John Todd Ferrier
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John Todd Ferrier (7 November 1855 – 31 August 1943) was the founder of the Order of the Cross, an informal spiritual fellowship fostering compassion towards creatures. He was an advocate of vegetarianism from a Christian point of view.
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- Thus when the body is kept impure through pernicious diet and living, the mind remains impure. When the mind is in that state its vision is clouded.
- On Behalf of the Creatures (1926), p. 120; as quoted in The Vegetarian Movement in England, 1847– 1981 by Julia Twigg (University of London, 1981), ch. 7.
- There can be no purity whilst the flesh of creatures is partaken of and inhumanity towards the creatures practised.
- The Inner Meaning of the Food Reform Movement (1934), p. 10; as quoted in The Vegetarian Movement in England, 1847– 1981 by Julia Twigg (University of London, 1981), ch. 7.