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Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day – a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.

So we wanted to use this day to shed light on some of the amazing work women have accomplished – which is too often overlooked or undermined.

Hogwood Farm

Juliet Gellatley is just one of many females that have caused a storm within the vegan movement. She is the Founder and Director of Viva! – a campaigning charity aiming to end the abuse of animals exploited and killed for food – and has been involved in some of the biggest investigations of UK farms.

Warning: the video below contains distressing content.

Back in 2017, Gellatley spearheaded the investigation into Hogwood Pig Farm, which revealed the ‘widespread neglect and abuse of pigs, including overcrowding, filthy and barren conditions’.

It is partly due to Gellatley’s hard work that these horrors were brought to our attention, which resulted in supermarket giant Tesco dropping the farm as one of its meat suppliers.

Debating veganism

But her work isn’t just behind the camera, here the activist is debating veganism on an array of platforms including BBC Radio 4, BBC 1, LBC, and Phoenix FM.

Here she is on BBC Sunday Morning Live explaining why the vegan lifestyle is better for the animals, the planet, and our health.

To keep up to date with the work Juliet Gellatley is doing, you can follow her on Instagram here 

Liam Gilliver

Liam is the Deputy Editor and Social Media Coordinator for Plant Based News. He has written for a number of top publications including Gay Times, Attitude Magazine, Oh Comely, and The Huffington Post - and is the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.