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Vegetarianism in England, the Home News says, is just now unusually active. Lady Mount-Temple has become a vice-president of the Vegetarian Society, which has signalised the event by issuing a violent manifesto against carnivorous persons. Persons who eat meat are called “ blood-lappers,” “ blood-; lickers,” “ patronisers of the shambles,” and so forth. Although the vegetarians are not likely to convert all their fellow countrymen to their peculiar regimen, they have plenty of opportunity of doing good. There is very little doubt that too much meat is eaten in this country, and that the uses and nutritious qualities of vegetables are not sufficiently understood. In Scotland and Ireland comparatively little meat is eaten. The Finns are almost exclusively vegetarians, and they enjoy much better health than the Laplanders, who eat flesh. The pamphlet just issued by the Vegetarian Society 1 ; contains the opinion of an Australian judge, who denounces the Leicester sheep as utterly unfit for human food. “ I attribute,” he says, “ a large proportion of the crime of the colony to that abominable animal. Its consumption leads inevitably to dyspepsia, and dyspepsia leads to drink. Drink takes a man direct to the assizes, and the assizes lead him to lower depth still.”

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VEGETARIANISM IN ENGLAND., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 655, 6 June 1882

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VEGETARIANISM IN ENGLAND. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 655, 6 June 1882

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