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Issue 60 | Winter 2015

Issue 60 | Winter 2015

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Badgers and Bovine TB (bTB)

Badgers and Bovine TB (bTB)

A Viva! report by Justin Kerswell, Campaigns Manager

 

(updated September 2014)

 

My first year of Animal Rights Artwork.

Inspired by the photographs of Jo-Anne McArthur, the investigations by Viva! into UK farms, and by a host of other ethical and pro-actively vegan organisations worldwide.

(Acrylic on canvas board/ pen and ink on paper)

Quote from a friend upon first viewing the video:

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Jane cooks a chestnut plait at The Riverside Show

Jane stops at The Riverside Show on her way to Glasgow Vegfest to do a quick cookery demo.

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BBC Sunday Morning Live

Juliet Gellatley (Founder and Director of Viva!) debates ‘Is Meat A Moral Issue’ on BBC’s Sunday Morning Live.

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APPEAL: WE GO UNDERCOVER TO EXPOSE SHOCKING CRUELTY AT MORRISONS SUPPLIER

Piglets are fun loving and highly intelligent but in this place they had nothing to do but watch our investigators with sad, curious eyes. A dangling metal chain was their only ‘environmental enrichment’.

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Morrisons: dump caged piglet supplier now!

Morrisons: dump caged piglet supplier now!

Email: david.potts-ceo@morrisonsplc.co.uk

Below is a suggested email, but even better please personalise it.

"Dear Mr Potts

I was horrified by the scenes of piglets crammed into cages at a supplier of yours and ask that you dump them immediately.

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‘Dumb Animals’

(Graphite pencil on A4 paper)

A depiction of a cattle auction (inspired by photos taken by Viva! at a typical U.K. auction), circa 2015. 

Soundtrack taken from an actual auction of this type, overlaid with the sound of calves that had very recently been taken from their mothers and isolated in readiness for their 6 or so years of gruelling abuse as dairy cows. The makers of this footage described it as calves 'missing their mamas' and that it was 'giving them reason to lift their voices in song... quite entertaining!'

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Interview: A Life of Activism with Viva! Founder and Director, Juliet Gellatley

Interview: A Life of Activism with Viva! Founder and Director, Juliet Gellatley

Juliet Gellatley, Founder and Director of Viva! has been at the forefront of plant-based activism in the UK for decades. In this interview she discusses her history as a campaigner, raising Vegan children and the future of Vegan advocacy in the UK.

One in a million

By Philip McCulloch-Downs

Inspired by the investigative work of my colleagues in the summer of 2015, as part of the ongoing anti-dairy campaign.

 

Why is this piece entitled ‘One in a million’?

 

This is to draw attention to the fact that two million calves are born on U.K. Dairy Farms every year.

Males are shot, used for pet food, or raised for veal.

Females are forcibly impregnated to produce milk. (Their babies are taken from them 12 -72 hours are being born).

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Viva!’s annual dinner on the historic Bristol harbourside

Thank you to all who attended and made it such a wonderful occasion

What's Wrong With Eggs? The Truth About The Egg Industry

The egg industry has done an impeccable job keeping us in the dark. Most people have no idea what hens (and male chicks) go through for egg production today. So I have put together the most comprehensive video, and article: http://bit.do/eggtruth possible, exposing the truth about eggs and the egg industry.  

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SEASPIRACY

What You Should Know About Fish, The Ocean, and More!

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Production Line

A4 acrylic on canvas board

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Happy Cows

What's wrong with this picture?

The truth that lies behind the advertising of the meat and dairy industries.

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