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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Buck Tradition and Ditch the Turkey!

Buck Tradition and Ditch the Turkey!

By Dr Justine Butler, Senior Health Researcher & Writer, Viva! Recent figures published by Defra in October 2014 showed that around 17 million turkeys were slaughtered in the UK over the previous 12 months. That number of people could fill Wembley Stadium nearly 200 times over! The majority of...
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Mark World Osteoporosis Day by giving up dairy

Numerous health groups all over the world are reminding people to take care of their bone health in the run up to World Osteoporosis Day, 20 October 20

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Give your heart a chance

THE CHARITY Viva!Health are offering free nutrition advice on Monday, 29 September, to celebrate World Heart Day.

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The badger ‘cull’ stinks – could slurry be the real culprit for the spread of bTB?

The badger ‘cull’ stinks – could slurry be the real culprit for the spread of bTB?

By Justin Kerswell, Campaigns Manager and Deputy Director of Viva! At time of writing, parts of Somerset and Gloucestershire are once again reverberating to the sounds of gunshots and the screams of dying badgers. Despite the Government’s previous trials in 2013 being roundly condemned as...
World School Milk Day – It’s time to wean off

World School Milk Day – It’s time to wean off

How did we get so far as to celebrate World School Milk Day?
Inside the UK Dairy Day

Inside the UK Dairy Day

At an event where the dairy industry show off their best, what you see is often the worst.
Local goat farmer let off with a ‘slap on the wrist’ in excruciating mutilation cases

Charity accuses Staffordshire CC of abject failure over illegal abuse of baby goats

An undercover operation by animal charity Viva! two years ago filmed baby goats having their horn buds painfully and illegally burnt out without anaesthetic by unqualified farm workers at Upper Enson Farm, Stafford.

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