June 21, 2019

Decrease In Demand For Beef Is 'Victory For Animal Rights' Says Expert

Recent reports have suggested that beef farmers are in the red, partly due to consumers opting for vegan and vegetarian food. This is to be celebrated, according to one prominent vegan

June 19, 2019

Is Coconut Oil As Ethical And Healthy As You Think?

Coconut oil is everywhere these days. Enthusiasts claim it can help you lose weight and fight all manner of illnesses. But is it really a panacea for good health?

June 14, 2019

New Video Urges Public To Go Vegan On Stop Live Transport International Awareness Day

'We urge all who oppose animal cruelty to join us, bear witness and choose a kind, healthy diet. Choose vegan'

June 12, 2019

200 Million Pigs Facing Slaughter Due To Swine Fever - Should Humans Be Worried?

ASF is killing pigs across SE Asia rampaging through poor, overcrowded pigs incarcerated in misery. Of course all of these animals would have died anyway in an abattoir if they had lived long enough. Their fate is to die, of disease, by the knife or as they are culled in numbers that are unimaginable

June 11, 2019

Carcinogenic Meats Like Bacon Served By 80% Of NHS Trusts

It's incredible that hospital patients are being offered cancer-causing bacon and other processed meats

June 7, 2019

Free 'Vegan Super Pack' Will Help People Ditch Animal Products

The pack, from leading UK vegan campaigning charity Viva!, has been launched to 'answer the most common questions that new and aspiring vegans have'

May 29, 2019

Vegan 'Game Of Thrones' Star Jerome Flynn Reveals Why He Ditched Animal Products

The actor reveals that he found it hard to ditch the goat's cheese - but Viva! Founder Juliet Gellatley shared information about the goat farming industry

May 29, 2019

DEBUNKED: Virpi Mikkonen Claims That Vegan Diet Caused Her Early Menopause

Looking at the story behind the headlines reveals that the blogger in question was following an extreme 'clean' diet - which was only 'mostly vegan'

May 24, 2019

Vegan Entrepreneurs To Run Marathon And Raise Money For Animals

Mike and Joe Hill are the father and son co-founders of frozen pizza empire One Planet Pizza. They reveal how they trained for the event - and who they are fundraising for

April 30, 2019

Public Urged To Ditch Dairy For 'MooFree May' By Vegan Activists

The month-long campaign created by vegan charity Viva! will encourage people to swap dairy products for plant-based alternatives, and educate them about the health, animal welfare and environmental motivations for going dairy-free

April 25, 2019

How The Pro-Fat Lobby Tried To Get Butter, Beef, And Cheese Back On The Menu

The pro-fat lobby and its bad science, poor journalism, and commercial interests are at the heart of this issue which has left many people confused

April 12, 2019

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

The event, which will take place in Birmingham next month, will mark Viva!'s 25th anniversary as it celebrates all that veganism has to offer

March 28, 2019

White Lies: The Health Risks Of Dairy

Many people believe that cow's milk is essential in the human diet after years of the dairy industry promoting its product as a health product. But there are a number of health risks associated with consuming it

March 13, 2019

Flexitarians Cause Egg Sales To Skyrocket: Vegan Group Warns Of Animal Suffering

More than 13 billion eggs were sold in the UK in 2018 - the highest numbers since the 1980s - leading one vegan charity to highlight the suffering of animals within the industry

March 6, 2019

Advertising Watchdog Rejects Complaints Against Vegan Anti-Dairy Advert

The complainants questioned a statistic the advert used, in text saying '95,000 Male Calves Shot in a Year – The Dairy Industry's TRASH'

February 20, 2019

Go Vegan To Save The Planet, Says New Environmental Report

The new report, published by animal welfare charity Viva!, describes the environmental impact of the livestock industry as 'shocking'

January 30, 2019

UK Consumption Of Red And Processed Meat Drops, According To Government Report

Public Health England’s latest National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) shows we are still not getting our five-a-day but we are eating less sugar, trans fat and meat

January 29, 2019

'Interest In Veganism Is Soaring' Says Charity Boss As She Launches App

The new app will help people give veganism a go, providing recipes and advice, and is launching as Veganuary draws to a close

December 12, 2018

Can You Get Enough Vitamin K On A Vegan Diet?

Many people first hear about vitamin K after having a baby as some governments say babies should it some soon after birth to prevent internal bleeding. Why is it so important?

