Cattle Transportation An Essay

By: Angell, Geo. T.; Note to the Fifth Edition by Frank B. Fay

Price: $100.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


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 hand-sewn 145+ year old pamphlet is part of that educational outreach. It is in very solid shape despite some light surface soil and a few repaired short closed tears. Surface wear shows a small chip at lower tip of frt cover which affects nothing. 8 page paperback published in Boston, 1874. There is a note to the fifth edition by Frank B. Fay (Secretary of the MSPCA). Frt cover is decorated with the badge of The American Humane Education Society. A very rare offering for the collector of animal welfare ephemera, folks interested in Massachusetts history, Cattle ranching history or the Black Beauty aficionado. 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. Her biggest gripe was the improper use of the check rein on a horse's bridle harness. Black Beauty wa a catalyst to the birth of the ASPCA with the help of 'angels' like George T. Angell.

Title: Cattle Transportation An Essay

Author Name: Angell, Geo. T.; Note to the Fifth Edition by Frank B. Fay

Categories: PETS & LIVESTOCK,

Edition: 5th Edition

Publisher: Boston, The Massachusetts Society For the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.: 1874

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Soft cover

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: 47211

Keywords: Black Beauty, Kind Treatment of Animals, Cart Horses, Carriage Horses, Check Rein, Our Dumb Animals, ,