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Ebook - Vegan Rights in the UK: Promoting Animal Liberation Using Vegan Rights, by Dr Jeanette Rowley and Barbara Bolton LLM, LLB (Hons):



The legal protections afforded to vegans in the United Kingdom (UK), and in the European Union (EU), are not well known or understood. Vegans are people who hold the moral conviction that it is wrong to exploit and kill non-human animals unnecessarily. Vegans in the UK have the same protections as those who hold religious beliefs. In the same way that someone who holds a religious belief has the right to manifest that belief, by living in accordance with it, so too do vegans have the right to live according to their moral conviction. Just as it is unlawful to discriminate against or harass someone because of their religious beliefs, it is unlawful to discriminate against or harass vegans because of their convictions.

The main purpose of this book is to disseminate the key information about our rights to other vegans living in the UK, so that they are aware of the rights they hold, how those rights apply in common situations, and what remedies are available to them in the event of breach. It is important that they have this information in order that they can more knowledgeably assert their rights on behalf of themselves, their children and, ultimately, on behalf of non-human animals whose rights we recognise by living vegan.

Hard copies of this book are also available to purchase on our website store:


The PDF version is free in order to make it accessible to all, but if you would like to make a donation towards development of the book / printing costs that can be made by paypal to or to the GVS bank account HSBC 40-20-44, 92231220


All proceeds go to cover the cost of developing future editions of the book and to printing hard copies. No-one takes any payment for the book. Any money left over after covering printing costs will go towards vegan advocacy.

For a summary of our rights see:

Ebook- Vegan Rights In the UK:Promoting Animal Liberation Using Vegan Rights

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