December 10, 2018

Consumers Urged To Ditch Turkey This Christmas By Vegan Activists

More than 2 million turkeys die in the UK in December alone - most trapped in cramped, dirty sheds, unable to display natural behaviors

December 4, 2018

Vegan Activists Call On Farm To Release Turkeys Who Were Destined For Auction

A farm planned to auction the birds during its Winter Fayre. Now it has canceled the auction following complaints - but refuses to release the animals to a sanctuary

November 29, 2018

Essential Guide To Antioxidants On A Vegan Diet

Unstable molecules in the body called free radicals cause damage to cells, proteins, and DNA. Antioxidants come to the rescue. But is it really that simple?

November 27, 2018

YouTube's First UK Pro-Vegan Advert To Hit 250k Views

The anti-dairy advert was commissioned by animal rights charity Viva! and directed by Plant Based News Co-founder Robbie Lockie

November 26, 2018

Vegans Blast 'Bizarre' Dairy Show Displaying 'Skeletal Cows With Huge Udders'

According to animal welfare campaigners, gel was put on 'gleaming udders' to make them look 'even bigger', and cows were left unmilked for as long as possible

November 9, 2018

Vegan Christmas Food Guide Features 'Elusive' Yorkshire Pudding

The guide by Viva! will help you create food for a vegan Christmas

November 7, 2018

'More People Than Ever Are Going Vegan', Says Viva!

Data and anecdotal evidence show that animal products are starting to fall out of favor

October 30, 2018

Denying The Risks Of Saturated Fat Is Costing Lives

‍The cholesterol deniers took a well-deserved bashing in today's Guardian - good to see common sense prevailing for once in a health story

October 24, 2018

Giant Anti-Dairy Billboard Appears In London As Part Of Vegan Campaign

The board will been seen by more than 7 million people

October 8, 2018

95,000 Male Calves Shot In A Year: Vegan Activists Hold Demo Outside Dairy UK Head Office

They wanted to highlight the dark side of dairy through the action

October 3, 2018

Major New Website Helps People To Go Dairy-Free

The site is part of a wider campaign to educate people about the dairy industry

October 3, 2018

Vegan Activists Attend Food Awards To Highlight Animal Suffering On Farms

The campaigners wanted to bring attention to poor welfare

October 1, 2018

Giant Anti-Dairy Billboards Appear On UK's Busiest Motorway As Part Of Vegan Campaign

More than 1.5 million people are expected to see the boards

September 26, 2018

Vegan Foods Like Fruit, Veg And Nuts Can Help Combat Depression

Should doctors give dietary advice when it comes to mental health?

September 24, 2018

Vegan Activists Rescue Pregnant Dairy Cows From Slaughter

The animals will now live out their years in a sanctuary

September 21, 2018

Burger Joint Ditches Kangaroo Meat Following Vegan Campaign

The eatery says it was an 'easy decision' to drop the meat

September 17, 2018

Brighton Vegan Festival To Donate Surplus Food To Homeless

Event organizers hope to positively impact the surrounding community

September 12, 2018

It's Time To Go Vegan As Mixed DNA Is Found In Meat Products

Do you know what's in your ready meal? A fifth of meat products could be mislabeled

September 5, 2018

Advertising Watchdog Bans Vegan Ad After Farmers Complain

The cinema ad showed images of pig farming from the UK

August 20, 2018

Vegan Low Carb Diets Are Healthier Than Meat-Heavy Versions

While meat-heavy keto diets can shorten your lifespan, low carb vegan diets can be healthy

August 13, 2018

Experts Blast Meat Industry As It Denies Link Between Cancer And Processed Meat

Industry-funded research is significantly more likely to produce outcomes favourable to that industry. Who knew?

August 10, 2018

Selenium: What Is It, And Why Do Vegans Need It?

Selenium was discovered over 200 years ago – it's an element vital for health so long as you don't overdo it

August 9, 2018

Vegans Plan Nationwide Tesco Protest To Highlight Extreme Animal Suffering

Undercover investigations of a farm supplying the retail giant show grim conditions

August 1, 2018

Vegan Ice-Cream Van Draws Crowds As It Tours UK

The van is part of an initiative to draw attention to veganism

July 25, 2018

Birmingham To Host Its Biggest Ever Vegan Festival - With Affordable Entry

Tickets cost £3 for adults - and children go free

July 19, 2018

Top Vegan Organizations Join Forces To Build A Stronger, More United Movement

They want to support each other in 'progressing veganism and meat reduction in the UK and beyond'

July 19, 2018

Vegans Shut Down 'Pork Lover' Meat Promotion Bus Painted Like A 'Cute Pig'

The bus is part of an attempt to sell more pig-based products

July 17, 2018

Cannibalism And Distressed Animals Revealed At Pig Farm Supplying Tesco

Vegan charity Viva! shares the results of its undercover investigation

July 10, 2018

Frozen Vegetables Recalled After 11 Die From Listeria

Further investigations are needed to identify the 'exact points of environmental contamination'

July 4, 2018

Do You Really Need Dairy To Consume Enough Iodine?

