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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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  • The Kim Stallwood Archive at The British Library

    September 28, 2020

    The Kim Stallwood Archive of research material documenting the history of the animal rights movement will become part of the British Library’s permanent holdings starting in autumn 2020. The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and provides information services to academic, business, research, and scientific communities. My unique archive chronicle the animal… Read More

  • 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

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  • Blueprint for Revolution by Srdja Popovic

    August 22, 2016

    I heard the author interviewed one Monday morning on BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week program. Surge Popovic sounded interesting and his book’s title, Blueprint for Revolution, made me go out and buy it. The book has a co-author: ‘and Matthew Miller.’ … 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

  • Please Take Me Home by Clare Campbell

    March 25, 2017

    I wish I could like Please Take Me Home more than I do. It’s an interesting if troubling account of our relationship with cats. It’s full of interesting and unusual information. But there it stops. … Read More

  • The Plot Against America by Philip Roth

    August 24, 2019

    I confess to not being well-read in the great American novelists. I know I’m missing out on such authors as Fitzgerald, Steinbeck, Pynchon, Wharton, Cather, Baldwin, Piercy, Morrison, and many others. My excuse? Except for one or two of them, I simply haven’t gotten round to reading their work. Besides, I must also confess to… Read More

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