The Humane Review

Henry Salt edited the Humanitarian League journals, Humanity, later renamed The Humanitarian (1895-1919), and the quarterly The Humane Review (1900-1910). Full content of the Humane Review:


Introductorythe Editor 1
The Conflict Between Science and Common SenseG. Bernard Shaw 3
Inhumanity in SchoolsBradley Hall 16
The Dartford WarblerW. H. Hudson 28
Militarism and HumanityJ. M. Robertson 39
Animal Protection in FranceAtherton Curtis 49
Shall Hanging End with the 19th Century?Dr. J. Oldfield 58
The Kafir and His MastersRichard Heath 72
Notes, Reviews, Etc 77
A Dream of Human LifeEdward Carpenter 97
The Art of the PeopleWilliam Morris 99
The Culture of CowardiceOuida 110
The Psychical Kinship of Man and the Other AnimalsProf. J. Howard Moore 121
“London”R. B. Cunninghame Graham 134
Is Vivisection Logically Justifiable? Mono Caird 139
The Applellate Jurisdiction of the Home Office 151
The Claims of Uncivilised RacesH. R. Fox Bourne 162
Notes, Reviews, Etc 173
Empire: In India and ElsewhereEdward Carpenter 193
George Meredith’s WritingsSydney Olivier 208
The Feather-FashionW. H. Hudson 223
The Schoolboy IdealMary A. M. Marks 233
“Too-Roo”: A Drama of Bird LifeW. J. Stillman 244
Some Criminal Trials of the XVIII. “Lex” 249
A Visit to TolstoyJohn C. Kenworthy 262
The Care of Animals in WarfareLaurence W. Pike 268
Notes, Reviews, Etc 271
Why Do I Love Animals?W. J. Stillman 289
Civilisation and the SoldierG. Bernard Shaw 298
On VegetarianismElisée Reclus 316
The Child CriminalHonnor Morten 328
A Ridiculous Parliamentary ReturnHon. Stephen Coleridge 331
Charles WatertonAlex. H. Japp 336
A Greek Convict PrisonGeorge Ives 351
Ibsen’s Latest PlayRev. Conrad Noel 358
Invasion of the Lake DistrictCanon Rawnsley 368
Notes, Reviews, Etc. 373


War at the Century’s EndJ. M. Robertson 1
The Mercilessness of “Sport” Laurence W. Pike 16
Spurious Remedies for CrimeConrad Noel 26
The Annals of a Slum-FamilyCommercial Traveller 42
The Game LawsJ. Connell 49
The Humanization of the Board SchoolsCharles Sheridan Jones 64
Caged BirdsEdith Carrington 68
Notes, Reviews, Etc. 82
Humane Methods in MedicineDr. E. Berdoe 97
Domestic Economy and the Ideal HomeAnnie Cobden-Sanderson 125
Pets: My Own and Others’Alex. H. Japp 135
Criminal Trails in EnglandAppellant 149
Richard JefferiesArthur Harvie 162
Notes, Reviews, Etc. 177
Cain: A PoemErnest Crosby 193
Industrial Women and How to Help ThemIsabella O. Ford 196
A Thrush that Never LivedW. H. Hudson 208
Games which the Nation NeedsEustace Miles 211
Slaughter-House ReformRev. J. Verschoyle 221
Herman MelvilleArchibald Macmechan 242
The Home Secretary’s Holiday: A Prison Play 253
Notes, Reviews, Etc. 271
Criminal Law and Prison ReformJoseph Collinson 285
A Scheme to Save Specific LifeEdmund Selous 289
Robert BuchananRev. A. L. Lilley 302
Municipal HospitalsHonnor Morten 311
Rights of AnimalsErnest Bell 324
Facts about FloggingJoseph Collinson 336
Shelley as PioneerHenry S. Salt 354
Notes, Reviews, Etc. 367


