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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  • Stallwood Archive Available at The British Library

    November 10, 2022

    The Kim Stallwood Archive at The British Library is available to researchers via the British Library Explore Archives and Manuscripts catalogue at Add MS 89458. It currently consists of four… Read More

  • Prioritising Topsy

    October 27, 2022

    As I wish to prioritise writing my book about Topsy the elephant, I am taking a break from social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) until the end of 2022. I will… Read More

  • Preserving Animal Rights History

    September 28, 2022

    Two years ago today (September 28, 2020) The British Library came to my office and returned to London with 36 boxes of research materials that became the Kim Stallwood Archive.… Read More


  • Empathy by Roman Krznaric

    August 22, 2016

    This book has been on my reading list and sat on my bedside table for some time but it was reading another book about empathy that prompted me to get round to reading Krznaric. … 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

  • Please Take Me Home by Clare Campbell

    March 25, 2017

    I wish I could like Please Take Me Home more than I do. It’s an interesting if troubling account of our relationship with cats. It’s full of interesting and unusual information. But there it stops. … 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

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