You are on page 1of 56

VL64 p1-17_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:23 Page 1

Published by Viva! the vegan campaigning group
life Issue 64 Spring 2017

Res c u ed New life for mum
and six piglets

Brexit
…what it means
for animals
How ignorant
are people? Meat and
New survey cancer
says ‘very’ the shocking
truth
Viva! Poland’s
TV triumph
Documentary
exposes cruelty …talks exclusively
to Viva!

Just how
free is
free range?

no style p e r ta sty recipes
Spring Italia S u

VL64 p1-17_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:23 Page 2

'HOLFLRXV
'HOLFLRXVYHJDQ ODFWRVHIUHHFKHHVHPDGH
R YH
YHHJ
JDQ ODFFWR WR
RVVHIUH
UHHFKHHVHPDGH
KHEHDXWLIXO X ,,VOH
OHRI%XWH
WHLLQ
RQWKHEHDXWLIXO,VOHRI%XWHLQ6FRWODQG
RQ WWKH EHDXWLLIIIX
XO %XWH Q6FRWODQG
WO

NEW! IDEXORXVÀDYRXUVRIJUDWHGGDLU\IUHHFKHHVHWKDWUHDOO\
ID
ID XORXVÀDYRX
IDEX Y UV
UVRIIJUDWWHGGDLU\
U\IIUHHFKHHVHWKDW
W WUHDOO\
PHOWVIRUGHOLFLRXVYHJDQSL]]DVWRGLHIRU
PHO WVIIRU
WV R GHOOLFLRXV
L YH
HJ
JDQSL]
L]]
L]]]DVWRGLHIRU
IR 

&KRRVHIU
&KRRVHIURP
IURP
0R]]DUHOOD6W\OH
0 R]]
]]DUHOOD
O 6W\OH
0LOG&KHGGDU6W\OH
0LOG &KHGGDU6W\OH
0DWXUH&KHGGDU
0DWXUUH&KHGGDU
U
6W\OHÀDYRXUV
6 W\OHÀDY
YRXUV

8VHIR
8VHIRU
IR
IRU
3L]]DRIFRXUVH

3LL]
L]
]]]DRIFRXU
UVH

3DVWDGLVKHV
3DVWD
3 GLVKHV
L
7R
7RDVWLHV
VDODGV
SLHVÀDQVDQGTXLFKH
SLHV
L ÀDQVDQGTXLFKH
T 
PDQ\PRUH
 PDQ\PRUH

H 6D\³6KHHVH´%XWH,VOODQG)RRGV_
_ZZZEXWHLVODQG
6PLOH 6D\³6KHHVH´%XWH,VODQG)RRGV__ZZZEXWHLVODQGFRP
6PLOH LV GFRP
*OXWHQ)UHH&KROHVWHURO)UHH)UHHIURP3DOPRLO +\GURJHQDWHGIDWV,QJUHGLHQWVVRXUFHGDVQRQ*02
*OXWHQ)UHH
U &KROHVWHURO)UHH
U )UHHIURP
R 3DOPRLO +\GU
URJHQDWHG
GIID
DWV,QJUHGLHQWVVRXUFHGDVQRQ*02

VL64 p1-17_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:24 Page 3

WHO WE ARE
Viva!’s
fight is a
fight for
Contents life64
life – for
animals
and
ourselves. Through effective
campaigning, we take the brutal
reality of intensive farming to the
people who can effect the most
change: consumers. Our wide-
ranging campaigns promote
veganism as the best way to save
animals from suffering, protect the
environment, improve health and
help those in developing countries.
We have cleared the shelves of
so-called ‘exotic meats’; our
campaign against the factory
farming of pigs, turkeys and ducks
saw deaths dive; we are closer to a
foie-gras free Britain and meat and 8
dairy consumption are down in the Saved!!!
UK thanks to Viva! and you. Viva! is Viva!’s brilliant pig rescue
a registered charity (1037486).

5 Lifelines 20 How Now 36 Meet the Maker
News round up Bright Cow People behind some
from Viva! The intricate life great products
of cows
11 Pig update 39 Media Life
Viva!Health is a section of Viva! 27 Meat and Cancer Viva! in the news
that promotes the health benefits 14 Not So Free Range Time for a health
of a vegan diet. The diseases that More from our warning 41 Book Reviews
kill many of us prematurely can egg report
mostly be prevented by consuming 29 Honey Bunkum 42 Viva! Vegan
a plant-based diet – Viva!Health 16 Life Science No miracle food – Festival Dates
explains why. We provide accurate Latest vegan health just cruel
information about healthy eating research 43 Restaurant
to the public, health professionals, 30 Be a Team Viva! Reviews
schools and food manufacturers. 18 Slaughterhouse Hero
We campaign on important issues
including the harmful effects of
Exposé
Viva! Poland’s major
Easy ways to help us 45 Lifestyle
New goods and 32
dairy foods, heart health, how to TV documentary 35 Are Eggs Healthy? goodies Brrrrexit
help combat obesity, diabetes, The science – she A chilly outlook
osteoporosis and breast cancer say no! 47 V-Biz News for animals
and the dangers of eating dairy,
eggs, fish and meat. 49 Thank You

How to get 23 12
Cookery Italiano Popeye!
this magazine Some great Spring recipes Exclusive
Join Viva! to get your copy of Viva!life interview
magazine three times a year for only £15 (£12 with Viva!
unwaged). You’ll also receive a supporters’
card – giving you discounts at hundreds of
shops and on services and holidays (see
myvegantown.org.uk/discounts) – plus a
free car sticker. Call 0117 944 1000
(Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) or join online at
viva.org.uk/join.

viva.org.uk 3

But it has also saddened me to a degree I never expected. vivahealth.international. But what has totally captured Dr Justine Butler my heart this time is our rescue of a mother pig and her six piglets (page 8).org.org.for. we have exposed the myth of commercial Campaigns & Outreach ‘free-range eggs’ (page 14). Liam Nolan a documentary on one of the country’s biggest TV channels Office Manager & (page 18). We will report on it in the next issue but it is the worst we have ever seen in 21 years – a massive production line along which Food & Cookery thousands of pigs are channelled in conditions so horrific you can barely believe it. report on an extraordinary Sam Ashman.uk Bristol BS2 8QH viva. Laura Turner.uk viva. and my staff simply have to do everything we can to end this barbaric abuse of beautiful.org. Bristol BS2 8QH 4 life . it is a dream come true and simply to Merchandise. voice.uk Contact Viva! on 0117 944 1000 (Mon-Fri 9-6). poor creatures and our beautiful rescued family is stark. At exactly the same time as five Sophie Delarney. eating and cancer (page 27) and consider what Brexit means for Viva!Health Campaigners the animals (page 32). success from Viva! Poland where Laura-Lisa Hellwig. We Claire Palmer. I received new undercover footage of a massive pig farm.org. The Jane Easton.animals vivacampaigns vegan is a staTe of kind vivacharity Viva!.gellatley Membership enquiries 0117 944 1000 General enquiries info@viva. is heart-warming beyond belief.vegans. Nick Hallows. Ana Hassel intelligent animals.uk 0117 944 1000 facebook. animals and the planet Street. I am unashamedly asking you to come on this journey with us in any way you can because together we will be even more effective.org. Siobhan Dolan.uk Write to Viva! at 8 York Court. Online Email info@viva. For me. Ed Phillis.com/juliet. 8 York Court. Yes. million people (and counting) viewed the excitement of our pigs’ first-ever foray out into the Rhiannon Bloomfield fields.org. reveal the links between meat Beata Rzepecka-Wilk. Maryanne Hall juxtaposition between these poor. Thank you. Festivals & look at this little family burrowing into mounds of straw for the first time. We look at the Supporters’ Liaison intelligence of cows (page 20). run free across green fields and root in the ground. I Rhiannon Buck. Database Manager Jeremy Ludlow Yours for the animals Editorial enquiries 0117 970 4633 Juliet Gellatley Founder & Director Advertising enquiries Juliet@viva.VL64 p1-17_VL41 redesign new 13/03/2017 11:38 Page 4 VIVA!LIFE MAGAZINE Viva! Founder & International Director Welcom e Juliet Gellatley Editor Tony Wardle This issue of Viva!life is absolutely packed with Campaigns & Deputy Director information! As a result of our Justin Kerswell Cracked campaign. Wilder Kind to you. a brutal abattoir was exposed in Kris Townsend. watching the Events extraordinary mothering skills of the sow and witnessing their absolute elation at being able to Katrina Gazley. Philip McCulloch-Downs.uk veganrecipeclub. Wilder Street. I am sad and angry and horrified but me and Viva!’s staff are utterly determined to shame Design this and other pig hell holes. more determined than ever to accelerate the growing trend towards Ethical Graphic Design Co veganism and persuade ever more people to reject the barbarity that is modern farming. Veronika Powell. We have the ability to do this but we need all the support we can get and over the next few Web months I will be calling on you to throw your weight behind our campaigns like never before.

viva. family-friendly Camp Out event being standings. It’s been a privilege getting to know them as based diets as being good for just about everyone.” by 62 per cent. including music from the Bristol band. Discover the sad truth about the lives of Britain’s laying hens with excerpts from Viva!’s Cracked campaign. workshops. Viva! is proud to be Juliet also gets some quality inspirational speakers who include parkour both a sponsor and partner of this great Green Room time with bassist master Tim Shieff. centre. It will be held on an 18-acre site at the Kris Townsend talks to National Water Sports Centre. it says that vegan diets his chin and often falls asleep on my lap – not are particularly healthy and can reduce your risk of diabetes that different from my dogs. He and his wife Melanie rescued five factory- farmed turkeys last Christmas who now live as It’s good free as can be on the couple’s Cheshire estate with a variety of other animals. was pretty conclusive but there is a format for news Tune in to agencies or papers when they publish important research such as this – they always give meat eaters an out. Plus much more. live music. sustainable products. marathon Levellers to mark the 25th runner extraordinaire Fiona Oakes and. There will be a host of events at this super. dance – it’s all there. Onion and Thyme. Named Bernard.org. for instance. German strong man Patrik vegan event. Forest Green Rovers. and vegan diets are truly healthy. cheese. of anniversary of their seminal course. We would love to see the research that supports his claim! Viva! Radio’s Podcast is available on the 1st of each month for your delectation with a superb variety of Viva! sponsor camp out programmes. of being hospitalised with a heart attack by 33 per cent and the risk of cancer by 18 per cent (more details page 16). Nottingham NG12 Planet Protein. showers! For fuller details and ticket info go club. air and city company creating nutritious. Mark Reinfeld of Vegan Fusion. Adbolton. In this case it was Reuters who found a professor of nutrition to say that he recommended a Mediterranean diet that included yoghurt. Juliet Gellatley talks to Dale Vince. In episode four.uk 5 . Levelling The Land. Sage. Brenden Fitzgerald.uk/vivaradio viva.co. you would have thought. our own Juliet Gellatley. the silent James Aspey. prostate cancer by 35 per cent. poultry and a little bit of red meat.VL64 p1-17_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:24 Page 5 Alright John! lifelines He might be a rude Scouser comedian but the entertaining John Bishop has been vegetarian for 30 years and is a man with a heart.uk. hard director of Ecotricity and cool. a campsite shop and yes – Britain’s first vegan football held from July 7-9. individuals. That. album. each with their own personality. CEO of Lane. plus talks from some to vegancampout. there will be electrical hook up. a vegan startup 2LU. Holme Pierrepoint. Published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition Bernard. you for you! can’t ask John if he’d have turkey on his festive table: “Nah – they’d eat all the sprouts!” “Once you live with these animals it’s Yet another piece of research shows that vegetarian impossible to imagine sitting down to eat them. likes being scratched under and Dietetics in December 2016. Wildflowers. really. With easy access from rail. Parsley. Jeremy Cunningham of The Baboumian. It identifies plant.org. Food. Our Vegan Recipe Club finds a marvellous green smoothie recipe from award-winning TV chef and food author.

Danone is supply. pump £7.VL64 p1-17_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:25 Page 6 lifelines Members of Worcestershire Vegans and Veggies. The national to wreak devastation there.000 water-challenged countries in the world.500 surrounding dairy farms. And like most revolutions. competitive rates – and Viva! receives £60 n 1st Prize (£1500) J Jackson In a report entitled Green Gas Mills – the when you switch. it’s is needed by 2030 and the Punjab is one of state – mostly because it’s made there by starting to go sour.000 jobs. WINTER 2016-17 boss of Ecotricty. with India being one of the most kinds of advice on how to mitigate the also there and buys milk from 5. It draws in milk from The problem is a diminishing water The big mutinationals are offering all 1. Go to from Birmingham (ticket no Opportunity for Britain.uk/viva. At its launch. Dale said grass gas had none of the drawbacks of The lucky winner of the food waste or energy crops: ceramic pendant by Alex “As North Sea reserves run out. UK could meet the gas needs of 97 per cent Shaftesbury (015387) of homes. the worst affected states.co. Dale Vince. he claims that by ecotricity. 131249) growing grass on marginal farm land. Britain’s greenest energy Ecotricity can supply your home or FUNDRAISING RAFFLE company. London question is where we’re going to get our (109925) gas from next? The Government thinks fracking is the answer but this report And the two runners-up who shows there is a better option. Nestlé are also at it in the Moga increasingly severely polluted. Raffle The grass is greener winners Our good friend and patron. the n 2nd Prize (£500) N Fishlock. And what water is available is always do – up sticks and move elsewhere country. has announced his intention to business with both gas and electricity at RESULTS make the company’s own gas from grass.” receive prize hampers are Ecotricty’s first grass mill has been given M Annand.5 billion annually into n 3rd Prize (£200) D Hall. dressed in festive attire. Powys (028690) Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to all who entered. GlaxoSmithKline. problem (other than stop drinking milk) but farmers in the largest milk producing state from its deepest aquifers to its largest when it all fails. Hertfordshire the go ahead but building it will depend (050181) and A Wright. It is all part of India’s ‘white supply is predicted to be only half of what in the Indian city of Nabha in Punjab revolution’. Good luck next time! 6 life . the big Symons is B Wade. the economy and create a new industry Newcastle (056083) with 150. urging shoppers to show compassion at Christmas Dairy destroying the Punjab Horlicks is a well-known malted milk drink district. upon Government support. they will do what they in the world’s largest milk producing rivers.

” Another way of study. the little bonus that most of their chickens will give you mushroom and vegan cream – 78 per cent of all fresh chickens sold in England are cheese tart with rosemary infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria. The Peacock’s entirely vegan menu is available lunchtimes. political: “It has largely been ignored of the Oxford Martin Programme on due to public sensitivity about their the Future of Food. emissions from our food system. We have just received a further £228 from Road.com/PeacockNotts. using tofu saving antibiotics useless. Marco Springman. Imagine a cafes and restaurants in your world where this was the guiding principle rather than America First.org. owner of Green Vegetarian Shoes in Brighton. Brighter. of (bugs that is!) Robin. It can When marketing leaflets from your local supermarkets speechless with gratitude – but be entirely traditional come tumbling through your door.000. go to myvegantown. evenings and. you will increasingly see our new logo on vegan friendly shops. better and beautiful – our new My Vegan Town logo. you (looking) or you could go for. the report recommends a tax of 40 per cent on Robin Gives us the Boot It seemed like a generous gesture at the time – when Robin Webb. leader of the food choices. We had no idea then Nottingham’s first vegan pub has opened in Mansfield Super chickens just how generous. If you want to sum up our philosophy then this is it. cuts. When you want to know of In your dealings with Viva!. Sunday lunch. We have been reporting similar stories for 20 years Check them out on but still the animal farming industry ploughs on as facebook. spinach. bringing the total of his kindness to a staggering £25.uk Britain for the Brits or They’re Only Animals! viva. offered to donate a percentage Peacock of the sale price of his Trail boot to Viva!’s campaigns several years ago. It to huge and vital cuts in carbon also supports Viva!’s contention that emissions as well as saving half a the reason these products have been million lives a year. One of the most 0157 strain that causes vomiting and diarrhea but is popular dishes is a vegan take believed to stay in the gut for years and render life- on fish and chips. show. Thank you Robin. goes on to say: “It is clear that putting it is – there are few votes in if we don’t do something about the trying to save an ailing world. special offers and BOGOFs but they won’t mention are the man! amongst others. with kelp in breadcrumbs. It is not the potatoes. they’ll offer you price not totally.uk 7 . We are almost course.” says a team from protected for so long is entirely Oxford University. services. area. Published in the journal Nature Climate Change.org.VL64 p1-17_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:25 Page 7 Meat & dairy – tax it! “Taxes on meat and milk would lead meat and 20 per cent on dairy. destructive as ever – as beyond criticism as the late Queen Mother. we have no chance of limiting climate change below 2 degrees C.

