International Vegetarian Union (IVU)
IVU logo 35th World Vegetarian Congress
'Food for all our futures'

Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
July 8-14, 2002
Hosted by

The Vegetarian Society
of the United Kingdom

Juliet Gellatly
Tuesday - 3.00pm - 4.00pm : Campaigning to save the world
Tuesday, plenary session - 4.30pm - 6.15pm

Juliet Gellatley is the founder and director Viva! Vegetarians International Voice for Animals - an international organisation based in the UK, Poland and the USA and launched in 1994. Viva! Is a vegetarian and vegan group which campaigns energetically to end the abuse of farmed animals, exposes how eating animals is ravaging the planet and helps people change.

Juliet has launched numerous successful campaigns and some of the most detailed investigations into factory farming in the UK. Viva! spent two years filming pig farms, investigating slaughter and was the first to expose how ducks are farmed. Five months later, all UK supermarkets had removed Barbary duck meat. Viva! worked tirelessly through the foot and mouth crisis - doing demonstrations and photocalls across Britain, as well as distributing more than a million flyers to the public.

As a consequence of her work against the exotic meats trade, Juliet was given the Australian Wildlife Protection Council's annual award for outstanding achievement in protecting Australia's wildlife in 1998 and in 1999, she won the Daily Mirror's first Linda McCartney Animal Welfare Award (part of the Pride of Britain awards). Juliet is the author of the widely acclaimed books The Silent Ark, the Livewire Guide to Going, Being and Staying Veggie and Born to be Wild.


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