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Viva! hosts the premier of a stunning new film!
The premiere of the much-anticipated film Kangaroo was hosted in Bristol by Viva! on 26 May 2018, followed by a London screening on 4 June 2018. Juliet Gellatley, Viva!'s founder and director, held a Q&A session together with the filmmakers - and she also appears in the film as an interviewee.
Viva! scores another victory in our long-standing kangaroo campaign as budget supermarket chain Lidl finally caves to public pressure and ends trade in kangaroo meat. With frozen food giants Iceland dropping sales earlier this year, Lidl had remained the only UK supermarket carrying the meat on occasion as part of their weekly promotional deals.
We saw that Tesco were trialling kangaroo meat in the past few weeks, so we contacted them straight away. They listened and have dumped it! They also want to meet with Viva! to discuss our further concerns about commercialising wildlife. Result!
We have just sent over 5,000 of your postcards and online messages to Iceland - demanding that they drop kangaroo meat immediately. Thank you to everyone who took the time to sign and return their postcards!
Despite being a protected species, Agile Wallabies find themselves in a battle for their lives. In a battle between wildlife conservationists and The Department of Environment, these Wallabies find themselves in the middle, and they can do little to influence the outcome.
17th June 2013
Cut-price supermarket Lidl has been accused by leading animal-campaigning group, Viva!, of exploiting wildlife and causing untold suffering by selling kangaroo meat in its stores (1). The group has also highlighted recent research that shows kangaroo meat has a higher amount of a chemical linked to increased risks of heart attack and stroke than any other red meat (2).
9th October 2011
Viva! and AWPC celebrate “Kicking Cruelty Out of Football”
10th July 2009
LEADING animal group Viva! is calling for a ban on the importation of kangaroo meat into the UK after fears of E-coli and other diseases the meat could carry. It has also raised concerns about cruelty and the sustainability of the mass hunting of Australia's most iconic animal.