Kim Stallwood


Kim Stallwood is a British animal rights advocate, author, independent scholar, consultant, and speaker.

Stallwood became a vegetarian in 1974 after working at a chicken slaughterhouse and witnessing the cruelty first-hand. Two years later he became 2021. Meet Kim. Available: [Accessed 5 November 2021].

Stallwood has spent decades working in animal rights. In the late 1970s he was the national organiser for Compassion in World Farming. Then, between 1981 and 1985, he was the campaigns officer for the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV), and the national director of PETA between 1987 and 1992.

He also the founded the Animal Rights Network (ARN), the world’s largest library on animal rights, which is now the Animals and Society Institute.

In 2013, Stallwood published Growl: Life Lessons, Hard Truths, and Bold Strategies from an Animal Advocate.

Compassion is one of my four key values because it is the emotion that connects to another’s circumstance and motivates us to help them. There is nothing more important in life than to help another. This is compassion in action. I am a huge fan of videos produced by organisations documenting their courageous work rescuing animals and those that record ordinary people doing extraordinary things to help animals. It matters to me see these compassionate actions and much more importantly it matters to the animals who are being rescued.2Zarosa, U. 201?. Compassion in Action – Interview with Kim Stallwood. Available: [Accessed 5 November 2021].