One by one with me. I saw so much cruelty and and I loaded a van with straw for mum continued for several minutes until she was neglect. Viva!’s Justin Kerswell Off campaign. listening to the distinctive calls she made to they trotted out. role in educating people about the horrors Mum was due to be of factory farming by juxtaposing their slaughtered in a month and Juliet with mother pig.VL64 p1-17_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:25 Page 8 To th e rescu e The slaughterhouse beckoned for a mother pig and her six piglets but Viva! and Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary came to the rescue By Juliet Gellatley. This touching exchange she made a bee line for her little ones. like a deep cough – and then to hear vulnerable. own stream. Founder & Director. Although unaware of it. Viva! W e are delighted that we can arrangements were in place. holes I had an overriding feeling of snaked our way northwards. these a mother sow with her six pig ambassadors will play an important babies. and asked For safety. that she refused to look at the camera Britain’s factory farms. Mary Frankland being uncharacteristically quiet. Maybe she of fields. Mum seemed to know perfectly what Farm Animal Sanctuary. nestling as it does But I was determined to find a way of was required and opened the gate herself in pretty rolling countryside. 8 life . So. who is so delighted with her fresh straw new lives with our shocking footage from piglets in five months. We opened mum’s door and mum and her piglets and within a day them answer. excited that rescuing at least some pigs. these pigs really had a home for life – acres I went to my friends. just three weeks old. woodland. to get to the van where her babies were. offer this little family a life We found a farm that was together in the beautiful Welsh closing its pig unit but still had countryside. To my relief they readily agreed. When I was filming footage for our Face Mary. scrub and even their and Janette Fry at Dean Farm Animal knew we were there to help her. curious and Within minutes we had decided to rescue a them. It really is pig paradise! Sanctuary near Chepstow. she was separated from her We carried the baby’s cage into a huge (begged!) if they would save some pigs babies by a board and it was fascinating barn and opened the door. before the week was out. Coming away from those hell and a dog carrier for her babies and satisfied her babies were safe. I had butterflies when we reached Dean impotence that I couldn’t rescue them all. so cute.

making contented represent the millions of other mothers and viva. snuggling up to mum and one another. We could not see them – only the occasional peep at us giving away their position. I stroke her and she chooses to snuffle right by me and I reflect on what her life might have been on a typical farm. biting my wellies and one. Watching this mum and her babies. panicking that she can’t reach them. mum and piglets will tossing it in the air with her snout – high race does to our fellow earthlings is experience the big outdoors for the first quality oat straw and mounds and mounds beyond despicable.org.uk/donate completely covered in straw. time! Watch how they respond and their of it. incarcerated in a concrete cell. Her babies would be taken from her at three weeks old. helping towards their perfect contentment. three boys and three girls. she would be forced into a rape rack and made pregnant again. made to give birth in a metal crate. and knowing the fate of other pigs. snorts! And then she lay down and her little ones on factory farms. playing. the softest. jumping with sheer delight. mum goes ballistic. gnawing. her bond strong.VL64 p1-17_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:25 Page 9 A family of pigs experiencing pleasures that almost all other pigs are denied Next. kisses me on the lips! When her babies find their way through straw bales and into the turkeys’ night shelter. are mad things. What the human In a few days. a picture of people who can witness the wonderful perhaps adopt them. elatedly poignant and painful.org. running around just like kittens and puppies – bonkers and joyful! Chasing. She snuffled and snuffled in it.org. nuzzling. ONE WEEK LATER The piglets. they soon return. is horribly Six apprehensive piglets about to start the journey to their new life viva.uk 9 . The more Find out more about our pigs and piglets hungrily suckled.uk/pigrescue. she paced through the straw. the more who will keep and Viva!’s campaigns to expose pig That night she tucked up her piglets give up meat because the only way to truly factory farming in Britain and to take this (really. story far and wide. I sit quietly with them and soon enough they can’t resist and are climbing on me. scenes in front of me. she did) so that each was rescue animals is to stop eating them. viva. an I hope this mother and her babies can adventures on Viva!’s Facebook and at entirely new experience.

DE .VIVANI.VL64 p1-17_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:26 Page 10 VEGAN STOP P TREASURES WWW.

org. VL64 p1-17_VL41 redesign new 13/03/2017 11:38 Page 11 SS | ST P PRESS | STOP PRESS | STOP PRESS | STOP PRE STOP PRESS | STOP PRESS | STOP PRESS | STO Pig rescue update The scent of freedom am delighted to say that our online by Viva! supporter I First time out. please view it at viva. I delighted that we are could see a fierce intelligence in them but now working also despair as she rattled at the gate of her together. just like the other five million people who have already seen it. I know it’s just one pig out of millions but a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. and. if we are able to rescue her. to experience a life with her piglets where Please help us with the upkeep for our she could see them grow and be a proper new ambassadors and please help us with mother – and I would use her story to save our exciting plans for even greater success other pigs by persuading people to stop in changing the face of Britain. this has to offer… well. book The Silent Ark. Please go to: safe now!” viva. She has even touched the farmer from whom we got her. Unknowingly. Hope Apple Blossom is one of the most powerful tools for change we’ve ever had.org. Please help us rescue Her impact was so great that I was her companion – now a nameless solitary determined I would allow at least one pig pig who we think is soon to be a mother. Britain’s factory farms. In a world of nastiness. one particular animal contrast between finds his or her way beneath my protective Hope’s new freedom shield and tears at my heart. only weeks later. 9-6) Please. You may have seen recent film footage She and her partner of me undercover in a filthy pig farm provide a safe haven where my emotion is so raw I have to turn for farmed animals away from the camera. Watching Hope’s dance of joy was a dream come true and it makes me determined not to forget her companion. who at the rolling countryside with awe now over and the names have been was inspired by my selected (see below).uk 11 . you can afford will be greatly appreciated And here I was.uk/donate or call 0117 944 1000 (Mon-Fri. Blue was one and the heart-breaking of these – and I felt despair as I was utterly reality of what happens to the pigs on incapable of saving her. because of the colour of her eyes. He has given us first option on freeing her.org. Hope Apple Blossom looks competition to name our new family is Mary Frankland. She will be no ordinary pig but will join Hope in talking to millions and millions of people – through the birth of her piglets. I hope you’re as excited as I am. her tender mothering and her ecstasy at limitless freedom. On the journey Juliet home I listened to the mother singing to her young and I whispered to her: “You’re URGENT DONATIONS NEEDED NOW. tiny cage in the rape rack to be let out. We will be releasing I have been campaigning for animals for video after video over 30 years and I care for every one of showing the stark them but sometimes. I will heading north to rescue a three year old keep you informed about our new girl’s mum and her family from a farmer who progress.uk/pigrescue because I know you will adore it. hope! Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary was set up viva. was going out of business. who has seen the film and now feels guilty about selling his remaining sow into the slaughter trade. I went down on my but also promote knees and spoke to a beautiful pig I called veganism and I am Blue. Anything eating them.

org Find out what’s vegan in shopping and eating in your local area with My shop Vegan Town.org. tips and solid advice veganrecipeclub. kind guides and T-shirts you’re with Star helper in your change of diet will be our superb 64-page magazine after – there’s our online Everyone’s Going Vegan – entertaining shop vivashop. colour pictures. myvegantown. l Daily emails with tasty meal ideas and helpful hints l Cookery demos of our favourite meals l Encouragement from our favourite vegan celebrities l Inspiration from the superb Vegan Recipe Club – hundreds of recipes.org.uk and covers just about every topic. wines.uk/egv 12 life . books. hints.VL64 p1-17_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:27 Page 12 Going ve g a n w i t h is simple Just sign up to our free 30 Day Vegan and you’ll get all the support you need viva.org. Just £4 (inc p&p) from vivashop.org. treats.uk/30dayvegan.uk And if it’s vegan eats.

the finich. Let poor old Whiffle hen go!” And boy. Such was his charisma that of course Popeye was offered his own series: “But only if me vegan girlfriend comes too!” And so Olive Oyl joined him and quietly. hardly changed at all – testament to his diet. Fame probably hit its peak in 1980 when the late magnificent Robin Williams played our vegan hero in a Robert Altman film entitled simply Popeye. with Shelley Duval as Olive Oyl. also proclaimed itself Spinach Capital of the World and also unveiled a statue. Bluto ‘I’m strong to the Bully. question. me spinach’ That was an extraordinarily kind thing to do. Thimble Theatre comic strip of 1929 by E C Segar and he has I’m strong to the finich. It took them a few decades to get around to it but in 2007.” as if that downhill. his music plays and his muscles do the samba. I’m Popeye the Sailor Man. difficult as it is – why does he think it was rated a this will not be an easy interview. Alma. “I does what I does. does it do the trick! In hundreds of films. I simply can’t avoid the next appeared in over 500 films and whose earnings top $150 million. It was around this time that Popeye found an abandoned little cause I eats boy on his doorstep and immediately adopted him – and so Swee’pea came into his life. They even viva. It is 88 years since he made his first public appearance in the “I’m Popeye the Sailor Man. Popeye gets into trouble and all looks lost until… out comes the spinach. Popeye is a man of few words – disaster? He looks unphased: and those he does say sound like a large tin of gravel rolling “‘E doesn’t eats his spinach – ‘e just pretends to.” Popeye replies. His pipe stays in place while he smiles proudly: “If I ain’t et any fer a while it makes me too strong an’ dangerous an’ me muscles bounce about and do funny things”. cause I eats me spinach. Crystal City proclaimed itself World Spinach Capital and erected a full-colour statue of him. who sneaked into the scripts when no one was looking. It was Betty I’m Popeye the Sailor Man”. I guess.org. And then without prompting. But then I wents vegan in 1931 and spinach dos the trick better.VL64 p1-17_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:28 Page 13 A Viva! exclusive interview with… The sailor man with the spinach can talks to Tony Wardle Despite being the world’s oldest vegan ambassador. Arkansas. Everyone knows that Popeye gets his mighty strength from spinach and invariably has a tin or two tucked beneath his armpit. so did his mortal enemy. I ask him what he makes of such financial success and he answered everything. who has built a special village set in Malta. identified Popeye’s potential and gave him a run out in one of her films with the name that stuck – Popeye the Sailor. Boop who. he draws on shakes his head: his pipe with a sound like a bottom being spanked – smack. smack. Fame has followed Popeye his entire life. Has it always been that way? Again Popeye shakes his head but this time looks embarrassed: “Whiffle hen! Used to rub mesel’ wit ‘er feavers. I say. four years later. “Ain’t stopped Bluto from botherin’ me and Olive!” smack – winks at me with his one good eye and bursts into song. In 1937.uk 13 .

launched by Viva! supporter Lucy Gavaghan. describes the shocking conditions they discovered exp o s e d W e have added a new description to Viva! has coined the phrase ‘industrial free-range’ for good reason the farming lexicon – ‘industrial free- range’. including free-range and organic production. The ‘free-range’ myth is all too easy to believe and so. And so we knew that the filthy sheds we filmed were likely to be the entire world for many thousands of dejected birds. Around 18 million hens are still incarcerated in obscene cages on British farms and because of consumers’ revulsion. fancy packaging and high welfare claims means zilch for laying hens. has reached almost 300. The imagery of peaceful farmyard scenes and contented animals we all saw in picture books when growing up – and now perpetuated on egg boxes and TV ads – is a world away from reality. a petition to end cage egg sales. Our undercover investigators visited farms up and down the country. 14 life .VL64 p1-17_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:28 Page 14 Our investigators have recently been inside several free-range egg farms. free-range farming is plugged by the industry as being a humane alternative to cages. Claire Palmer. At the time of going to press. They never feel grass under their feet or sun on their backs and never experience rainfall. Research reveals that many birds on free-range farms never step outside. UK free- range flocks have substantially taken over from colony (caged) egg production and all major supermarkets in Britain have made commitments to phasing out cages. farmers are housing ever-larger flocks yielding a greater output of eggs. In a bid to push egg sales. as part of our Cracked campaign. We showed that lovely labels.000 signatures. high demand and falling egg prices. Viva! campaigner. They also visited smaller farms supplying eggs locally and those given the RSPCA stamp of approval. Viva! went all out to expose The life of a free-range bird is anything but free every part of the egg industry. Because of competition between producers. free-range egg production looks set to expand dramatically in the coming years. many of which operate on behalf of top egg producers who supply tens of millions of eggs a week.

usually after 18 months. safeguard its future. At another farm in Lincolnshire that supplies eggs locally. as if that of it. together. Viva! many birds exposing painful. Viva! exposed Because of our success. Their response was that these birds unstoppable and we are proud to be a part headway and we will win it because we were being raised for eggs. animals has contributed in no small way to can say that there is no such thing as high Conditions were so bad that Viva! reported the huge increase in veganism over recent welfare on commercial free-range farms. we are making extraordinary farm. we suspect – and participates in a rehoming scheme for hens who have reached the end of their profitable life. Through with an oozing prolapse and many others undercover investigations such as this. desperate life for laying hens and rarely show to reach food. the egg industry another.org. Living birds were The egg industry is taking materials ever mention the reality of clambering over the dead. our investigator said it was ‘one of the worst farms’ he’d ever Feather loss was common on free-range farms we visited. As Europe’s largest vegan campaigning have to. organisation. often exposing red raw skin beneath seen – dispelling the idea that buying local means high welfare. Again. Delia Smith and Nigella Lawson on advertising every year and is and birds are kept in tents rather than shamelessly targeting children to try and sheds. packed out fun skin. we and dead birds were left to rot. It is now fast-paced and seemingly But. Veterinary measures to boost sales and any shots from inside the sheds Consultant. with feather loss that exposed red raw professional campaigning. high-welfare turkey farm in Essex viva. feather loss was widespread with living and a more compassionate world for From our first-hand experience. where many (perhaps most) hens stated: “The frantic nature of counteract information put spend their entire lives.uk 15 . It is a farm that regularly opens its fields to the public – although not its sheds. Trade turkeys in the footage just outside the feeders suggests that the birds out by Viva! publication Farmers Weekly reports on our undercover investigations were hungry and highly motivated and offers tips on how to avoid to reach the feed inside”.VL64 p1-17_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:28 Page 15 Our footage revealed all the usual problems associated with egg farming – overcrowding. red raw skin. Andrew Knight. so-called high-welfare farm in is taking measures to boost sales and Essex – this time for turkeys. It is counteract information put out by Viva!. plus endless help and support. Walls were filthy. Huge. associated with celebrity chefs Jamie The dairy industry alone spends millions Oliver. Justice is on our side and the somehow excused it. In December last year. air heavy with dust festivals. feather loss and sick and dead birds – even on an award-winning farm considered to be an ambassador for the free-range sector. Dr. Celebrities are In one dingy tent. Viva!’s tireless work to promote vegan being exposed. are making it easier for people to switch. dead and decaying regularly wheeled out and shops are urged bodies of turkeys were wedged inside to place eggs in prominent positions. we have been a key driver in animals rely upon our success. A clever move for a farm wanting to market itself as a cut above the rest. Viva! found dead and decaying bodies at so-called free-range. filthy sheds housed hens in shocking condition – one this monumental change. feeders preventing other birds from None of their promotional reaching the feed. it to the Government who contacted the years.

