Jordi is best known today for bringing a legal case for unfair dismissal against the League Against Cruel Sports. Jordi argued he was dismissed from the League because he was an ethical vegan.
In a landmark ruling, the judge ruled that ethical veganism is a philosophical belief and therefore ethical vegans should be afforded legal protection from discrimination in Great Britain.
Jordi has been involved in different aspects of animal protection for many years and has worked for a number of organisations which have included The Born Free Foundation, The League Against Cruel Sports, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, and PETA UK.
Some of his professional achievements include the closure of several zoos, securing the first successful prosecutions of illegal hunting under the Hunting Act 2004, and his participation in the banning of bullfighting in Catalonia.
In the Podcast we discuss:
His early life living in Barcelona, and the oppression he faced living under the regime of the Fascist Dictator General Franco.
How an encounter with a wasp made him question his attitude towards animals.
His life in the UK and his travels around the world fighting for the rights of non-human animals.
His new book, the Ethical Vegan, a personal and political journey to change the world, part autobiography and part history of the origins of the vegan movement.
We talk about his legal case against the League Against Cruel Sports and how it resulted in a landmark legal ruling for vegans in the UK.
To find out more about Jordi:
His website: http://jordi-casamitjana.animal-protection-consult.com/
Buy his book: https://www.septemberpublishing.org/product/ethical-vegan/
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