Tolstoy


Tolstoy in his study at Yasnaya Polyana

Tolstoy's 1901 tract on vegetarianism, "First Step," includes an explicit description of the workings of a Tula slaughterhouse and was intended to implicate the reader in the violence of the act of slaughter. Return to the Abattoir to read an excerpt.

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