Wlodzimierz Gogloza

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Wlodzimierz Gogloza is Assistant Professor of Law at the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland. He received a grant to publish a paper called False Parallels and Useful Lessons that explores what the animal rights movement can learn from the anti-slavery abolitionism of the nineteenth century. This grant has been co-funded by the Animals & Society Institute (ASI). He writes:

Members of contemporary social movements often look for inspiration in the past, seeking examples of successful campaigns and interventions, which can inform their own approach to proper strategy and tactics. . . . The grant . . . will enable me to publish a paper explaining that most of the supposed affinities between “the abolition then and now” . . . are false and based on a superficial understanding of the original abolitionist movement and the social and political reality from which it emerged. At the same time, however, I will attempt to prove that the modern animal rights movement can indeed learn a lot from the Garrisonian Abolitionists and their intra-movement debates.

2020 Update:
Wlodzimierz will be presenting his paper on the Lessons the Modern Vegan Movement can Learn from the Nineteenth Century Anti-Slavery Abolitionism Movement during the annual International Animal Rights Conference, which will be held online on September 5-6, 2020.

Recently, he has been working as a Head of Policy at Anima International and has published a number of articles on various issues related to farmed animal welfare. One of these articles, about factory farming and the pandemic has been published in many countries, and has become a basis for a Japanese video-blog on COVID-19. His next project is on the impact the EU Common Agricultural Policy has on the animal welfare in the low- and middle-income countries, and will be working with Professor Radoslaw Pastuszko from the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland. The funding of the project has been provided by the Tiny Beam Fund.