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


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


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


Anna Malia of the North East Animal Rights (NEAR) in the UK recently interviewed me about my animal rights work. Click here on this Facebook link. On Friday, 6 May, I will be speaking about ‘The Martin Bicentenary: An opportunity to look back and imagine the future’ at the British Animal Studies Network at the… Read More


As I walked to my office in Hastings last June, I collapsed unconscious in the street and stopped breathing, I was taken to the Conquest Hospital. It was there that I was told I had been born with a faulty heart valve that had become atrophied and had to be replaced immediately. I was not… Read More


I don’t think the British statesman Winston Churchill had animal rights in mind when he wrote, “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” But this pithy observation contains a general truth that’s true for the many individuals and organisations who collectively form the social justice movement for nonhuman animals. Regardless… Read More


I recognise that I’m not the demographic who will go into a KFC to eat vegan Beyond Chicken.  One of the reasons why I’m a vegan is because I find the visceral experience of eating the charred remains of dead animal parts—and their counterfeits—revolting. I like fresh ingredients simply cooked. Indian food is, of course,… Read More


Today, January 4, 119 years ago, a female, wild-caught Asian elephant called Topsy is killed in front of 1,000 plus people at Lunar Park, one of America’s first amusement parks, on Coney Island, New York. She is fed carrots laced with 460 grams of potassium cyanide. Then, 6,600 volts of electricity are shot through her… Read More