Renato Pichler has refused to eat meat since he was 16.
From that early age, his compassion for animals led him into the vegetarian community where, after finishing his studies in computer science, he got involved in founding the Swiss Union for Vegetarianism, an organisation of which he is now the President. In the year 2002 he was also elected Vice President of the European Vegetarian Union where he initiated a number of successful projects.
Renato Pichler strongly believes that a world without slaughter will also be a more peaceful world - an aim to which he dedicates all his efforts.
Herma Brockmann has been a vegetarian for 20 years. She has created the vegetarian organization Vegi-Info Belgium and is Honorary Secretary General of the European Vegetarian Union.
Because the fate of animals is of the utmost importance to her, she is actively involved in many international projects, which aim at ameliorating the living conditions of animals
Herma Brockmann?s priority in her work for animals lies in information exchange across national and cultural borders. Long experience in working in an international environment helps her to initiate cooperation of people caring for animals across the globe, from India to South Africa and Russia.