The Ethics of Blood Sportsthe Very Rev. W. R. W. Stephens (Dean of Winchester) 1
Ruskin as PioneerW. J. Jupp 4
The Howard Association and the Punishment of CriminalsAppellant 16
Our Debt to the QuadrupedJ. Howard Moore 32
The Calumniated CatMrs. Isabella Fyvie Mayo 38
The King Against John Johnston: In AppealT. Baty, D.C.L.
The Horse and How to Treat HimJ. Connell 57
The Economics of HuntingThomas Stanley 71
Reviews 78
Notes and Correspondence 92
Wagner as PioneerMrs. Leighton Cleather 97
Imprisonment for DebtAppellant 109
The Ethics of SportRev. W. D. Morrison 118
Eliza AnneEdward Carpenter 130
A Plea for Mercy to OffendersC. H. Hopwood, K.C. (Recorder of Liverpool) 140
Giovanni Segantini as a Painter of AnimalsArthur G. Bell 150
An Old Eton Institution 157
Twentieth-Century BarbarismHoward Williams 166
Reviews 177
Correspondence 181
The Poems of John Barlas 193
A Talk with Miss Jane Addams and Leo TolstoyAylmer Maude 203
A Visit to the Antwerp ZooGeorge C. Williamson, Litt. D.
A Plea for Manual LabourHerbert Rix 227
The Treatment of Natives in IndiaR. Somerville Wood 239
The Secret of the MountainsH. S. S. 243
The Fate of the Fur SealJoseph Collinson 254
Reviews 267
Correspondence 282
The Secret SlaveryHonnor Morten 289
Humanitarianism, True and FalseG. K. Chesterton 298
The Law of Moses“Lex” 303
Collecting Information at the Girls’ ClubIsabella O. Ford 314
Roden Noel: PoetConrad Noel 320
A New Study of Bird LifeNancy Bell 328
Jeanne D’ArcRichard Heath 335
Twigs to be BentEllen Tighe Hopkins 347
The Bird that Laid the Vaccination EggJ. H. Levy 353
Reviews 364


Cruelty to Animals and TheologyM. A. R. Tuker 1
The Work of Ernest Seton-ThompsonNancy Bell 11
The May-FlyEdward Carpenter 21
The Safety of SocietyEdith Carrington 36
Cattle ShipsI. M. Greg 39
An Indian Village TragedyFrancis Swiney 56
Bishop Butler on Punishment“Lex” 63
Reviews 75
Correspondence 88
The Nature Books of Mr. W. H. HudsonEdward Garnett 97
The Vision of Izra: A Bird’s-Eye View of the EarthLady Florence Dixie 109
In the Potteries: Sixty Years AgoRichard Heath 118
The Death PenaltyHypatia Bradlaugh Bonner 125
Object Lessons in WhitechapelCanon Barnett 130
Cruelty to Animals and Theology: A Replythe Right Rev. Mgr. Canon John S. Vaughan 142
Experiments with the Young CriminalTighe Hopkins 155
Edward Carpenter’s Writings 160
The Zoological Gardens 172
Reviews 183
Correspondence 191
Non-ResistanceAylmer Maude 193
Crime and Criminals. An Address Delivered to the Prisoners in the Chicago CountyClarence Darrow 209
Henry David Thoreau and the Humane Study of Natural History 220
The Philosophy of VivisectionJohn M. Robertson 230
Theology versus Humanity: Two Criticisms of Monsignor Vaughan’s ArticleGeorge Forester and E. Tighe Hopkins 245
The Democratic Ideal in LiteratureCharles F. Sixsmith 255
The War against the SparrowJoseph Collinson 267
Reviews 276
Correspondence 287
VivisectionEdward Carpenter 289
The Kinship of LifeA Secularist View of Animal’s Rights 301
Some Remarks on Crime, Punishment and Disease“Lex” 312
Sports Legitimate and Illegitimate SportRev. J. Stratton 320
Nature Lessons from George MeredithHenry S. Salt 327
A Northumberland Quarryman’s StoryJames Liddle 338
Anti-Vivisectionists and the Odium Theologicum 343
Flogging in the NavyJoseph Collinson 350
The Murder of an InnocentLady Florence Dixie 356
Reviews 360
Correspondence 370


