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In 1976 I became a vegan and since then held leadership positions with some of the world’s foremost animal advocacy organisations in the UK and the USA. Today, I work as an author, independent scholar, and consultant in animal rights.

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LATEST POSTS

  • Animal Consciousness

    November 23, 2017

    I’m not embarrassed to admit that much that was said at the Animal Consciousness conference was beyond me. I’m just an angry and frustrated animal rights vegan who is trying to do something to stop the world from going to hell in a hand basket. I’m not a philosopher, psychologist, anthropologist, neuroscientist, zoologist or biologist. But they all spoke at the conference and had something important to say–even if I didn’t always understand it.… Read More

  • Are We Smart Enough to Know When to Take the Political Turn for Animals?

    October 3, 2017

    My chapter, “Are We Smart Enough to Know When to Take the Political Turn for Animals?”, is published in the new anthology, Ethical and Political Approaches to Nonhuman Animal Issues, edited by Andrew Woodhall and Gabriel Garmendia da Trindade, published by Spinger/Palgrave Macmillan. … Read More

  • Latest Growl Review

    September 3, 2017

    Growl is the autobiography of Kim Stallwood, one of the guiding lights of the Animal Rights Movement. It is an inside look at the awkward beginnings of a man searching to live authentically and his growth into one of the most powerful proponents of modern animal rights. … Read More

BOOK REVIEWS

  • The Inner Life of Cats by Thomas McNamee

    July 13, 2017

    The author, Thomas McNamee, is a writer of books about animals who live in the wild (e.g., bears, wolfs). As this is the only book I’ve read of his, I’m assuming from The Inner Life of Cats that his writing style is weighted toward the scholarly as opposed to the popular. … Read More

  • King Leopold’s Ghost

    November 17, 2016

    Great book. Highly recommended to social justice movement practitioners, including animal rights activists. Learn about corrupting power and how to fight against it by reading about the history of the ivory and rubber trade in what was then known as the Congo.… Read More

  • Ruth Plant by Jenny Remfrey

    August 22, 2016

    Caught up in the day to day activity of working for animals, it’s all too easy to forget that there are many other people who are also rescuing at-risk animals or campaigning for them one way or another or quite simply ‘doing their bit.’… Read More

  • Nim Chimpsky by Elizabeth Hess

    March 14, 2010

    If there’s anyone left on the planet who needs convincing that chimpanzees are more like us (or we’re like them) than they’d care to think they need to read Elizabeth Hess’s biography of Nim Chimpsky, the chimpanzee who was taught to communicate in American Sign Language (ASL).… Read More

  • Upcoming Events

    1. Minding Animals International Conference MAC4 Mexico City

      January 17 - January 24
    2. Speaking at the Ealing Animal Charities Fair 40th Anniversary in London

      March 3 @ 10:30 - 16:00
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