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Gary Francione

Gary Francione is one of the world’s leading thinkers on animal ethics and formulated what is referred to as the Abolitionist theory of animal rights. He has been teaching animal ethics from a philosophical as well as a legal perspective for almost 40 years, and he was the first academic to teach animal rights theory in an American law school. He is the author of numerous popular books in the field and has been a guest on many radio and television shows. He is Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus at Rutgers University in the U.S., Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the University of Lincoln, Honorary Professor of Philosophy at the University of East Anglia, and Tutor (philosophy) in the University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education. His most recent book on the topic is Why Veganism Matters: The Moral Status of Animals (Columbia University Press, 2020).