1869 - Caroline Earle White, Women's Humane Society Founder

Title

1869 - