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Viva! campaigns to get foie-grasoff the telly

More than 30 million ducks are force-fed for foie-gras in France every year


Despite being neither British nor legal to produce in this country, the BBC has allowed foie-grasto feature extensively in the recent BBC 2 series The Great British Menu. It is not the first time that foie-gras has

been featured on BBC cookery shows – and as usual it is without comment on the welfare implications of force-feeding a bird so much grain that his liver swells painfully up to 10 times normal size. Foie-graswould be illegal to produce in

Veganism is growing in popularity in South Wales, so we thought it would be the perfect time to bring a special roadshow to the capital. The Welsh Veggie Show will take place

on Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 10am-4pm, at St David’s Hall, The Hayes, to celebrate the very best of veggie living. The event will showcase the latest in

veggie and vegan lifestyles, from food and cookery, health and nutrition, to clothing and accessories, brought to you by dozens of stall holders and businesses from across the UK. Entry is free. Juliet Gellatley, founder and director of

Viva!, says: “We are delighted to be hosting Viva!’s first Welsh Veggie Show in Cardiff – a place which continues to prove itself as a welcoming and diverse destination for veggies and vegans. “The Show promises to be a fantastic day

out for all the family, featuring the best in all things cruelty-free! Come along and find out everything you need to know about going veggie or vegan, or simply stock up

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the UK for animal welfare reasons but because of free-trade loopholes it can be imported. Because it is legal it does not make it ethical – and the BBC should set an example as they are a public broadcaster. As it is, they have become a free promotion platform for this most horrific of products. Please contact the BBC and ask them to

make it policy that foie-grasshould not be used on cookery shows nor promoted via their websites.

How to complain

Online: Phone: 03700 100 222

Post: BBC Complaints, PO Box 1922, Darlington DL3 0UR For a suggested message visit or phone us on 0117 944 1000.

Viva! brings first National Welsh Veggie Show to Cardiff

Viva! will be hosting our first Welsh National Veggie Show in Cardiff in September this year.

on all your veggie favourites under one roof. There will be something for everyone, from the veggie curious to the seasoned vegan.” There will be a wide selection of vegan dishes and products available for

Host a stall at the show or volunteer

Would you or your company like to have a stall at The Welsh Veggie Show? Please get in touch with Claire Morley by emailing or calling 0117

944 1000 (Mon-Fri, 9-6). She would also love to hear from anyone who would like to volunteer on the day. Further details of cookery

demonstrations, hot food tastings, sponsors and talks will be announced soon on

sampling, a programme of talks and cookery demonstrations, nutritional advice and information, plus Viva! and Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation merchandise and campaigns resources. Our veggie roadshows have been running

since 2004 – during which Viva! has opened up the doors of how to eat meat-free to thousands of people across the country – with roadshows being held from Edinburgh to Cornwall attracting over 58,000 people.


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