World Vegetarian Congress

08. Don’t Eat the Turkey!

It was a beautiful day in Washington in early September of 1975. I was still flush with excitement from having attended my first World Vegetarian Congress in Orono, Maine. That’s where I decided to devote the rest of my life to ending the use of animals for food. That’s  also where I met Nellie “Saiom” …

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07. Three Holocaust Survivors Launched a Movement

The concept that animals should be endowed with certain basic rights, as an extension of human rights, was first proposed by British social reformer Henry Salt in his 1892 essay Animals’ Rights Considered in Relation to Social Progress. The concept was revived in 1965 by British playwright and social reformer Brigid Brophy in an editorial …

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04. Don’t Eat the Animals

The role of animals in prehistoric diets is still the subject of lively debate. Even the Bible has it both ways. Animal sacrifices, associated with domestication of animals and consumption of animal flesh, date back to at least 3,000 BCE. Beginning around 780 BCE, Israel’s Prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Hosea condemned animal sacrifices and consumption …

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