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Charles W. Forward

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– Early life
– Charles Walter Forward born in London on 19 August 1863 to Charles John Forward and Catherine.
– Married Florance Kate Cramp in Wandsworth in 1888.

– Work
– Authored publications on vegetarianism and was editor of the Vegetarian Jubilee Library.
– Best known work “Fifty Years of Food Reform” published in 1898, documenting the history of the vegetarian movement in England.
– Edited “Fruits and Farinacea” in 1897, criticized by the English Medical Journal.
– Spoke at the National Vegetarian Congress in 1899 about the decrease in vegetarian restaurants in London.
– Contributed to “The Under Dog” in 1913, highlighting animal cruelty in slaughterhouses.

– Diet theories
– Argued that modern-day diseases, including cancer, result from unhealthy eating habits and reduced fruit and vegetable consumption.
– Elected Chairman of the Society for the Prevention and Relief of Cancer in 1912.
– Lectured on cancer and diet from 1914, emphasizing meat consumption as a major cause of cancer.

– Death
– Passed away in Wimbledon on 9 June 1934.

– Further reading
– “Figs or Pigs?” by Carol J. Adams.
– “Shelleys Vegetarianism” (1891).
– “Behind the Scenes in Slaughter-Houses” (1892).
– “Why I Am a Vegetarian” (1895).
– “Viva! Health: What is Vegetarianism?” (1886).

Charles W. Forward (Wikipedia)

Charles Walter Forward (19 August 1863 – 9 June 1934) was an English animal rights and vegetarianism activist and historian of vegetarianism.

Charles W. Forward
Charles Walter Forward

(1863-08-19)19 August 1863
London, England
Died9 June 1934(1934-06-09) (aged 70)
Wimbledon, London, England
Occupation(s)Activist, historian
Florance Kate Cramp
(m. 1888)
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