If there is a moment in the history of the animal rights movement I wish I could take myself back to it would be to a public meeting of the London Vegetarian Society on November 20 1931. Looking at the photograph which records the historic event, my eye is drawn to the recognizable figure of Mahatma Gandhi and to the distinguished looking older man with a full pointed beard seated on his right. It is Henry S. Salt, founder of the Humanitarian League in 1891 and author of Animals’ Rights first published in 1894. A meeting in which Gandhi and Salt sit together on the same stage represents a lineage in understanding why animal rights matters. The provenance begins from before the twentieth century when Gandhi and Salt drew inspiration respectively from such diverse sources as the Buddha and the American writer and naturalist Henry David Thoreau.
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British Animal Charities Are Missing in Action This General Election--from my new oped at Sentient Media. For first time in more than 40 years, Britain’s top charities are letting the animals down at the time of a general election. https://sentientmedia.org/british-animal-charities-are-missing-in-action-this-general-election/ @Sentient_Media #GE2019
Let me get this straight. Boris Johnson can't find any time in his diary over many weeks of the general election campaign to do one half-hour interview with Andrew Neil, like every other leader. But he's got time for this?
Added The Not-so Crazy Cow by Dragana Vucic Dekic Ph.D. to "Your library" http://www.librarything.com/work/23977895/book/176210300