International Vegetarian Union (IVU)
IVU logo

Europe: early 20th Century
Lous Andreas-Salome (1861-1937)

Excerpts from Rilke and Andreas-Salome: A Love Story in Letters, Norton, 2006:

Since Christmas we have been putting up eggs for hatching; before then the chickens were still milting; in the spring we will add a goat, and from then on the garden will provide all our diet. Are still a vegetarian? We both are, strictly now. I’ve also adopted my husband’s passion for Roman baths, and take them once or twice a week. [January 18, 1904]

 We are looking for a vegetarian cook. [June 9, 1915]