Monday, 27 February 2012

Quotation: Frances Pearson (1962)

"God has given us the dignity of being able to co-operate with Him from choice - not from compulsion. Our efforts may be infinitely small - but they are infinitely worthwhile - because they are in tune with life."

From The Vegan (Autumn 1962 edition)

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Highlights include the inspirational story of the Beauty Without Cruelty company by Lady Muriel Dowding (Summer 1962) and an authoritative history of the early Vegan movement by Society founder, Donald Watson (Autumn 1965).

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Archbishop Simeon of Varna (1840-1937)

From The Vegetarian Messenger and Health Review (July 1937)

Friday, 17 February 2012

Friday, 10 February 2012

'The Saints as Humanitarians and Food Reformers' by Marion Reid (Part 2)

From The Vegetarian Messenger and Health Review (October 1931)

Part 1

Sunday, 5 February 2012

'The Simple teaching of Jesus' by Dugald Semple (1884-1964)

Last page

An undated treatise by the Scottish vegan lecturer, broadcaster, conscientious objector and advocate of 'Simple Living'.

(Preceding pages)

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Quotation: Moira Henry (1946)

"If one purchases an animal one may slaughter it for food; but if one omits the preliminary payment one is likely to find oneself in court for theft - for stealing thy neighbours property; not for depriving the animal of its life! Surely the law is contradictory. To take a penny, easily replaced, is theft? To take a subhuman life, impossible to replace, is no crime at all?"

From an article entitled "Thou Shalt Not Kill!" which was published in the November 1946 edition of The Vegetarian Messenger and Health Review