Thursday, 21 November 2013
'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
Friday, 20 September 2013
Sunday, 11 August 2013
'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
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
Monday, 24 June 2013
Excerpts from a booklet which was written during parliamentary amendments to the Education Act of 1902. The author sought to expand public debate beyond general religious and financial considerations in his capacity as a local education official and member of the Order of the Golden Age.