Kim Stallwood is an independent scholar and author on animal rights. He has more than 35 years of personal commitment and professional experience in leadership positions with some of the world`s foremost animal advocacy organizations in the United Kingdom and United States of America. This includes Compassion In World Farming, British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and The Animals` Agenda magazine. He co-founded the Animals and Society Institute (ASI) in 2005. He is ASI`s European director. He is also deputy CEO of Minding Animals International. His client organizations include Compassion In World Farming and League Against Cruel Sports. As a volunteer, he served on the boards of directors of the Vegan Society UK and RSPCA as well as the founding president of the Canton Community Association in Baltimore, MD, where he lived for 18 years, which founded the city`s first dog park. He became a vegetarian in 1974 after working in a chicken slaughterhouse. He has been a vegan since 1976. He holds dual citizenship in the UK and US. His website is www.kimstallwood.com. Kim`s book, Growl: Life Lessons, Hard Truths, and Bold Strategies from an Animal Advocate, is published by Lantern Books.