But when I show them that to hold bondmen forever is ordained by God

When the abolitionists proclaim “man-stealing” to be a sin, and show me that it is so written down by God, I admit them to be right, and shudder at the idea of such a crime. But when I show them that to hold “bondmen forever” is ordained by God, they deny the Bible, and set …

This I conceive to be the darkest feature of slavery

Instead of preaching the gospel against this tyranny, rebuke, and wrong, ministers of religion have sought, by all and every means, to throw in the back-ground whatever in the bible could be construed into opposition to slavery, and to bring forward that which they could torture into its support. This I conceive to be the …

Our present civilization is built on the exploitation of animals

We can see quite plainly that our present civilization is built on the exploitation of animals, just as past civilisations were built on the exploitation of slaves, and we believe that spiritual destiny of man is such that in time he will view with abhorrence the idea that men once fed on the products of …

The greater and original evil is considering the slave as property

[T]he question was seriously discussed, Whether the slave is more profitable to the owner, if well fed, well clothed, and worked lightly, or if made the most of at once, and exhausted in some eight years. The decision was in favor of the last alternative. That decision will perhaps make many shudder. But, to my …

56 billion land animals die every year for human consumption and use

I don’t want to belabour this, because it should be pretty self-explanatory, but I will say this: 56 billion land animals die every year for human consumption and use. The vast, vast majority of those die in horrific ways to which even people who have no moral issue with killing animals for food would likely …