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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  • Announcement 2

    July 13, 2021

    Since Thursday, June 17 when I collapsed into unconsciousness in the street as I walked to my office in Hastings, I have spent the time in the Hastings’ Conquest Hospital and the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. In The Conquest, I was diagnosed with the ‘faulty plumbing’ of a heart valve born to malfunction.… Read More

  • Announcement

    June 19, 2021

    A little while ago I said I was going to make an announcement. Well, this is an announcement but it isn’t the one that I planned to make. That announcement will have to wait until another time. My life has been overtaken by events. It is now necessary to make a different announcement. I collapsed… Read More

  • A Tale of Two Compost Bins

    June 8, 2021

    Last year (March, I think) we invested in two new compost bins and installed them side by side at our allotment. The left-hand bin was for new green waste from our kitchen and the allotment while the right-hand bin took the compost material that was already breaking down. Earlier this year I began to empty… Read More


  • Model Animal Welfare Act by Janice Cox and Sabine Lennkh

    January 20, 2017

    The Model Animal Welfare Act — A Comprehensive Framework Law is a guide to modernise animal protection legislation. It is an invaluable resource for animal advocates in any country who work in the areas of public policy and legislation.… Read More

  • King Leopold’s Ghost

    November 17, 2016

    Great book. Highly recommended to social justice movement practitioners, including animal rights activists. Learn about corrupting power and how to fight against it by reading about the history of the ivory and rubber trade in what was then known as the Congo.… Read More

  • The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh

    July 10, 2018

    Sadly, I don’t have the time to write a considered review of this excellent book; however, if you’re concerned about climate change, as we all should, and particularly its impact on the human creative psyche, well, this is the book for you.… Read More

  • The End of Eddy by Edouard Louis

    May 21, 2017

    Fiction is the magic that works for me more than any other form of creativity that takes me to other worlds to experience them. Sometimes those worlds are far away. Jane Austen and Virginia Woolf, come to mind.… Read More

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