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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

  • Catherine Oliver

    August 10, 2018

    Catherine Oliver is a Doctoral Researcher in Human Geography, at The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham. Her Ph.D. Research is called “Changing Spaces of Animal Rights Activism in the U.K.” Her study looks to better understand how and why the animal rights movement has changed in the U.K. since 1950.… Read More

  • Sue Coe and Henry Salt

    July 15, 2018

    In 2012, I wrote here that Sue Coe is “quite simply, my favourite living artist.” For me, her work sits “proudly along a continuum which includes George Grosz, Otto Dix, Kathe Kollwitz, on the one hand, and El Greco, Thomas Bewick and Goya, on the other.”… Read More

  • The Knowing Animals Podcast

    July 4, 2018

    Knowing Animals is among my favourites of podcasts that I follow. It’s hosted by Siobhan O’Sullivan, the Australian political scientist and political theorist who is currently a lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales. With nearly 80 30-minute episodes produced, Knowing Animals addresses animals and ethics; animals and the law; animals and politics; and animal advocacy. It features interviews with academic and animal advocates. … Read More

BOOK REVIEWS

  • Pets in America by Katherine C. Grier

    December 14, 2015

    Katherine C. Grier’s Pets in America is a fascinating account of how our patterns of behaviour have changed over three centuries with regard to the species we live with and the reasons we do so.… Read More

  • The Wildings by Nilanjana Roy

    December 3, 2017

    It would be too easy to dismiss The Wildings by Nilanjana Roy as the “Watership Down book but about cats.”

    Richard Adams’ Watership Down is the hugely popular novel about rabbits in the English countryside. The Wildings is also a novel but its protagonists are the feral cats who live in an old neighbourhood of Delhi. Both the rabbits and the cats rise up to the challenges that threatens their existence. Both books empower their protagonists with abilities such as thoughts and speech and the agency of their actions. These are basically the books’ similarities.… Read More

  • Bury the Chains by Adam Hochschild

    August 22, 2016

    Some books are just worth reading twice. And Bury the Chains, which I wrote about previously in connection with the film about Wilberforce called “Amazing Grace,” is one of them. … Read More

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    1. First Annual Tom Regan Memorial Lecture at North Carolina State University

      September 21
    2. The Politics of Love Conference at All Souls College Oxford

      December 15
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