Although the impact of ecofeminism on my thinking about animal rights is as present as ever in my life, I had forgotten how important the presence of Feminists for Animal… Read More


Writing this on September 11, I cannot but help think of it as a sad day. Not only for everyone who was affected by the terrorist attacks in the United… Read More


Nearly one week ago I returned to England from the Netherlands where I attended the second international Minding Animals conference at the University of Utrecht. Although I have been incredibly… Read More


Toward the end of 1975 the BBC began an innovative series of community-based television programs called ‘Open Door.’⁠ They selected a handful of organisations to help them make programs about… Read More


The animal rights movement is a social movement. Sociologists define social movements as a ‘collective, organized, sustained, and noninstitutional challenge to authorities, powerholders, or cultural beliefs and practices.’⁠ (Jeff Goodwin… Read More


This Web site celebrates its fifth birthday today! On February 8, 2010 the first post was made here. This is the 355th post, which makes an average of six posts… Read More


I have known Peter Singer since the late 1970s and greatly admire and respect him. His influence on my understanding of animal ethics is significant. This does not mean to… Read More


Attending last evening’s launch of two new Animal Studies books at the University of Brighton, I was reminded, once again, of the generational shift currently underway in which young people… Read More


New Zealand’s animal advocacy organisation, SAFE, recently asked me and other animal advocates throughout the world three questions to present to attendees of their forthcoming national animal rights conference. I thought… Read More


Among the number of animal advocates who I most admire are Karen Davis, president and founder of United Poultry Concerns, and the philosopher Peter Singer. In a movement that isn’t… Read More


Late yesterday I or, rather, this Web site, received my/our first homophobic slur. Homo Not such a big deal, really. Could be a lot worse, of course. In the UK… Read More


Seventy years ago today Virginia Woolf drowned herself. It would be remiss not to remember a writer who continues to inspire probably more than any other.… Read More


It was 30 years ago this month that the “young turks” won control of the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection. I first joined BUAV as an employee in… Read More