How Henry Spira Put Animal Liberation into Practice

  • László Erdős


Henry Spira had an extraordinary ability to identify with the vulnerable: he was involved in the activity of trade unions and participated in the protests against the segregation laws. Animal advocacy was the logical extension of his activity. Spira understood that the exploitation of animals is morally wrong and he wanted to do something about it. He led several successful campaigns against unnecessary and cruel animal experiments and industrial animal farming. Spira’s strategy of small steps remains controversial but his results are undeniable.


Animal Rights International Vegetarianism Cosmetics industry 

Worth Reading

  1. Singer, P. (1998). Ethics into action: Henry Spira and the animal rights movement. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.Google Scholar

Worth Watching

  1. Henry: One Man’s Way (1997)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • László Erdős
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  1. 1.MTA-DE Lendület Functional and Restoration Ecology Research Group, DebrecenInstitute of Ecology and Botany MTA Centre for Ecological ResearchVácrátótHungary

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