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<a href=”http://westbynorthwest.org/artman/publish/article_1177.shtml”>Black Beauty’s Secrets: Anna Sewell and the Humane Treatment of Animals</a>

Black Beauty’s Secrets: Anna Sewell and the Humane Treatment of Animals

Why has this little book survived so long and influenced so many? “Sewell was born in 1820 into a strict Quaker family, where she was instilled with values of charity and compassion as well as respect for the natural world… The words of John Woolman, a Quaker who preached across America in the 1700s, are a typical example: ‘To say we love God and at the same time exercise cruelty toward the least creature … was a contradiction in itself.’ … Religious conviction goes a long way toward explaining Sewell’s perspective on animal welfare…” –a feature at West By Northwest.org and a thanks to Barbara Kelley, Justine Hankins and Best Friends.org
Jul 21, 2005