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 Archives and Recent Additions

    March 25, 2021

    Regardless of their motivation and ideological foundation, there is an important and diverse history of individuals and organisations who have rescued and campaigned for animals over the years. This rich history has been preserved on an ad-hoc basis by a variety of individuals, organisations, and libraries. The forthcoming bicentenaries of the Martins Act in 2022… Read More

  • Sentientism Podcast

    March 22, 2021

    Jamie Woodhouse of the project, Sentientism: Evidence, reason and compassion, recently interviewed me for its podcast. This is a wide-ranging conversation in which Jamie asked me to describe my personal philosophy and beliefs that ground my animal rights work and keep me motivated.… Read More

  • Our Hen House

    February 5, 2021

    Jasmin and Mariann from Our Hen House recently invited me back for a second interview for their podcast with the theme ‘Archiving Animal Rights’ (episode 577). They wrote: Kim Stallwood is truly one of the founders of the modern animal rights movement, and we are thrilled to have him join us this week on the podcast. He and Mariann discuss the long term history of the movement, the recent extraordinary acquisition of Kim’s collection of books and artifacts by the British Library, and what the Library selected to preserve for posterity. … Read More


  • A Journey in Ladakh by Andrew Harvey

    July 23, 2017

    Most likely I will never visit Ladakh. The next best thing is to vicariously read about it in A Journey in Ladakh by Andrew Harvey. The book was first published in 1983. The paperback copy I read included an Afterword written in 1999. Harvey’s visit was in the summer 1979. Nearly four decades later, I suspect much has and has not changed in Ladakh, if I were to visit. … Read More

  • The White Bone by Barbara Gowdy

    July 19, 2019

    It seems to me that there are two approaches to take when writing fiction in which nonhuman animals are the characters and the world imagined is theirs. First, to write about animals and their world in such a way that there is some familiarity or resemblance to ourselves and the world as experienced by ourselves. Examples in this category may include Black Beauty by Anna Sewell and Watership Down by Richard Adams. Second, to write fiction that imagines the world that’s inhabited by the animals who are the principal characters and describe them and their world through their own unique set of imaginations and experiences.… 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

  • Love Soup by Anna Thomas

    August 22, 2016

    Anna Thomas hasn’t written a vegan cook book but there are so many bold upper case “V”s against recipes in the index that she almost has.… Read More

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