Acting General Secretary (1986). Reported to the Executive Committee. Campaigns Officer (1981 – 1985). Reported to the Office Manager. Office Assistant (1978 – 1981). Reported to General Secretary. Full-time employee.

Responsibilities:

  • Directed the implementation of a corporate image program for the organisation’s public education materials including flyers, posters, brochures, merchandise, exhibitions, etc.; and co-edited Liberator, BUAV bimonthly campaigning newspaper
  • Secretary to the Mobilisation for Laboratory Animals, a coalition of four national anti-vivisection organisations, which led the Opposition to the British Government’s Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986
  • Running coalitions, acting as spokesperson, organising political campaign, lobbying etc.

Accomplishments:

  • Played a pivotal role in transforming BUAV into a vigorous and innovative group, which positioned animal research as an issue of public concern and a mainstream political issue
  • Lobby of Parliament for the Mobilisation for Animals which was attended by 700 people and a rally, chaired by myself, with sympathetic Members of Parliament of all political parties, Lords, and others
  • Six national demonstrations, including one in London’s Trafalgar Square with 9,000 people, 600 of whom participated in street theatre
  • Directed programs which included organising annual national meetings of local volunteers; speaking to local groups throughout the UK
  • Worked with the London Borough of Islington in their adoption of the country’s first local authority Animals’ Charter
  • Profiled in ‘They Clearly Now See the Link: Militant Voices’ by Philip Windeatt in In Defense of Animals edited by Peter Singer (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1985)

Photo caption: At one of the many anti-vivisection demonstrations I organised in conjunction with the police.

British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection is now known as Cruelty-Free International.

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