We currently live in a consumer society. Consumerism is the ideology of a society in which the whole of social life is penetrated and even structured by the economy.
We want to buy something, we have it within the hour, we are hungry, we open our fridge full of food. But in the end, do we always know what we are buying, what is behind our products, or even worse behind our food?
Over the last decade or so, academics, lawyers and scientists have begun to focus on veganism and animal rights.
This book aims to investigate the rights of vegans and how they can be protected from discrimination.
From an international socio-legal perspective, the authors discuss constitutional issues, legal cases concerning vegans, the concept of protecting the 'belief' of vegans under human rights and equality legislation, the legal duty to provide vegan food, animal agriculture and vegan plant-based food in the context of the human right to food, and the rights of vegans in education and health care.
This book is a goldmine for understanding these different issues related to veganism, with contributions from Australia, the United States, Germany, Italy, France, Canada, Portugal and the United Kingdom.