Mark Hawthorne wrote Bleating Hearts because he wanted to ‘examine animal exploitation that does not get enough (or any) attention.’ (4) As you might expect, this is a book that is a catalog of our inhumanity to animals. It’s not an easy read but each chapter concludes with a ‘What You Can Do’ section. The… Read More


Lantern Books will publish Growl: Life Lessons, Hard Truths, and Bold Strategies from an Animal Advocate in September. Part memoir and part manifesto, I’ve written the book I wish I could’ve read when I went vegan and became involved with animal rights in the 1970s.  I explore four key values in animal rights: compassion, truth, nonviolence, and… Read More


Tomorrow’s (March 13, 2014) Backbench Business Committee debate in the House of Commons in support of a motion relating to the badger cull states that this: House believes that the pilot badger culls in Gloucestershire and Somerset have decisively failed against the criteria set out by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in… Read More


My MP is Amber Rudd, Conservative, who represents Hastings and Rye. The following is an email I sent today to Ms Rudd asking her to vote in favour of a motion brought by Conservative MP Anne Main to end the badger cull. I write to ask for your support by voting in favour of a… Read More