Barbara Bolton

Barbara Bolton

In-House Legal Counsel for Go Vegan World

Barbara Bolton, a lawyer and animal rights advocate, is In-House Legal Counsel for Go Vegan World. Her work has included: defending GVW’s educational adverts against complaints which sought to have the ads banned; challenging refusals to run GVW’s ads; promoting awareness and use of vegan rights to improve provision for vegans, for example assisting vegan parents to secure suitable meals for children in school. For more information on vegan rights see https://goveganworld.com/vegan-rights/ Barbara can be contacted at Barbara.bolton@goveganworld.com

Saturday
12:00pm

Defending Go Vegan World’s Educational Adverts from Challenge

Go Vegan World’s educational ad campaign has run across the UK and Ireland, on buses, live screens in city centres, major televised sporting events, national newspapers….  However, behind the scenes they have faced continual efforts to prevent them from educating the public. There have been many refusals to run ads, and many complaints to the Advertising Standards Agency seeking to have ads banned. This talk will look at some of the complaints and how GVW successfully defended the ads. 
 

Animal Rights & Activism full timetable

Saturday
5:00pm

Using Vegan Rights to Promote Animal Rights

What legal rights DO vegans have? There is some confusion about whether or not vegans are protected from discrimination, and to what extent we are entitled to be provided for in school, hospital, employment etc. Go Vegan World’s In-House Legal Counsel will outline the main legal rights that apply to vegans, under human rights and equality law, and how these rights can be used to defend against discrimination and push for better provision. For more information on vegan rights see https://goveganworld.com/vegan-rights/
 

Animal Rights & Activism full timetable