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Benjamin Lay fought against slavery in the early 18th century – sowing revolutionary seeds of modern justice.
The Quaker dwarf Benjamin Lay (1682-1759) was the first revolutionary abolitionist.
He demanded an end to slavery and therefore radical change in all societies where it had a significant presence and he anchored abolition in a new way of life – without human and animal exploitation – based on the ‘innocent Fruits of the Earth’.
He lived in a cave – ate only fruits and vegetables – championed animal rights and refused to consume any article produced by slave labor.