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Kim Stallwood

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Kim Stallwood
Organization(s)Animals and Society Institute
Known forAnimal rights advocacy

Kim W. Stallwood (born 1955)[1] is a British animal rights advocate,[2] author, independent scholar, and consultant.[3] He is European director of the Animals and Society Institute, an animal rights think tank. He was executive editor of The Animals' Agenda, an animal rights magazine (1993–2002), and is the editor of Speaking Out for Animals (2001) and A Primer on Animal Rights (2002).[4] Stallwood blogs under the name Grumpy Vegan.[5]

Life and work


Stallwood was born and raised in Camberley, Surrey, England.[6]

Stallwood is a former national director of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (1987–1992), campaigns officer for the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (1981–1985), and national organizer for Compassion in World Farming (1976–1978), for which he remains a consultant.[4]

He was also the founder of the Animal Rights Network (ARN), the world's largest library on animal rights, which became the Animals and Society Institute.[7]

In 2013, Stallwood published his first book, Growl: Life Lessons, Hard Truths, and Bold Strategies from an Animal Advocate, with Lantern Books. The book featured a foreword by Brian May.[8][9]

In 2022, the British Library acquired the Kim Stallwood Archive. Some of the items from the Archive featured in the 2023 British Library Treasures exhibition From the Margins to the Mainstream: Animal Rights in Britain.[10]


  1. ^ Stallwood, Kim (14 May 2014). Growl: Life Lessons, Hard Truths, and Bold Strategies from an Animal Advocate. Lantern Books. ISBN 9781590563977. I was born in 1955, in Camberley, a small town in the county of Surrey, about thirty miles southwest of London, England.
  2. ^ "Animal-rights activist addresses beach group", The Virginian-Pilot, October 29, 1995.
  3. ^ John Sorenson (ed.). "Contributor biographies". Critical Animal Studies: Thinking the Unthinkable. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press Inc. pp. 333–7.
  4. ^ a b Kim Stallwood Archived 14 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, kinstallwood.com, accessed July 1, 2010.
  5. ^ Stallwood, Kim. "Biography". Grumpy Vegan. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  6. ^ Stallwood, Kim (11 November 2014). "Kim Stallwood, Growl: Life Lessons, Hard Truths, and Bold Strategies from an Animal Advocate". Responsible Eating and Living (Interview). Interviewed by Caryn Hartglass. Forest Hills, New York. Retrieved 26 June 2019. Camberley is the name of the town where I was born and raised.
  7. ^ "About the authors," Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?, Lantern, 2004, pp. 389–390.
  8. ^ Phelps, Norm (2015). "Review: Growl: Life Lessons, Hard Truths, and Bold Strategies from an Animal Advocate by Kim Stallwood" (PDF). Journal for Critical Animal Studies. 13 (1): 151–61.
  9. ^ Lymbery, Philip (2015). "Book Review: Growl by Kim Stallwood". Compassion in World Farming. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  10. ^ https://blogs.bl.uk/socialscience/2023/06/animals-and-the-law-readings-on-animal-rights-law.html

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