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The Cat by Henry S. Salt : The Mieaou Club : Harrison Weir

A bit of a ramble today! It may appeal to folk who are fond of a bit of animal related history! Henry S. Salt, standing up for cats – The Mieaou Club being reformed – Edith Carrington remembering Harrison Weir. Henry S. Salt & Edith Carrington were pioneers of vegetarianism (actually of veganism long before the word was invented) & of animal rights. Harrison Weir taught our great-grandparents to love…

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Cocoa, Certifying Poverty, A Better Future

Unripe Cocoa Pods Growing in Madagascar In this blog post we reflect on: – how cocoa has helped the animal rights movement historically. cocoa’s role in today’s 2016 vegan businesses. the merits and shortfalls of Fair Trade certification, & of the other certification options available to cocoa growers & cocoa processors. alternatives to the current certification options. …… Red Lights Certified ‘Vegan’ chocolate products may contain dairy and egg – especially if they were made on…

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Ernest Bell: Sharing Some History

 Ernest Bell – from an editorial in the Animals’ Friend Annual Volume for 1907 “With regard to the Humane Diet there is also a great change of opinion and feeling going on. The “vegetarian” used, out of deference to public opinion, to have to speak a little humbly about his special “fad,” but now we find it is the carnivorous man who adopts the apologetic tone. If he poses at all as…

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Vegetarian Central London 1947

Time travel – back 68 years to Vegetarian Central London 1947. These 5 restaurant businesses had all survived WW2.  Kudos to all of the owners & their teams! Sharing a few items from our Ernest Bell Library archives. The ‘London Vegetarian Society’ in 1947 – minus most of its archives as its previous home had been destroyed in the ‘Blitz’ 6 years earlier in 1941. 5 places to eat –…

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The Alpha Restaurant Review Feb 7 1880

The ‘Alpha’ Restaurant  There are now almost 110,000 reviews published on HappyCow. This is the earliest vegetarian restaurant ‘review’ which we have yet found – it was published on Feb. 7, 1880 – a Saturday. The ‘Alpha’ opened in London, UK in 1879 & promoted itself as London’s “First Food Reform Restaurant”. The ‘Alpha’ was the project of a ‘highly controversial’ couple – Thomas Low Nichols (1815–1901) & Mary Gove Nichols (1810 – 1884) .  More…

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