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And Cats! By Jessey Wade

This blog post remembers the work of two of our favorite animal rights activists. Almost 90 years ago, they were structuring a ‘special society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Cats’, ……and the work continues today – http://www.cats.org.uk/ ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… The Cats’ Protection League – a group of likeminded people led by Jessey Wade who were devoted to promoting the interests of domestic cats. Jessey Wade – the first Chairman Ernest Bell –…

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Animal Rights/ General

Be Kind To All Living Creatures

A conscientious worker strikes neither a child nor an animal, no defenseless being; he would not be a coward. A worker who strikes his horse has lost working-class solidarity; he mistreats a worker like himself; he abuses the beast he has the duty to care and protect, and thus shows his own boss an example of abusive exploitation of the weak by the strong, from which he will suffer in…

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Animal Rights/ General

Cruelty To Animals – Exposed – 1860s

Examples of multi-faceted UK & US collaboration. From a time when animal abuse was just starting to receive mass-media coverage. Cruelty to Animals – “Which Are the Brutes?” by Alfred Rudolph Waud An illustration exposing cruelty to animals, published in – Harper’s Weekly, A Journal of Civilization, February 23, 1867. An item in our Ernest Bell Library – Striking artwork – produced almost 150 years ago. It would have been seen by…

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Animal Rights/ Books/ Fashion/ General/ vegan history

The Fur Industry – Some History

A grim ‘pro-fur’ item in our Ernest Bell Library. A circa 1870/1880 advertising card. Corde Viridis – thank you so much for the translation – Paul Körner Fur trader Specialty: various skin carpets with or without naturalised heads. Humans are selling the skins of animals, and we are pretty certain that the animals didn’t all die of old age. Lion, Tiger, Panther, Jaguar……. Current Prices – for skins with naturalised heads Lions skins…

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Animal Companions/ Humor/ Travel

Gandalf The Adventure Cat

Meet Gandalf The Cat. He was adopted from a downtown Seoul, South Korea animal hospital and at 8 weeks of age got started on a leash. He’s been going on adventures ever since! Gandalf doing his kitten dance😹 #catsofinstagram #catstagram #caturday #meow #bestmeow #bestoftheday #instagood #nofilter #instacat #excellent_cats #cat_features #adventurecats #campingwithcats #petstagram #petsofinstagram #pets #catfollowers #catlover #cat #catlife #cats #kitty #catoftheday #weeklyfluff #gandalf #cute #cuteness #fluffy #kitten #fuzzy A photo posted by Gandalf…

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Animal Rights/ General/ vegan history/ vegetarian history

Infant Industries – E. G. Lutz

Infant Industries – E. G. Lutz From – Life Magazine May 14, 1908. An item in our – Ernest Bell Library – please support us / help us to build & preserve our collection. Edwin George (E. G.) Lutz 1868-1946 Not much is known about E. G. Lutz’s life. Was he a plant eater? He certainly helped spread vegetarianism 100+ years ago. See another of his cartoons from 1911 at…

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Animal Companions/ Animal Rights/ General/ vegan history/ vegetarian history

So Shines A Good Dog – National Canine Defence League

A wonderfully designed postcard from the National Canine Defence League (NCDL) – circa 1930. A much loved item in the Ernest Bell Library. So Shines A Good Dog In A Naughty World ……quoting Shakespeare – ……’maybe’ quoting the Bible. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… William Shakespeare – The Merchant of Venice, Act 5, Scene I – circa 1598 Portia: That light we see is burning in my hall.   How far that little candle throws…

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