Being overweight or obese puts you at a high risk for type 2 diabetes because it reduces your insulin sensitivity Melina V. whole grains. diets are healthful. adolescence. lipoprotein cholesterol levels and better serum glucose control. legumes. – the ability to react to the hormone insulin which is Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: essential for energy metabolism.VL64 p1-17_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:29 Page 16 lifeSCIENCE Viva!Health unravels scientific research and makes it easy to understand. lactation. nutritionally adequate and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases”. Journal of means improved insulin sensitivity – a win-win situation. Craig W and Levin S. infancy. are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle.” We wholeheartedly agree! To read more about how a vegan diet can Atkins et al improve your health and Dieting on animal products wellbeing. Cell Reports. It says: “It is the position of the Academy that appropriately planned vegetarian. Vegans need reliable sources of vitamin B-12. soy products. High-Protein Intake during Weight Loss Therapy Eliminates the Weight-Loss-Induced Improvement in Insulin Action in Obese Postmenopausal Women. older adulthood and for athletes. such as fortified foods or supplements. type 2 diabetes. Low intake of saturated fat and high intakes of vegetables. plant-based diets have positive and significant long-term effects on your health. These diets. and seeds Thumbs (all rich in fiber and phytochemicals) are characteristics of vegetarian and vegan diets that produce lower total. “Plant-based diets are more environmentally sustainable than diets rich in animal products because they use fewer natural resources and are associated with much less environmental damage. they say. childhood. including vegan. High-protein diets only ever produce short term superficial results. whilst healthier. Here we update you on the latest findings… By Veronika Powell MSc. 17(3): 849-861. Smith GI et al. These factors down for contribute to reduction of chronic disease. Weight loss usually Vegetarian Diets.. 2016. damages your health or order it on 0117 944 1000. 2016. That not only reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes but also heart disease.uk/veganhealth. certain types of cancer. On the other hand. Vegetarians and vegans are at reduced risk of certain health conditions. a study of obese postmenopausal women at and Dietetics. hypertension. see our Incredible Vegan Health Report at produces superficial results and vivahealth. 116(12): Washington University School of Medicine found that using high-protein diets such as Atkins for weight loss doesn’t improve insulin sensitivity at all! Women on high-protein diets lost weight but didn’t experience any improvements in insulin sensitivity so their diabetes risk remained high. Viva!Health Campaigner Thumbs up for vegan diets Prestigious US academy declares veganism good for anyone and everyone – and the environment The US Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics has issued a glowing position statement on vegan diets. and obesity. fruits.org. nuts. the Academy of Nutrition However. including pregnancy. and low-density. including ischemic heart disease. 16 . women whose diets were lower in protein lost weight and their insulin sensitivity significantly improved – by 25-30 per cent.

Eating a healthy plant-based diet fat and found that polyunsaturated fats from various sources reduced was linked with an impressive 34 per cent lower risk but the risk by 24 per cent. Find out more about preventing and treating type Fish oil – 2 diabetes through diet on our website vivahealth. This study investigated the link Unhealthy foods included animal products. The researchers followed more than 200. dairy fat intake did not pose for more than 20 years. and did not find a reliable link. viva. potatoes. high actually increased the risk by 16 per cent. The But what’s truly worth highlighting – replacing dairy fat with researchers suggested that healthful plant-based diets healthy carbohydrates from wholegrains was associated with a 28 per could be reducing type 2 diabetes risk because they cent lower risk of heart disease and stroke! contain so many beneficial nutrients – fibre. and cardiovascular events: still waiting for definitive evidence. 104(4): 951-952.uk 17 . However. People whose diets were almost entirely vegan and replacing dairy fat with other animal fats only increased the heart based on healthy foods had the lowest risk – as much as disease and stroke risk.uk/diabetes or order our diabetes guide on 0117 944 1000. saturated fat. put you at risk of plant-based diets but this one also looks at healthy and heart disease and stroke unhealthy plant-based diets and how they influence type Dairy products contain varying amounts 2 diabetes. 2016. Fish consumption.org. replacing it with vegetable fat – diets high in unhealthy. fruit juices. The science to justify fish oil supplements simply isn’t there. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 50 per cent lower compared to the average diet. 104 (5): 1209-1217. of fat but a considerable portion is always vegetables.000 people When compared to sugary diets. 2016. Chen M et al. PLoS Medicine. evaluating their diets and a higher risk for heart disease and stroke but comparing one health. On the other hand. vegetable oils. The author of the latest study thoroughly investigated the issue by looking at all the available evidence and is not convinced. vitamins and minerals – and contribute to healthy gut bacteria that promote overall health. heart disease and stroke among 220. The results revealed that predominantly plant- unhealthy diet to another doesn’t really make much sense.000 people cornflakes. including Many studies make a distinction between animal and dairy. nuts. tea and coffee. fruits. fish oils. Scientists say there’s still no clear evidence that fish oils are healthful It was suggested in the late 60s that fish oil consumption might reduce your risk of heart disease and generally improve your cardiovascular health. So the based diets were associated with a 20 per cent reduced authors looked at the effect of replacing dairy fat with other types of risk of type 2 diabetes. pulses. sweets and desserts. 13(6):e1002039. antioxidants.VL64 p1-17_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:29 Page 17 Dairy Vegans endangers and diabetes your heart New study shows how a healthy vegan diet can cut your risk of type 2 diabetes in half Animal fats. in saturated fat – cut the risk by 10 per cent. Dairy fat and risk of cardiovascular disease in 3 cohorts of US unsaturated fats. whose diets were followed for decades. white pasta). between dairy fat intake and the incidence of sweetened beverages. snake oil? Satija A et al. adults. plus the long-term health outcomes. He gathered together studies and trials which examined the effect of fish oils on fat and cholesterol in the blood..org. The study seems to agree with the message Viva!Health has been promoting for years – it’s the overall diet that matters and a fish oil capsule is not a magic bullet! Ridker PM. Healthy foods included wholegrains. refined grains (white bread. Plant-Based Dietary Patterns and Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in US Men and Women: Results from Three Prospective Cohort Studies. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. sugary plant-based foods which can come from many different sources including palm oil.. 2016.

particularly as there had been and owned by the huge Agrofirma what is expected of them or where they are no public exposé of slaughterhouses for company that has 500 slaughterhouses in supposed to go. Most Polish farms reason for the cruelty is people’s are very small and that is evidenced ‘gluttony’ for meat. He then adds that the workers on young steers. Many are head becomes stuck. spending most of the day filming. Despite her screams. and says: “Now you know what the 18 life . one of Poland’s biggest small gaps between the panels and it was to particularly heads and faces. arbitrary. Oh dear! A professor It is no ordinary abattoir but one fed slaughterhouse. For 26 weeks Max took Mondays off take a step. Andrzej Elzanowski.300 people and all are utterly confused. One sow tries to force independent vet. clearly routine top broadcast TV. an electric goad is applied countless times but fails to move her and so the worker country – through sheer persistence. with his liberal use of electric shock goads on the as the basis for a 40-minute documentary camera. and an directly by 2. he effectively a club hammer on the head of a confused production values you would expect from documented the working practices on the steer. I’ll limping or walking on three legs. having no idea dynamite. kicks.000 farms in a particular opposite direction. made contact with a producer after circling the place. total. week after week. It is callous. Cezary panels.VL64 p18-29_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:31 Page 18 Slaughterhouse exposed!or reasons of safety. outdoors areas of this mega slaughterhouse and utterly without care or compassion. Surrounded by a wall of concrete slaughterhouse workers’ abuse. And that is the cue for 15 years. Big beef cows. They clearly know what lies in store biological responses that impair the been able to gain access. I can’t mention I won’t go into lurid detail as it is too Viva! Poland’s persistence leads to extraordinary nationwide media coverage. exhausted sows and the film are exhibiting psychopathic six-month old ‘meat’ pigs as well as tendencies – the very kind of people dairy cows are all forced down the who are attracted to slaughterhouse steel-barred walkways and into the work. it was impossible to get inside but Their persuasion consists of beatings Wyszinsky. and do their best not to go inside the quality of the meat. the channels. others collapse the moment When all the footage was assembled. Viva! Poland Manager. By Tony Wardle herself through the iron railings and her F his name but one of Viva! Poland’s dedicated volunteers has helped us to strike a vital blow for animals in the distressing but the first thing that shocks you in the footage is the state of animals arriving directly from the farm. The together they virtually form a meat professor is clear that the real production city. by the size of some trailers and even “Slaughterhouses will continue to pick-up trucks seen arriving at the exist so long as people gorge unloading bays – just a few animals themselves on meat. some strolls casually around to the other side of call him Max.” crammed in the back. rural district of West-Pomerania and also find it difficult viewing. In the film. anus or genitals and one man wields with a door-stepping reporter and all the Over this period. Max found several with iron bars to any part of the body but at TVN Uwaga. attempting to run in the of ethics. Dorota Sumaninska. The vet is clearly disturbed main slaughter building. who decided to use our footage these he returned. it work and went to a slaughterhouse at they descend the ramp and cannot stand was obvious that what we had was Witkowo. face. the footage is first shown as animals were driven into the enclosed While all this is deeply distressing it is to a chef who cannot watch it but then stunning and killing areas. employing over 1. I dread to think the reaction of the pigs that grabs at my goes on about cruelty triggering what he might have filmed in there had he heart. have hooves so overgrown they can barely the bars and kicks her head until it is free.

slaughter and three million when it was transmitted has a dog and the man replies that he twice more and through its spin-off does and he is treated like one of the eat animals such cruelty programmes. As for the club hammer: Korabiewicach sanctuary at “How do I know it’s a hammer – I viva. And than people.” This him that it is real. towards the end of the film. slaughter Viva! Poland works in close co- become a ‘black sheep’ at the facility. company of wrong doing are toe- curling. saying that so campaign team. why? somewhere else”. and then adds that there is over 30 newspapers. go to responds: “I can’t even tell if it’s real adoptafarmanimal. and eat animals such cruelty will not end. And it’s working! We have just private veterinary practice. There is no brutality in the hundreds of animals Viva! Poland using electric shocks on a screaming has rescued at our 50-acre pig. resigned and a public prosecutor is still of cruelty saying: “Cattle are just cattle – Then comes the scary bit: “They are using considering what charges to bring against this is only slapping. he replies: “Because the cow was tired and or not or whether its Witkowo or weeks later.org. The local public vet A different worker dismisses the claims much more good at the plant than bad.” He’s asked again.uk. This is those involved. And Max’s bravery animals”. programme is still up as I write. watched by a answer reveals that cruelty is as much the Asked whether this footage damages the further half million.org. The reporter reassures A special live debate was organised “Because time was running out. you can view some of concessions. who also runs a to us and have a warm heart that wants to group. he will not end’ many viewed its website but the had used an electric goad on a cow. He then chillingly adds that we Cezary makes a telling contribution has earned him a place on our permanent haven’t seen the real cruelty that goes on. couldn’t walk. Social media went into responsibility of management and their reputation of Agrofirma he answers with a overdrive and the story was covered by demands as it is individual workers. viva.org. outside the slaughterhouse. is equally blind beat!” Absolutely! declared Warsaw the vegan capital of to what goes on at the plant where he This brilliant exposé was watched by six Europe as the city has hit a staggering total works. Sometimes you spank these examples to harm Agrofirma. If you like the idea practices shown are cruel or not he of adopting one them. He starts by saying that You can watch this film. with English animals have extraordinarily subtitles.uk/korabiewicach-animal- don’t have glasses!” Asked if the sanctuary-poland.uk 19 .VL64 p18-29_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:31 Page 19 entrance to hell looks like. Asked why. The ones million viewers in a country almost who go to hell will walk this way. defiant ‘no’. I operation with local groups all over the The district vet has never received any give the last words about animals to the country to wield considerable influence complaints of cruelty and the company’s sympathetic vet. We have no idea how family. But that’s the end of his don’t forget. Cezary is confident that your woman harder than I kick those a mistake!” action will be taken. Mieczystaw Sypien. Dorota: “They are similar and is now Poland’s pre-eminent animal vet.” ‘So long as we continue to half the size of Britain – and a further The reporter asks a worker if he transport. he says. in that case.uk/polishslaughter. He refuses to say more for fear that he will long as we continue to transport. at profound feelings – often more so viva.org. His attempts to absolve the of 40 dedicated vegan restaurants.

avoid entering places that smell like danger really like. providing you’re gentle 20 animals. daughters inherit sides of the head than the front. vigilant and excellent hearing and. where there’s cow to follow the others. However.org. As with sheep. grooming and napping. Perhaps as compensation they have mouth. Given th e chance. with a strict social hierarchy. Having their friend around has a calming effect and these social bonds are constantly reinforced through mutual grooming. a wide field of vision of some 330°. predictably. and twists and play figh ting with allowing him to detect the first signs Because they’re herd animals. it immediately triggers a numbers and when together there is stress response and fear behaviour – a strong and instinctive tendency for one loud or sudden noises as these might useful in nature but on farms. vomeronasal organ – on the roof of their Cattle are herbivores and prey animals. They making the dog cautiously happy as there’s M We may not always see them but we grow up with them being ‘around’. Once the social structure is established. indicate danger. White Lies whitelies. – they just want to smell you! These are combined female and offspring Sensational senses You may have seen videos of cows herds while males form small bachelor With their eyes wide apart and more on the meeting a friendly dog – they carefully groups. smells. In the cow herds. Between grazing. They have an have seen a bull with his head lifted. of a cow coming into heat. just a lot of inquisitive sniffing on both sides! Cows can discriminate urine from ubiquitous that few people pay any and this. If you’ve ever come across Free from human interference. Their sense of smell is no escape. combined with the fact they can’t stressed or dominant animals and naturally attention to them or know what they’re see the red colour spectrum very well.uk 20 life . calves are upper lip curled back and sucking in situations. an additional sensory organ – called the are truly remarkable. blending in with young cows in a field you’ll know how feral cattle form small groups of about 15- the crowd is the best survival strategy! inquisitive they are. inherent fear of unfamiliar objects. cattle enjoy the warm sunshine by exposing their faces to it when resting. This is called the ‘flehman movements and noises because expression’ which directs scents these might turn out to be life and bucking. unknown things or shadows in their path. their mother’s social status and they remain grooming and grazing partners for life. both the depth of vision and detail are both limited no sign of threat. Calves often form lifelong friendships when they are only a few days old. An inability to perform these natural behaviours on farms results in stereotypical (repetitive. You may away from danger. people often see this behaviour as quite outstanding and they use it to somehow less intelligent when in fact it’s explore and assess food and new objects or Gentle giants not dumb at all – having no superior environments.VL64 p18-29_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:32 Page 20 How now clever cow… Veronika Powell MSc delves into cow behaviour and intelligence with some fascinating results ost of us take cows for granted. sniffing at him loudly. To find out more about cows go to our newly relaunched website. galloping air. It detects pheromones – hormone- which means they are quiet. There is safety in pheromones. purposeless). dislike like molecules responsible for sexual their instincts are to hide or run interest or fear signalling. semi-wild or means to fight predators. cattle have approach the dog. it remains stable for years. Perhaps it’s because they’re so can see almost everything around them in order to detect danger. there’s never a dull moment! On sunny days. sudden inquisitive and playful. They also have would probably be bowled over for they areas and they are suspicious of small. being isolated makes them scared th eir friends When cows detect fear and anxious. doing sudden turns straight to the vomeronasal organ threatening. chewing the cud. it only increases their anxiety. Dominant bulls temporarily join the cow herd when the cows are in heat. If they were a rare species we makes them reluctant to enter shadowy or someone else’s ground.

communication with their offspring or as a threat. when possible.VL64 p18-29_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:32 Page 21 subdued or abnormal behaviour. cows always give warning signals by lowering their head. to low motivation and fear rather for an introduction ceremony and to be including displaying an excited ‘eureka’ than lower intelligence. This is due week. They really do suffer in silence. They rarely attack without being provoked – only when threatened. moment. This. calves and cows are stressed. After a nine month pregnancy. establishing dominance or protecting their young. They might attack an intruder and will jump fences or break barriers once separated from their calf. water sources. which they might swing from side to side. When a calf wanders away from her mother. you know they have been pushed to the limit. he or she will call for her with a specific lower frequency sound which carries further than the higher pitch cry signalling pain.uk 21 . is second viva. Communication Because of their need to stay safe in nature and not draw attention to themselves. calves are inquisitive and playful. Learning curve Cows learn quickly and can figure out how to access food or pasture and remember the best spots for grazing or people and sounds to avoid. having their new-borns for th eir calves and wh en th ey are is like as they literally jump for removed every time they give birth. flicking their tail in irritation and bulls paw at the ground before charging. When cattle vocalise their pain and use their strength. th ey can bellow joy and frolic in the fields. stolen from th em. how to avoid danger On the other hand. expressing happiness other than It is painful to contemplate the Moth er cows ha ve a special bellow in sanctuaries but here they effect that life-long dairy farming has show us what their true nature on cows.org. galloping and bucking. a places. They have not lost their natural instincts and. cattle are much less expressive of pain and injury than we are. they will for days hide their calf and try to keep it safe at all cost. less deliver. of course. they can bellow for days – it’s the only time they are truly vocal. farmed dairy cow will take herself off from the herd to and find shelter. When threatened or about to attack. nature to them in the wild. Cattle use specific types of calls – a greeting. They signal pain with subtle signs such as an altered posture or gait. Farm workers take this for complicity and inflict extraordinary suffering on these gentle giants. thoroughly sniffed by the members You will rarely see cattle and accepted. Because they moment when they’ve solved a The birth of a calf is a very private need to learn and remember safe grazing problem. Mother cows also have a special bellow for their calves and when they are stolen from them. The calf is then brought to the herd experience a wide range of emotions. leaving her calf hidden away in You won’t be surprised to hear that active and show lower cognitive long grass or undergrowth for the first researchers have found that cattle abilities and depression. doing sudden turns and twists and play fighting with their friends – but play never escalates into aggression. Given the chance.

