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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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Animal Rights/ General/ vegan history

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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General/ vegan history/ vegetarian history

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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Animal Companions/ Animal Rights/ General

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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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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Animal Rights/ General/ vegan history/ vegetarian history

Undercover Activism 100+ Years Ago!

Today: – ……we would like to jump back to 1914, to one of the first successful animal cruelty prosecutions. The court case was brought by the Performing and Captive Animals Defence League (PADL). We are happy to discover that undercover activism for the benefit of animals goes back more than 100 years! ‘Andrew’, a dealer friend in the UK, recently discovered this original postcard of ‘Choclat’ and sold it to us.…

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Animal Rights/ General/ vegan history/ vegetarian history

Performing Seals – UK Royalty – AR Activists

SeaWorld 2014 / 5. The Hippodrome, London 1921. We are continuing the fight against humans forcing animals to perform for their profit. Important notes are in – brown. The postcard & other items referenced in this blog post are being cared for by the Ernest Bell Library. Our articles are always ‘heavy’ with embedded links & notes. Our goals are to help researchers & to inspire fellow animal rights activists.…

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Animal Rights/ General/ vegan history/ vegetarian history

The Ernest Bell Library, Our Etymological Past, Sixpences, Dogs and Anti-Vivisection

Finding amazing creations / art such as this ~ 105 years old postcard gives us a real ‘buzz’. 100+ years ago truly great people were enthusiastically working / networking for animals – spreading the vegan message – opposing vivisection & much more. More about this postcard below! All of the books, magazines, leaflets, postcards etc. mentioned & pictured in this blog post are being preserved in the Ernest Bell Library,…

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Animal Rights/ General

Edith Cole & William Wallace Kelly – Anti-Vivisection Celebrities – 100+ years ago!

 “Think of me as pleading with the Vivisectors for the dear dogs I love so well.” – Edith Cole (1861? – 1927)  The photo is by – Mons Sala Arbus, Reading. M(argaret Solom)ons & Sala Arbus, 40 Friar Street, Reading. – opticians & photographers. To-date we have discovered almost nothing else about these photographers – but they sound ‘interesting’. Sala Arbus. London Gazette. No link whatsoever found to the rather more famous photographer  Allan Arbus (or to Diane Arbus! The Ernest Bell…

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THE BROWN LINTIES by Jessey Wade

So who exactly were Jessey Wade & Ernest Bell ? Why have they dropped from the memories of  most of today’s animal lovers? About Jessey Wade’s personal life we have discovered very little; we do know that Jessey was working for animals / fighting for animals from the mid-1890s onward. We have records of her  dynamic pro-animal activities for a period of approx. 50 years. The Ernest Bell Library has more than 150 pieces of Jessey’s…

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