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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  • 2023 Achievements & 2024 Aspirations

    December 13, 2023

    Whether you’re a Patreon donor, a Substack subscriber, a social media follower, or a friend or a colleague, you helped me to make a difference for animals in 2023. My… Read More

  • Richard J Miller Interview

    December 4, 2023

    Welcome to the second in a series of interviews with authors. Richard J Miller is an Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology at Northwestern University. He is the author of The Rise… Read More

  • Sophie and Scarlett Rickard Interview

    November 17, 2023

    Welcome to the first in a series of interviews with authors. Sophie and Scarlett Rickard produced two graphic novels that I have greatly admired and enjoyed reading. These books impressed… Read More


  • The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane

    March 20, 2016

    A well-written (except for the weakness to write lists instead of sentences) book about walking which gives the appearance to the reader that you’re getting to know the author when you’re not. I would have liked to have learnt more about Robert Macfarlane and why walking is so important to him.… 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

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