The Martin’s Act at 200 audio documentary is a collaborative endeavor between Martin Rowe and the Culture & Animals Foundation and the writer Alex Lockwood. It is co-produced by Ryan Rhodes and Alex Lockwood; with the voice talent of Ryan Rhodes and Peter Egan; and with archival recordings of Rachel Carson, Jim Mason, Peter Singer, and Donald Watson, and especially recorded interviews with two dozen historians, activists, and theorists.

Our ambition in marking the bicentenary of Martin’s Act is to chart its history and legacy, and to generate new thinking and debate on the future of human–animal relations especially in regard to animals and the law.


#1: Origins (released on July 22, 2022)

#2: Passage of Martin’s Act (released on July 22, 2022)

#3: Immediate Impacts (released on September 6, 2022)

#4: Dogs and Monsters (released in December 2022)

#5: Twenty Years of Change: 1962–1982 (released in December 2022)

#6: From Past to Future (released in January 2023)

The producers of the audio documentary would like to thank for their commitment to thinking about animals, and their written insights and spoken contributions to the audio documentary. They are, in alphabetical order: Carol J. AdamsDavid BilchitzCharlotte BlattnerSean Butler, Matthew ColeHelen CowieManeesha DeckhaDiana DonaldChristopher “Soul” Eubanks, Erica FudgeVanessa GerritsenLorna HackettA. Breeze Harper, Philip HowellHilda KeanThomas KelchAnita KrajncJim Mason, Steven McCullough, Tony Milligan, Paula Owen, Emilia Quinn, Mike RadfordHarriet RitvoRichard Ryder, Peter Singer, Paula SparksKim StallwoodKate Stewart, Mariann Sullivan, Jane TredgettSteven Wise, Bernard Unti, and Kevin Yuill.