Bob Torres

About Bob Torres

Robert "Bob" Torres was an assistant professor of sociology at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. He is the co-author, with his wife Jenna Torres, of Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World (2005), and Making A Killing: The Political Economy of Animal Rights (2007).

Making a Killing examines animal rights from a social anarchist position. Torres argues that changing our attitudes toward animals is essential to changing other relationships of dominance that characterize most societies.[1]

Torres and his wife briefly produced a podcast about animal rights and veganism, featuring the Torres' commentary, along with the occasional guest, and Torres was a partner at the now defunct Tofu Hound Press, which was a small publishing company that released a few books on the same subject. The podcast suddenly ceased in 2009 and websites related to it were taken down shortly thereafter without notice.

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Quotes By Bob Torres

Our economic order is tightly woven around the exploitation of animals, and while it may seem easy to dismiss concern about animals as the soft-headed mental masturbation of people who really don't understand oppression and the depths of actual human misery, I hope to get you to think differently about suffering and pain, to convince you that animals matter, and to argue that anyone serious about ending domination and hierarchy needs to think critically about bringing animals into consideration.

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Animals should not require our permission to live on earth. Animals were given the right to be here long before we arrived.

Anthony Douglas Williams