VL64 p18-29_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:32 Page 22 Juniper Green Organic Gin The world’s first Organic Gin Famous for aroma and flavour Smooth and delicious Winner of 20 medals since 1999 Gluten-free and suitable for coeliacs Available online from: Abel & Cole. Ocado. Speciality Drinks.uk Registered by the Vegan Society 22 life .co. Vinceremos. Vintage Roots or at your local specialist retailer The Organic Spirits Company Tel: 01483 894650 Email: office@londonandscottish.

And there’s even more in our colourful and extensive Vegan Recipe Club at veganrecipeclub. mushroom risotto and truly delicious gelato. our kitchen wizard Chava Eichner has turned her thoughts – and her camera lens – to things deliciously Italian. Pulse the mixture until texture is how TIP For a delicious starter. For finer consistency. Adjust seasoning. attachment of a hand blender or the small bowl of a FROM THE food processor). pretty garnish. Alternatively. Combine all 1 Once you’ve checked for stones. viva. Olivarum conditurae continues to be a firm favourite in the Italian kitchen and is also associated with the cuisine of Provence in France.org.org. Black tapenade Green tapenade n 125g/4½oz kalamata olives.VL64 p18-29_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:32 Page 23 ‘s Italian Spring Canneloni. tapenade.uk Tapenade – Black and Green EACH SERVES 4-6 | PREP TIME 10 MINUTES This olive-based paste or dip has been made since Roman times.uk 23 . drizzle over pizza. add 2-3 tablespoons of with vegan cream cheese and top with tapenade and a olive oil and blend to a smooth paste. pitted n ¼ red onion. stir into humous or give extra flavour to your pomodoro sauce. spread slices of crusty bread you like it. quartered n 5 basil leaves n Zest of ½ lemon n 3 sundried tomatoes n 1 heaped tbsp chopped parsley n 2-3 tbsp olive oil (optional) n 2-3 tbsp olive oil (optional) 1 Check there are no stones in your olives. roughly chopped n 50g/1¾oz artichokes (in oil) n ¼ clove garlic (or more to taste) n ½ clove garlic n 1 tbsp capers n 1 spring onion. Season to taste. blend all ingredients ingredients in a blender (you can use the chopper to the desired consistency. both here and abroad. pitted n 125g/4½oz green olives. As the weather warms and plants emerge once more. conjure up these classics and remind yourself of all the delicious dishes that lie in wait for you this year.

9 Stir continuously until the liquid has been absorbed. Adjust seasoning and pour over the tomato sauce. finely chopped n 1 level tsp buillon powder n 2 cloves garlic. Sacla) spinach. at the end I recommend oat or rice cream. Add water. Set aside to cool. Now add the spinach and all n 15g/½oz dried porcini n A generous splash of oat remaining filling ingredients to the pan with half the sautéed mushrooms cream (optional) onions. Fill tubes and place in single slice spring onion finely. smoked style) 30 MINUTES n Zest of half a lemon Real risotto is reassuringly creamy with a slightly ‘sloppy’ n 4 tbsp lemon juice OR for a quick white sauce: consistency. Stir well until evenly combined and heated through. yeast flakes Tomato Sauce n 1 heaped tbsp cornflour n 2 tbsp virgin olive oil n 350g/12½oz Arborio n Half of the onion/garlic mix n Salt. The taste of soya or Stir in pinch of sugar and adjust seasoning.VL64 p18-29_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:32 Page 24 Spinach and Almond ‘Ricotta’ Cannelloni SERVES 4-6 | PREP TIME 35 MINUTES. Pour in a ladle of hot stock and keep stirring until it has been absorbed. 4 To fill cannelloni easily use a single-use plastic icing bag. Halve button mushrooms and filling in bag and snip the front off. Remove foil for final 10 mushroom water. Spoon half the sauce into a large ovenproof dish. place defrosted spinach and squeeze mushrooms n Black pepper out as much water as possible. 6 Heat oil on a medium heat in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. mixed herbs and sundried Pots as they give a really nice flavour. then add white wine and minutes until cooked and bubbling. finely risotto rice (see recipe text) to taste chopped n 1 ½ Knorr Vegetable Stock n 1 bunch spring onions. COOKING TIME yeast flakes (e. fully defrosted n A generous pinch of sugar Perfect Mushroom Risotto n 150g/5½oz ground almonds n 4 heaped tbsp nutritional n Grated vegan cheese SERVES 4 | PREP TIME 10 MINUTES. pour tinned tomatoes over onion-garlic 2 A good stock is essential and I use Knorr Vegetable Stock mix. They absorb a lot of liquid while baking so you need to make a more ‘watery’ tomato sauce for this dish – a firm family favourite for us! n 14-16 cannelloni tubes n 1 tin (400g) chopped tomatoes Filling n 150ml/5fl oz water n 2-3 tbsp olive oil n 1 tsp mixed herbs n 2 onions. layer on the tomato sauce. chopped fresh herbs or a few fried mushrooms. Serve immediately with rocket leaves. Generously season the filling with salt (and/or bouillon powder) 1 For risotto. 24 life . Place 4 Prepare all other ingredients. porcini mushrooms. Season to taste. crushed n 1 tbsp sundried tomato paste n 300g/10½oz frozen chopped (e. Use a large saucepan to sauté the chopped small eg Marigold red or purple tub onions slowly in olive oil until softened. 6 Cover dish with foil and bake in a preheated oven at 180˚C for 50 8 Pour in rice and stir for a minute. Transfer half this mixture mushrooms n 2 tsp dried mixed herbs to a second saucepan for the sauce. pepper and nutmeg n 3 cloves garlic. you need to have all ingredients prepared and freshly ground black pepper. Pot or 3 tsp vegan bouillon. 3 Soak the porcini mushrooms in hot water for 20 minutes. used up. n 300g/1½oz button n 750ml/27fl oz water 2 While onions are cooking.g. Pour remaining tomato sauce over. this recipe uses egg-free cannelloni tubes which are widely available from supermarkets. Heat and stir continuously until 7 Add fresh mushrooms and fry for 5 minutes. Ensure it remains a bit coconut creams may be too noticeable. Keep stock hot in a second pan to add one ladle at needed. 5 Grate vegan cheese over the cannelloni OR whip up a white Add garlic and spring onions and sauté for 3 minutes. 1 Start by making the filling. COOKING TIME 50 MINUTES A real show stopper. Add crushed garlic and n 100g/3½oz oyster n 100ml/3½fl oz white wine continue stirring for a couple of minutes. sauce by blending all ingredients. It should be slightly sloppy. a time.g. bouillon powder. Add herbs and sauce thickens. The only way to achieve the perfect texture is by n 75ml/2½fl oz soya milk n 250ml soya milk stirring continuously – lovingly – until the rice is cooked to n Salt or vegan bouillon powder n 1 tsp bouillon powder perfection and your kitchen is filled with mouthwateringly n Black pepper n 1 heaped tbsp nutritional delicious smells. minutes. 3 For the tomato sauce. Continue until spinach-ricotta filling is 5 Dissolve stock in 750ml of water and keep hot. Cover and simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes. ‘watery’. reserving soaking water. Add extra splash of milk if beforehand. Filling should be soft but not runny. To add dairy-free cream tomato paste. Continue adding stock and stirring until rice is cooked… it will be worth the effort! 10 The risotto is done when the grains are soft but still have ‘bite’. Test pasta is cooked through before serving.

4 Pour the chocolate base into an ice cream maker and churn until texture is like soft serve ice cream. take it out 5-10 minutes before serving to soften. You can eat it straight away or freeze it for a couple of hours. The caramel sauce is utterly delicious and will turn a simple scoop of ice cream into the most indulgent treat. 5 If kept in freezer for longer. then place in fridge until fully chilled. tablespoon at a time. If too thick. 3 Meanwhile. Drizzle generously with caramel sauce! viva. Pour in boiling water and mix with a hand blender until smooth and creamy. chop chocolate very finely. and blend vigorously to desired consistency. Add to saucepan with cream and sugar. then set aside. Add all three ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a gentle bubble.VL64 p18-29_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:33 Page 25 FROM THE Chocolate Gelato with Salted Caramel Sauce SERVES 4 | PREP TIME 5 MINUTES. COOKING TIME 10 MINUTES PLUS CHILLING AND CHURNING This gelato is a great vegan version of the Italian classic. When the sauce cools it will thicken.uk 25 . Let simmer for about 3 minutes. 2 Set aside to cool completely.org. make the caramel sauce. It takes only four ingredients to create frozen chocolate heaven. Heat gently and whisk until sugar is dissolved and chocolate melted. add a little boiling water. n 250ml/8½fl oz dairy-free cream n 100g/3½oz light brown sugar n 85g/3oz vegan dark chocolate n 200ml/6¾fl oz boiling water n 100g/3½oz golden syrup n 35g/1⅓oz vegan margarine n A generous pinch of salt 1 For the gelato.

VL64 p18-29_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:33 Page 26 26 life .

Viva!Health Cigarettes carry a government health warning. NOCs. given the established links between meat and cancer.VL64 p18-29_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:33 Page 27 Smoking kills By Dr Justine Butler. breast and prostate cancer. Environment. Similar results So what is it in meat that’s responsible? were found in the US where vegans Well. least some of these so avoiding meat level of health advice as smokers. Organisation (WHO) announced that the gut from meat).uk 27 . bind to DNA and cause animal protein. HCAs and PAHs processed meat does cause cancer and mutations that can lead to cancer. Animal protein increases levels of a cancer is well- growth hormone called IGF-1. salt. leading to obesity. All meats contain at smoker! So meat-eaters may need the same to many other cancers. Diets high BOWEL CANCER in saturated fat. vegans. of the best-known IGF-1 levels are lower among vegans. UK vegans have a 19 per cent lung and oesophageal cancer. prostate and bowel meat and bowel cancer. on a day can be exposed to as many NOCs as a meat and bowel cancer but meat is linked barbecue for example. Senior Health Researcher & Writer.. HCAs and PAHs. cancer incidence is lower in fish- studies show that people who eat the most eaters and vegetarians but lower still in meat have a higher risk of bowel. Oxford. also. lower risk than meat-eaters.org. causing compounds called NOCs. less female-specific cancers. cancer. Most of us causing HCAs and PAHs are produced by People who eat 400g or more of meat a already know about the links between cooking meat at high temperatures. and haem iron. Countries with high intakes have higher Researchers from the University of Kerry McCarthy suggested in 2015 in u rates of bowel. it’s an extensive list.. Again. Other eaters. a number of meaty viva. too. increase The link between the risk of breast. compared to meat- three of the most common types. generating cancer-causing free radicals. Cancer. Viva!Health says so should bacon and chicken nuggets! I n 2015. Food and Rural Affairs. the World Health NOCs (in preserved meat and produced in substances may be to blame: animal fat. it’s one increases the risk of bowel and lung cancer. haem iron. which established. which is Meat has been recognised as a risk completely is the only effective way of what then Shadow Secretary of State for factor for cancer since the early 1900s. reducing your risk of cancer. liver. Iron diseases associated overload can increase cancer risk by with meat. found that. vegan women have 34 per cent animal protein. it’s hard to say as there are so many have a 16 per cent lower risk and candidates to choose from: saturated fat. Take your pick! red meat probably does.

They also say vegetables. High intakes of cancer. risk. Despite this evidence. One theory is that they researchers to investigate the adolescent activate enzymes (proteins that accelerate Based on the Viva!Health report: Meat the diets of women. increases the risk. and BREAST CANCER lung cancer. The WCRF agree. The huge consumption of meat should be regarded European-wide EPIC study found strong as a public health concern. nitrate and been suspected for a long time. Links between diet and breast cancer have High levels of salt. prevent the growth of parasites may be responsible.uk Several different substances in meat may PANCREATIC CANCER be to blame. including animal fat. vivashop. Given that breast cancer now affects Vegans have a much lower risk of this one in eight women in the UK. In 2007. They also said that viruses in PROSTATE CANCER undercooked meat may be involved. isn’t it worth encouraging but women over 40 who were exposed had and PAHs in cooked meat are also linked everyone to make the change today? no such increased risk. have been known about smokers in affluent countries and its synthetic hormones. roast and grilled chicken can contain particularly high amounts – chicken and PhiPs – not so finger-licking good after all! The Prostate Cancer Lifestyle Trial found that men recently diagnosed with prostate cancer were able to avoid or delay treatment for at least two years by following a vegan diet.org. The WHO has reported prevention should be a major goal for PAHs. nitrite. Girls exposed to radiation from Going into old age disease-free. A review young had a much higher risk of in DNA that can lead to cancer. If the government servings of meat increased the risk aren’t brave enough to revise their substantially – especially in women their meat intake advice then hopefully people will using oral contraceptives. If one simple lifestyle change can cancer later in life than those not exposed.VL64 p18-29_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:33 Page 28 an interview for Viva!life magazine. processed you are damned if you cook it. the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) said that red and processed meats might be a cause. Fried. the disease than meat-eaters. The huge NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study from the US was in no doubt – they said meat is linked to lung cancer and cancers of the bowel. The vast GO VEGAN! majority are caused by diet and bowel cancers could be The meat industry has been able to lifestyle factors. of the evidence. the fifth most common leading cause of cancer death among non. Avoiding it The links between processed meat and could save lives. This inspired to kidney cancer. The bowel cancers could be avoided if people STOMACH CANCER research supports her. Studies show that cancer-causing HCAs help achieve that. and and well-done meat is linked to prostate damned if you don’t! cancer. They found that those chemical reactions in the body) making Truth – how and why meat consumption who ate a lot of meat when they were them behave differently. fruit and soya reduce the risk of that grilled and barbecued meat. cancer worldwide. vegetables and fibre lower the haem iron are thought to be involved. HCAs and for over a decade. Available for £10 from premenopausal breast cancer. They said one in ten lung and 28 life . So The high consumption of red. NOCs. Dietary advice links with chicken and suggested that given at mammography screenings would antibiotics and/or drugs called be an effective way of helping women coccidiostats given to poultry and cattle to lower their risk. public health advice on the links between diet and prostate cancer is sparse. better dietary advice reduced their meat intake. HCAs. one of the most common and serious types of cancer. which increases IGF-1. LUNG CANCER High intakes of meat and haem iron are linked to lung cancer. Suspected culprits include heavy metals. Animal fat. causing mutations is a major public health concern. stomach cancer. are responsible for only 5-10 per One in ten lung and cent of breast cancers. haem iron and animal protein links between processed meat and stomach public health. worldwide. Bowel cancer is the altogether would be even more effective. make the change for themselves. liver and oesophagus. NOCs in processed meats have been Wide geographical variation and blamed along with cancer-causing migration studies show that genes PAHs in smoked meat. eating little or no fruit. PAHs and Fruit. haem iron and hormone fourth most common cause of cancer death residues. the and PAHs. The US Nurses’ influence official dietary guidelines Health Study found that daily avoided if people reduced for too long. fit the atomic bombs at Hiroshima and and healthy is all any of us could Nagasaki were more likely to get breast KIDNEY CANCER hope for. HCAs Meat is linked to pancreatic cancer. It is suggested that an HCA called PhiP is responsible.

