Gary Francione

Gary Francione

Gary Francione is the Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of Law at Rutgers University, New Jersey, and is visting professor of philosophy at the University of Lincoln, UK. He has authored numerous books and articles on animal rights theory and is regarded as a leading scholar in the field of animal ethics and animal law. He has been a vegan since 1982 based on his acceptance of the principle of ahimsa, or non-violence, and he rejects the use of all animal products, including silk and wool. He is a serious student of Jain philosophy and has written about Jainism and animal ethics.