|International Vegetarian Union (IVU)|
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
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.