Compassionate humans do not have it easy in this world: Every day we are
confronted with disturbing news about cruelty to humans, animals, and
the environment, which can lead to frustration and resignation, or it
can motivate us, to make a change. Kim W. Stallwood is one of those
people who manages to transform their sorrow about the state of our
world into action for the voiceless and those without rights.
Stallwood has been dedicated to the promotion of animal rights for
years and has been tirelessly fighting for their respect. His book
"Growl – Life Lessons, Hard Truths and Bold Strategies from an Animal
Advocate" describes his path from being an omnivore slaughterhouse
worker to becoming a vegan activist with a passionate call for a
rethinking of animal welfare politics. In his work, Kim Stallwood
explains the importance of four key values in the philosophy and
practice of animal rights: compassion, truth, non-violence and justice.
He shows how we can thereby discover our humanity not only for animals
but also for ourselves. The foreword is by Queen guitarist Brian May, an
influential animal rights activist himself and a committed vegan since
the beginning of 2020 - not least due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kim Stallwood is working as an author, consultant and independent
researcher with animal welfare and animal rights organizations and is
also doing research, writing and lecturing on animal rights and animal
studies.For many years he has played an important role in the animal rights
movement and has held leadership positions with some of the world's most
prominent organizations, including Compassion in World Farming, British
Union for the Abolition of Vivisection and People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals.