Jordi Casamitjana

Jordi Casamitjana

Animal Behaviour | Veganism

Originally from Catalonia, but resident in the UK for several decades, Jordi Casamitjana is a vegan zoologist specialising in animal behaviour, who has been involved in different aspects of animal protection for many years. In addition to scientific research he has worked as an undercover investigator and animal welfare consultant. Jordi recently became well known for securing the legal protection of all UK ethical vegans from discrimination, in a landmark case that was discussed all over the world.



‘Jordi Casamitjana’s remarkable life story will inspire you to think and act not just differently but with compassion that will positively transform your life and the world round you … Everyone should read this book.’

Kim Stallwood, animal advocate and author of Growl

‘A very personal story and a very unusual one. Jordi’s account of his life, from Spain where he was born to the UK where he now lives, is not only a physical journey but a psychological one as well. His feelings and views about the exploitation of animals, particularly those that are raised and killed to be eaten, are powerfully and poignantly described. Those who have already started to tread the vegan path will find it profoundly reassuring. Those with different views will, nonetheless, have their eyes opened to a new way of thinking. After all, there can never be too much compassion and kindness in the world.’

Virginia McKenna OBE, co-founder of Born Free Foundation

‘With Jordi Casamitjana’s lucid storytelling interspersed with ancient wisdom and empirical evidence, this book can illuminate our understanding of what it means to be vegan in much the way Yuval Noah Harare’s Sapiens explained what it is to be a modern human. As informative as it is incisive, as inspiring as it is inviting, this book will become one of the stand-out pieces of literature in the animal liberation movement. A must read whether you are vegan, vegetarian or otherwise!’

Joel ‘Jay Brave’ Bravette, The Vegan Society trustee and Made In Hackney youth ambassador


‘An incredibly comprehensive guide to what it means to be an ethical vegan, from its historical origins to the practicalities of everyday modern life. Jordi’s court case means that the beliefs of ethical vegans, quite rightly, have to be respected. A book like this is really helpful for anyone who wants to understand why.’

Kerry McCarthy MP


‘A personal journey and one of the most important stories in veganism today. Jordi Casamitjana’s Ethical Vegan dives into the deep past of our relationship with animals, from Buddhist ethics to Taoist wisdom to the latest social and cognitive science. He explores what it means to live ethically alongside non-human beings. I loved this book for its generous telling of his legal battle to win recognition for veganism in the workplace, its wide ranging sources, and the way in which Casamitjana pinpoints what we need to do now to make the world better for animals, including us humans.’

Dr Alex Lockwood, academic and author

One year since that landmark ethical veganism case
Anam Alam catches up with Jordi Casamitjana, the man behind the case that made ethical veganism a protected philosophical belief.

An article about Jordi in Vegan Life magaine