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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  • Sophie and Scarlett Rickard Interview

    November 17, 2023

    Welcome to the first in a series of interviews with authors. Sophie and Scarlett Rickard produced two graphic novels that I have greatly admired and enjoyed reading. These books impressed… Read More

  • Henry S. Salt Foundation

    October 12, 2023

    For about a year (1979-1980) I lived in Brighton between the two periods of time when I worked for the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection in London as… Read More

  • Why I Love the National Trust

    October 3, 2023

    I’m very lucky that within an hour’s drive from my home in Hastings, East Sussex I can visit five wonderful historic properties lovingly cared for by the National Trust. It’s… 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

  • Story Craft by Jack Hart

    December 18, 2017

    Of all the books about writing, editing and publishing I’ve read over the years, I cannot think of one that stood out more than just offering a nugget of information here and some insight over there. They were helpful but not memorable. Or even enjoyable to read. Story Craft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction by Jack Hart, however, is different and comes highly recommended.… Read More

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