|International Vegetarian Union (IVU)|
| Claude Pasquini PhD
IVU Liaison Officer for Europe 1999 - 2004
Claude at the World Vegetarian Congress in Chiang Mai 1999 .......
........... and giving a talk at the Edinburgh Congress, 2002
I've been a vegetarian for 17 years and a vegan for the past 8 years.
About 5 years ago I founded the national vegetarian and vegan society
of Luxembourg and I've been its president ever since. In 1998 I was
elected to the council of the EVU (European Vegetarian Union). In 1999
I joined the council of the IVU (International Vegetarian Union) as
the liaison officer for Europe.This charge involved answering all sorts
of questions concerning the environmental, hygienic, medical, esthetical
and ethical aspects of vegetarianism and veganism, counseling people
as to the vegetarian/vegan life-style and pinpointing, for inquirers,
the sources of information they were looking for. In the past 5 years
I have been most busy preparing and giving talks on the above subjects
in various countries (Canada, France, Belgium, Poland, Malta, Thailand,
Lituania and, of course, my home country where I was a frequent speaker
on various radio stations, in talk-shows and on national TV).