Crayfish severs its own claw to save itself from being boiled alive

These animals experience pain and suffering and have just as much right to life as us.

A crayfish has been filmed slicing off its own claw in a bid to avoid being boiled alive at a restaurant in China. In a video which has now viewed more than one million times on Facebook, a crayfish is seen perching on to the edge of a pot with one pincer dangling in the boiling soup before it rips off the damaged limb using its other claw before More...

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circus ban scotland
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Friday, May 25th, 2018

Celebration as wild animal circus ban in Scotland comes into force

On Monday (May 28th), Scotland will become the first UK nation to enact legislation banning the use of wild animals in circuses. Celebrating the popular measure, Animal Defenders International (ADI) has renewed More...

plastic consumption
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Kicking the plastic habit: How to cut down your plastic consumption

In order to tackle this enormous problem head on, habits are exactly the thing we need to change. For me, it was the image of a seahorse with its tail wrapped around a cotton bud and a video of turtle trying to More...

britain ivory ban
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Britain to ban the sale of ivory items regardless of their age in ‘one of the world’s toughest prohibitions’

 Britain will ban the sale of ivory items regardless of their age in an effort to restrict the illegal ivory trade, tackle poaching and help protect elephants, the government said on Tuesday (April 3rd). New legislation More...

foie-gras britain
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Thursday, March 29th, 2018

The foie-gras industry in post-Brexit Britain

Claire Palmer from Viva! investigates why foie-gras is still available in the UK and how Brexit may change that… The words ‘foie-gras’ (fatty liver) stir up a range of emotions in people, from revulsion More...

eating insects
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Bugs life: Is eating insects the answer to global food shortages?

Tony Wardle from Viva! investigates why insects are now on the menu, and explores the environmental impact of consuming these living creatures… The best way to save the world is by scoffing cockroach cutlets, More...

San Francisco fur ban
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

San Francisco becomes the world’s first major city to ban the sale of fur

In a unanimous decision by San Francisco’s board of supervisors, San Francisco has voted to ban the sale of fur, making it the largest city in the country to enact this type of ban.  The San Francisco Board More...

versace fur
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Versace vows to stop using fur as Donatella Versace says ‘I don’t want to kill animals to make fashion’

Italian designer Donatella Versace, who is creative director of fashion brand Versace, has announced that she no longer feels comfortable with the concept of using real fur. Italian designer Donatella Versace, More...

how wild boar became pigs
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Born to be wild: The origins behind how wild boar became factory-farmed pigs

Juliet Gellatley from Viva! delves into pigs origins and discovers factory-farmed pigs are simply wild boar…  Moritz shakes his head while holding a jigsaw piece in his mouth. He then plonks it into position More...

uk circus animal ban
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

UK Goverment are set to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses by 2020

The use of wild animals by travelling circuses will be banned from 2020, the Government has pledged, following a long-running campaign by animal welfare advocates to outlaw the practice.  The use of wild animals More...