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.

On Certain Fallacies - Part 2

by H. S. Salt

IN a former number of the Food Reform Magazine I attempted to expose the fallacies involved in the seven commonest objections to Vegetarianism, which then suggested themselves to my mind. In the present supplementary paper I wish to draw attention to five other arguments of a similar kind, on which I had not time then to dwell, but which are also very frequently advanced by our adversaries. We shall then have in all a dozen fallacies, which, with apologies to the shade of Sydney Smith, I shall venture finally to collect and exhibit in what I will call “The Flesh-eater’s oration.”

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Published: The Food Reform Magazine, Vol. II No. 3, December 1882