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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  • Animal Rights and The British Library

    September 28, 2023

    How can we know where the animal rights movement wants to go if we do not understand where we have been? This fundamental question lives permanently in the back of… Read More

  • Me and My Social Media

    September 21, 2023

    How did we survive before social media? Is there life after Facebook? Social media: It’s a blessing and a curse. Of course, I can recall what life was like before… Read More

  • Topsy’s Voice

    September 4, 2023

    “One of the biggest challenges is the dearth of information about Topsy,” writes Mary Holmes and Patricia Denys in “Topsy’s Voice: The Quest of Kim Stallwood” published in Animal Culture, the… 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

  • The Pig in Thin Air by Alex Lockwood

    September 3, 2017

    Alex Lockwood in The Pig in Thin Air weaves together important strands of meaning about caring deeply for animals and putting ethics into action. The way in which animals are transformed into food (and other products and services) for human consumption is increasingly challenged. Growing awareness of the inevitable animal cruelty and the harm committed to ourselves as consumers and the environment as the ground in which the exploitation occurs has consequences for everyone. But what to do? … Read More

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