"These two principles of mercy and sacrifice are in perpetual conflict. Shall I suffer or shall I let another suffer for me? I believe that I have no moral right to ask another to do for me what I am not prepared to do for myself. If I do not think it right to kill animals for food neither is it right for me to condemn another man to a trade which I consider demoralising."
From a transcript of the Vegetarian Society's annual Church Service published in The Vegetarian Messenger and Health Review (November 1935).
Sermon conducted by a latter Minister of the Bible Christian Church of Salford.
In most cases the above excerpts have appeared in Vegetarian Society journals dating back to 1849. It is with thanks to the VS for their generous policy towards the reproduction of archive material that this project exists.