Juliet Gallately (Viva)
Monday, 19th November 2007
Juliet Gellately is a British writer and animal rights activist. She is the founder and director of Viva! and former director of the Vegetarian Society.
Juliet is also one of the founding directors of The Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation along with Tony Benn and Tony Wardle. She’s the author of The Livewire Guide to Going, Being and Staying Veggie!, The Silent Ark: A Chilling Expose of Meat - The Global Killer, and Born To Be Wild: The Livewire Guide to Saving Animals. Juliet was also the winner of the Daily Mirror’s first Pride of Britain Linda McCartney Award for Animal Welfare in 1999.
She became vegetarian at the age of 15 and has spent most of her life campaigning on behalf of animals. After obtaining a degree in zoology and psychology, she became the Vegetarian Society’s first youth education officer (1987 to 1993) and rose to become its director.
Juliet launched Britain’s first youth campaign against factory farming, increasing the number of schools offering vegetarian meals from 13 per cent to 65 per cent. She launched Greenscene, Britain’s only magazine for young vegetarians, and was its editor between 1987 to 1992. In October 1994, she launched Viva!, a vegetarian, vegan and animal rights charity for adults and young people.
In 2002, on the television show “60 Minutes”, she exposed the illegal kangaroo slaughter in Australia. Juliet successfully campaigned for the banning of kangaroo meat in the UK. To find out more about Juliet and Viva have a look at the Viva website viva.org.uk
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