Saturday, 30 October 2010
Vegetarian Society satire: the subject of which became a significant influence upon Catholic thinking during the twentieth century.
From The Vegetarian Messenger and Health Review (February 1910 edition)
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Do animals reared on farms (traditional or factory) owe their entire existence to the human appetite?
The Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral, William Ralph Inge (1860-1954) believed that pigs held a vested interest in pork despite himself being a prominent advocate of animals' rights. Indeed the clergyman's contention became so controversial during the 1920s and 30s, as to seduce one of the most famous advocates of vegetarianism of all time, George Bernard Shaw.
However, the underlying philosophical retort to Inge's case was frequently presented by Henry Salt, as appears to have been the case in this anonymous piece of satire which appeared in The Vegetarian News (May 1932.)