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.

Animal World Tribute

Animal World, November 1933

All animal lovers will be deeply grieved to hear of the death of Mr. Ernest Bell, so well-known for his humane work for animals. He was Chairman of the National Anti-Vivisection Society and a prominent member of the Humanitarian League, which he joined within a few months of its formation; was on the Council of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, and also on the Council of the National Canine Defence League. He was treasure of the Pit Ponies Protection Society, of the Cats' Protection League, and of other animal societies, and until recently the proprietor and editor of the Animals' Friend Magazine, which he founded some thirty years ago.

On October 26, 1929, at a meeting at the Central Hall, Westminster, at which twenty-two seperate societies were represented, a presentation was made to him in recognition of his work for the animal cause.

Mr. Bell was Chairman of the board of directors of G. Bell and Sons, Ltd., the publishers. His sympathies with suffering animals were not limited in any way and he was a friend to all of them. On the following page we publish an appreciation of this great humanitarian by the Hon. Stephen Coleridge.