Fighting for animal liberation and an end to speciesism
Animal rights philosopher, and "one of fifty visionaries who are changing the world" (Utne Reader), Professor Tom Regan delivered this inspirational keynote address to a rally in Los Angeles in April 1988. Tom's speech, titled "The Sword of Justice, The Torch of Reason", is still considered by many to be "The greatest animal rights speech ever given".
Twenty six years after giving this speech, Professor Regan sat down with Gary Comstock to speak about the events leading up to this speech, and if he had any regrets. That interview can be found here:
Tom Regan was the first theorist to ‘get ‘rights’ across the species barrier." Therefore, he can be credited with breaching that hitherto solid defensive ethical barrier based exclusively on species membership
For more on Professor Regan, please see his website:
And this Interview, in which Tom addresses a new generation of animal rights advocates:
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