Benjamin Valentino

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Animal rights protesters demonstrate for the abolition of bullfights on July 5, one day before the start of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain. (Susana Vera /Reuters)

It has been a good year for animals — at least for nonhuman ones. The Economist declared 2019 “the year of the vegan.” Demand for meatless burgers at major fast food chains has grown so fast that producers have been unable to keep up. High-end fashion houses like Gucci and Calvin Klein are now completely fur-free. Even the electric car company Tesla has begun offering a vegan version of its vehicles, with synthetic leather seats and trim.

Increased concern for the rights of animals is not only changing what we eat, wear and drive. It has begun to change our laws.…  Seguir leyendo »