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General/ vegan history/ vegetarian history

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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