Gary Lawrence Francione
Gary Lawrence Francione is an American academic in the fields of law and philosophy. He is a published author and frequent guest on radio and television shows for his theory of animal rights, criticism of animal welfare law and the property status of nonhuman animals. He has degrees in philosophy and clerked for U.S. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Francione has been a professor at Rutgers since 1995. His work has also focused on the the differences between animal rights and animal welfare, and a theory of animal rights based on sentience alone, rather than on any other cognitive characteristics.