History of Vegetarianism-Vegetarian Diet
Pleas from vegetarians, remarks of individuals whose sentiments suggest they might be vegetarians—although history offers no proof—as well as remarks against cruelty of slaughter and eating of flesh document the history of vegetarianism.
Quotes Against Cruelty of Slaughter
The International Vegetarian Union provides an invaluable, well-researched, comprehensive and informative resource for any one interested in the history of vegetarianism.
 Howard Williams, The Ethics of Diet (London, 1883; [Revised Enlarged Edition] London, 1896; [Abridged Edition] London, 1907; Google Books: Online Preview; The complete first edition of Ethics of Diet available at IVU.org].
 Henry Stephens Salt, The Logic of Vegetarianism: Essays and Dialogues (G. Bell and Sons, 1906; Google Books: Online Library of eBooks).
 Ludwig Altdorf, Bal Patil, Nichola Hyton, Willem B. Bollee, The History of Vegetarianism and Cow-Veneration in India , translated by Bal Patil [First published in German in 1962 as Beitr'age zur Geschichte von Vegetarismus und Rinderverehrung in Indien by Verlag der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz, Germany (London: Routledge, 2009).
 Colin Spencer, The Heretic's Feast: A History of Vegetarianism (London, 1993; University Press of New England, 1996; Google Books: Online Preview) [Subsequent editions published as Vegetarianism, A History.
 Jon Gregerson, Vegetarianism, a History (Jain Pub. Co., 1994).
 Michael Allen Fox, Deep Vegetarianism (Temple University Press, 1999; Google Books: Online Preview).
 Karen Iacobbo and Michael Iacobbo, Vegetarian America: A History (Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004; Google Books: Online Preview).
 Tristram Stuart, The Bloodless Revolution: A Cultural History of Vegetarianism from 1600 to Modern Times (London, 2006).
 Edgar Cooke, Vegetarianism in Australia 1788-1948: A Cultural and Social History (Lulu.com, 2006; Google Books: Online Preview).
 Holly Roberts, The Vegetarian Philosophy of India: Hindu, Buddhist & Jain Sacred Teachings (Anjeli Presss, 2006; Google Books: Online Preview)
 Dr. James Gregory, Of Victorians and Vegetarians: The Vegetarian Movement in Nineteenth-Century Britian (Tauris Academic Studies, 2007; Google Books: Online Preview).
 Rod Preece, Sins of the Flesh, A History of Ethical Vegetarian Thought (University of British Columbia Press: Vancouver, 2008).
Timeline: Vegetarian Quotes
—Vegetarian Medieval Ages
—Vegetarian Romantic Age
—Vegetarian Victorian Age
—Vegetarian Early20th C.
Laws of divine and mythical origin proclaim killing of animals unlawful. Animals in cave painting are rarely shown as being hunted or eaten. Many ancient religions as well as those that evolved from them advocate kindness to animals and often prescribe vegetarianism as a way of life. In the 8th century BCE Hesiod speaks of the golden age without slaughter. Pre-socratic philosopher Pythagoras advocated a natural diet; entire essays against flesh-eating extant can be found as far back as the first century; and later authors continued to advocate the Pythagorean diet of fruits and vegetables. Pleas from vegetarians, remarks of individuals whose sentiments suggest they might be vegetarians—although history offers no proof—and remarks against cruelty of slaughter and eating of flesh document the history of vegetarianism.
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