Christine Townend is an Australian animal rights activist, artist and author. She has had ten books published, most of which focus on human-animal interrelations.
Her poetry collection, Walking with Elephants, was published by Island Press in 2015, and her most recently published book, A Life For Animals, was published in 2017 by Sydney University Press.
Christine also holds a Doctorate in Poetry from University of Sydney.
She founded Animal Liberation in 1976 and co-founded Animals Australia with Peter Singer in 1980.