The Duties of Man to the Lower AnimalsFrederic Harrison 1
The Problem of Habitual or Professional Crime“Lex” 11
Convict to Prison MateSydney Olivier 24
The Return to Nature 25
A Bloodless SportE. Martin Webb 35
Cruelty of RacehorsesRev. Henry C. Ricketts 42
The Standardisation of SentencesH. J. B. Montgomery 47
Sir Leslie Stephen 60
Hogg’s “Life of Shelley” 65
Individualism, True and FalseH. Stephens 76
Two “Pagan” HumanitariansHoward Williams 85
Prison Settlements in New ZealandConstance A. Barnicoat 97
“Am I My Brother’s Keeper?” A Reply to Sir Robert AndersonH. J. B. Montgomery 108
Flogging in the NavyJoseph Collinson 123
To NeroErnest Crosby 129
Is Blood Sport a Moral Factor in the Training of Youth? Lady Florence Dixie 133
The Law of VagrancyAppellant 139
The Work of Dr. William J. LongMrs. A. G. Bell 149
Humane Slaughtering of AnimalsErnest Bell 158
National Defence and PeaceArthur St. John 170
The Eton College Hare-HuntF. S. Ross 185
Christmas in Gaolan Ex-convict 193
The Meat FetishErnest Crosby 199
The Solomon and the Rod“Investigator” 217
A Lover of Animals: An Anti-Vivisection Play 224
De Quincey and His Critics 242
Flogging in the NavyJohn Baldwin 252


Capital Punishment and ReformCarl Heath 1
The Anti-Bearing-Rein MovementErnest Bell 13
The Right and Wrong of Non-ResistanceAylmer Maude 24
The Horrors of SportLady Florence Dixie 36
A Humanitarian Emperer of IndiaMrs. Arthur Bell 47
Robert Buchanan as HumanitarianHenry S. Salt 54
Are Animals Dumb? 62
The Setting of Steel TrapsG. G. Greenwood 65
On a Certain Passage of VergilE. S. Shuckburgh, Litt.D.
Maeterlinck’s “Double Garden” Alex. H. Japp, LL.D.
“Humanity Dick”Carl Heath 95
A Practical PolicyArthur St. John 103
The Church Army and CriminalsH. J. B. Montgomery 115
Prisons, Police and Punishment“Lex” 121
Elisée ReclusRichard Heath 129
Two True Yarns of the Royal Navy 143
The Minds of AnimalsJames Tonge, C.E., F.G.S.
Paul Laurence Dunbar as PoetAlex. H. Japp, LL.D.
The Problem of Habitual Crime“Lex” 173
Tramps, Vagrants, and BeggarsJoseph Clayton 185
Christmas CrueltiesErnest Bell 193
The Great KinshipElisée Reclus (translated by Edward Carpenter) 206
Corporal Punishment in IndiaSir Henry Cotton, K.C.S.I.
Robert Burns as Humanitarian PoetAlex. H. Japp, LL.D.
The Christian AceldamaHoward Williams 230
Pinel and the BicétreCarl Heath 238
Flagellation, Past and PresentM. A. 244
The Metaphysic of the Larder 249


The Eton College Hare-HuntEtonensis 1
The Ethics of Corporal PunishmentHenry S. Salt 14
The Extinction of CriminalsH. J. B. Montgomery 27
“Fifty Years Among Savages” 37
The Cruelty of Field Sports: Two Prize Essays 45
The Transformation of Young Criminals in HungaryW. H. Shrubsole 54
Some Thoughts on WarNemo 95
Imprisonment for DebtJoseph Collinson 105
The Jewish Method of SlaughterErnest Bell 109
Reviews 113
Cruelties of the Cattle Trade 125
Why do Animals Exist?Ernest Bell 129
Humane EducationRev. A. M. Mitchell 145
A Note on Leigh Hunt 159
GamblingNemo 165
The Sportsman at BayHenry S. Salt 179
Correspondence 191
Thoughts in a Meat-MarketGeorge Forester 193
Thoreau and the Simple LifeHenry S. Salt 202
Taking the Name of Howard in VainH. J. B. Montgomery 209
Snake-Feeding at the “Zoo” 226
Decline of Vegetarianism in CeylonA. K. Coomaraswamy 233
Reviews 241


