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Vegan Charity Exposes Welfare Issues And ‘Severe Overcrowding’ On UK Trout Farms In Investigation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Two fish farms that sell rainbow trout to high-profile stores and outlets including Waitrose and Harrods have been investigated over accusations they breached welfare standards. Vegan animal welfare charity Viva! conducted the investigation at two UK-based fisheries. Footage shows fish suffering from ‘extreme stress’ in overcrowded conditions. Breached guidelines The footage shows a plethora of […]

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Evanna Lynch, Heather Mills, And Robbie Lockie To Speak At Viva! Vegan Festival

Reading Time: < 1 minute Leading vegan organization Viva! will return to Birmingham next month with an event featuring some fascinating people in the movement. The Magical Viva! Vegan Festival, on May 18, will feature cookery demonstrations, talks, and more than 100 stalls selling vegan food, gifts, clothing, and other products. Among the people doing talks and demos are Former […]

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‘Hotbed Of Disease’ Uncovered On UK Farms Supplying Supermarkets With Turkeys This Christmas

Reading Time: 2 minutes An undercover investigation conducted by leading vegan campaigning charity Viva! has exposed the abhorrent treatment of turkeys inside factories supplying to supermarkets across the UK. The investigation into three intensive Red Tractor certified farms in the South of England revealed ‘shocking scenes of suffering and cruelty with a total disregard for animal welfare’, the charity confirmed. Findings […]

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Investigation Reveals Starving Pigs At ‘High Welfare’ Farm

Reading Time: 3 minutes An undercover investigation has revealed animal suffering on a pig mega farm in Leicestershire. Until last week, Flat House Farm – which houses around 8,000 pigs and 800 breeding sows – was part of the consumer assurance scheme Red Tractor, which claims all of their farmers’ ‘animals have been well cared for’. After a four-month […]

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Major New UK Billboards Ask ‘When Did You Last Kill An Animal?’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Major new pro-vegan billboards in the UK ask passers-by provocative questions about eating animals. The boards, created by animal protection charity Viva!, have been put up at 60 locations across the East Midlands, including Nottingham, Leicester, Northampton Derby, Beeston, Heanor, Hinckley, and Grantham. Carefully placed in high footfall areas, and in bus stops – where […]

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Free Cookery Demos Will Teach  You Vegan Baked Goods And Store Cupboard Suppers

Reading Time: < 1 minute A leading animal protection charity is running two free online cookery demos – in a bid to show viewers ‘how delicious and simple vegan cooking can be’. Viva!’s Facebook Live events will be hosted by Helen Wilson from greatgreenkitchen.com and the Viva! Podcast. Wilson will share recipes and top tips to keep viewers cooking during […]

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Ricky Gervais Calls On U.K Government To Ban Factory Farming

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ricky Gervais is calling on the U.K government to ban factory farming – branding it ‘inhumane’ and saying it ‘doesn’t belong in this century’. The comic is backing a campaign by animal protection charity Viva!, which has written an open letter to prime minister Boris Johnson, asking him to ban the practice in a bid […]

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Vegan Film Voiced By ‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Jerome Flynn Scoops Prestigious Award

Reading Time: 2 minutes A documentary narrated by vegan Game of Thrones star Jerome Flynn has scooped a prestigious award. HOGWOOD: a modern horror story, which was created by animal protection organization Viva!, has won an award for outstanding film-making at the British Documentary Film Festival. The film follows undercover investigators as they enter the UK’s biggest factory farms. […]