TIR Library Newsletter: Book Tip of the Month
The library of the Stiftung für das Tier im Recht (TIR; Foundation for the Animal in the Law) introduces selected and current new additions in this year's second edition of its newsletter. Books, articles, and film features on animal-related topics will be discussed in detail. Our Tip of the Month is about justice, compassion, and coping strategies of British author, animal rights specialist and advocate for animals and animal rights Kim Stallwood.
July 6, 2020
Kim 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.
Currently 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.
Kim Stallwood, the "grumpy vegan", as he jokingly refers to himself, believes that animal rights and the moral and legal status of animals should be considered a public interest in politics and society. At the moment he is working on his new book project titled "Topsy the Elephant" about an elephant who was caught in the wild and killed in 1903 in an amusement park on Coney Island in New York after attacking and killing several people.
The book "Growl" is available in shops and can be read during opening hours in the TIR library upon request; reading and working places are available. The latest additions to the TIR library are featured in the TIR Library Newsletter.
- Book "Growl - Life Lessons, Hard Truths, and Bold Strategies from an Animal Advocate" by Kim Stallwood
- Kim Stallwo’s website www.kimstallwood.com
- LibraryThing by Kim Stallwood
- Culture and Animals Foundation/Kim Stallwood Administrative Board
- Recent additions to the TIR library: Newsletter TIR Library
- Library Database
- Book recommendation: “The Guide to Experts in Animal Issues 2006-2007” by Margo DeMello, Ken Shapiro, Kim Stallwood
- Further book recommendation: "A Primer on Animal Rights - Leading Experts Write About Animal Cruelty and Exploitation" by Kim Stallwood., Jeremy Rifkin (preface)
- Article "We Are All Animal Lovers" by Kim Stallwood and Philip McKibbin
- Article "No Substitute for the Law" by Kim Stallwood
- Article "A Personal Overview of Direct Action in the United Kingdom and the United States" by Kim Stallwood
- Non-profit news-organization, with articles by Kim Stallwood, among others: "Sentient Media"