My forthcoming book, Animal Dharma, explores what it means to care deeply about animals and discovers how we can live peacefully with ourselves and others by proposing four key values: truth, compassion, nonviolence and interbeing–the interrelatedness of all. This is the second in a series of podcasts in which I read out brief extracts from Animal… Read More


My Animals and Society Institute colleague Bee Friedlander remembers The Animals’ Agenda magazine and gives an update on its future. “The magazines take up quite a bit of room on a bookshelf in my office,” Bee writes, “but I keep them there as a constant reminder that a valuable resource to the animal advocacy community… Read More


Given it requires the suffering and slaughter of billions of animals worldwide, it’s difficult to understand how any animal food can be called any kind of extravagance let alone a benign one. Anyway, in today’s Guardian columnist George Monbiot discusses a new book, Meat: A Benign Extravagance, by Simon Fairlie. I admit to not being… Read More


The abstract (in full below) of the paper, Diet and the environment: does what you eat matter? published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, concludes that it does matter what you eat. Food demand influences agricultural production. Modern agricultural practices have resulted in polluted soil, air, and water; eroded soil; dependence on imported oil;… Read More


Will Self nails it perfectly. Supermarkets are the abattoirs of capitalism and we are but so many cattle, driven along brightly lit aisle after aisle until our credit is electrocuted.… Read More