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Luis Escala
Regional Secretary for Latin America 1997-2000

from IVU News 1997:

Ecuador
In Guayaquil, Trato Etico a los Animales (TEA) is campaigning against cruelty to animals and promoting vegetarianism. The groups president, Luis Escala Castro a member of AVE is in close contact with the Spanish society and has expressed an interest in joining and working with the IVU to promote vegetarianism in Latin America. [Address: TEA, P. O. Box 09-06-249, Guayaquil, Ecuador.]

A meeting of the International Council was held on Sunday, 3rd January, 1999 at 2 p.m. at the Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Apologies for absence - Mr. Louis Escala

from IVU News Oct 2000:

Luis Escala - a sad loss - by Francisco Martin

Luis Escala, of Ecuador. the IVU Regional Secretary for Latin America died on May 1, 2000.

The sad news of Luis's death has been a total surprise and a great loss to the vegetarian and animal rights movement in Ecuador and in Latin America. I spoke with him on a number of occasions and knew how determined he was to fight for his ideals. A few months ago. I received a video showing some of his activities for the cause.

Luis was a dedicated campaigner for the animals through his own group, Trato Etico de los Animales, as well as member of AVE (Spanish Vegan Society) and Regional Secretary of IVU. Ironically, it seems that he was accompanying a family member undergoing medical treatment when he contracted a virulent form of meningitis which by the time it was correctly diagnosed was beyond all efforts to save him. He was just 38 years old.


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