As with all things. Manipulating the magic In commercial farms. As with all modern farming systems.org. The entire hive might be killed off once the honey has been Continued on page 50 viva. and that can include the poor little honey bee. the queen bee. So is honey magical medicine or just a sweet-tasting myth? By Dr Justine Butler and Tony Wardle So which commercial animals are subjected to unnatural feed. treatment with antibiotics. some bees never get near her majesty and never savour her hormones and tend to become less dedicated.uk 29 . A queen bee is chosen by the workers and fed special food to make her into… well. inhumane transportation conditions and culling. as humankind has discovered a little of what they do and why. from acne to worms. not least the numerous little mysteries that surround it. while the scouts discover a new home. As the hive population grows and becomes crowded. it’s claimed. like a big. artificial insemination. They are fiercely loyal to her and their dedication is fuelled by the pheromones she secretes and which are passed from bee to bee. suspended from a branch or fence post. black fizzing rugby ball. Those that remain in the hive choose a new queen and it all starts again. the queen would naturally depart the hive with a swarm of her courtiers who often hang about nearby. The life of a bee has always fascinated us. someone has immediately exploited it. it seems. commercial honey production is all about output and that means overriding the bees’ natural lifecycle to suit the money makers. The answer is ‘most’. At this point.VL64 p18-29_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:33 Page 29 Honey bunkum It can cure almost anything. various little schemes are used to subvert this process of reproduction.

We’d love to hear from you.uk/team-viva or contact Sam on 0117 944 1000. 30 life .org.uk/team-viva or call 0117 944 1000.VL64 p30-42_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:42 Page 30 Our Team Viva! Heroes are those Last month.org. Even for a crack cyclist that’s a challenge but Roger extraordinary for Viva! isn’t that and is in serious training. Visit viva. too. Guy raised £2000 – thank you so much! These committed Viva! supporters and others like them are our Heroes because they help us to keep fighting for animals. lead-up to his challenge on It was an extraordinary thing to do and really September 9. You can be one of our Team Viva! Heroes too. And you can be one. To find out how to get involved. Your support means everything and challenges like these make a real difference to Viva!’s work – allowing us to reach brand new audiences and inspire people to make the change and go vegan. The poignant symbolism of this challenge has inspired thousands of people and created so much interest that it has been covered in the international press. Find out more about how to organise your own challenge – or how to sponsor these and other remarkable people. He biked an impressive 160 miles over two days in order to be with us at the Viva! Vegan Festival in Cardiff on February 4. helped us to raise awareness of the plight of farmed animals who are unable to speak out against their own mistreatment and suffering. go to viva. The amazing Guy Harper recently Keep an eye out for Roger at Viva! completed the incredible challenge of Vegan Festivals across the UK in the saying nothing for the whole of February. our intrepid Roger Roberts began people who do training for his awesome 969-mile cycle across something Britain.

org. with the support of a few politicians such as Norman Baker and the late Tony Banks. Brexiteers are claiming that at last we have control of our destiny and can now protect British animals from that cruel Johnny Foreigner. It’s a combination of naivety and cynicism! We love a good myth and one of the most enduring is that we have ‘the best animal welfare in the world’. the writing is on the wall in letters ten feet tall and it’s not very encouraging for animals. the impetus for change has always come from campaigners. we did ban veal crates and sow stalls but boy oh boy what a battle it was. use come from the EU our successes as their own. Yes. Around the year 2.000. says Tony Wardle T he question keeps on coming – what will Brexit mean for animals? The answer is largely guesswork. It’s too long a list to repeat but includes a ban on teeth clipping and tail docking and a sickening admission about pregnant u viva. of course.VL64 p30-42_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:42 Page 31 B-r-r-r-r-exit …the forecast for animals is pretty chilly. there are now several European countries that have better animal welfare than we do and all the recent improvements have come from the EU. However. to tell the world how they’ve improved the lot of farmed animals. But sadly. The Red Tractor variety has always been a joke and in December 23 Farmers Weekly. They now. Yes. quality assurance schemes suddenly started to appear to try and fool the public that the industry was changing.uk 31 . the Tenant Farmers Association admitted it. If you believe that you will obviously expect our animals to enter a new La La land once we’re independent. just as it is for every other aspect of this massive constitutional upheaval. it isn’t true and our leaders have shown that they don’t give a toss about animals – not least when they propose scrapping farm animal welfare codes in 2016. The truth is. Farmers and the Tory Party did everything they could to thwart it and through gerrymandering All the recent managed to delay the ban on sow improvements have stalls for several years. saying that membership is no more than a licence for farmers to sell into the supply chain.

In 2009. retiring man wrote a which we shun here. And animal welfare inspection we’re going to be part of it. the US Agriculture as pollinators makes up the bulk of honey Department has removed producers’ incomes (see page 29). But now. It is to the US. high-fibre food. What does that tell us? not the UK that declared animals as The hoopla and holler that accompanied In the US. little has changed. President Recep Tayyip absolutely clear that any US trade deal Erdogan has a shameful with the UK would have to include our human rights record but it’s acceptance of food derived from these trade or bust for the UK and pratices. from its website. them up. It was never going to happen. resulting in are enforced (or not) at a national level so course. It is directly linked to cancer. including breast cancer. of hell of a price to the animals. Her first On Radio 4’s Today programme in system’ which. with growth hormones. to hold hands with Donald. it has So let’s consider how the US now been discovered that they disrupt bats’ might affect animals here. The only thing we country and acts as a damper on trade. Bob Young of the American use of ‘important plant protection included developing the country’s fighter Farm Bureau Federation. is increase milk production but it comes at a The problem with Directives is that they proof of that desperation. It is a shameless attempt to entire lives because they are fed on bring back neonicotinoids and other concentrates that lack roughage to fill damaging pesticides. Even as transporting bee hives all over the country I write. that (BST) is fairly routine in dairy cows to again. enforcement records and other from the top bars of a pig battery cage and biggest trading block in the world so no information about the treatment of animals a deflated football. Martin Haworth. Has she There are all kinds of practices in the US destroying pesticides neonicotinoids? Our forgotten that this shy. takes just two per cent of our exports. is restricting their trade deal was with Turkey. made it jets. of bulky. Remember the furore over the bee. Concern for people didn’t The proviso was that UK farmers should feature in this deal so what are be allowed to do the same! No one even the chances of her standing up mentioned the fate of the animals involved. although the process isn’t be said of the UK on its own. yet clear. The Soil Association estimates that almost no protection and every seed planted in the US has been several States intend to enact ag coated in one neonicotinoid or another. echo location if they feed on contaminated Farmed animals in the US have insects. About 44 That was 2003 and in all the farm visits per cent of all our exports go to the EU we’ve done since then. Despite and laminitis. It says they are all hungry for their products’. making our exports enrichment materials for pigs to explore. we’ve seen not a and are free of tariffs. We have seen was a solitary chain hanging have just turned our tariff-free back on the reports. the National Farmers Union restrictive (less safe) ‘risk-based approach’ pleading for someone to let her into one or (NFU). Some 17 per cent go trace of these or any other improvements. use of bovine somatotrophin sentient beings – a vital admission – but a possible trade deal with Australia. The same cannot up for animals? quite substantially. the EU has moved forwards antibiotic use also increases. signalled that the NFU had no objection. including chlorine- government fought tooth and nail to keep book called The Art of the Deal in which he washed chickens. the British Crop Production struck when the other party is desperate. they say. debate that we could continue to trade all sows must be given a sufficient quantity with the EU without tariffs was hog wash. it was the EU wonder Mrs May is desperate. Tariffs are a The EU also called for the provision of form of protectionism. unlabelled genetically on using them when Europe called for a says that the best deals (for him) are always modified (GM) foods and cattle implanted ban.VL64 p30-42_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:42 Page 32 sows. NFU director of as Mrs May said: “This strategy. It issued a Directive saying that All the claims made during the Brexit to satisfy their hunger and need to chew. ‘hazard-based other of the crowded lifeboats. which February. as opposed to the EU’s safer. Imports of this Council is calling for a different system for Desperate? Mrs May is dashing about beef are banned by the EU but the farm- assessing pesticides – the much less like the last passenger on a sinking liner owners body. more expensive to people in the importing such as straw or hay. It’s gag laws in which exposing one reason why there are now insufficient animal suffering on farms can bees to pollinate their crops and that get you sent to prison. for animals? Back to neonicotinoid pesticides. is already repositioning itself. It follows that this. to the US but do carry tariffs. meekly agreed that there was no agreement underlines that scientific evidence that these foods were Britain is… open for harmful to humans (on hormones. dramatically each country can find ways of ignoring what prompted Mrs May’s unseemly rush increasing the incidence of painful mastitis them – as we have done.” What she missed off studies have been carried out) and clearly the end was “at any price”. – even though at a snail’s pace – because with 500 million people it What are the chances That’s not all that increases as milk levels of the naturally- is strong enough and big enough not to be threatened by other of Mrs May standing occurring hormone insulin-like growth factor 1(IGF1) go up countries nor to be forced into making concessions for the sake of trade deals. no business. that all Brexiteers are looking and is severe welfare problems. Happy Brexit! 32 life .

After seeing a disturbing where he could subtly slay an arrogant boy impossible not to make the comparison with poster detailing the horrors of band with a charming one liner. I’m sorry. Simon Amstell Joan used her advancing age to historic characters as Ronald McDonald. along with archive footage of such Like so many other people. infamous ‘granarchists’. directed a film about impact it has is work for the World Health For young people quite remarkable Organisation in impoverished of this future time. You’ve got to compassion. working first for children and Martin Freeman. Even at the age have the wonderful juxtaposition of a TV palatable to a wider audience – and he’s of 85 she joined a Sea Shepherd cook gleefully stuffing her hand into a achieved it. today’s genocide memorials at Auschwitz animal research. vessel as a crew member and turkey with an Amstell commentary that is KRISTIAN T became part of the hunt for illegal fishing vessels in the South Atlantic! Joan was seen by the entire movement as a champion for animals and will be sorely missed. The and social worker before going to other animals. Feltz. Swallowing the past Joan was living proof that. subtly satirical. with hanging chains she first became involved in animal his early presenting days on Popworld.uk 33 . Carnage is a feature length intercut with original footage of today’s campaigning for animals. veganism. you can make a difference. You can watch it on BBC Iplayer. viva. became vegan after watching the film her advantage with the media and Captain Birds Eye and Burger King. It was in the idea that their Simon Amstell through it by its India that she met Mahatma Gandhi grandparents could comedy. at whatever age you become active for animals.VL64 p30-42_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:42 Page 33 Obituary Joan Court …a n extraordin ary Film review wom an driv en by lo ve Joan. Set in a touch despite its dark underbelly and being day she formed a new group utopian 2067. satire and and was profoundly moved by his have been complicit in an animal bloodbath understanding of the subject. Lorraine Kelly and Vanessa himself. Earthlings (director Shaun Monson) which is as one of Cambridge’s wonderfully We were promised a new way of looking so full-on that many people won’t watch it. She committed herself is unimaginable. A hugely respected animal activist. then animals. she staged at the whole topic of meat eating and He was keen to present some of the key sit-ins. she took part in So I was delighted to see that when he and Phnom Penh in Cambodia. she was a regular participant in Viva!’s Days of Action and was the guest of honour at our Cambridge Roadshow back in 2012. led a remarkable life. You issues and truths in a way that was herself to railings. hunger strikes and chained veganism and I was not disappointed. I have always been a fan of comedian Simon deliciously. Joan’s earlier life was no less at a time when including some remarkable. and it’s rights. She trained as a nurse human beings ate “I have written and from Viva!. There is the She was nearly 60 years old when Amstell.org. The very next his stand up comedian’s hat on. However. with the aid of Joanna Lumley. And so Amstell takes them be able to laugh at yourself as Amstell to his ethos of change through non- on a retrospective journey back as far as the manages to poke fun beautifully at vegans – violent campaigning and direct 1940s. despite (or perhaps because of) being one action. and a collection of ear tags. who died recently at the age Carnage of 97. from Never Mind the Buzzcocks to disused slaughterhouse. her first action – an anti-vivisection stepped into the role of film director he kept The whole film is handled with a light march in Cambridge. film that looks back factory farming. her dedication and inspiration live on and we are dedicating our Birmingham Viva! Vegan Festival to her memory.” and you are carried regions of Turkey and India.

20 every 3 issues thereafter.VL64 p30-42_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:42 Page 34 Exclusive 2̆HU 75<3. ethical issues and the latest news. Subscribe today and you’ll enjoy your first 3 issues for just £3!* Pay just £11. Every issue features 75 plant-based recipes. guides to nutrition.co.668(6)25-867…3 ZKHQ\RXVXEVFULEHWRGD\ 9HJDQ)RRG /LYLQJ is the fastest growing UK magazine celebrating the delicious approach to ethical eating. ingredient focuses.ITYFPMWLMWWYIWSJ:IKER*SSH 0MZMRKTIV]IEV'EPPWGSWXTIRGITIVQMRYXITPYW]SYVTLSRIGSQTER]´WEGGIWWGLEVKI . saving 25% Never miss an issue FREE UK delivery direct to your door 2 easy waysto subscribe anthem.uk/vegan 0844 372 1594* Overseas readers please call +44 (0)1795 414 686 ENTERING CODE VIVA17 QUOTING CODE VIVA17 'SHI:-:%7EZMRKWEVIEZEMPEFPI[MXL(MVIGX(IFMXSRP]%JXIV]SYV½VWXMWWYIW]SYVWYFWGVMTXMSR[MPPGSRXMRYIIZIV]MWWYIWXLIVIEJXIVWEZMRK  SJJXLIWLSTTVMGI=SYVWYFWGVMTXMSR[MPPWXEVX[MXLXLIRI\XEZEMPEFPIMWWYI-J]SY[MWLXSGERGIP]SYVWYFWGVMTXMSR]SYQE]HSWSEXER]XMQI .subscribeonline.

viva.VL64 p30-42_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:43 Page 35 Eggs Eggs are in. Eggs are more a week has been associated with a Prevention & Atherosclerosis Research the main source. Too CRACKED: delicious.50 1 possible for our with the build-up of arterial plaques and Available now at health.uk/cracked-guide or call and the the risk of stroke and heart attack. most common food-borne diseases and to hormone-sensitive cancers. Another Laying hens revealed that 2. Women who ate more and traces are usually present even in free. resulting from egg cooking further Eggs can also carry Cholesterol and choline are increase the risk and can be toxic. and given feed Research also shows a strong Narrowing of artery Plaque containing pesticides tend relationship between eggs and Artery cross-section to produce contaminated eggs ovarian cancer. One of the by. prostate cancer. Campylobacter One study showed that Normal artery that have been men with the highest Artery known to choline intake had a 70 per wall regularly cause cent increased risk of lethal serious illness.org. the chickens who lay them and how eggs affect your health Many recipes can be MORE easily adapted to be Eggs also contain choline – an essential INFORMATION! egg-free and nutrient but only in small amounts. environment. director of Stroke affects millions of people globally. causing other dangerous also components of cell DNA damage. Viva! to order it on 0117 944 1000. the higher vivashop. warns that eating farms subscribing to the British Lion Code ovarian cancers. Claire Palmer MSc and Tony Wardle £1. A much can be damaging and by far the Everything you wholesome vegan richest source is eggs. hormone-sensitive cancers.uk 35 . need to know diet is the best By Veronika Powell MSc. Ontario.org. which cholesterol and choline content. Hens on UK egg-laying worrying increase in breast. animals the higher the levels of TMAO. merely an addition. Eggs contain saturated fat and cholesterol and the science is clear – consumption of FOOD POISONING AND CONTAMINANTS CANCER either increases your risk of heart disease – Salmonella food poisoning is one of the Egg consumption has been strongly linked and all major health bodies agree. Cholesterol by-products with fewer than 350 hens.5 eggs per week Normal blood flow treated with drugs increased the risk by 81 per cent. possibly due to the eggs can be as bad for blood vessels as are vaccinated against salmonella. per cent higher risk of ovarian cancer compared to women who rarely ate eggs. Canada. There’s no People who eat an egg a day have up official recommended intake simply to double the risk of developing diabetes because we don’t need to eat any! type 2 compared to those who eat eggs only occasionally. Regular consumption of egg yolk accounts for 85 percent of eggs. Cholesterol smoking. bacteria such as membranes and might help Listeria and cancerous cells to grow. eggs are out! Viva!’s Veronika Powell – the hard-boiled facts shakes it all about and discovers all the facts you need to know about eggs Eggs have never been an essential part of DIABETES our diet. prostate and Centre. It can increase levels of the sex contributes to a build-up of arterial follows that 15 per cent come hormone testosterone and plaques – cholesterol deposits on artery from farms that don’t have to oestrogens and both are walls – which pose a risk for stroke and vaccinate. Abnormal blood flow Narrowed SEE OUR TAKE HOME MESSAGE? artery Plaque BRAND NEW Steer clear of eggs! GUIDE FOR Everything you need to know about eggs – how they’re produced. including those known risk factors in heart attack. products of choline (TMAO) is associated about eggs. The cholesterol they HEART DISEASE contain affects blood sugar metabolism. Eating five or Professor Spence. than two eggs a week had an 82 range and organic eggs.

