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Norm Phelps

Born: May 16, 1939

Death: Jan 1, 2014

Nationality: United States

Norm Phelps

Date of Birth : May 16, 1939
Date of Death : Jan 1, 2014

Norm Phelps was an American writer. He was a founding member of the Society of Ethical and Religious Vegetarians, and a former outreach director of the Fund for Animals. He authored three books on animal rights: The Dominion of Love: Animal Rights According to the Bible, The Great Compassion: Buddhism and Animal Rights, and The Longest Struggle: Animal Advocacy from Pythagoras to PETA. Phelps spoke at numerous conferences, including the National Conference on Organized Resistance, the University of Oregon’s Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, several of the annual Animal Rights Conferences sponsored by the Farm Animal Rights Movement, and the Compassionate Living Festival. He also published articles, essays, and book reviews in several periodicals: Journal of Critical Animal Studies, Philosophia, Satya, The Animals’ Voice, and VegNews. Phelps had become a vegetarian and then a vegan following the death of his dog Czar in 1984. As Phelps describes this change process on his website, "Czar was a person. He had a personality as individual and well-defined as any human being.

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