MEET KIM

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

  • Ealing Animal Charities Fair

    March 2, 2018

    Between 1976 and 1978 I was campaigns organiser for Compassion In World Farming. My duties included representing Compassion at various events, organising local groups, public speaking, and producing newsletters and other public educational materials. As Compassion’s second full-time employee, I was very fortunate to work directly with its co-founder, Peter Roberts, who I learned a great deal from. Please read my book, Growl (Lantern Books), for more on my animal advocacy.… Read More

  • Minding Animals International in Mexico

    February 20, 2018

    I recall from the 1990s Ken Shapiro, who co-founded with me the Animals and Society Institute in 2005, describing Human-Animal Studies (or Animal Studies as it is also known) as the study of our relationship with animals and their relationship with us. Critical Animal Studies later emerged to situate the human-animal relationship in a broader, progressive, political context of liberation and abolition. I see the academic endeavour of animal studies as complementary to the advocacy of the animal rights movement. Advocacy needs academia (and vice versa) to form a more effective social movement for nonhuman animals.… Read More

  • 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

BOOK REVIEWS

  • Call of the Cats by Andrew Bloomfield

    April 25, 2017

    This is an enjoyable read that’s well written about (principally) a man (the author) and his two female housemates who discover a colony of cats living in the yard and neighbouring yards of their rental home in Los Angeles.… Read More

  • The End of Eddy by Edouard Louis

    May 21, 2017

    Fiction is the magic that works for me more than any other form of creativity that takes me to other worlds to experience them. Sometimes those worlds are far away. Jane Austen and Virginia Woolf, come to mind.… Read More

  • The Honor Code by Kwame Anthony Appiah

    February 19, 2016

    The Honor Code came to my attention as a book that was highly recommended by a friend and colleague whose opinion I respect. I looked forward to reading it. It sounded intriguing. And I carefully read it.… Read More

  • On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder

    May 22, 2017

    Having survived the Thatcher/Reagan years in the 1980s, and thought it could not get any worse until the Blair/Bush junior years from the late 1990s to 2000s, we are now in the present Trump era in which the prospect of dictatorship in the US is openly discussed.… Read More

  • Upcoming Events

    1. Animals and the Left Conference at NYU

      June 29
    2. First Annual Tom Regan Memorial Lecture at North Carolina State University

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

      December 15
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