scouring the Joyfully whipping up his raw chocolate out of bed creations in the beautiful Cotswolds. in the planet for animal-free Jacques Cöp is a chocolate maker with morning”. He’s particularly singing the praises of his favourite product – the Tamari Almond Chocolate Bar. I saw experienced when munching on most behind our vegan merch and the pure joy come about. the This infectious zest to live a balanced coconut blossom nectar is subtly and healthy life drives Jacques to “get sweet. the cashews and coconut milk are creamy and a pinch of sea salt brings them to life. deeply rooted in ethical kinder alternative (to the planet. One low GI and aids digestion too! The Salty bite of the Date Caramel Soft Centre Caramel Blonde Chocolate is testament Bar is enough to feel cosmically content to Jacques’ expert harnessing of the for the rest of your day. didn’t necessarily make anyone happy. eat Coco Caravan’s rich delights. Salty Caramel Blonde he confides: “I once spoke with a Chocolate £2.uk for their full range of solid. He says: “I started with to banish chocolate to make things that make the We are excited to showcase people happy – adding dairy to chocolate inevitable and champion the artists.” conventional chocolate.VL64 p30-42_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:43 Page 36 Meet the maker h ocol a C specialte Here at the Viva! Shop. ‘Cacao is a living Chocolate Bar £4. natural ingredients he loves to use. It amazingness and handcrafted purpose – tuned into the health and fuels his herbivore delights! happiness that the humble cocoa bean campaign can bring.co. that is why we sing and dance to it’”. and buy their wares! and environmental reasoning but also people and body) in the form of raw for the well-being of all who come to coconut nectar – it’s organic.75 – 75g thing. a flavour he describes as “just mesmerising”. sugar high and subsequent ‘crash’. soft centre and blonde raw bars and their much- loved caramel covered fruits dipped in chocolate.org.uk or visit cococaravan. made from smooth dark chocolate and crunchy umami-tasting almonds. fair trade. Choosing to Both the business and its founder are sweeten his cacao with an altogether invite you to Meet the Maker proudly vegan. we Coco Caravan lovingly hand pick our merchandise. SHOP KIND! ALL OF THE PRODUCTS FEATURED ARE AVAILAB LE 36 life . We couldn’t agree more! You can purchase a special selection of Coco Caravan’s raw chocolate from vivashop. designers and manufacturers When I started leaving things out.99 – 45g chocolate maker from California Date & Caramel Filled and she said. When Jacques isn’t dancing to We lo ve music while crafting his chocolate.

UK OR CALL 0117 944 1000 (MON-FRI. sosweetcouture.uk or visit our planet”. animal White Chocolate Unicorn with October 2015 with a ‘Free From’ novelty gifts. More and more people horses that happily graze in a are becoming curious and interested in nearby paddock and the squirrels. white We lo ve the National Cupcake Championships in and dark chocolate bars.” Often transition to becoming vegan. Milk Chocolate Easter Egg Gift her talent and creating “great tasting made fresh to order! Box £12. It was wild rabbits and an adorable fairly easy for me as I love vegetables.95 – 40g LAB LE AT VIVASHOP. love with a product that I as I learnt more about it.org.95 – 65g cupcake – Chloe was intent on sharing and their newly launched brownies. including shaped.ORG.org. beans and so on as well as Find a seasonal range of So Sweet having have an absolute love and Couture’s chocolate on respect for animals. helped by her charm and wit. 9AM-6PM) viva.com for their full Already a star baker – having won complement of vegan milk. With her cute.uk 37 . legumes. ranging from those with bow-tied Scottie dogs to robots in love. edible critters. no doubt down and not seen as a fad but more of a to her two ‘pensioner’ natural lifestyle. starting a vegan Chloe enthuses that she is forever business was a natural progression for inspired by the wildlife on her Chloe. “It is an idyllic lifestyle hard to find on the supermarket and I know I am lucky to be able shelves. environment and vivashop. something magical. I made the absolutely believe in. VL64 p30-42_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:44 Page 37 So Sweet Couture Chocolate Chloe Whittock is So Sweet’s young chocolate and inspired creator and one glance at that her gold-flecked white chocolate anyone unicorn is enough to know she’s onto could enjoy. dairy or Chloe is winning the hearts of die-hard gluten chocolate lovers around the world – allergies”. learning why vegans are vegans. which Based in a everyone can stomach! barn in the After being diagnosed with dairy and natural beauty that is Pembrokeshire. It’s animals take centre stage easier now to inform others that you in her seasonal product are vegan as it’s growing at such a rate lines. particularly when treats were doorstep.95 – 210g Hot Chocolate Spoon £2. hot chocolate spoons Raspberry Heart £6. pheasant couple who visit her garden. She explains: “I became vegan to work from home doing a job I gradually – vegetarian first and slowly. gluten allergies.

to #VIVAVEGANISTA comp! encourage vegan-curious people in the UK to viva.uk/veganista/judges. so if home cooking to come along and say hi on you have any non-vegan friends. all you have on the #VIVAVEGANISTA love on social media! to do is tag your homemade vegan meals with All monthly winners are decided by our #VIVAVEGANISTA for a chance to WIN! fantastic judges and win a £50 hamper from We have almost had 1.org.uk/veganista.uk/veganista or to get to know our VIVA!VEGANISTA winner in September. page for news about the launch date: We have had some amazing entries so far @BeAVivaVeganista. Viva! launched a competition Check out all the winners of our competition called ‘Be A Viva! Veganista’ fronted by our so far and get inspiration to enter our residential Veganista. please pass Instagram and Twitter.VL64 p30-42_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:44 Page 38 WEEKLY WINNER UPDATE In September. visit: win a weekend cookery course with viva. you could bag yourself a £50 The competition is running until September vegan-friendly hamper if you’re crowned one 2018 and all information.uk/veganista/winners. Demuth’s cookery school in Bath and a three-course dinner at Acorn’s vegetarian WEEKLY WINNER kitchen… How amazing is that?! 38 life .org.org. so keep journey on Viva!’s website campaign page your eyes peeled on the Veganista Instagram viva. from vegan baby-steps and documenting her chocolate to soaps and handbags. We will be launching a new YouTube channel Animal lover Hannah has been a vegetarian with Hannah very soon where she will be for over a year and was keen to find more out talking about her own vegan journey and about vegan cooking so she has been taking reviewing all-things-vegan-friendly. so join the fun and get sponsor Ecotricity.000 entries on The Goodness Project courtesy of our amazing Instagram and Twitter. your aprons on. you’ll judges a little better. including terms and of our monthly winners AND if you’re lucky conditions can be found at enough to be chosen as the overall viva. To enter. Hannah Price. and are looking for more people interested in You don’t have to be vegan to enter. explore and experiment with vegan cooking.org.

has been shown in Beijing. Amazingly. Irish Sun and London Economic all covered it but so did over 80 regional titles all across the UK. They had been attracted to vegan food for health reasons but knew nothing about the animal cruelty. Working with Ignorance goes ITV Wales nationwide It took a lot of setting up but Justin Kerswell and Claire Palmer went on location with an ITV Wales Viva! commissioned a public opinion journalist over a considerable period of time. which then allows us to broaden out the debate and drive home the need for dietary change. across Wales. aired in November. Sun. we had the entire front page of the Independent online. 65 per cent of people don’t know a cow has to give birth to produce milk. It went under the title ‘Shocking conditions on UK free- Viva!’s media blitz for range egg farm exposed on camera’. 2016. is designed to grab both the public’s and media’s attention. A project such as this. choosing to feature two of the farms exposed in our campaign. life an undercover exposé of the sad lives of egg-laying hens. filming survey of just how ignorant people at numerous egg producers to reveal the truly sorry are about animal farming but even state of egg-laying hens. our contact in the city. The biggest amongst them were Exeter Express & Echo.org. our stunning short film on antibiotic-resistant superbugs that are emerging from pig farming. Sunderland Echo and Plymouth Herald. with almost blanket coverage of Northern Ireland. was treated is lamentable – for example. the animals It was the No. But that was only the initial flush and it looks as though our survey will be returned to over and over again in animal-related stories. headlining the story ‘Surfleet egg farm was one of the worst we saw’. Grace. It would be fair to say that out of it so shocked was he by what we showed him. went into action in no uncertain terms. An extraordinary result.” viva. The journalist was very we were surprised by the results (see hands on and was determined to get a telling story page 11). entitled Y Byd ar Bedwar. The Spalding Guardian. did the media go for it! The Huffington Post (an international title). Chinese Swine Swine. But the story is nowhere near over yet. And in this instance. As so often happens with newspapers. said: “Several people in the audience were in tears as it was the first time they had seen what a pig farm is like.uk 39 . public knowledge of how animals are The programme. boy.1 story trending on the BY TONY WARDLE. as with much else we do. in whose patch one of the farms was sited. EDITOR Metro’s website. Hartlepool Mail.VL64 p30-42_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:44 Page 39 Cracked widens In the last issue of Viva!life you will have read about our Cracked campaign. one story begets another and the Metro national newspaper picked up on it and ran a big feature highlighting the hypocrisy behind industrialised free-range egg farming. The I newspaper also then ran with the story.

We contacted Animal have some of the best animal welfare Health (APHA) and the Daily Mail. with an ill-informed. 40 life . witnessed on a turkey farm. Full story in the next issue of Viva!life. as they did detailed reply to try and counter the wilful ignorance. in order to strip away the the Christmas market – we have no festive waffle that always surrounds idea what relevance this has. It shows jarring juxtapositions: a cheeping chick becomes an egg and is smashed with a fist. there was always going to be a media backlash. They were some of ordinates checked. Although no longer there. Designed for social media. YouTube and Vimeo. “We are others appeared to have given up unable to comment.VL64 p30-42_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:44 Page 40 Animal Tales Another short Viva! film – very short indeed – is the cleverly edited Animal Tales. and Radio catchment area. This year we had the The paper prepared to run with most telling ever – or at least we the story any way – sat nav co- thought we had. It associated farm is energetically never appeared! However. the channel still runs meat-based stories and impressionistic rant by Sarah Vine. the promoted by celebrity chefs Jamie Saturday edition it was earmarked Oliver. toy dairy cows are put into a blender to become a bloody milkshake and a man plugs headphones into a pig’s head to hear terrified squeals. for did have a big Christmas cookery Turkeys of varying ages were in a supplement by none other than Delia desperate state inside large tents. Smith! That’s press freedom for you! Dead and decaying bodies were Fortunately we had a magnificent wedged inside feeders denying living piece in the I newspaper. birds access to food. It is also on Facebook. STOP PRESS Our undercover exposé of waste from a hell-hole pig farm being used in a ‘green energy’ project makes it big in the Daily Mail and BBC Points West news. standards in the world” (see page 31). these poor birds. perhaps unsurprisingly it is being led by the Daily Mail. We are proud to the fight. Both Justin Kerswell and Tony Wardle did long segments. One thing we always try to achieve When contacted by the Daily pre-Christmas is a media story on the Mail.uk/animal- tales. Done down by Delia BBC 5 Live also came to us on the same subject. Nigella Lawson and Delia Smith. directed by the award winning Brigitta Szaszfai. the producers said that these dreadful conditions turkeys have to turkeys were egg layers and not for endure. But of course. it really is a thought provoker. over the use of tallow in the new five pound note. You can see it at viva. affidavits sworn the worst conditions we have ever and footage legalled by solicitors. Viva!Health had to rattle off a quick but always comes to us for interviews.org. They clambered Our complaint to Animal Health over each other in desperation while had a similar outcome. ‘Five reasons why you should of the Agriculture & Horticulture Development stop worrying and go vegan’ was the title on a big story in the Independent Board) used to have premises in Three Counties recently. It’s And so we waited… and waited. both broadening out the issue into our unthinking use and abuse of animals. So far and no further! Fiver Frenzy Positive stories on the impact that veganism can have on improving health The old Meat & Livestock Commission (now part and the global environment keep on coming.

Title: First name: Life Supporter – £200 Surname: Join Viva! for Life and really help us stop Address: cruelty.viva. …so we can keep on saving animals from suffering Choose your category YES. delicious recipes. 000 vi w. posters. Activist card. Wilder Street. certificate and brooch. £5 £8 £20 £50 Other: Total enclosed: £ Star Supporter – £29 Please make cheque/PO payable to Viva!. Viva!life – containing Life Supporter (£200) celebrity interviews.uk 41 . Meat and milk consumption are falling. Or join online at viva. By joining Viva!.u k (cookery demos and talks). OR please debit my Visa/Master/Switch/Solo card number: You’ll receive Viva!life. Bristol BS2 8QH. your support Every year. Feeding you the Facts DVD org. £12 unwaged Star Supporter (£29) Activist – under 18s (£7) You’ll receive our fab colourful mag. 2 nutrition w w fact sheets. pen. sticker and YES. I enclose a donation of: £ Supporter’s card (giving discounts in many outlets). animal and nutrition guides and Viva!life. We have the brave undercover investigators who are Join today prepared to go secretly in amongst this suffering – and we want to do more of it.uk/join viva. your donation will help to keep up this vital work. supporter’s card.uk 0117 944 1000 Email: You’ll be sent Viva! piglet tattoo. Date of birth (under 18’s): / / Vegan is a state of kind Post today to Viva!. 6 guides Expires: / Switch Issue no. millions of people see the true face of animal farming because of us and they are changing their diet.org. events and campaign updates. v a. 8 York Court.org. Not in my Name celebrity DVD (16 short 0117 944 1 films). You’ll receive Viva!life for life and all the same fabulous benefits as a Star Supporter. offers.VL64 p30-42_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:46 Page 41 We want to keep on exposing cruelty …but we need Our undercover exposés are changing the face of Britain.org. Postcode: Tel: Activist – £7 (under 18s) www. I want to join Viva! as a: # Supporter (£15 waged) (£12 unwaged) Supporter – £15 waged. delicious recipes. including easy. features.

