About the Author
MICHAEL W. FOX earned his veterinary degree on a Derbyshire County Exhibition Scholarship studying at the Royal Veterinary College, London, from where he graduated in 1962, with honors in pathology and animal husbandry. He then was awarded a Ph.D. in Medicine from London University in 1967 and a D.Sc. in animal behavior/ethology from London University in 1976. He was on the faculty at Washington University and has been Scientific Director and Vice President for Bioethics and Sustainable Agriculture with the Humane Society of the United States. He is a member of the British Veterinary Association, the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association and an Honor Roll Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. He has authored and edited over 40 books for adults and children, and writes the nationally syndicated newspaper column, Animal Doctor (with United Features Syndicate, NY). His regular monthly animal column in McCall’s magazine was the longest running column on animals in a U.S. magazine. He appears widely on radio and television, including being a regular guest on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show. Dr. Fox is a widely recognized author, consultant, and lecturer on many topics, including animal awareness, emotions, rights, and well-being; on human-nonhuman relationships and rights philosophy; and, on bioethics, biotechnology, humane, sustainable agriculture, and holistic health. His long-held basic premise—that human health and well being are inseparable from animal health and welfare and environmental protection and conservation—is now gaining international recognition as a bioethical imperative and prerequisite for a viable future.