November 1, 2007
ENVIRONMENTAL activist Monica Lilley has been arrested for the third
time this autumn for causing a public nuisance on school premises.
The raw vegan campaigner, whose antisocial behaviour order (Asbo)
expired in September 2006, was taken away from Holy Trinity junior
school on Addison Road, Guildford by police officers, early on Tuesday
The 57-year-old campaigner claimed that the head teacher Richard Rowe
had invited her to come to the school to watch a film about a
slaughterhouse, made by the People for the Ethical Treatment of
She said: "When I arrived first thing in the morning, he had no
intention whatsoever of watching the video. As I've said before, I am
not going to go away with my tail between my legs like a whipped dog."
Mrs Lilley received an Asbo in 2004 barring her from speaking to
people under the age of 18 regarding her raw vegan diet and her views
on animal husbandry, unless invited by an academic institution. Raw
food vegans believe that using fossil fuels to cook food is a
contributory factor in climate change.
At the time, the campaigner was advised that if she wished to speak to
schools she should request an appointment with the head teacher and
should not visit without invitation.
Mrs Lilley has been released on bail until November 14.