VL64 p30-42_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:46 Page 42 ANIMAL Registered Charity No. Dress.vegshoes. 1122303 FRIENDLY VEGAN FOOTWEAR /DeanFarmTrust /deanfarmtrust. • Cushioned Sole • Brogue Boot The Dean Farm Trust team give • Lace up dedicated care and attention to ill treated.org. Belts & Accessories campaign and Made in England & Europe: Quality ‘breathable’ non-leather materials sanctuary updates and Est. Sandals. regular Sport. ORDER DIRECT AT: www. educating people so Boot (Tan) they can make cruelty free choices as • Made in England part of their everyday living. Please visit our website to sign up for our free e- newsletter to receive Over 100 mens & womens VEGAN styles: Including Casual.uk E. info@deanfarmtrust. Hiking. Fashion. Work. Leisure.com www. 1990 find out how you can help.org. neglected and unwanted animals who arrive at our sanctuary. Formal.com Tel: 01273 691913 info@vegshoes.org.deanfarmtrust.uk Please help promote compassionate living 42 life .uk NOW IN Dean Farm Trust actively campaigns to promote Airseal Kennard compassionate living.

in a loveable way. the misunderstood nature of fish is explained blender and food and the cruel industry built around processor are a must. An aquatic eye-opener that encourages the extrospection and respect our squares and tarts are simple and taste divine. £12.VL64 p43-56_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:50 Page 43 Th e Vi va! Boo k Raw Cakes: 30 Delicious. there may still be an ocean of research to dive into but What a Fish Knows is the closest we’ll come to seeing life through the glare of a fishbowl. personal stories are trawled through. £8. Paperback. mousses. 64pp (inc colour photos). display habits back. Hardback. fish Bestseller Semifreddo then sit can form ‘friendships’. On the heck out of it! the subject of animal sentience. £23. fishy friends so deserve. Sugar-Free & Some deep and delicious top reads for Spring Gluten-Free Cakes Joanna Farrow. Joanna’s raw cakes are healthy works of edible art with all your favourite dessert indulgences intact. 440pp (inc colour photos). Times Pistachio and Rose revealing a net of amazing facts. 288pp.org.uk 43 .org. ready at the door to handle any hangry* guests! (*When you’re so hungry you’re angry. them exposed. 100’s more vegan reads at vivashop. creamy frostings What a Fish Knows: The Inner (whipped up using coconut milk) or sweet fillings (made from blended fruit and nuts) and decadent Lives of Our Underwater Cousins toppings – wafer thin curls of minted pear anyone? Jonathan Balcombe.99 Almost too pretty to eat.99 The sheer colossus-ness of this celebratory collection of recipes from America’s first vegan chef superstar is enough to last you a lifetime of holiday fun. relax and watch and individual traits and express feelings your guests Instagram from joy to suffering. you are destined to become the host/hostess with the most/mostess. With 150 recipes crammed into 17 holiday- themed chapters. Through Balcombe’s concise. but be sure to heed Isa’s sage advice and always have finger foods (we recommend Cashew Cheese & Strawberry Skewers or Salted Caramel Corn with Peanuts). Cl u b r ec o m m e n d s… Vegan. No-Bake.org. of course!) All books reviewed in Viva!life are available to purchase from the Viva! Shop vivashop.99 Recipes for cupcakes.uk/ books The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook Isa Chandra Moskowitz. fudge. pies. Hardback. passionate and although a good sometimes humorous prose.uk/books viva. Serve up a slice of the The sea of complex case studies and New York gorgeous Raspberry. The eclectic mix of entertaining recipes will have you hankering for Halftime Tempeh Meatball Sliders during Superbowl (you can pretend!) and pecking at Peking Portobellos in the spirit of Chinese New Year.

00 LONDON VIVA! VEGAN FESTIVAL to cuddly toys. May 6.00-18. September 2. with an extraordinary 11. 2017 Saturday. October 16. 2017 Saturday-Sunday.00 array of events across Britain.00 10. 2017 October 7-8.00 It’s a GREAT YORKSHIRE VEGAN BRIGHTON VIVA! VEGAN FESTIVAL Í greatt! FESTIVAL – LEEDS Í Saturday.00-18. 2017 July 7-9. April 1. 2017 10.00 10.00-17.ORG.00 Friday 14.00 SHEFFIELD VIVA! VEGAN day ou VEGAN CAMP OUT – NOTTINGHAM Í Saturday.00 YORKSHIRE YOGA. 2017 Festival will continue into 2017.00-18.30-17.00 Í A host of vegan goodies – cosmetics 10. 2017 11. GO TO 44 life VIVA. November 26. 2017 11. 2017 Saturday. 2017 Sunday. books – and VEGAN SUMMER FEST BRIGHTON – WEMBLEY chocolate – T-shirts and more! Í Í Saturday. 2017 11.00 BIRMINGHAM VIVA! VEGAN BOLTON VEGAN FAIR Í International food tastings and the FESTIVAL Í best in convenience foods Í Saturday.00-17.00-17. December 9.30-17.00 to Sunday 14. 2017 10. November 18. bags. VEGANS. 2017 Saturday.00-18.00 11.00-18. 2017 Come and visit us and sample all the delights on offer. July 29. So popular are they that NORTHERN VEGAN FESTIVAL LIVERPOOL VIVA! VEGAN FESTIVAL we have had to find bigger venues in some cities.00 11.30-17. August 12. Í Í Saturday. 2017 FESTIVAL Í Saturday.00 10. 10.00-17. 2017 10.00-17.00 BURY VEGAN FAIR WINTER VEGAN CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL – LEEDS FOR EVERYONE – meat-eaters. July 29. June 17.00-17. THOSE aspiring TO BE vegan AND THOSE WHO JUST NEED A HELPING HAND FOR MORE INFORMATION.VL64 p43-56_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:50 Page 44 BA c k on t he rOad big style! Viva! is delighted to announce that our partnership with the Northern Vegan Festival and Great Yorkshire Vegan Saturday. HEALTH AND Í Free recipes and detailed factsheets NOTTINGHAM VIVA! VEGAN WELLBEING SHOW Í Cookery demos to wow you – and FESTIVAL Í great talks Í Saturday.UK/FESTIVALS . June 3-4.00 Í One-to-one nutritional advice 10.00-17. April 15. August 26.00 COVENTRY VIVA! VEGAN BRISTOL VIVA! VEGAN XMAS FESTIVAL FESTIVAL Í Í Saturday.

the most seasoned pub-goers! I visited on a freezing January afternoon and expected this remote place to be empty – not so! There were clusters London of drinkers laughing around the roaring fire. 10 Morning Lane.uk facebook. The batter to seitan ratio was spot The Perch is a beautiful pub. North-West of Oxford. If not.VL64 p43-56_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:50 Page 45 Restaurant reviews The Perch. London E9 6NA. Sides of coleslaw or fries homemade sorbet made with winter fruits and a comforting come in at £2 each. roast couple of chairs and tables outside. children and Nestled between a halal butchers and a greasy spoon café in dogs running excitedly around the massive garden and the Hackney sits the world’s first vegan fried-chicken shop. with just two seats inside and a Mains were a gorgeous plate of butternut squash. deep fat fryers and plastic cutlery. between Jericho and Wolvercote. blackberry and almond crumble with vegan popcorn bites (£5 each). a pleasant 25 minute walk on and included a great crunch. Other options include mac’n’cheez and spiced plum. along the river from Oxford train station.95 for starters and desserts I opted for the signature two piece and fries and after a and £12. burger. red pepper and butter bean salad plus a hearty roast Despite the queue of hungry customers behind me. Hackney.95 for main courses. custard. with friendly. OX2 0NG. Oxford.org. In some ways it is vegan mayo. Binsey.com/templeofseitan Rhiannon Buck Siobhan D viva. perfectly crisp and served with a healthy dollop of delicious polite service and wonderful vegan food. sub roll. with stainless steel To start we had a gently spiced roasted cauliflower soup counters. the garden is the envy of the whole city and the 17th century plaster-rubble building with its traditional thatched roof will charm even Temple of Seitan. five mains: two pieces of ‘chicken’.co. 01865 728891 info@the-perch. shop has very little seating. pieces of battered seitan. restaurant was full of diners tucking into elegant meals. roast rolls For dessert we just about managed to squeeze in a or gluten-free nuggets (£6 each). TEMPLE OF SEITAN. Fries were well seasoned. Not expensive for the lovely short wait it appeared in a polystyrene box – two huge surroundings. a beautiful flat of land alongside the River Thames. perhaps the last kind of place you might expect to find a If you’re hankering for a fried-chicken alternative you’ll love vegan menu – but you do and hooray for that. the owners claim. Their vegan topped with crunchy almonds plus an artistic globe chicken is made from deep-fried seitan (a meat like artichoke and roast heritage carrot and pear salad topped substance composed of wheat gluten) and covered in a with zingy lemon dressing and a generous sprinkle of southern-fried style batter. give it a go anyway. In true take-away style the tiny toasted cumin and coriander seeds. it’s a vegan revolution! THE PERCH INN. the beetroot burger in a wholegrain bun with tangy carrot pickle staff happily described each item on the menu. this place.uk 45 . In the summer. Prices are around £5. There are and crispy triple cooked chips. It looks like any other fast-food outlet. Oxfordshire The Perch Inn is one of a handful of country pubs scattered around Port Meadow.

VL64 p43-56_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:51 Page 46 NEW The adventure begins 50g 50g SNACK SN SIZE VEGAN V CO C WITH COCONUT BLOS BLOSS BLOSSOM SUGAR www.de .iChoc.

have been Mackies’ Haggis & on a mission to make vegan easy by Cracked Black sourcing cruelty-free snacks from Pepper Crisps.co. The Vegan BOX BROWNIE POINTS Kind vegan lifestyle boxes are for n TVK pride themselves in bringing die-hard foodies. online shop. 6 or 12-month sub. again. Check out their Instagram SEAL THE DEAL feed for their daily vegan finds and Available as a veg-spiration! monthly subscription or single purchase.VL64 p43-56_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:52 Page 47 The Vegan Kind Not just snack specialists.org. Goji appreciate a little gift now and Berries and Pistachios is a winner. pulse of the latest vegan food trend. cruelty-free new vegan brands to the table – beauty addicts and those who Nina’s Popcorn with Cacao. Single GIVEAWAY and Raw Gorilla Munchies with boxes range from £10 to £21.50/month for 5-8 snacks up to n There is a combination of sweet £16. crafted with cheerful gift n Earn vegan points when you wrapping and shop. Single boxes GIVEAWAY Lifestyle Box. each box is finely. Subs start from spot on our jumper to pin the set £10/month for a Lifestyle Box (5-8 of four adorable vegan badges. n 10p from each box the gorgeous likes of Terra Vegane’s sale is donated to Mac & Cheese and SupaCorn’s vegan outreach superfood popcorn found their way and sanctuaries.15) lifestyle Boxing clever by mail order Lifestyle’s Katrina Gazley tucks into the latest vegan craze that’s taking our stomachs by storm – the food subscription box! Vegan Tuck Box The determined duo behind Vegan Chocolate Bar and Tuck Box. The contents are truly diverse – we sampled SEAL THE DEAL YumEarth Sour Jelly Beans Available as a monthly subscription (zingy!) then debated the best or single purchase. available when you prepay for Blueberry & Banana Fruit Jerky a 3.uk 47 . then gifting them n Gluten-free.com £13. Lucuma & Coconut to vegantuckbox. all items) and £15/month for a Beauty nestled in our Veganuary-themed Box (excluding p&p). 1 X VEGAN TUCK Lemon.95 for the Vegan KIND SEASONAL Experience (13 items). TVK’s enthusiasm for sourcing n You can buy your fave box items the contents of your box is loud individually from the TVK’s and clear. BOX (WORTH thevegankind. Chrissy & Kelly. into the Ultimate Vegan Box we tried. Vegan Tuck Savoury and Health Box may be charmingly retro-styled selection boxes but always have their fingers on the available. guide. Discounts decadent snacks: Snact Apple.50/per month for 10-13 items and savoury. range from Seasonal for £10 (7 1 X THE VEGAN items) up to £29. around the world. Chocolate. then redeem them for personalised ingredient tasty products. Subs start from BOX BROWNIE POINTS £9. through your letterbox.uk BOX SELECTION Solkiki Tahitian Nougat White BOX (WORTH £22) viva. healthy and (excluding p&p).

gently-frozen meals SEAL THE DEAL Viva!. The Tasting giveaways is 15 May 2017.75 per portion). too! Unlike n The only recipe box that offers a traditional veg-box schemes. Giveaway). vegan meals. you’re done! giveaway name (eg Vegan Tuck Box cooked food after a hard day’s work. ORDERS 48 life . Handy tips on subscription service but it’s still a DISCOUNT how to embellish your dish weekly box of vegan loveliness that’s The deadline to enter our Lifestyle USE CODE with fresh veg. Giles.com AT CHECKOUT to the fragrant Asian Sesame Tofu with Pak Choi and Rice. full name and address to Each of the six. imaginative plant. 8 York Court. created their secret sugar. SEAL THE DEAL Colour photo recipe cards ensure Available as a weekly (or one-off) your fresh ingredients can be subscription of 2-5 meals. n Thanks to Allplants Zero-Waste Enter our Lifestyle reader giveaways chef. £42 for FIRST MINDFUL diverse vegan menu from the hearty 2 people or £72 for 4 CHEF RECIPE BOX. A DISCOUNT vegan recipe boxes are available three-meal recipe box sub 25% OFF YOUR from Mindful Chef. n All meals are free from artificial giveaways Chargrilled Jerk Jackfruit or Cashew Mac (& Cheeze) – need we say more? Allplants is not unlike having a vegan flavourings and preservatives. choose whipped into rather delicious from four imaginative vegan dinners with ease. you can recycle online at viva. Allplants Allplants takes the typical veg box BOX BROWNIE POINTS scheme and turns it on its head with n Nutroast step aside. Myles refined carbs and and Rob. and animal-free. Mindful Chef founders. Free delivery. so this isn’t strictly a Bristol BS2 8QH. vegan Moussaka – layered roasted powered dishes delivered to your aubergine in a coconut bechamel doorstep instead – take the sauce – is a firm fave filling. hand. from delivered to your door. each 100 per cent vegan menu. Although non. we digged their is £36 for 1 person.VL64 p43-56_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:52 Page 48 Mindful Chef GIVEAWAY 1 X MINDFUL CHEF VEGAN Enjoy cooking and eating healthily BOX BROWNIE RECIPE BOX (THREE but don’t always have time to hit up POINTS MEALS FOR TWO. the shops or consult your cookbooks n All recipes are WORTH £42) for inspiration? That’s exactly why free from gluten. Italian Sundried Tomato and Olive people.uk/competitions one. £4. mother and nutritionist all-in. including the comforting lure of healthy. Wilder Street.com giveaway deadline.org. allplants. USE CODE ‘VIVA25’ Ragu with Herbed Butterbean Mash mindfulchef. health recipe box contains all the coaching and meal planning ingredients (fresh and sundry) you advice too. meal. Winners ‘VIVAPLANTSLOVE’ avocado garnish to zesty Menu includes six dinners for two are selected at random and will be FOR AN UNLIMITED cucumber and tomato priced at £57 plus p&p (works out at contacted within a week of the 10% OFF ANY salad. who welcomes you home with everything in your box when or send us your entry. need to make up to four nutritionally balanced. Allplants freshly prepared. mission. weapon to achieve weeknight. n Affordable convenience at £7 per time bliss – that’s kind to your bod portion (2 person box). ready to cook. that form your tasting menu are OK. are included too. recipes to fill your box.

who also care about their USE CODE We offer a diverse portfolio of business impact on the world. n Sponsor one of the exciting fundraising healthynibbles. Fair-trade ‘VIVA20’ FOR opportunities that support our charity and your and organic where possible. Goodness Project Welcome to Viva!life’s section Mini Seasonal Box – £11. When you choose to become a Viva! Business Supporter. subscription boxes and hampers. Healthy and tasty snacking solution for any lifestyle. viva. veggie and veg-curious readers every issue. office snacks. Veganista – a year- long vegan cookery competition. Be a part of it today! Find out how online at viva. you are what you eat but also you thegoodnessproject.co.uk/resources/businesses or call Katrina on 0117 944 1000.95 when it comes to veggie.uk are what you buy – so why not support these new businesses that are making a vegan splash in a not- so-vegan ocean! Are you an ethical enterprise that The Really Good Box adores animals? Single Box – £22. digested by over 20k dedicated vegan. Spotlight impressed with the sheer volume of new vegan products that fill up these cruelty-free gifts for birthdays and seasonal celebrations (ahem.uk 49 . cruelty-free lifestyle for all.com FIRST ORDER n Advertise in our award-winning magazine.50 Work with us and the rewards Great quality items (skincare to stationery) from brands DISCOUNT could be amazing.VL64 p43-56_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:53 Page 49 Mail order vegan continued… V-Biz We jumped on the vegan subscription- box bandwagon for our Lifestyle feature (p47-48) and boy we were monthly letterbox surprises! We found a few more schemes that are worth a mention. And Team Viva! – brave supporters partake in challenging activities from crazy cycle rides to vegan bake sales to raise money for Viva!.uk projects we have on the go. vegan and Thoughtfully curated boxes (and hampers) filled ethical businesses.95 up to Vegan Super Box – £49.org. Easter!). natural goodies each month.60 up to Snack devoted to all that’s new and cool Attack – £45.org. you are part of a positive community that works to end the suffering of our animal friends and fights for a healthier.95 one (or more!) of our many successful Viva!. n Join our Supporter’s Discount Scheme – offer our members a discount and get a free promotional listing on our My Vegan Town directory and inclusion in every new membership pack. Healthy Nibbles n Become a Viva! Vegan Festival stallholder at Mini Vegan Box – £9. through vending organised (and partnered) events in 2017.co. machines. They make utterly unique. Viva!life. 20% OFF YOUR business too! thereallygoodbox. We believe that with pure.

