Benjamin Lay

Benjamin Lay
1681 - 1760

Benjamin Lay  American Activist

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First Name Benjamin
Last Name Lay
Birthday 30th November, 1680
Birthplace Copford, England
Died 1760
Place of Death Abington, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Text Spinner, Sailor
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Benjamin Lay (January 26, 1682 – February 8, 1759) was an Anglo-American Quaker humanitarian and abolitionist. He is best known for his early and strident anti-slavery activities which would culminate in dramatic protests. He was also an author, farmer, an early vegetarian, and distinguished by his early concern for the moral treatment of animals.

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