About Vegan Place

It's their home. Let them roamI’m Lee Hall, and Vegan Place is my main web journal. I started it upon turning 30 in vegan years in late 2013, as a celebration of all vegan living means to me.

In February 2016 I joined the ranks of independent authors, and published On Their Own Terms: Animal Liberation for the 21st Century. Its purpose is twofold: to examine and advance animal-liberation theory for our age of climate change, and to offer guideposts for activism. I hope you’ll read and review it.

Another recent work, years in the writing, is an environmental law journal article on the importance of the end of hunting and forcible predator and deer control. It’s one of my few law review works that’s not hidden behind an academic publisher’s paywall; so go get it!

Find me on Twitter: @VeganPlace 

I thank A Well-Fed World for vital grant support.

Appreciation also goes out to Maryanne Appel, Janine Bandcroft, Mary Ann Baron, Jerneja Tomsic, Kay Connacher, Aurora Cooney, Amanda Crow, Charlotte Cressey, Bill Drelles, Allen Eckert, Patricia Fairey, Jesse Farrell, Paula Franklin, Meg Graney, Curtis Hinkle, Donovan Inch, Chris Kelly, Van Luong, Jaime, Steve, and Jackson Mazurek, LouAnne McDonald, Cathy McLaughlin Burt, Jack McMillan, Ellie Moffat, Pam Page, Catherine Podojil, Laura Reese, Heather Steel, Jenny Stein, Deb Thompson, Justin Van Kleeck, Rosemary Van Kleeck, Mary Jo Wenckus, Michael Zager, and the late Brenda Trerice for helping to make this project possible, financially or another indispensable way.

Thanks to Heather Steel for co-creating a forerunner of this project: VeganMeans. (Happy birthday, Heather, on the 30th of May!) And thanks to each of the patrons of the Art of Animal Liberation who sponsor this work through Patreon, bringing downloadable materials, live presentations, columns and op-eds into new communities every month.

This blogger is:

  • A life member of the Vegan Organic Network.
  • A life member of The Vegan Society.
  • A contributing presenter for the annual Vegan Summerfest at Johnstown, Pennsylvania, US.
  • An active member of the American Vegan Society’s Speakers Bureau.
  • A Vegan Information Point for the American Vegan Society in Chester County, Pennsylvania, US.


16 thoughts on “About Vegan Place

  1. Thank you Lee for all you do for all human and nonhuman animals. Are you still associated with Friends of Animals?

      • Nope, I wasn’t there. Unfortunately I haven’t been to any events outside of Tucson or Phoenix for quite a while now.

      • Hi Lee, whoa, I am really late in getting back to you ref. this . I had some brief disruptions in my phone carrier service and it affected my email accounts,etc. It should be back up to speed now. I am no longer with the Humane Party. I was intially troubled by the moniker ” humane”. It seems to be a watered- down word thrown about these days with no real meaning or definition. I found a lot of good- intentioned and intelligent people involved , and agreed with a lot of what was being promoted. Their platform though did not, and will not in the immediate future, address the problem of human overpopulation nor the continued breeding of domesticated animals. Needless to say, I could not whole- heartedly and with good conscience be silent about what I believe are two fundamental principles in a truly ” humane” world. I am currently still a registered ” independent” voter. Thank you for asking. How are things with you?

  2. No: since 2013 I have not been affiliated with animal-advocacy groups other than grassroots collectives in Philadelphia and adjacent Chester County, and as a volunteer member of the Speakers Bureau for the American Vegan Society . I now work independently in animal-liberation philosophy and outreach.

    Thanks for your supportive words.

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  4. We are getting there slowly, but surely. Unfortunately it seems that the U of A ,which is located in Tucson, doesnt seem to have a very “activist” student population. I think the same is true for ASU, which is in Tempe, just outside of Phoenix. There are several grassroot organizations in both cities, and a few are truly vegan in nature. Most of our animal advocacy groups seem to be more towards incremental reform only. “Abolition” , particularly in regard to ” pet-keeping”, is not a popular topic . The comprehensive outlook involving intersectionality is a pretty foreign concept at this point in time also. But I guess thats true everywhere.

    • PS: Sorry to have neglected to respond to your conference question. At the moment I’m working on presentations for the American Vegan Society’s annual Garden Party (Sunday 27 May 2018, Malaga, NJ) and for Summerfest (Wednesday – Sunday 4-8 July 2018, Johnstown, PA).

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