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Celebrities Urge Brits To ‘Go Vegan For 24 Hours’

Reading Time: 2 minutes A host of celebrities are calling on Brits to go vegan for 24 hours on World Vegan Day. TV presenter Fearne Cotton, singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin, and fitness bloggers Zanna Van Dijk and Stephanie Moir are backing an initiative created by vegan charity Viva!. Viva! created #GoVegan24 in a bid to highlight the environmental damage done by livestock farming, which the charity says […]

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Investigation Reveals Horrific Suffering On UK Turkey Farm

Reading Time: 4 minutes A UK turkey farm has lost its Red Tractor accreditation following the release of an undercover investigation. Footage filmed by animal welfare charity Viva! shows sick and injured left to die in overcrowded sheds with festering open wounds, as well as a worker ‘brutally killing birds with an inhumane neck crushing device’. Gravel Farm, which […]

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Major Exposé Reveals ‘Barbaric’ Treatment Of Pigs On ‘Red Tractor’ Farm

Reading Time: 2 minutes A major undercover investigation has revealed what campaigners have branded the ‘disturbing and brutal’ treatment of pigs. Animal protection group Viva! put hidden cameras in farm sheds for three weeks to ‘reveal the atrocities taking place inside’. The farms involved were breeding facility Calvesley and fattening and finishing center Whiteshoot. Both are owned by Winterbrook […]

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Multiple Strains Of Bird Flu Confirmed Across UK As Cases Rise

Reading Time: 2 minutes Multiple cases of avian influenza (bird flu) have been confirmed across the UK, following the emergence of a handful of other cases found earlier this month. Government authorities confirm the risks to humans are limited, but activists disagree and are placing the blame on factory farming. New cases The Department For Environment, Food and Rural […]

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‘The Vast Majority Of Newly Emerging Diseases Come From Animals’, Warns Acclaimed Author

Reading Time: < 1 minute Acclaimed author and prolific vegan activist Juliet Gellatley has warned how ‘the vast majority of newly emerging diseases come from animals’. Gellatley, who is the Founder of vegan charity Viva!, spoke about her ‘3 in 4’ campaign on the latest episode of the Plant Based News Podcast – hosted by PBN’s co-founder Robbie Lockie. ‘Shout […]

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Number Of Animals Slaughtered In UK Increases – Despite People Reducing Meat Intake

Reading Time: 2 minutes The number of animals killed in UK slaughterhouses has increased over the last two years – despite an increasing number of people reducing their red meat intake. According to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), around 28 million more farm animals were killed for meat in 2019, a 5.4 percent increase over […]

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Vegan ‘Game Of Thrones’ Star To Present UK Documentary About Factory Farming

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vegan Game of Thrones star Jerome Flynn is set to present a documentary which will expose modern animal farming practices. Bristol-based animal welfare charity Viva!, which is producing the film, launched a crowdfunder earlier this week, raising more than £10,000 in just 24 hours. ‘A modern horror story’ The film, Hogwood: a modern horror story, […]