I’m definitely a fair weather person.
I don’t eat animals.
Those are the two most important things to know about me.
My father was in the U.S. Air Force for the first 18 years of my life and I was fortunate to live in other countries, such as Spain and Bolivia.
I have been involved in animal protection for more than 40 years (since I was 10). I’ve worked as an undercover anti-cruelty investigator for state humane societies, and as an editor and designer of numerous animal defense newsletters and magazines, most notably the award-winning, international animal protection publication, The Animals Voice Magazine (which I founded 20 years ago and still publish today).
Over the years, I have been employed by the California Chapter of the League of Humane Voters, The Fund for Animals, Farm Sanctuary, The Animals’ Agenda Magazine, In Defense of Animals, and the Compassion for Animals Foundation (to name just a few organizations), as well as The New Jersey Herald, the Chico Enterprise-Record, and the Chico News & Review. I am also an author and editor of several nonfiction animal defense books and an author of self-published novels, including a novel inspired by Pete Duel’s effect on my life, called Fade to Black.
I stay busy producing animal rights material and web sites, writing fiction, and enjoying old movies. I’m the creator of The Pete Duel Memorial Site, a Starsky & Hutch fan site, a David Soul Fans site, and I design and maintain David Soul’s official web site.
My story wouldn’t be complete without mentioning that I was the person chosen by a horse on his way to slaughter to be an ambassador on behalf of equines worldwide. I operated a small horse rescue sanctuary for ten years in Shilo’s name and now publish Horse Nation. Shilo passed away in 2011 at the age of 28. He was in my life for 22 years.
When it comes to horses: I am an Advisory Board member of Return to Freedom: The American Wild Horse Sanctuary (RTF), and was co-director of the National Wild Horse Rescue & Sanctuary, which oversaw the rescue capture of 236 wild horses from the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge in southeastern Oregon (an experience I’m using for a novel). To learn more about me click here.