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How the Victorians started our global obsession with meat

People work at Darkhan Meat Foods that produces halal meat in Darkhan-Uul province, Mongolia Image: REUTERS/B. Rentsendorj

Paul Young

Associate Professor of Victorian Literature and Culture, , University of Exeter


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Advice on serving meat from Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management, 1861. Image: Wellcome Collection, CC BY-SA
An advert for Bovril, 1902. Image: Wellcome Collection, CC BY-SA
Blueprint for a mechanised public abattoir, designed by slaughterhouse reformer Benjamin Ward Richardson, 1908. Image: Wikimedia Commons

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