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.

Scraps from the Press

IN CORPORE VILI. — “A man named Corpse has narrowly escaped death through eating a quantity of unwholesome brawn.” —Pall Mall Gazette, Sept. 4th, 1886.

A brawny business indeed!
Our sense of right it shocks,
That living men should foully feed
On corpse of pig and ox;
But deeper far the wrong must be,
If brother spare not brother—
The crowning infamy we see,
When one Corpse eats another.

H. S. S.
The Vegetarian Messenger, July 1, 1887, Vol .1 No. 7