No one can accuse Professor Gary L. Francione, outspoken advocate of abolitionist animal rights, of mellowing with time. Though he has been writing books about animal rights theory and promoting veganism for decades, his energy shows no signs of abating. As he says himself in our conversation, he feels like the Energizer Bunny: he just … Continue reading
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Animals as Persons: An Interview with Gary Francione
Gary Francione begins his new book, Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation, with the following sentence-long paragraph: “My animal rights scholarship is controversial.” Known for his staunch critiques of animal welfare, Animals as Persons draws together a number of essays relevant to the Western animal movement today. In this interview, Francione … Continue reading
Vegans on the Hot Seat: Rae Sikora and Gary Francione Respond
Should insects have rights? What about plants? Don’t they feel pain, too? Isn’t meat-eating natural? What about religious texts that justify using and eating animals? Isn’t veganism classist, racist, Euro-centric, and culturally-insensitive? Why bother advocating for animals when there’s so much human suffering? Why be vegan when humanely-produced meat and dairy is now available? If … Continue reading
Taimie Bryant & Gary Francione: AR in the Classroom & the Courtroom Part 2
Gary Francione, professor of law and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Distinguished Scholar of Law & Philosophy at Rutgers University School of Law, and Taimie L. Bryant, professor of law at the UCLA School of Law, join us to delve deeper into the topic of teaching animal rights courses in law school and how these can affect the … Continue reading
Invasion of the Vegan Snatchers!
No, we’re not revamping the “Body Snatchers” classic wherein we’d wake up the zombies from their dietary habits but, with tongue-firmly-in-cheek, that’s the allusion we’re going for. This week, we’re going back to activism basics by learning the best way to dialogue with the people in your life about veganism without turning them off. Hear … Continue reading
Gary Francione on the California ban on foie gras
On this week’s show Gary Francione, professor of law at Rutgers University School of Law, will share his controversial view regarding California’s foie gras ban, including his contention that the initiative isn’t a victory for the animals at all. Also, we’ll investigate the details of this ban, and consider the implications of the research plan posed … Continue reading
Gary Francione, Author of Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog?
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