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Welcome to Viva!LIFE and to the launch of our super new upbeat campaign, FruityFundays (see page 10). Over the past few years we have tried to help animals by reaching out to Britain with a range of activities such as public talks and cookery demonstrations, school talks and our Incredible Veggie Roadshows. So far we’ve held 25 – and we are delighted that other organisations have followed our lead and are running their own regional shows. Then, of course, there have been the three superb, full-house Incredible Veggie Shows in London. From the pledges people have made at all these different shows, we have every reason to believe that we have saved over 100 million animals. Meat consumption has been tumbling in the UK for the last two years and we have played an instrumental part in this. One thing we know for certain –the information on animal cruelty, the environment and human health that helps to spur people into changing their diets does not come from the meat and dairy industries and nor does it come from the Government! Fruity Fundays will build on these successes by encouraging even more people to change their diets and reduce or eliminate animal products. Like we’ve always said – the only way to save animals from suffering is to stop eating them. One person who has done just that is Adrian Ramsay, deputy leader of the Green Party. He talks to Tony Wardle on page 8 as he prepares to challenge Labour’s big beast, Charles Clarke, in Norwich to become one of the Green Party’s first MPs.

For those who say you can’t be healthy without eating animal products, my only answer would be to read the article on page 18, Holding Back the Years. Don’t miss our fabulous veggie dogs feature on page 26. And to prove that you have to sacrifice nothing in pursuit of your beliefs, on page 23 we have some superb recipes from Bath’s gorgeous vegetarian and vegan restaurant, Demuths. We have more science and health from Viva Health and a host of other features and news stories, so welcome again to our great magazine. Yours for the animals Juliet Gellatley Founder & Director superb, full-house Incredible Veggie Shows in London. From the pledges people have made at all these different shows, we have every reason to believe that we have saved over 100 million animals. Meat consumption has been tumbling in the UK for the last two years and we have played an instrumental part in this. One thing we know for certain –the information on animal cruelty, the environment and human health that helps to spur people into changing their diets does not come from the meat and dairy industries and nor does it come from the Government! Fruity Fundays will build on these successes by encouraging even more people to change their diets and reduce or eliminate animal products. Like we’ve always said – the only way to save animals from suffering is to stop eating them. One person who has done just that is Adrian Ramsay, deputy leader of the Green Party. He talks to Tony Wardle on page 8 as he prepares to challenge Labour’s big beast, Charles Clarke, in Norwich to become one of the Green Party’s first MPs.

Viva!life magazine Viva! and Viva Health Founder and International Director Juliet Gellatley

Viva! Editorial Director Tony Wardle

Editor Helen Rossiter

Campaigns Manager Justin Kerswell

Viva Health Senior Health Campaigner Dr Justine Butler

Viva! & Viva Health Merchandise & Sales Manager Vicky Blyde

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