Animal Rights: A History

Leo Tolstoy

 

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Here, indeed, outwardly, are we met but inwardly we are bound to every living creature. Already are we conscious of many of the motions of the spiritual world, but others have not yet been borne in upon us. Nevertheless they come, even as the earth presently comes to see the light of the stars, which to our eyes at this moment is invisible.

Leo Tolstoy

Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy, 1828 - 1910 is best known as one of Russia's greatest novelists, the most well known of his novels are War and peace and Anna Karenina. He was also a contemporary of Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky another advocate of vegetarianism and animal rights.
 

Tolstoy was however more than a writer he was a moral philosopher, a humanitarian, and a mystic. After his conversion to vegetarianism  he lived upon simple food such as bread, fruits vegetables and porridge.

He was born to wealthy land owners who lived on a huge estate at  Yasnaya Polyana, near Moscow. Orphaned whilst still young he was brought up by his aunts. He received private education at home but went on to study law and Asian languages at Kazan university, but failed to graduate. He served in the Crimean War as second lieutenant in an artillery regiment. During battle he was most exceptionally courageous and earned numerous medals of honour. He

 

Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy

 

 

 

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