The Humane Review, Volume 1, Issues 1-4

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E. Bell, 1900 - Animal welfare

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Page 381 - I stand and look at them long and long. They do not sweat and whine about their condition, They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God, Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning things...
Page 162 - t appointed to consider what Measures ought to be adopted with regard to the NATIVE INHABITANTS of Countries where BRITISH SETTLEMENTS are made, and to the neighbouring Tribes, in order to secure to them the due observance of Justice and the protection of their Rights ; to promote the spread of Civilization among them, and to lead them to the peaceful and voluntary reception of the Christian Religion...
Page 377 - I kept steadily to meetings ; spent first-day afternoons chiefly in reading the Scriptures and other good books, and was early convinced in my mind that. true religion consisted in an inward life, wherein the heart doth love and reverence God the Creator, and learns to exercise true justice and goodness, not only toward all men, but also toward the brute creatures...
Page 378 - For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field : and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.
Page 377 - Being ; by the same principle it was moved to love him in all his manifestations in the visible world— that, as by his breath, the flame of life was kindled in all animal...
Page 278 - And before we judge of them too harshly we must remember what ruthless and utter destruction our own species has wrought, not only upon animals, such as the vanished bison and the dodo, but upon its own inferior races. The Tasmanians, in spite of their human likeness, were entirely swept out of existence in a war of extermination waged by European immigrants, in the space of fifty years. Are we such apostles of mercy as to complain if the Martians warred in the same spirit...
Page 375 - ... a Great Power, consciously or unconsciously, must govern in the interests of civilization as a whole; and it is not to those interests that such mighty forces as gold-fields, and the formidable armaments that can be built upon them, should be wielded irresponsibly by small communities of frontiersmen.
Page 163 - It will scarcely be denied in word, that, as an enlightened and Christian people, we are at least bound to do to the inhabitants of other lands, whether enlightened or not, as we should in similar circumstances desire to be done by...
Page 73 - Grondwet (fundamental law) of the Transvaal Republic declared, in 1858, and declares to-day, that " the people will suffer no equality of whites and blacks, either in state or in church.
Page 163 - It might be presumed that the native inhabitants of any land have an incontrovertible right to their own soil: a plain and sacred right, however, which seems not to have been understood. Europeans have entered their borders uninvited, and, when there, have not only acted as if they were undoubted lords of the soil, but have punished the natives as aggressors if they have evinced a disposition to live in their own country.

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