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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

  • Animal Rights: From Obscurity to Acceptance

    March 3, 2020

    Animal advocates often moan about politicians because they don’t care about animals. They also complain about how existing legislation for animals is often biased in favour of those abusing animals. I share these frustrations. I also believe there’s a way forward for the animal rights movement to ensure our elected representatives and governments do care about animals and act effectively on their behalf. I advocate a strategy to put animals into politics.… Read More

  • Just Deserts

    January 10, 2020

    Tired of living in a world where animals have no value. Wherever you look, they’re treated like garbage. Fine to export them across oceans even though thousands of them die en route. OK to let them burn alive trapped in cages in factory farms because they’re not worth anything—not even a water sprinkler system or… Read More

  • Topsy the Elephant

    January 3, 2020

    Topsy was in her late twenties when she was murdered at Luna Park on Coney Island in New York on January 4, 1903. The murder scene is one of America’s first theme parks at a time when the United States emerges as an industrial world leader. My use of the word “murder” rather than “killed” is deliberate. Her life and death represent the fate of many animals—not just elephants and not just in the entertainment industry. Even though some thought her guilty, I felt she was innocent.… Read More

BOOK REVIEWS

  • A Life for Animals by Christine Townend

    September 30, 2018

    Christine Townend founded Animal Liberation Australia in 1976 after reading Peter Singer’s book Animal Liberation. A Life for Animals is Christine’s memoir of her life’s work for animals first in Australia and then in India. Her work for animals can be roughly divided between the campaigns of Animal Liberation Australia and the rescue work of Help in Suffering in India.… 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

  • The New Wild by Fred Pearce

    July 18, 2017

    The New Wild by Fred Pearce is a must-read book that challenges our thinking about nature and how to view the environment and the plants and animals who we share the Earth with. Begin at the end with the author’s close for the last chapter: “Nature never goes back…..… Read More

  • Ruth Plant by Jenny Remfrey

    August 22, 2016

    Caught up in the day to day activity of working for animals, it’s all too easy to forget that there are many other people who are also rescuing at-risk animals or campaigning for them one way or another or quite simply ‘doing their bit.’… Read More

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