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Ernest Bell Reflecting On Humans

  “Man is an almost hopelessly conceited animal. He thinks that not only the earth with all that it contains was created for his essential benefit, but also the sky, the sun, and indeed, the whole universe, as far as he has any knowledge of it, were designed for his purposes and welfare. The sun shines to warm him; the earth brings forth fruits to feed him; the mountains contain…

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Americans: Wear Your 1893 Vegetarian Badge With Pride

From the May 1893 issue of Henry S. Clubb’s magazine Food, Home and Garden. To be worn by vegetarians at the World’s Fair: Columbian Exposition in 1893. Glorifying Christopher Columbus / Cristoforo Colombo! ……. Wiki – The World’s Columbian Exposition (the official shortened name for the World’s Fair: Columbian Exposition, also known as The Chicago World’s Fair and Chicago Columbian Exposition) was a world’s fair held in Chicago in 1893…

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Henry S. Salt: On Vegetarianism: 1884

Transcribed – …… A TIMELY PLEA: ADDRESSED TO THOSE WHO ARE ABLE TO THINK. “Methinks at meals some odd thoughts might intrude.” – Byron HARDWORKING men sometimes think there is a sort of merit in “not caring what one eats.” This is a fallacy; for though it is meritorious to be able to content oneself with plain fare, yet mere indifference about one’s food can only arise from stupidity or…

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Oct Nov Days: The Animal Museum: Edwin Landseer

October 1 is World Vegetarian Day – it used to initiate the month of October as Vegetarian Awareness Month – ……but we can’t find much ‘buzz’ about it for 2016. October 1–7 used to be International Vegetarian Week (IVW) – especially in Europe – ……but some celebrated it in May this year. October 2 is World Farm Animals Day (WFAD). October 4 is The Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. November 1 is World Vegan Day…

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George Bedborough: Plant Eating: Animal Rights

A section from ‘The Atheist’ by George Bedborough.  The ‘Humanitarian League’ section! Truly one of my favorite ‘poems’.   ~ Food is bought,  So is drink, by a sort of intuition,  With no heed of waste or malnutrition.  Lambs are slaughtered, calves are bled,  That our young may be ill-fed.  Fruit, nuts and cereals which might save man  Scarce find a place in his dietic plan.  In robbing birds of…

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Adri Pieck: Tiny Art For Animals

Vegetarisme is eerbied voor het leven. Vegetarianism is reverence for life. An item in our Ernest Bell Library – A cinderella stamp – from the Netherlands by the artist Adrianua Jacoba (‘Adri’) Pieck (1894 – 1982). 38mm diameter – 3 color screen printing – hand cut. Circa 1920 / 1930 – unused In philately, a cinderella stamp is “virtually anything resembling a postage stamp, but not issued for postal purposes by…

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Donald Watson: In His Own Words: Part One

Today, I will share a discussion between George D Rodger – a former CEO of the Vegan Society UK & Donald Watson – a co-founder of the Vegan Society. It shows the reader Donald Watson’s views of his friends, of the Society, and of wider animal rights issues. It is in our Ernest Bell Library as a typed transcript. Without changing any words, I have done my best to punctuate…

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Donald Watson: In His Own Words: Part Two

INTERVIEW WITH DONALD WATSON SUNDAY 15 DECEMBER 2002 Part Two (find Part One here) Recorded by George D Rodger GDR: Do you feel that all food production should be grown organically? DW: Well, ideally, yes. I think in a vegan world, of course, there wouldn’t be any animal manure on the scale that we have it now. I suppose we could always have a few animals, oh it would be…

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Socialism: Vegetarianism: Animal Rights: Some History

A blog post intended primarily for friends in the UK & the US who identify with Democratic Socialism. Jeremy Corbyn, a Democratic Socialist, an animal rights supporter & a vegetarian, is under attack in the UK by right-wingers posing as socialists. Bernie Sanders has brought Democratic Socialism to the fore in the US.  …… Here is Henry S. Salt, reflecting in 1923 on the anti-socialism prevalent at Eton College and King’s…

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Should The Vegetarian Movement Be Reformed? Donald Watson

Donald Watson Reads 1st copy of Vegan News – later to become The Vegan. Picture by Joseph Connolly. “The great need is for the movement to accept a logical and consistent objective to which all can aim, and then use its energies to make the realisation of the objective possible, easy, and safe.” – Donald Watson Today, we are sharing an article by Donald Watson. It dates from early 1948.…

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