Andrew LinzeyAndrew Linzey (born 2 February 1952) is a British Anglican priest, theologian, author, and prominent figure in the Christian vegetarian movement. He is a member of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oxford, and held the world’s first academic post in Ethics, Theology and Animal Welfare, the Bede Jarret Senior Research Fellowship at Blackfriars Hall.
Linzey is the founder and director of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, an independent academic centre opened in November 2006 to promote the study and discussion of animal ethics. He is the author of a number of books on animal rights, including ''Animal Rights: A Christian Perspective'' (1976), ''Christianity and the Rights of Animals'' (1987), ''Animal Theology'' (1994), and ''Why Animal Suffering Matters: Philosophy, Theology, and Practical Ethics'' (2009). He is also the editor of an academic journal, the ''Journal of Animal Ethics'', which is published jointly by the Oxford Centre and the University of Illinois, and a series editor, with Priscilla Cohn, of the Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series. Provided by Wikipedia