Preeminent animal rights philosopher Professor Tom Regan is the award-winning author of more than 20 books, including The Case for Animal Rights (1983), Defending Animal Rights (2001) and Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights (2004). He has been described as “the philosophical leader of the animal rights movement” by the editors of Utne Reader (October, 2010) , who named him, along with the Dali Lama, as “one of fifty visionaries who are changing the world”  and is co-founder (with his partner Nancy) of the Culture and Animals Foundation.
A week-long series of events have been organised (16 May - 21 May) to mark The ARZone Tom Regan Week, including the release of rare and exclusive questions and answers with the scholar/activist; a full transcript of Tom Regan’s interview conducted by ARZone; and culminating in an ARZone member’s “workshop” dedicated to a discussion of Prof. Regan’s body of work and his ARZone Q&As.
ARZone founder, Carolyn Bailey says: “This is a particularly important series of events for us at Animal Rights Zone. Prof. Regan is a very important person within the animal rights movement, not least because he provided the basic philosophical groundwork for what he calls the rights-based view approach aimed at abolishing the use of nonhuman animals.”
ARZone administrator Dr. Roger Yates says: “The importance of Tom Regan’s work in the history of the development of animal rights philosophy cannot be overstated. We are extremely happy that he has granted us a rare interview because it is important that his work is seen and appreciated by another generation of animal advocates.”