Saturday, 14 December 2013

Christmas Card (1966)

Produced by the World League Against Vivisection and featured in No.144 of their journal The Animals' Champion

Thursday, 21 November 2013

'Mercy Mild' by M. Dudley Ward

'Years ago I once saw a farm girl surreptitiously brush a tear from her eyes as she put a finishing touch to her careful grooming and said "Goodbye, old thing" to her charge - a beautiful young white heifer who nuzzled her face and gazed at her wonderingly. That girl's emotion was a tiny spark of heaven in prevailing hell. The whisper of Love momentarily asserting itself over the raucous yell of Money. Why should Peace and Goodwill to men be offset by this colossal carnage - this spate of savagery against poor creatures - descendants of those who offered their humble hospitality to a desperate Family when the door of every human inn was slammed against them?' From an essay published in The Vegetarian News (Winter 1952 edition)

Thursday, 24 October 2013

'Paradise Food' by A.M. Curtis

From The Vegetarian News (Winter 1948)

Friday, 20 September 2013

'Love God and Love your Neighbour' by Marion Reid

A critique of Lord Baden-Powell's relationship with sentient beings whilst leader of the international Boy Scout/Girl Guide movements. From The Vegetarian Messenger and Health Review (August 1937)

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Quotation (1854)

'Vegetarians argue that what was best at the beginning is best now; by distinguishing between appointment and permission harmonize God with His attributes, and with His several approvals of abstinence from flesh and his warnings to avoid it; the evidently greater reconcilement of mercy and peace with such practice than now exists, and the further assurance of prophecy that a time will come when "they shall not hurt or destroy".' From an anonymous letter published in The Vegetarian Messenger (January 1854)

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

'Jesus and Vegetarianism: A Foolish Fancy' (1933 debate)

A correspondence between Henry S. Salt and religious critics which was published in the Vegetarian Society journal between September and November 1933. Salt's original letter and response appear here and here . I am indebted to an anonymous contributor for sharing some notable insight into the intellectual life of the Rev. D. Martin Dakin. See also: 'The Vegetarian Society and the Bible'

Sunday, 14 July 2013

The Rev. Walter Walsh, D.D.

From the 'Vegetarian Portrait Gallery' series which featured in The Vegetarian Messenger and Health Review (February 1930 edition)