Robert Garner is professor of political theory at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom.
Garner obtained his Bachelor from the University of Salford, and his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Manchester.
He specializes in animal rights, focusing on animal protectionism and the political representation of non-human interests. He is the author of several books on the subject, including A Theory of Justice for Animals (2013), The Animal Rights Debate: Abolition or Regulation? (2010, with Gary Francione), Animal Ethics (2005), and Animals, Politics and Morality (2004). Garner became a founding member in 2011 of the Centre for Animals and Social Justice, a British charity that aims to "embed animal protection as a core goal of public policy.".