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Voltaire was a vegetarian writer and philosopher


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He said some very damning things about eating animals - but he continued to do it, and raise animals for slaughter on his land. He pushed vegetarianism forward, but it wasn't an age when Europeans particularly followed through in their practice. That came later, with the revolution. I know you know about "Vegetarianism: The Story So Far", but I'll leave up the relevant episode in case folk are interested - I have a chat with an expert in Voltaire (who is himself vegan and has published on vegetarian history) in Voltaire's favourite café! http://theveganoption.org/2017/02/07/veghist-ep11-enlightenment-voltaire-rousseau-renan-larue/

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