VL64 p43-56_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:53 Page 50 Continued from page 29 removed to save on winter feeding. say it’s better than been approved under European law. It’s also very expensive. can help the body break Oh how the trends come and go! Manuka Turkey but others have been reported down alcohol into harmless by-products. both funded by manner of ailments but no single claim has If you ate a bowl of sugar and vomited it the honey industry. heaven forbid there should be too few bees at the start of the year to collect profitable quantities of honey. Producing honey is hard work. you banned honey imports from China. but only when used on wounds. it also increases blood pressure Manuka (tea tree) in New Zealand and Some years ago. positively attractive. As nerve fibres that exploit isn’t it about time we accepted These same antimicrobial properties initiate a cough are found next to those there are no magic bullets. But it does found to be contaminated with the Can honey help weight-loss? A appear to have some antibacterial antibiotic chloramphenicol. a bee makes just a twelfth of a teaspoonful in her lifetime. When the honey is includes rhododendrons which contains a evidence for it. problems are particularly of war in 67 BC. vivahealth. they completely ignore the practices of the bee industry. sucrose and a high- properties and has been shown to kill cause life-threatening anaemia and is fructose corn syrup found all three had the some deadly antibiotic-resistant linked to cancer. a couple of small studies. collect nectar from flowers. Artificial insemination may be used and because of the constantly full hives. honey offers no advantage. The Royal delectable symptoms when broken down became disorientated and were promptly Society of Chemistry issued a press release by bacteria in the gut – bloating. you’re better off pronounced in people with irritable bowel army left chunks of ‘mad honeycomb’ in with orange juice or just sugar and water! syndrome (IBS). when King Mithridates’ insulin resistance so really. it is the laboratory – it isn’t so effective in people. The substantial amount of fructose it For those who can’t digest fructose – This ‘mad honey’ was used as a weapon contains can increase blood pressure and fruit sugar. the EU and US and triglycerides (fats and sugar in the Australia and can change your life. They are collected up and put back inside – after all. Britain. used by chief antagonist Lord Blackwood way to combat a hangover. same effects. cramping slain. despite the fact there’s no supply for winter. up. Or the queen’s wings may be clipped so she can’t fly and the swarm will remain on the outside of the hive. Most cases of poisoning occur in syrup by the way. really! It’s then sealed Makes you mad unfiltered honey can somehow desensitise into the wax honeycomb as their food Heather honey is also much lauded but it you to allergies. However.org. repeatedly. have shown some effectiveness against that taste sweetness. encouraging you to plant bee-friendly plants or build ‘bee hotels’. Marie Claire says it. it’s poison called grayanotoxin. Bee vomit. just Honey is presented as a cure-all for all which effectively dehydrates the bacteria. transfer it to honey counterfeit crime wave – one in including nervousness. the sugary. be true. when it was booze is the answer. deadly mite infestations are treated with truly horrendous antibiotics – even though they have been shown to be ineffective. which also applies to golden Manuka mania Holmes. after just a pollen from grasses and trees that bees it’s cracked up to be is the NHS’s warning few spoonfuls. the blood). sweating. adding enzymes to break down There have been long-term claims that the sugar. The fructose it to feign his death in the 2009 film Sherlock contains. attack! It has attracted the title ‘mad There’s also no evidence that honey Botulism is the reason. acidic gloop would cough medicines but the majority of Instead of searching for another animal to undoubtedly have the same effect. who ate it up. superbugs. And probably never will be removed for human consumption. Not good! Maybe drinking less know! Well. Grayanotoxin was also the poison saying that toast with honey is the ideal and diarrhoea. It can produce some the path of the Romans. Much of this activity is attributed to the Coughs and sneezes Conclusion acidic and high-sugar/low-water content As for curing your coughs and sneezes. it’s likely that all Read the full feature here: the bug that causes stomach ulcers syrups can help suppress a cough. which can comparison of honey. usually replaced with sugar syrup – hardly intoxication – dizziness. ‘pins flower pollen that doesn’t cause hay fever a fair swap! and needles’. Just ahead of Christmas 2010. Severe intoxication. insomnia and hive bees who ingest and regurgitate it three jars ain’t what it says on the tin! hyperactivity. which can start honey’. Some of our supermarkets run jolly little bee campaigns. weakness. in evidence-based health care) did report female worker bees who do the graft and Manuka honey has also given birth to a adverse effects of honey in children. can even cause a heart don’t visit that much. with dizziness and end up with paralysis. nausea and whereas the primary culprit is lighter The first indication that honey ain’t all vomiting. honey is produced by bees from the worldwide as mad honey is sold online. studies don’t agree.uk/healthfeatures/honey- (Helicobacter pylori) but only in the the Cochrane Reviews (the gold standard hope-or-hype 50 life . At the same time. In the US – and to a lesser extent here – bees are subjected to long-distance transportation as hives are moved from farm to farm to pollinate growing crops. Makes drinking meths sound works better than sugar in energy drinks. it can cause as the pollen in honey is mostly heavy. Further. As you might suspect. not to give it to babies under 12 months. so it must world’s biggest producer.

for the animals! n Millie.org. 64-page Everyone’s Going Vegan mag to hand out at your own events. our It is honestly very difficult for us Charities Bazaar in Suffolk. vegan events throughout the volunteers as possible to help us. making a fantastic £350. our champion and run a stall on n Catherine and On page 44 is our full event our behalf. n Lisa. Where Viva!’s name is in help and support you need. Southwest present but these are big events Christmas without Cruelty Festival. Go £160 at the the title.VL64 p43-56_VL41 redesign new 13/03/2017 11:32 Page 51 Thank you very much A heartfelt handshake to our hard-working and enthusiastic Viva! Stall Volunteers who represented Viva! at events throughout the autumn and winter season. Julie and John made £270 selling festive Viva! wares at the Swansea Vegan Christmas Market. volunteering for Viva! raises numbers. email info@viva. Viva! staff will be for it – it really is great fun.uk/viva-stall-vol To get your free copies of our superb. n Mother Carolyn and daughter Isobel made an incredible £550 at the Cambridge Vegan Fair. Right: Lisa. see.uk 51 . n Friends Patricia and Susan raised £165 at the Animal year and we rely on you. and with our excellent literature. Bournemouth Vegan Fair. n Carolyn. understanding about the issues. As you can you being there in sufficient Vevolution. So please think about n Chris and Allan sold £185 worth of Viva! goodies at the serious money for our campaigns joining us. John and Julia at the Swansea Vegan Christmas Market For all the info you need on becoming a Viva! Stall Vol visit our new volunteer pages at viva. We ❤ you! Rise up and run a stall n Melissa and Carolyn made £250 at Ipswich Vegan Festival.org.org. lovely supporters and friends. Above: Chris and friend at the Bournemouth Vegan Fair. Where Viva!’s name isn’t n Venita and friend Miranda raised £160 at the very first these shows help to spread the mentioned. you could really be Wiltshire Vegan Fair.uk viva. her husband Dave and their daughter sold a ton Viva! attend over 50 veggie and and we still need as many of merch at York Vegfest. to to do all that’s needed without n Genene and friends raised a whopping £315 at help run our stalls. Steve and James sold £310 worth of merch at Breckland Compassionate Living Fair. We’ll give you all the Jessica raised over listing.

who have often ANIMAL suffered terribly before being rescued. fur and entertainment industries.org. 8 York Court.org. people and the planet myvegantown. Your donation is crucial to their survival – helping to feed and look after these animals.uk Partnered with the Farm Animal Sanctuary in Evesham and Viva! Poland Animal Sanctuary. our scheme is the perfect way to help animals who PERFECT GIFT FOR have been abused for the food.org.adoptafarmanimal. Wilder Street. sleep for all things and shop – then vegan and champion and share your fave wonderful finds! Support MY VegAn Town and help us celebrate kindness to animals.org.org.org.uk | mvt@viva. LOVERS Toto Angus Georgina ADOPT A FARM A N I M A L ALL WITH Each adoption pack includes: P O L A N D THIS FOR This is to certify that n 6x4” colour photograph of your chosen animal supplied in a cool magnetic photo frame has adopted ONLY £2p&5p) n Personalised A5 certificate Signed n One update a year including a new photograph Juliet Gellatley – Founder & Director of Viva! Janet Taylor – Founder & Manager of Farm Animal Sanctuary Cezary Wyszy ski – Viva! Poland Manager (inclusive of Adopt a Farm Animal. Bristol Date T: 0117 944 1000 E: info@adoptafarm animal.uk or call 0117 944 1000 (Mon-Fri.uk Order your adoption online from adoptafarmanimal. 9-5) 52 life .uk BS2 8QH W: www.VL64 p43-56_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:55 Page 52 e Fre Viva!’s new Explore hundreds of vegan directory vegan-friendly places to eat.uk | viva.

France Tel: 01485 601499 +33 (0)4 75 26 47 18 +33 (0)6 77 75 97 14 CHARITIES & GROUPS bookings@lesaigles-veggies.com see HOLIDAYS – IRELAND West Cork – Vegetarian self-catering apartments. Tel: 0035 3 2766146 Email: greenlodge@gmail. LESAIGLES wooded surroundings. net/~greenlodge VEGETARIAN & VEGAN PRODUCTS & SERVICES SELF CATERING HOLIDAY APARTMENT www. Viva!life Personal is the place to come! It’s simple and effective. Viva!.-*- ŵŵ.com The Vegetarian Charity Vegetarians and vegans aged under 26 can apply for grants Under The Lime Tree Spa B&B from The Vegetarian Charity.co.maisonduvert.org.uk Financial Accounts Preparation • Self Assessment Tax Returns Rental Accounts • Business Tax Advice Mirabel-aux-Baronnies. Please send SAE.uk or by post from The Grants Secretary.org. gardens.com www..lesaigles-veggies. Organic vegetables and wholefoods available.EPOG]GPIVIPE\*VII. Bristol BS2 8QH viva. ville.com www. Peaceful.maisonduvert. Co Cork. PO Box 496.eircom.com Web: http://homepage. The Followers of the Way Golgotha Skulls. Bantry. Our annual fully funded vegan cookery course is open to vegetarians and vegans aged 16-25 years inc. Ferrier.SRƥIYV((E]PERHMRKFIEGLIW&E]IY\ . Spa Treatments available Donations and legacies are most welcome to ensure that we Hot Stones Shiatsu Reiki Faceli Rejuvenation Indian Head can continue to satisfy the need for help.SRƥIYV((E]PERHMRKFIEGLIW&E]IY\ . Ballylickey. France Normandy France 00 33 2 33 36 95 84 mail@maisonduv ert. Manchester M45 0FL Digital Photography & Knife Making workshops Registered Charity No 294767 Fontfaix le Haut  Cellefrouin France wwwunderthelimetreecom nikki@underthelimetreecom Personal Looking for friendship.EPOG]GPIVIPE\*VII. artist Antony Bates and Rev.taxreturnonlineservices.com www. Normandy. Please reply to Box 61/5. vegetarian perspective.vegetariancharity. Further information and application forms are available on our website www. 8 York Court. ŵ(IPM GMSYWZIKIXEVMERERHZIKERKSYVQIXQIRYW ŵ(IPMGMSYWZIKIXEVMERERHZIKERKSYVQIXQIRYW ŵ2EXYVEPP]KVS[RTVSHYGISVKERMG[MRIWGMHIVWERHFIIVW ŵ2EXYVEPP]KVS[RTVSHYGISVKERMG[MRIWGMHIVWERHFIIVW ŵ:MWMX'EQIQFIVX1SRIXŭWKEVHIR1SRX7X1MGLIP ŵ:MWMX'EQIQFIVX1SRIXŭ KEVHIR1SRX7X1MGLIP . 5% donation to VIVA! 26110. love or even a new business partner? Well. Green Lodge.-*- rrest est Debbie & Daniel Armitage 61120 Tiche Ticheville.VL64 p43-56_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:55 Page 53 Classifieds HOLIDAYS – ENGLAND EAST SUSSEX HOLIDAYS – FRANCE La Maison du Vert vvegetarian egetarian & vvegan egan hotel & rrestaurant estaurant Our hotel & restaurant restaurant is set in a stunning Normandy eat valley valley within 3 acres acres of beautiful gardens. Wilder Street. We can help with education Vegan & Veggie catering & classes costs and funds for exceptional needs. Red Sea. and good value for money with prices starting from £8 for a 20-word lineage advert.com mail@maisonduvert.uk 53 .

he allows his love life to want to keep on reading – become entangled with his the authorities covering professional life and the case their backs while truth becomes even more complicated. “The Inquest is completely As Tom struggles to cope with it gripping. an aircraft owner’s determined evasions. a simple inquest.” evidence as to what really happened. Tom Harrison. takes up the search for Cracker. The Street and the answers with relatives of the dead. A David v Goliath all. and the competing demands of conflict that just makes you his clients. becomes as much a victim Despite unearthing powerful as those who die. Doreen Lawrence OBE the system defeats him.uk/inquest 54 life . There is just (Baroness Lawrence of one last chance to reveal the truth – Clarendon). a high street solicitor. he is about to confront – a ruthless scramble for no-fault compensation by corporate lawyers. Viva! patron “It is riveting and moving – a real page turner. dirty tricks of a worried government. Order from the Viva! shop on 0117 944 1000 (9am-5pm) or go to vivashop. and the bizarre complications of a Dickensian legal system.org. The Lakes.VL64 p43-56_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:55 Page 54 PRODUCTS & SERVICES THE INQUEST Another great novel from Tony Wardle. editor of Viva!life – in collaboration with Michael Mansfield QC. I loved it and couldn’t put it down” A plane crashes on London. 523 people die and a wall of silence Jimmy McGovern (Writer – Banished. he has no idea what docudrama Hillsborough). Out of his depth. descends.

vegetarianforlife.uk .VL64 p43-56_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:56 Page 55 Issue 2 out now Contact VfL for your FREE 28-page magazine 0161 257 0887 | www.org.

VL64 p43-56_VL41 redesign new 10/03/2017 13:56 Page 56 Make a difference W ’s orld No. .co.uk .. We’ve shown this through our involvement with our local football JS\I-VYLZ[. E n er g y B To ogether with Eneergy and Trransport. Join us now and we’ll donate up to £60 to Viva* plus you’ll receive a free LED bulb set – it couldn’t be easier to Z^P[JOHUK[HRLZSLZZ[OHUÄ]LTPU\[LZ We’ll W e e’ll donate d £60 to Viva! and you’ll receive a free LED light bulb set when you Switch* Call us free on 08000 302 302 (quoting VIV VA) A or visit www. Food is i one of the three biggest sources of carbon emissions in Britain – that’s why campaigning for a plant-based diet is an important part of our work. We take the money Gr an our customers spend on their electricity and gas bills and use it en e to build new sources of renewable energy .co.uk/viva.1 with your energy bills d We’r e e an energy company unlike any other therr.co.. :^P[JO`V\YLULYN`HUKILJVUÄKLU[[OH[^LILSPL]LHUKJHTWHPNU for what you believe in.what we like to call r ‘bills into mills’. please go to www w.uk/viva *For full terms and conditions.ecotricity y.ecotricity.9PZUV^[OLÄYZ[]LNHU football club in the world.YLLU9V]LYZ¶^P[OV\YOLSW-.