George Thorndike Angell, Founder of American Humane Education Society

Title

George Thorndike Angell, Founder of American Humane Education Society

Description

In 1866, George Angell was attending a horse race when he saw two horses being run to death. In that moment, he resolved to use his skills as a lawyer and his funds to improvement treatment for animals so this tragedy wouldn’t happen again. He accomplished this in two ways in 1868, first by founding and being the president of Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and then forming and editing the journal Our Dumb Animals. Still feeling this was not enough, he continued to found and create more ways to establish protection for animals. He established the movement Bands of Mercy, which promoted the ethical treatment of animals, founded and became president of the American Humane Education Society. His efforts had over 70,000 members joining in on his causes.

Creator

Unknown

Date

Before 1910

Source

A portrait of George Thorndike Angell, an American lawyer, activist, and philanthropist - VitaBrevis

Source: George Thorndike Angell. (2012, October 11). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15:47, November 1, 2012, from http://bit.ly/RurMBk

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Publisher

Unknown

Contributor

Unknown

Format

Medium: Photograph

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Philanthropy

Coverage

Historic

Files

George-Thorndike-Angell.jpg

Collection

Reference

Unknown, George Thorndike Angell, Founder of American Humane Education Society, Unknown, Before 1910

Cite As

Unknown, “George Thorndike Angell, Founder of American Humane Education Society,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed January 21, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/49.