as our first featured Chef!

Mark was the winner of Vegan.com’s Recipe of the Year Award and has more than 20 years experience preparing creative vegan and raw food cuisine.

In this vlog he guides us through 5 simple vegan dishes.

Green Smoothie

Artichoke Heart Fritter

Grilled Vegan Burger

Ranch Raw Kale Salad

No Bake Cookies

Totally yummy and so, so simple from start to finish!

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Vegan Recipe Club Guest Vlog: Happy Herbivore - 1 Minute Vegan Mayonnaise

 

Viva! and Vegan Recipe Club's Guest Chef Lindsay Nixon, Happy Herbivore, shows you how to make ‪Vegan‬ Mayonnaise in 1 minute!

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Vegan Recipe Club Guest Chef Vlog: Bettinas Kitchen - 2 Minute Chocolate Mousse

It is a pleasure to have Bettina's Kitchen join Vegan Recipe Club as a Guest Chef.

Here she shows you how to make a vegan Chocolate Mousse in three minutes with three ingredient that is guilt-free, sugar-free, dairy-free and vegan!

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Successful Open Day for local Wildlife Hospital

Successful Open Day for local Wildlife Hospital

Long-time Viva! supporter, Joyce Moss, here guest blogs about a successful day for her local wildlife hospital. Joyce has worked with Viva! to end the persecution of wild boar in Britain (Justin Kerswell, Viva! campaigns manager).
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The Pig Project 6 - A pig in clover…

This final painting in the Pig Project series will be auctioned to raise funds for Viva! later this year.
 
(Acrylic paint on canvas, image size measuring 40cms x 50cms unframed)

The 6th and final piece in ‘The Pig Project’ by Philip McCulloch-Downs.

 
The Consumer creates the demand.
 
The demand justifies the Industry.
 
The Industry feeds the Consumer.
 
‘The Industry’ has no
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China’s announcement on halving meat consumption should see us serving up international policy that actually has some guts

China’s announcement on halving meat consumption should see us serving up international policy that actually has some guts

From a purely vegan perspective China is often seen as a land of contradictions. Historically – arguably due to widespread poverty – it is a country with comparatively low meat and dairy production but also has a generally terrible record on the treatment of the animals they kept for...
I can’t believe the lies about butter!

I can’t believe the lies about butter!

A report from the National Obesity Forum is trying to get us to put butter, cheese and beef back on the menu, but government experts and scientists are having none of it.
Still time to object to the Limavady mega pig farm in NI!

Still time to object to the Limavady mega pig farm in NI!

Many of you will have already objected last year to plans for a giant pig farm in Limavady (which would hold around 20,000 pigs at any one time). This includes 2,247 sows used for breeding, who may be subjected to the barbaric farrowing crate. Those objections still stand. However, the planners have submitted new environmental information. So if you haven’t already objected now is the time to do so.

Public consultation closes soon, but objections will be counted right up until the planning meeting (date tbc). So please keep objecting!

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Lobsters

Often, once sold lobsters and crabs are boiled alive or hacked apart with knives whilst fully conscious. It is a horrific way to die and could be excruciatingly painful. We wouldn’t standby if other animals were sold live and killed this way, so why is it deemed acceptable to subject crustaceans to this horror?

Shockingly, despite having the ability to suffer, there are currently no laws to govern how sea life is killed in the UK. That’s how little Government and retailers care.

All British dairy farms big and small do this

All British dairy farms big and small do this

Have you ever looked at pictures of tiny calves in single hutches or pens like those below and thought “That’s not Britain, it’s America. We don’t do things like this.” Well, you might not be the only one. I only recently realised how strong this perception is and that...
So What’s the Real Reason, Greenpeace?

So What’s the Real Reason, Greenpeace?

In a recent piece entitled Cows, Conspiracies and Greenpeace , Greenpeace’s UK campaigns director, Robin Oakley, tried to explain why his organisation avoided the word ‘vegan’...
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Get active: email the Forestery Commission and ask them to stop the 'cull'

Each year in the Forest of Dean wild boar are being hunted and shot. They are blamed for everything from environmental degradation to aggression to other animals and humans. However, this is merely a smoke-screen for a disastrous and terminally misguided environmental policy.

Nearly 3,000 people attend Viva!'s Vegan Festival in Birmingham!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Headline talk from world-renowned nutrition authority Dr Michael Greger

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Inspired by Earth Day? Be green, eat green!

Inspired by Earth Day? Be green, eat green!

Eat your way to a better planet, inspired by Earth Day! (Which fell on the 22 nd April) . After all, in a world affected by rising global temperatures - with recent Nasa statistics showing that 2015 was even hotter than 2014, a previous record-setter – action needs to be taken to stop...