As sales of plant milks soar, the dairy industry has turned its focus on iodine - trying to persuade people they need cow's milk as it contains this vital trace element

July 4, 2018

Vegan Ice-Cream Van To Tour UK This Summer - Giving Out Freebies

The initiative will show how delicious plant-based food can be

July 2, 2018

Vegan Men - Stand Up And Be Proud

Vegan women outnumber men by 2:1 - but there are lots of reasons for men to ditch animal products too

June 25, 2018

Superman, Batman And Wonder Woman Used To 'Fight Veganism' And Promote Meat To Kids

A food giant is trying to sell sausages using images of the superheroes

June 21, 2018

Despair, Separation, And Disease: The Dark Side Of Dairy

Milk producers exploit and abuse animals for profit

June 20, 2018

Nutritional Therapist: 'Ditching Dairy Is A Very Good Idea'

There are a number of reasons for humans to ditch cow's milk

June 19, 2018

How Can A Plant-Based Help Reduce Your Risk Of Dementia?

Various studies have linked nutrition to the condition

June 19, 2018

Why Milk Is A Feminist Issue

Do you know what goes on behind the closed doors of the modern intensive dairy farm? If only dairy cows could say 'me too' you might agree – milk is a feminist issue

June 5, 2018

Vegans To Protest Live Animal Transport On International Awareness Day

The action will bring attention to animal suffering

May 24, 2018

Could Ditching Processed Meat Help Prevent Childhood Leukaemia?

A leading scientist has identified the likely cause of the disease and says most cases could be prevented

May 23, 2018

Smashing The Exaggerated Health Benefits Of Eggs

A recent study shows that eggs may lower stroke risk - but what's the story behind the headline?

May 16, 2018

Vegan Charity Responds After Watchdog Axes Advert Linking Dairy To Cancer

Two people contacted the Advertising Standards Authority to complain

May 9, 2018

Vegan Hospital Food: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

A social media group invites people to share their experience - good and bad - of plant-based patient meals

May 3, 2018

OPINION: Michael Gove Is Irresponsible To Encourage Meat Consumption

Gove's vision for UK agriculture post-Brexit sees farmers playing a central role in improving public health - and it's not even April 1

May 3, 2018

Public Urged To Ditch Dairy For 'MooFree May'

Campaigners want to raise awareness of 'the dark side of the dairy industry'

April 30, 2018

Shocking Dairy Footage Reveals 'Horrific Conditions' On UK Farms Supplying Major Retailers

Campaigners reported finding 'emaciated and stressed' animals

April 13, 2018

Campaigners Shocked As Watchdog Approves Controversial 'Low Fat Pork' Ad

The Advertising Standards Authority rejected Public Health England's independent research in favour of the meat industry's own data

April 11, 2018

Will Permitted Pus Levels In Milk Increase After Brexit?

The EU permits consumption of milk with up to 400,000 somatic pus cells per ml

April 3, 2018

UK Eating Too Much Saturated Fat, Not Enough Fruit, Veg And Fiber

A plant-based diet could help solve some of these issues

March 29, 2018

'Hell Hole' Pig Farm Closes After Expose Reveals Squalid Conditions

The farm previously passed an audit by food label Red Tractor - despite the grim conditions captured on camera

March 23, 2018

Retail Giant Lidl Ends Relationship With 'Brutal' Kangaroo Meat Trade

Campaigners are delighted by the news

February 23, 2018

Faecal Matter More Likely To Contaminate Meat Eaters' Kitchens Than Vegans'

An investigation has revealed why vegans have cleaner kitchens

January 24, 2018

Vegans Demand Government Closes 'Squalid' Farm That Supplies Pork To Tesco

An investigation of the farm made national headlines

December 24, 2017

Pig Farmers Report First Vegan Cinema Advert To Advertising Bosses For 'Inaccuracy'

