As I wish to complete the manuscript for Animal Dharma by a non-negotiable imminent deadline, I am unavailable by email or phone, including Skype, until further notice. Pre-existing appointments will be honoured. The best way to contact me is by email. Please mark it URGENT in the header if you need me to get back… Read More


Further to Jonathan Porritt’s critique of the UK’s environmental movement’s response to the government’s forest fireside sale which is now been chopped (forgive the puns), he commented (before the government’s u-turn announcement yesterday) further about their response to the coalition’s initiative. I like his strategic approach. So my simple suggestion for the Big 10 is… Read More


Yesterday’s announcement of the backer’s withdrawal of the proposed mega-dairy is a victory. But this issue will resurface elsewhere in another form. Vigilance is needed. The dairy industry must be closely monitored. We need to be ready to act again. But who is “we”? We, in this case, were national animal welfare organisations (e.g., CIWF,… Read More


Here is the trailer for an interesting new film, Nonviolence for a Change, which is commissioned by the Turning the Tide programme of Quaker Peace and Social Witness. There’s also a report in The Guardian about this which is written by Zoe Broughton, an undercover investigator who has worked at a number of facilities, including… Read More


Leading environmental campaign Jonathon Porritt critically assesses a dozen of Britain’s environmental/green/wildlife non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and their reaction to the British Government’s proposed sale of historic forests. A combination of growing public concern (evidenced by the 450,000 people who have now signed the 38 degrees petition), more and more local action groups, and a sudden… Read More


Incredibly, the pro-hunting and pro-shooting Countryside Alliance produces a film in support of shooting birds in Britain which does not include one image of a bird being shot. Lot’s statements and images in this film which underscore why shooting birds is indefensible. embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt… Read More


Congratulations to Animal Aid for their excellent undercover campaign in British slaughterhouses which included installing CCTV cameras to record not only the routine killing of farmed animals but also their cruel treatment. The Guardian prominently features the campaign today. Here’s the link: animal-welfare-abuse-slaughterhouse. To learn more about Animal Aid’s campaign go here. Animal Aid Slaughterhouse Footage… Read More