Template:Primary sourcesRobert "Bob" Torres was an assistant professor of sociology at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. He is the co-author, with his wife Jenna Torres, of Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World (2005), and Making A Killing: The Political Economy of Animal Rights (2007).

Making a Killing examines animal rights from a social anarchist position. Torres argues that changing our attitudes toward animals is essential to changing other relationships of dominance that characterize most societies.[1]

Torres and his wife briefly produced a podcast about animal rights and veganism, featuring the Torres' commentary, along with the occasional guest, and Torres was a partner at the now defunct Tofu Hound Press, which was a small publishing company that released a few books on the same subject. The podcast suddenly ceased in 2009 and websites related to it were taken down shortly thereafter without notice.


Torres holds a BA in Philosophy and a BS in Agricultural Science from Pennsylvania State University. His MS and PhD are from Cornell University in Development Sociology. Torres also received his Juris Doctor from Drexel University in 2012. From 1999-2000, Torres was a Fulbright Scholar in Spain, and was a Foreign Language Area Studies Fellow for Quechua / Latin America during his time at Cornell.



  1. Sankoff, Peter and Whit, Steven. Animal Law in Australasia. Federation Press, 2009, p. 272.

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