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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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  • Vegan for the Animals

    January 11, 2022

    I recognise that I’m not the demographic who will go into a KFC to eat vegan Beyond Chicken.  One of the reasons why I’m a vegan is because I find the visceral experience of eating the charred remains of dead animal parts—and their counterfeits—revolting. I like fresh ingredients simply cooked. Indian food is, of course,… Read More

  • Topsy the Elephant

    January 4, 2022

    Today, January 4, 119 years ago, a female, wild-caught Asian elephant called Topsy is killed in front of 1,000 plus people at Lunar Park, one of America’s first amusement parks, on Coney Island, New York. She is fed carrots laced with 460 grams of potassium cyanide. Then, 6,600 volts of electricity are shot through her… Read More

  • A Bloomsbury Weekend with Carol Adams

    November 29, 2021

    I am grateful to Carol J. Adams for many things. One of the most important is introducing me to the writer Virginia Woolf. It began with an epigraph in The Sexual Politics of Meat that’s a brief extract from a letter Virginia Woolf wrote to the writer Gerald Brenan on Christmas Day in 1922. The… Read More

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  • The Great Cat & Dog Massacre by Hilda Kean

    July 4, 2018

    The Third Reich’s Luftwaffe dropped bombs on Hastings killing 25 people and injuring 85 on May 23, 1943. Sixteen of those who died were enjoying their Sunday lunchtime in The Swan Inn on the High Street in the Old Town. First built in 1532, The Swan Inn was rebuilt in 1879 but was completely demolished in the 1943 air raid. Today, it’s a garden of remembrance honouring the victims.… Read More

  • Zooicide: Seeing Cruelty, Demanding Abolition by Sue Coe and Stephen Eisenman

    April 17, 2020

    In an excellent essay in Zooicide: Seeing Cruelty, Demanding Abolition (AK Press; 2018), Stephen Eisenman describes zooicide as a history of cruelty to animals in zoos. “Animals were thus robbed of their souls and their social being;” he writes, “they symbolized nothing but their biological selves-their genus and species-and were exhibited as entertainments or trophies in zoos all over the world.”… Read More

  • Topsy by Michael Daly

    January 1, 2018

    I first read Topsy by Michael Daly when it was published in 2013 but failed to write a review for reasons I now don’t recall. A second reading just completed gives me the opportunity to now do so. The reason for the rereading is because Topsy’s tragic life fascinates me.… Read More

  • A Life for Animals by Christine Townend

    September 30, 2018

    Christine Townend founded Animal Liberation Australia in 1976 after reading Peter Singer’s book Animal Liberation. A Life for Animals is Christine’s memoir of her life’s work for animals first in Australia and then in India. Her work for animals can be roughly divided between the campaigns of Animal Liberation Australia and the rescue work of Help in Suffering in India.… Read More

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