Viva! maintains it has evidence for all its claims

December 22, 2017

BBC Says UK's First Vegan Cinema Ad 'Could Make You Go Vegan'

The advert is playing in cinemas now

December 21, 2017

'Vegans At Increased Risk Of Osteoporosis' Says Nutritionist

The source claimed ditching dairy can be bad for bone health

December 6, 2017

The UK's First Vegan Cinema Advert Has Launched - Response Is 'Overwhelming'

Nine out of 10 people think the footage is effective

December 1, 2017

Revealed: Full Listings Of Where To Watch UK's First Vegan Ad

The ad 'has the potential to bring about real change'

November 27, 2017

Major Polish Politician Admits He Is Against Fur Farming

The former PM said banning the practice was a matter of mercy for animals

November 24, 2017

Animal Sentience Row: 'There Are Still A Lot Of Questions To Answer'

The Government has denied animal welfare laws will be weaker after Brexit

November 23, 2017

BREAKING: UK’s First Ever Vegan Cinema Ad Will Be On Screens This Christmas

Viva! raised more than £100,000 to create this campaign

November 22, 2017

Could The Rise Of Veganism Really 'Ruin America'?

It could according to some headlines - but this scientist disagrees

November 14, 2017

Vegan Expert BLASTS £1.2 Million Dairy Ads With Fake Government Logo As 'Desperate Propaganda'

The logo looks as though dairy has been given a Governmental stamp of approval

November 7, 2017

Pork Bosses Shown Video Footage Of Factory Farms At 'Pig Awards'

Footage from pig farms was projected onto the building

October 19, 2017

Major Vegan Festival To Make Its Comeback In Bristol

The festival is making a return following last year's successful event

October 18, 2017

SUCCESS: Vegan Cinema Ad Will Be Seen By Millions As Viva! Smashes Target

The innovative campaign is set to open hearts and minds

October 12, 2017

UPDATE: Will UK's First Vegan Cinema Ad Make It On To Screens?

The ad is part of an ambitious campaign by a leading UK animal charity

October 10, 2017

Expert Blasts Article Claiming That Vegan Diet Leads To Blindness

The article reads: "Around 500,000 people in the UK follow a vegan diet – and it could be making them blind"

October 6, 2017

Why Are Some People Claiming Boiled Bone Broth Is A Superfood?

We've seen fish oils come and go, coconut oil may be past its heyday - so what's the next new trendy superfood on the shelves? It's hard to believe and even harder to stomach - boiled bone broth

October 2, 2017

INNOVATION: Could This Vegan Bus Save Millions Of Animals?

Animal welfare charity tours UK’s biggest cities asking the public to re-consider their food choices

September 27, 2017

Big Dairy Says Vegans Miss Out On Iodine: Is It Right?

Viva! Health looks at the stories behind the headlines

September 19, 2017

Vegan Advert To Be Screened In Cinemas Nationwide

This innovative initiative will open hearts and minds across the UK

September 13, 2017

Viva! Founder Juliet Gellatley Fights UK Dairy Day With A Staggering 51 Radio Appearances

The prominent animal rights activist made her voice heard during the dairy industry's day of action

September 7, 2017

New Anti-Dairy Posters Appear On London And Bristol Buses

The eye-catching images will encourage people to ditch the dairy

August 31, 2017

Cheese Addiction Is Real: But You Can Break Out Of It

The ultimate guide to why cheese is so addictive - and how to give it up

August 18, 2017

The Ultimate Guide To Veganism And Alzheimer's - 7 Easy Ways To Reduce Your Risk

Can diet protect our long-term mental health and prevent Alzheimer’s disease?

August 11, 2017

The Ultimate Guide To Getting Enough Vitamin B12 On A Vegan Diet

Dr. Justine Butler breaks down the science behind plant-based diets and vitamin B12

August 11, 2017

Retail Giant Tesco Targeted By Animal Rights Activists Over Hogwood 'Horror' Farm Row

Activists will protest against the store's continued support of the farm

August 3, 2017

Why Do So Many People Ignore The Warnings About How Harmful Meat Is?

Dr Justine Butler, Senior Health Researcher and Writer for Viva! Health looks into some of the dangers of eating meat

August 3, 2017

31,000 Sign Hogwood Farm Petition: Tesco 'Still Refuses To Stop Using It As A Supplier'

The retail giant won't cut ties with the farm - despite undercover footage showing grim circumstances