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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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LATEST POSTS

  • 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

  • On the Brink 2: Insectageddon by Writers Rebel

    May 26, 2021

    Everywhere around the world insects are under threat. These threats take many forms not least from the global use of chemicals in support of mono cropping to grow food to feed to animals intensively raised in industrial farms. The plight of insects was featured in Insectageddon produced by Writers Rebel and the second in their… Read More

  • Insectageddon

    May 12, 2021

    Join me at Insectageddon: On the Brink II from Writers Rebel hosted by novelist Laline Paull on Monday, May 24 at 6pm GMT/7pm BST. With Terry Tempest Williams, Isabella Rossellini, Professor Dave Goulson, Rebel Jay Griffiths, novelist Chloe Aridjis, Dr Erica McAlister, filmmaker Eva Aridjis, and poet Daisy Lafarge. Live at https://xrlivestream.tv/insectageddon/  … Read More

BOOK REVIEWS

  • 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

  • Moti: An Indian Elephant

    March 11, 2015

    Generally elephants fascinate me but one particular elephant has a special place in my heart. She is Topsy who was an Asian elephant killed by electrocution at New York’s Coney Island in 1903. … Read More

  • The Great Cat & Dog Massacre by Hilda Kean

    July 4, 2018

    The Third Reich’s Luftwaffe dropped bombs on Hastings killing 25 people and injuring 85 on May 23, 1943. Sixteen of those who died were enjoying their Sunday lunchtime in The Swan Inn on the High Street in the Old Town. First built in 1532, The Swan Inn was rebuilt in 1879 but was completely demolished in the 1943 air raid. Today, it’s a garden of remembrance honouring the victims.… Read More

  • Bleating Hearts by Mark Hawthorne

    March 20, 2014

    Mark Hawthorne wrote Bleating Hearts because he wanted to ‘examine animal exploitation that does not get enough (or any) attention.’ (4) As you might expect, this is a book that is a catalog of our inhumanity to animals. It’s not an easy read but each chapter concludes with a ‘What You Can Do’ section. … Read More

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      June 20 @ 18:00 - 19:00
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      June 30 - July 2
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