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This quote does a great job of illustrating why people are vegetarians. "Vegetarian...Because compassion tastes better."

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"The question is not 'can they think?' nor 'can they talk?' but 'can they suffer?'" - Jeremy Bentham

from io9

10 Truly Bizarre Stories About Taxidermy

Jeremy Bentham and His Hard-Partying Head Not all taxidermy has been performed on non-human animals; every now and then a human body would join in on the post-mortem fun. Long before the plastinated anatomical wonders of Body World and its many imitators, British philosopher Jeremy Bentham sought to see his own body preserved beyond his demise. Bentham's "Auto-Icon," which sits in a wooden cabinet in the main building of University College London, isn't truly taxidermy; the consists of a…


Panopticon - Jeremy Bentham -- "a new mode of obtaining power of mind over mind, in a quantity hitherto without example" -

from Metro

11 gruesome things in London you must see

Jeremy Bentham auto icon at University College London

from Cult of Weird

The Strange Case of Jeremy Bentham

The ‘Auto-Icon’, or preserved corpse and mummified head, of Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), kept at University College, London. The mummified head is now no longer displayed in the cabinet, owing to its being the target of various student pranks.


Jeremy Bentham (15 February 1748 – 6 June 1832) was an English author, jurist, philosopher, and legal and social reformer. He was one of the first people to argue for the decriminalization of sodomy in England


"The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?" Jeremy Bentham