Twelve Lessons on Kindness to Animals

By: Angell, Geo. T.

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George Thorndike Angell (June 5, 1823 - March 16, 1909) was an American lawyer, philanthropist, and advocate for the humane treatment of animals. While attending horse races in 1866 he witnessed two horses being run to death. Motivated by this incident and inspired by the work of Henry Bergh in New York, his advocacy for the humane treatment of animals became a lifelong passion. In 1868 he founded and became president of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, in the same year establishing and becoming editor of 'Our Dumb Animals', a journal for the promotion of organized effort in securing the humane treatment of animals. For many years he was active in the organization of humane societies in England and America. In 1882, the Rev. Thomas Timmins and he initiated the movement for the establishment of Bands of Mercy (for the promotion of humane treatment of animals), of which in 1908 there were more than 72,000 in active existence. In 1889 he founded and became president of the American Humane Education Society. This 120 year old booklet is part of that educational outreach. It is in solid shape despite some light soil and a few repaired short closed tears. There is a clean 3 inch slice diagonally through the rear cover and subsequent page now repaired with bookbinders acid free matte paper tape. It has one tidy ink name at the head of the frt cover and the word tobacco written at the foot of rear cover. Surface wear shows 1" x .5" loss at upper tip of frt cover and lower tip of rear cover. It is a double stapled, 32 page paperback dated Boston, April 15, 1900. There is a diagonal crease down the entire booklet. Frt cover is decorated with the badge of The American Humane Education Society showing their name on one side and "Glory to God, Peace on Earth, Kindness, Justice and Mercy to Every Living Creature" on the other. Rear cover has a b/w reproduction of two grey horses and doves hanging around the doors of their stalls, there are no other illustrations. These lessons were originally published in "The Primary Teacher," a publication of very wide circulation in American primary schools. They have also been thus far republished to greater or less extent in our American humane journals; also in the "Animal World" (England), in Germany and elsewhere. At the time, this book had already gone to more than seven hundred thousand teachers to begin early education of their primary students on how to treat animals and in fact. how to be kind in general. Each of the 12 lessons begins with a quote from a notable local person, famous author or favorite poet: Longfellow, Emily B. Lord, Rev. H. B. Carpenter, Anon. Each lesson is a couple of pages long and is followed by a Q & A section for the teacher to quiz their pupils. End of book describes how and encourages all to form a 'Band of Mercy" in any school or elsewhere. The Band of Mercy of America was founded in Boston, MA on July 28, 1882 by George T. Angell, President of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of the Cruelty to Animals, and Rev. Thomas Timmins, of Portsmouth, England. It has, as of the date of this publication over forty-two thousand branches, spread over the world with between one and two million members. These members are *mostly* in schools, from the primary to the college, and in Sunday-schools of all denominations, Protestant and Roman Catholic. A very rare offering for the collector of animal welfare ephemera, folks interested in Massachusetts history or Black Beauty aficionados. Remember that Anna Sewell wrote Black Beauty not as a bedtime tale for children, she was trying to educate the people of England on the wrongful treatment of London carriage and cart horses that she witnessed daily during her own cart outings. Black Beauty wa a catalyst to the birth of the ASPCA with the help of 'angels' like George T. Angell.

Title: Twelve Lessons on Kindness to Animals

Author Name: Angell, Geo. T.


Publisher: Boston, The Massachusetts Society For the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.: 1900

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Good

Type: Soft cover

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: 47210

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