MEET KIM

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.

READ MORE

BUY GROWL

Read my book Growl: Life Lessons, Hard Truths and Bold Strategies from an Animal Advocate

BUY NOW

Book image

LATEST POSTS

  • British Animal Charities Are Missing in Action This General Election

    December 5, 2019

      The U.K. General Election of 2019 will most likely go down in the record books as the Brexit Election. But, to their great credit, many politicians, political parties, some parts of the media, and campaign groups, such as Extinction Rebellion, have turned it into the Climate Election. The political parties themselves, particularly the Conservatives… Read More

  • 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

BOOK REVIEWS

  • 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

  • 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

  • Second Nature by Jonathan Balcombe

    March 30, 2010

    Ethology, the scientific study of animal behavior, is an established field of academic endeavor that we now take for granted. But when Jane Goodall began her research in Gombe, Tanzania what is now unthinkable to us happened to her only 50 years ago. … Read More

  • The Honor Code by Kwame Anthony Appiah

    February 19, 2016

    The Honor Code came to my attention as a book that was highly recommended by a friend and colleague whose opinion I respect. I looked forward to reading it. It sounded intriguing. And I carefully read it.… Read More

  • Upcoming Events

    1. Brigid Brophy Anthology Publication

      May 1, 2020
  • Projects

    Please contact me if you have a consulting project to discuss.

    CONTACT KIM

  • Join my mailing list for regular updates

  • Podcasts