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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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  • Mancept Workshops in Political Theory 2019

    June 10, 2019

    I will be a speaker at the MANCEPT Workshops, which is an annual conference in political theory organised under the auspices of the Manchester Centre for Political Theory. My presentation, Putting Animals into Politics, will be part of the workshop series called “Just Animals? The Future of the Political Turn in Animal Ethics.” The Mancept… Read More

  • The Oxford Group

    May 17, 2019

    “The Oxford Group and the Emergence of Animal Rights: An Intellectual History” is the name of a research project led by Professor Robert Garner and Research Associate Yewande Okuleye from the University of Leicester. Recently, Robert and Yewande visited my office to record an interview with me and review materials in my animal rights collection for the project.The Oxford Group is the name given to an informal group of young academics who lived in Oxford in the 1970s who became vegetarians and explored animal ethics. The Oxford Group is generally recognized as initiating the philosophical foundation to the contemporary debate about our ethical relationship with other animals. The Oxford Group is an important but little-known historical development in animal ethics and the animal rights movement. This research project, and the subsequent publication of a book, are the first of their kind to explore the Oxford Group.… Read More

  • Kim Stallwood YouTube Channel Now Open!

    April 16, 2019

    The Kim Stallwood YouTube channel is now open! There are eight videos to watch and listen to where I give different presentations about the Politics of Love; the Animal Rights Movement; Why Animals Matter; the Knowing Animals podcast interview; and Topsy, the elephant we must never forget. The videos were made in the UK, Luxembourg, Mexico, Poland, and Finland from 2012 to 2018. More videos will be added as they become available.… Read More

BOOK REVIEWS

  • Ruth Plant by Jenny Remfrey

    August 22, 2016

    Caught up in the day to day activity of working for animals, it’s all too easy to forget that there are many other people who are also rescuing at-risk animals or campaigning for them one way or another or quite simply ‘doing their bit.’… Read More

  • All About Love by bell hooks

    April 29, 2018

    I haven’t read bell hooks in many years. I recall her Feminist Theory: From margin to center helped to inform my understanding of feminism in the 1990s. My interest in reading hooks again was after I heard Philip McKibbin speak about “The Politics of Love” at the Minding Animals conference in Mexico in January 2018. He referred to hooks’ All About Love: New visions in his excellent presentation. I confess to a “quick read” of this book and that this is why this is a “quick review.” Nonetheless, I recognize this book to be an informative, provocative, and empowering read. I will certainly return to it for a more thorough reading as my research progresses into understanding the relationship between being an animal lover and a vegan animal rights advocate.… Read More

  • Even Vegans Die by Carol J Adams, Patti Breitman and Virginia Messina

    September 17, 2017

    Recommended as a primer to knowing what to do about making difficult decisions about life and death.… Read More

  • The Chernobyl Privileges by Alex Lockwood

    April 9, 2019

    It’s not unusual for me to read nonfiction books written by acquaintances, colleagues, and even friends who are authors writing about animal advocacy, animal rights, and animal studies. Often but not always their work is something I admire and use myself in my role as an author and independent scholar and consultant in animal rights. It’s an entirely different question, however, when it’s a fellow traveller in the animal rights movement who writes fiction, and the book isn’t directly related to the question of our confused and contradictory relationship with animals. … Read More

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