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Logic of Vegetarianism

Henry Salt (1851-1939)

1. INTRODUCTORY
2. WHY 'VEGETARIAN'?
3. THE RAISON D'ÊTRE OF VEGETARIANISM
4. THE PAST AND PRESENT OF VEGETARIANISM
5. STRUCTURAL EVIDENCE
6. THE APPEAL TO NATURE
7. THE HUMANITARIAN ARGUMENT
8. PALLIATIONS AND SOPHISTRIES
9. THE CONSISTENCY TRICK
10. THE DEGRADATION OF THE BUTCHER
11. THE ÆSTHETIC ARGUMENT
12. THE HYGIENIC ARGUMENT
13. DIGESTION
14. CONDITIONS OF CLIMATE
15. FLESH MEAT AND MORALS
16. THE ECONOMIC ARGUMENT
17. DOUBTS AND DIFFICULTIES
18. BIBLE AND BEEF
19. THE FLESH-EATER'S KITH AND KIN
20. VEGETARIANISM AS RELATED TO OTHER REFORMS
21. CONCLUSION

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With clear logic and entertaining dialogues, the author presents many reasons for a vegetarian rather than a “flesh-eating” diet, and his arguments for not eating meat are as compelling today as when they were written. (Lee Smalley )