The Question of Criminal AppealJ. Scott Duckers 1
The Work of the Humanitarian League 12
Ernest Crosby 12
The R.S.P.C.A. a Criticism 23
The Punishment of First OffendersH. J. B. Montgomery 34
Some Eighteen-Century HumanitariansHoward Williams 43
John Burroughs as Nature-Lover 49
Reviews 59
Some Fads in Penology“Lex” 65
The Abattoir QuestionC. Cash 75
Human Waste in the Dress TradeM. E. Robinson 85
How to Reform our Prison SystemH. J. B. Montgomery 92
A Friend of ShelleyW. E. A. Axon 113
The Secret of the Reptile House 121
Imprisonment for DebtAppellant 129
Mr. W. H. Hudson as Bird-Lover 142
The Sufferings of Animals in IndiaLabhshanker Laxmidas 149
Jottings in JailMargaret S. Clayton 157
A Plea for Mountain SanctuariesMonticola 167
What is Humanitarianism? 178
The Death Penalty 189
Is it Lawful to Hunt Tame Deer?George Greenwood 193
Farmyard Vivisection 198
Flogging at Manchester Grammar SchoolBradley Hall 205
Have Animals Rights? 219
The Delaware Whipping-Post 237
The Death PenaltyHoward Williams and Cosmo G. Romilly 242


The Beast of Prey, View from an Æsthetic StandpointM. Little 1
“The Law on its Trail”Carl Heath 7
Humanitarianism and Food ReformE. J. Hunt 15
Bernard Shaw as a Humanitarian 29
Cruel SportsRev. J. Stratton 35
James Thomson, The Eighteenth-Century Poet of HumanessHoward Williams 44
The Sermon on the Mount (According to Scotland Yard)H. J. B. Montgomery 53
Religious Sacrafices in India 63
The Flogging Outbreak in CardiffW. J. Roberts 65
InterpretersM. Little 76
A Plea for the Honest DebtorJoseph Collinson 89
On VivisectionSir J. H. Thornton 103
The “Ultima Ratio” of the Secondary SchoolTheta 111
On the Poets and their Love of AnimalsEdgar Syers 116
“Sane Surroundings for the Insane” E. Bury 121
Biblical Vegetarianism 124
The Prevention of Crime Bill“Lex” 129
The Poet of PessimismHenry S. Salt 141
Lawlessness on the BenchJoseph Collinson 148
Milton as a HumanitarianHoward Williams 160
Whipping in IndiaHiralal Chakravarti 172
Some Recent Publications: Crime and its Treatment Carl Heath 183
Some Recent Publications: Big-Game Butchery 189
The Legend of Rousseau’s ChildrenFrederika Macdonald 193
The Sacredness of LifeM. Little 211
Dr. Johnson as a HumanitarianW. E. A. Axon 221
Savage Sport at Eton 225
How to Kill Animals HumanelyEdith Carrington 237
Access to MountainsHenry S. Salt 247


The Plumage BillJames Buckland 1
Sir Robert Anderson’s Theological PenologyH. J. B. Montgomery 11
Purgatory and Charnel-HousesRev. Henry C. Ricketts 22
The Flogging of VagrantsJoseph Collinson 31
The Blessing of SportMaurice Adams 49
Anna Kingsfordthe Editor 58
Thomas PaineCarl Heath 65
In the Prisoners’ Waiting-Room at Bow StreetJoseph Clayton 74
A Religion of SufferingM. Little 83
Some Thoughts on LucretiusHenry S. Salt 94
Martyrs of CivilisationJ. Howard Moore 105
An Open Door at ConstantinopleRev. S. Udny 112
A Lost Leaderthe Editor 121
ShelleyDouglas Deuchar 129
The Treatment of PrisonersRev. W. Douglas Morrison 130
Bird-Caging and Bird-CatchingErnest Bell 145
A Diplomatic CorrespondenceTh. Baty 157
“The Lucky Pig”M. Little 167
Irregular Punishment in Elementary SchoolsRobert Henderson 175
On Animals (From the French of Abel Bonnard) 181
J. F. Newton’s “Return to Nature”the Editor 187
Francisco FerrerCarl Heath 193
Humanitarian in the SchoolsJ. Howard Moore 198
Mary Wollstonecraft and Woman’s EnfranchisementMargaret S. Clayton 205
The Pit PonyFrancis A. Cox 219
Imprisonment for Debt“Lex” 230
The Humanities of VergilHenry S. Salt 239
Concerning Cannibalismthe Editor 247
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