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


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  • One Year On

    June 17, 2022

    One year ago today, I collapsed unconscious in the street yards from my office in Hastings. I remember walking along the road and not feeling well. I sat down in the doorway of a church to catch my breath. My next memory is of an out-of-body experience. I simultaneously looked down on myself as I… Read More

  • Manufacturing War with Animals’ Lives

    April 24, 2022

    Forty years ago today in 1982, 6,000 animal rights campaigners marched six miles from Salisbury, Wiltshire to Porton Down, the government’s warfare research laboratory where animals are used as research tools to manufacture war. That day, as is today, April 24, is designated World Day for Laboratory Animals. In 1982 I was Campaigns Officer at… Read More

  • I Visit with Tier im Recht

    March 23, 2022

    After The British Library acquired 36 boxes of research materials in 2020 to form the Kim Stallwood Archive, there was still a considerable amount of animal rights stuff in my office. I needed to find a permanent home for it. This included an audiovisual archive, a collection of 200 plus leaflets from the 19th and… 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

  • No Time to Lose by Pema Chodron

    December 10, 2017

    My decision to become a vegan when I was 20 led me, via a vegetarian girlfriend, to discover Buddhism and Theosophy as taught by its founder H P Blavatsky. Their teachings (karma, reincarnation, compassion, nonviolence, etc.) influenced my understanding of what it means to be vegan and what form animal rights advocacy should take. Now, as I admit in my book Growl, I have not always succeeded in adhering to these values. Nonetheless, as with living as a vegan, it’s the journey not the destination that’s important. I make mistakes and try to learn from them.… Read More

  • Call of the Cats by Andrew Bloomfield

    April 25, 2017

    This is an enjoyable read that’s well written about (principally) a man (the author) and his two female housemates who discover a colony of cats living in the yard and neighbouring yards of their rental home in Los Angeles.… Read More

  • The Four Loves by C S Lewis

    August 31, 2017

    I read The Four Loves as part of my research for a long-term writing project about animal rights and animal lovers. Normally, this is not the sort thing I would read. By that I mean the subject and the author. It won’t be very surprising then if I write I didn’t get much from the book. I found it confusing and difficult to understand. (I’m not a Christian.) I like the approach of Four Loves: Likings and Loves for the Sub-Human; Affection; Friendship; Eros; and Charity. (Yes. There’s five topics listed.) … Read More

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