Viva! Animals is here to educate about the wonderful and unique animals we share our planet with. We expose the atrocious factory farming industry which has taken over meat, dairy and egg production. Most farmed animals spend their short lives imprisoned in squalor and exploited for human use – a vast contrast to the freedoms and joys they experience in the wild.


Farmed animals

  • sow in field


    A Viva! inspection of a pig farm in Uganda in 2023 found that pigs were undernourished and permanently confined on concrete floored pens.

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  • white broiler chicken close up

    Broiler chickens

    Broiler chickens in Uganda are typically slaughtered at just 5 to 7 weeks of age. Although still babies, they are the size of obese adults due to being made to…

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  • red hen closeup

    Egg-laying hens

    Egg-laying hens face many challenges in Uganda. From poor housing, inadequate nutrition and an increased risk of disease and injury.

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  • mountain goat looking at camera


    Whether kept on a small family farm or in an intensive system, goats farmed for milk and meat face abhorrent cruelty in their short lives.

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  • close up of cow's eye

    Beef cattle

    Around 25 per cent of Uganda’s population farms cows for beef on some scale and beef farming occurs across the entire country.

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  • dairy cow

    Dairy cows

    There are an estimated 14.7 million dairy cows in Uganda, a number that trebled between 2000 and 2016.

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  • tabby cat portrait


    Domesticated cats face many challenges as a lot of Ugandans hold the archaic and unjustified belief that cats are evil.

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  • dog lying in a meadow


    In Uganda, man’s best friend is trapped in a world of neglect, oppression and abuse.

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