52 min

"Us humans are slow learners" - Kim Stallwood - author & scholar - Sentientist Conversation Sentientism

    • Philosophy

Kim is an animal rights author, independent scholar, consultant, and speaker. He has 45 years of personal commitment as a vegan and professional experience in leadership positions with some of the world’s foremost animal advocacy organisations. The Kim Stallwood Archive is held by The British Library. He wrote Growl: Life Lessons, Hard Truths, and Bold Strategies from an Animal Advocate with a Foreword by Brian May (Lantern Books, 2014). He is currently working on the biography of an elephant called Topsy. He became a vegetarian in 1974 after working in a chicken slaughterhouse and a vegan in 1976. You can find Kim at https://kimstallwood.com/​, https://twitter.com/grumpyvegan​ and https://www.instagram.com/kim_stallwood/

You can find the video of our conversation here on the Sentientism YouTube Channel, along with full show notes.​

In these Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”  Sentientism is "evidence, reason & compassion for all sentient beings."

We discuss:

- Growing up in Surrey in a working class, Church of England community

- Joining the RSPCA and being against animal cruelty as a family

- Working in a chicken slaughter-house in 1973. An experience that changed everything

- Going vegetarian in 1974, only knowing 2 vegetarians

- Arguments with mum about going vegetarian + her going veggie without Kim noticing

- Going vegan (with mum, then family) in 1976

- Being the 2nd employee at Compassion in World Farming, then a lifetime in animal advocacy

- Theosophy's themes of connectedness and opposing animal cruelty

- Learning philosophy as an animal advocate

- Making a clear break from Christianity

- Having a personal belief system: 4 key values, but not labelling with any spiritual system

- Camberley Kate's care for non-humans and feeling outrage over how we treat other animals

- Compassion as the first key value. Identifying with the experience of other sentient beings and being motivated to help

- And much more...!

Sentientism is “Evidence, reason & compassion for all sentient beings.” More at https://sentientism.info/​​​​​​​​. Join our "wall" https://sentientism.info/wall/​ using this form: https://sentientism.info/im-a-sentientist.​ ​

​Everyone interested, Sentientist or not, is welcome to join our groups. Our main one is here on FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/groups/sentientism.

Kim is an animal rights author, independent scholar, consultant, and speaker. He has 45 years of personal commitment as a vegan and professional experience in leadership positions with some of the world’s foremost animal advocacy organisations. The Kim Stallwood Archive is held by The British Library. He wrote Growl: Life Lessons, Hard Truths, and Bold Strategies from an Animal Advocate with a Foreword by Brian May (Lantern Books, 2014). He is currently working on the biography of an elephant called Topsy. He became a vegetarian in 1974 after working in a chicken slaughterhouse and a vegan in 1976. You can find Kim at https://kimstallwood.com/​, https://twitter.com/grumpyvegan​ and https://www.instagram.com/kim_stallwood/

You can find the video of our conversation here on the Sentientism YouTube Channel, along with full show notes.​

In these Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”  Sentientism is "evidence, reason & compassion for all sentient beings."

We discuss:

- Growing up in Surrey in a working class, Church of England community

- Joining the RSPCA and being against animal cruelty as a family

- Working in a chicken slaughter-house in 1973. An experience that changed everything

- Going vegetarian in 1974, only knowing 2 vegetarians

- Arguments with mum about going vegetarian + her going veggie without Kim noticing

- Going vegan (with mum, then family) in 1976

- Being the 2nd employee at Compassion in World Farming, then a lifetime in animal advocacy

- Theosophy's themes of connectedness and opposing animal cruelty

- Learning philosophy as an animal advocate

- Making a clear break from Christianity

- Having a personal belief system: 4 key values, but not labelling with any spiritual system

- Camberley Kate's care for non-humans and feeling outrage over how we treat other animals

- Compassion as the first key value. Identifying with the experience of other sentient beings and being motivated to help

- And much more...!

Sentientism is “Evidence, reason & compassion for all sentient beings.” More at https://sentientism.info/​​​​​​​​. Join our "wall" https://sentientism.info/wall/​ using this form: https://sentientism.info/im-a-sentientist.​ ​

​Everyone interested, Sentientist or not, is welcome to join our groups. Our main one is here on FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/groups/sentientism.

52 min

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