Viva! Planet

Viva! Planet highlights how livestock farming is destroying our planet. Take a look at the main issues and solutions and check out Viva! Farming for inspiration on transforming British farming to plant-based.

Our huge Vegan Now campaign exposes how factory farming is at the heart of almost every huge environmental catastrophe, including the climate crisis, and presents veganism as the clear solution.

Our Eating the Earth campaign highlights how the world’s wildlife is rapidly disappearing and with it the foundations of humanity’s survival. We are experiencing the world’s sixth mass extinction and at the heart of this problem is our demand for meat, dairy, fish and eggs. Explore the animals under threat and what you can do to help.

“Impacts from agriculture are expected to increase substantially due to population growth, increasing consumption of animal products. Unlike fossil fuels, it is difficult to look for alternatives: people have to eat. A substantial reduction of impacts would only be possible with a substantial worldwide diet change, away from animal products” (The United Nations Environment Programme, 2010).

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The Issues

Climate Crisis

Global warming isn’t a prediction, it’s happening around us right now and livestock farming lies at the heart of it. Your dietary choices can either be part of the problem or part of the solution in addressing the climate crisis.

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Air Pollution

Most people assume that industry and transport are the main causes of air pollution, but agriculture is actually the single biggest cause of air pollution in Europe.

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Deforestation

Animal agriculture is the biggest driver of deforestation as forests are cleared to make way for growing animal feed and grazing.

Desertification

Around one-quarter of the world’s land is turning into desert driven by climate change and the expansion of livestock farming; switching to a vegan diet would stop this relentless assault on the world’s soils and permit recovery.

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Food Miles

Is it better to eat local or vegan? We explain the pitfalls of relying on food miles to guide your eating and explain why going vegan is the most effective way to lower the environmental impact of your food.

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Food Waste

Around 700 million people around the world go hungry every year, and it’s estimated that a staggering three billion people cannot afford a healthy diet; yet we throw a huge amount of food away.

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Land Use

We are fast running out of space to grow enough food, with three-quarters of the world’s agricultural land already in use for livestock farming. The only solution is for us all to go vegan.

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Palm Oil

The expansion of palm oil production has led to a huge loss of wildlife, with substantial numbers of elephants, rhinos, tigers and orangutans losing their homes. You have the power to decrease demand for palm oil by voting with your wallet.

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Soya

Used to fuel the increasing global demand for meat and animal-based foods, soya has now become one of the world’s biggest crops.

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Water Use

The production of animal-based foods requires far more water than plant-based foods. A shift in global eating habits towards a vegan diet, could redress the imbalance by preserving water and reducing global hunger and malnutrition.  

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Wildlife Loss

One million species are now at risk of extinction while three-quarter of the world’s food comes from just 12 plants and five animal species.

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World Hunger

One in nine people in the world today are undernourished, yet we feed around a third of our global crop production to animals. If we cut out the middleman and ate the crops ourselves, instead of feeding them to animals, we could feed an additional four billion people.

The Solutions

Lab Meat

What is the potential of lab-grown meat for saving animals and the planet, and what are the ethical concerns?

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Farming for a vegan future – why?

The vegan movement is growing at a fast pace. Animal agriculture is unsustainable. Find out more about why we need to start farming for a vegan future.

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Farming for a vegan future – how?

How are we going to transform a landscape and an industry that centres around the production of animals for food?

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12 Farming Myths Busted

Here we bust 12 commonly circulated myths about farming.

Revisioning Britain Map For Vegan Britain

Revisioning Britain Map

Take a look at our map revisioning Britain as the land of sustainability and biodiversity.

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Why go vegan?

People choose to go vegan for many reasons — namely for the animals, the planet and their health.

Recent campaigns

Viva!’s demand to include plant-based diets in COP28 climate commitments

Viva! is demanding that the Government includes a shift to plant-based diets in climate commitments. Take action with us over COP28.

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Eating the Earth

The world’s wildlife is rapidly disappearing, and with it the foundations of humanity’s survival. We are experiencing the world’s sixth mass extinction and at the heart of this problem is our demand for meat, dairy, fish and eggs. Explore the animals under threat and what you can do to help.     

Our Letter to Rishi Sunak to Take Climate Action Seriously

Viva!’s letter to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, urging him to read Viva!’s new guide and take climate action seriously.

Our New Vegan for the Planet Guide is Out Now!

Our Vegan for the Planet guide explains why vegan diets are best for wildlife, the environment and the future.

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How YOU Can Save Wildlife

Experience the story of the wild animals across the world who are clinging onto survival because of the insatiable demand for meat and milkshakes, in our latest environment campaign video.

Viva!’s Animal Ambassadors

Eating meat, dairy, fish and eggs is the leading cause of wildlife and biodiversity loss. Viva!’s animal ambassador series tells the stories of some of the wild animals who are directly threatened by the global demand for animal products.

Why Carbon Footprints Must be Included on Menus

Viva!’s call to put carbon footprints on menus to help save the planet.

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This is Fine

This Is Fine is our latest environmental campaign video – an illustrated animation playing on the viral meme, ‘This is fine’.

Be Vegan like Greta

Vegan Now

We are in the midst of a climate emergency. Going vegan is the single biggest thing you can do to cut down your environmental impact. See what you can do help.

Oracle

Oracle

Meet Oracle 🔮 An algorithm embedded in the planet’s source code that initiates when humanity is on the verge of extinction 🌎 Watch our exciting new short film now!

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