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Animal Rights History is an ongoing effort to provide free online access to historical literature on animal rights, animal welfare, and humanity against cruelty to animals. As a free online library, literary research resource, animal rights timeline and historical literature archive, AnimalRightsHistory.Org promotes and facilitates: access to information, education, literary research and the preservation of historical literature on animal rights, animal welfare, and the protection of animals.
Your help, suggestions and ideas are most welcome and appreciated. Help with research, creating subject specific timelines, (i.e. vivisection, religion, etc;), proofreading would be especially appreciated. (Please accept my sincerest apologies for any mistakes on this website. If you find any, please let me know and I will correct the error promptly.) Donations are always helpful and used to offset the cost of acquiring literature. Loans or copies of historical literature on rights, welfare and protection of animals would allow us to make these often-expensive texts available online for anyone to read. Current literature is also helpful and appreciated. Please contact-us@AnimalRightsHistory.Org.
Thank you so much to all of you who have emailed to compliment the site and offer words of encouragement. Appreciated as well are all the thoughtful ideas and suggestions. I realize that many individuals who deserve a place on this website are not listed as they should be. For the most part, it is merely a matter of time, as I am the only working on this site at this time. (I definitely need help with research and more, and any would be appreciated. ) Many have also asked that I add something about myself and I have been trying to do just that. However, I have found it as difficult to do as to ask for help. Neither one is serving the animals and so I have decided that I will spend time each week promoting the site, asking for help and letting people know more about me. I'm starting a blog, something I wish I had done when I started 8 years ago. It would have been interesting to take a look back. I still have versions of this site from years ago. I'll definitely post some pictures and funny anecdotes. I'll post a link to the blog soon. Cindy
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These pages are part of an ongoing effort to provide free online access to historical literature on animal rights, animal welfare and the humane movement against cruelty to animals. As this literature is made available, our online library of free eBooks, animal rights-humane history timeline and historical literature archive will include not only the more noted events and authors, but lesser known advocates as well.
Quotes briefly introduce activists, advocates & authors; the history of animal rights, welfare & protection; and the literature of the humane movement against cruelty to animals.
Links to the Primary Source Historical Literature document the authenticity of quotations and provide more in-depth insight into an author's ideologies and additional historical perspective on the continuing struggle for the rights, welfare and protection of animals.
Online Library of Free eBooks - In order to provide the reader with the best representation of the author's original intent, meaning and style, the electronic version of the literature available on this site has been most often transcribed from the earliest or most respected editions or translations of the text. Later editions with updated spelling, grammar and word usage can often be found at libraries, bookstores and online. Each electronic book or "eBook" in our collection retains the original text, grammar, spelling, punctuation and pagination of the source document. With older literature, word usage and spelling often differ from current standards, between editions of a book, and often within the text itself. As well, it was not uncommon for punctuation, especially exclamation points ! to be found within sentences. Unclosed quotations marks were also common as well as words hyphenated between pages. Few modifications have been made to the text, and only when necessary to ensure readability or due to the limitations of html. The actual line width has not been maintained, and therefore hyphenated words have been combined but not noted. Words hyphenated between pages have been combined for readability and searching purposes. Quotation marks beginning every line of a multi-line quote have not been retained unless identifying lines of poetry. Chapter and page titles are bold and centered to provide assistance for those using screen readers and other adaptive technology. Any other changes are noted separately within the transcriber's notes of the individual eBook. The eBooks have been proofread several times, unfortunately, errors still occur. If you do find any, please Contact-Us@AnimalRightsHistory.Org and we will correct the error promptly.
References to historical literature use Chicago Manual of Style as guidelines. Consistent conventions present the diversity of literature in the most effective manner. The notes are presented in chronological order (by the date the work was originally written/published), as single author selected bibliographies. The term bibliography is used to denote a list of works, not the CMS style guideline used.
Publishing information includes the year and language (if other than English) of the original work; the year of the first English edition (if different from the edition cited), and the location and year of the edition cited. For older works, transcribed from collected editions (if not the first publication of the individual work), I have referenced the information in brackets pertaining to the individual work following it's title. Information peculiar to the collected edition is referenced in parenthesis following the title. Additional information has been included to clarify the publishing history. References to ebooks not on this site include the date of the print edition the work was transcribed from (when ascertainable) and the copyright information from the online site (if available).
With the deepest respect for those before us…
Your words speak of our deepest beliefs. Your strength of character reassures us, your passion, encourages us. Within us, your tireless efforts on behalf of animals continue.
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To advocate the rights of animals is far more than to plead for compassion or justice towards the victims of ill-usage; it is not only, and not primarily, for the sake of the victims that we plead, but for the sake of mankind itself. Our true civilization, our race-progress, our humanity (in the best sense of the term) are concerned in this development; it is ourselves, our own vital instincts, that we wrong, when we trample on the rights of the fellow-beings, human or animal, over whom we chance to hold jurisdiction. (Henry Salt, Animals' Rights )
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