Ernest Bell – from an editorial in the Animals’ Friend Annual Volume for 1907.
"With regard to the Humane Diet there is also a great change of opinion and feeling going on. The “vegetarian” used, out of deference to public opinion, to have to speak a little humbly about his special “fad,” but now we find it is the carnivorous man who adopts the apologetic tone. If he poses at all as a humanitarian he always explains that he really takes very little meat now, and often adds that he could easily do without that if he liked. The position is neither very logical nor very kind to the animals, but it shews that the old prejudice is breaking down, and that there is a better time coming for our humbler fellow-beings."