My vision is a world which understands animal welfare/rights as truth, compassion, nonviolence, and justice.
My mission is to position animal welfare/rights as personal lifestyle choice and the responsibility of government.
My ambition is to be a respected authority on animal welfare/rights, the animal welfare/rights movement and the moral and legal status of animals as a mainstream political issue.
My consultancy is dedicated to working with individuals, organisations, business and governments to advance vegan, cruelty-free living and embed animal welfare/rights as mainstream public policy.
I am an independent scholar and author as well as an independent consultant on communications, strategy and development to organisations and individuals. My first book, Growl, explores key values in animal rights and what it means to care deeply about animals. Presently, I am writing my second book, The Animal Rights Challenge, which is a critical examination of the effectiveness of the animal welfare/rights movement, and a proposal for a program of action for individual and institutional change.
I have more than 35 years of personal commitment and professional experience in leadership positions with some of the world’s foremost organizations in the U.K. and U.S., including CIWF, BUAV, PETA, and the Animals and Society Institute.
I was Executive editor of The Animals’ Agenda magazine (1993-2002) and edited two anthologies of articles, Speaking Out for Animals (Lantern Books, 2001) and A Primer on Animal Rights (Lantern Books, 2002).
I worked in the US for 20 years and returned to live in the UK in 2007.
I have been a vegetarian since 1974 when as a student I worked in a chicken slaughterhouse. I have been a vegan since 1976.
The Kim W. Stallwood Animal Rights Archive is a collection of books, journals, magazines, newsletters, artifacts, audio visual materials and public educational materials (flyers, leaflets, posters, etc.). The books and some other publications are cataloged at LibraryThing.
Currently, I am
- Editor, A Compassionate World, the Personal Blog of Philip Lymbery, Chief Executive, Compassion In World Farming (part-time consultant)
- European Director of the Animals and Society Institute (part-time consultant)
- Executive Director of Minding Animals International (volunteer)