Gary L. Francione is distinguished professor of law and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach scholar of law and philosophy, Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey. He is the author of numerous books, including "Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation," "Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog?" and "The Animal Rights Debate: Abolition or Regulation?" He is the co-editor of a series, "Critical Perspectives on Animals: Theory, Culture, Science and Law," published by Columbia University Press.