For our July meeting, we are continuing discussing "Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation", by Gary Francione. Reading the book is not required to attend the meeting and discuss the topics in the book. All are welcome to attend to join in in the yummy food and socializing with like-minded people. If you are reading (or have read) the book, however, you may choose a chapter to share with the group, which you can post here. (So far Chapts. 1 & 3 are taken) Greens and Gourmet is a favourite vegan and vegetarian buffet in Kitsilano, Vancouver, featuring a plentiful salad bar, hot bar with items such as soups, spring rolls, many different casseroles, curries and the famous miso tofu, and a selection of cakes and pies for dessert. All food is pay-by-weight and Earthsave members receive a 10% discount! Each person will fill their plate with the food that they want; thus, the price you pay will vary and usually a decent plate of food at G&G will cost anywhere from $12-$18, depending on the weight. About the book: The prominent and respected philosopher of animal rights law and ethical theory, Gary L. Francione is known for his criticism of animal welfare laws and regulations, his abolitionist theory of animal rights, and his promotion of veganism and nonviolence as the baseline principles of the abolitionist movement. In this collection, Francione advances the most radical theory of animal rights to date. Unlike Peter Singer, Francione maintains that we cannot morally justify using animals under any circumstances, and unlike Tom Regan, Francione's theory applies to all sentient beings, not only to those who have more sophisticated cognitive abilities.