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Henry S. Salt, Socialist Animal Rights Activist

Henry S. Salt, Socialist Animal Rights Activist ORGANIZATION & ENVIRONMENT / December 2000 Clark, Foster / INTRODUCTION TO SALT’S A LOVER OF ANIMALS Archives of Organizational and Environmental Literature HENRY S. SALT, SOCIALIST ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVIST An Introduction to Salt’s A Lover of Animals BRETT CLARK JOHN BELLAMY FOSTER University of Oregon enry S. Salt (1851-1939) remains largely unknown today, despite his H central role in social and humanitarian movements throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Salt is briefly mentioned in passing when discussing the history of animal rights activism, but serious consideration of his philosophical position has not been conducted. General interpretations of Salt often recognize that he was a socialist, and animal rights are seen as an additional interest of his. Likewise, animal rights advocates view him as an animal rights activist who hap- pened to be a socialist. But for Salt, these positions were not separable. A philo- sophical understanding of materialism provided the foundation for Salt’s commit- ment to a wide range of humanitarian causes. Salt’s intellectual revolution and commitment to political radicalism developed after he had completed his schooling at Eaton and Cambridge. By the age of 24, Salt was an assistant master at Eaton (Hendrick, 1977, pp. 12-13). http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Organization & Environment SAGE

Henry S. Salt, Socialist Animal Rights Activist

Organization & Environment , Volume 13 (4): 6 – Dec 1, 2000

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ORGANIZATION & ENVIRONMENT / December 2000 Clark, Foster / INTRODUCTION TO SALT’S A LOVER OF ANIMALS Archives of Organizational and Environmental Literature HENRY S. SALT, SOCIALIST ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVIST An Introduction to Salt’s A Lover of Animals BRETT CLARK JOHN BELLAMY FOSTER University of Oregon enry S. Salt (1851-1939) remains largely unknown today, despite his H central role in social and humanitarian movements throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Salt is briefly mentioned in passing when discussing the history of animal rights activism, but serious consideration of his philosophical position has not been conducted. General interpretations of Salt often recognize that he was a socialist, and animal rights are seen as an additional interest of his. Likewise, animal rights advocates view him as an animal rights activist who hap- pened to be a socialist. But for Salt, these positions were not separable. A philo- sophical understanding of materialism provided the foundation for Salt’s commit- ment to a wide range of humanitarian causes. Salt’s intellectual revolution and commitment to political radicalism developed after he had completed his schooling at Eaton and Cambridge. By the age of 24, Salt was an assistant master at Eaton (Hendrick, 1977, pp. 12-13).

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