Kim Stallwood

Kim Stallwood

Animal Rights Advocate & Theorist

Kim Stallwood is an animal rights advocate and theorist, who is an author, independent scholar, consultant, and speaker. He has more than 40 years of personal commitment as a vegan and professional experience in leadership positions, including as a consultant, with some of the world’s foremost animal advocacy organisations. He wrote Growl: Life Lessons, Hard Truths, and Bold Strategies from an Animal Advocate with a Foreword by Brian May (Lantern Books, 2014). He became a vegetarian in 1974 after working in a chicken slaughterhouse. He has been a vegan since 1976. 

11:00 - 11:45

Panel: Why Rebel?

In October Animal Rebellion takes to the streets in partnership with Extinction Rebellion as part of a growing Movement of Movements. We will explore with cofounders of both organisations why they are taking to the streets to protest; why stay there for days; and why they believe that mass movements and rebelling against the government are crucial to social change. We will also discuss their strategies; the successes and challenges of October’s rebellion; and what we can expect next from both groups.

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Brexit, Elections, Rebellions, and Animal Rights

What have Brexit, general elections, and animal and extinction rebellions to do with animal rights? Is animal rights the duty of the individual or the responsibility of society? Is the animal rights movement a moral crusade or a social movement with a political agenda? Which one will achieve animal rights? These are the fundamental questions that Kim Stallwood will answer. He will argue that the animal rights movement must be simultaneously a moral crusade and a social movement, which pursues a strategy combining idealistic objectives of abolition with pragmatic goals embedding the values of animal rights into public policy. He will propose a new strategy for the animal rights movement that encompasses Brexit, politics, general elections, and animal and extinction rebellions.

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