Henry Salt Archive

Henry Salt (1853-1939) was the author of the Life of Henry David Thoreau, Animals Rights and A Plea for Vegetarianism which inspired Gandhi for follow a vegetarian diet.

The Humanities of Diet

by Henry S. Salt (Author)

The Humanities of Diet by Henry S. Salt
Title:The Humanities of Diet
Publisher:William Reeves, London
Edition:First Edition


This essay (reprinted from the Fortnightly Review of September, 1896, by the kind permission of the Editor) was originally written without any thought of its inclusion in the Humanitarian League’s series, but simply as a personal reply to a previous article. I wish, therefore, to draw attention to the notice prefixed to all the League’s pamphlets, that, “These Publications are issued under the auspices and with the general approval of the Humanitarian League; but for all particular views expressed on matters of detail, the individual writers are alone responsible.” The League does not pledge its members to “vegetarianism,” but it recognises that the gradual humanising of the present barbarous diet-system must be an essential part of a genuine humanitarian principle. H. S. S.


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