Jordi Casamitjana

Originally from Catalonia, but resident in the UK for several decades, Jordi is a vegan zoologist and author, who has been involved in different aspects of animal protection for many years. In addition to scientific research, he has worked mostly as an undercover investigator, animal welfare consultant, and animal protection campaigner. He has been an ethical vegan since 2002 and in 2020, he secured the legal protection of all ethical vegans in Great Britain from discrimination, in a landmark employment tribunal case that was discussed all over the world. He is also the author of the book, Ethical Vegan: a personal and political journey to change the world.
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vegan bug killing

How to deal with bugs without killing them as vegans

A zoologist explains how he deals with unwelcomed bugs and creepy crawlies from the perspective of an ethical vegan. Nature has an inbuilt “social distancing”...
vegan vs plant based

The vegan case against ‘plant-based’

Is there a battle between veganism and plant-based-ism? If so, Jordi Casamitjana, author of Ethical Vegan, presents his case for the vegan side. I am...
types of vegans

How many types of vegans are there?

Ethical Vegan author Jordi Casamitjana defines the different types of vegans he found while researching for the chapter, ‘The Anthropology of the Vegan Kind’. Because...
vaccine vegan

Can vegans really be exempt from mandatory Covid-19 vaccination?

Some believe vegans could be exempt from the Covid-19 vaccine under the legal protection of ethical vegans. Jordi Casamitjana, who secured that status, says...
Jordi Casamitjana

The ban on bullfighting in Catalonia, 11 years on

In 2010, Catalonia approved a ban on bullfighting. Jordi Casamitjana, who was involved in the vote’s success, reflects on how it came about and...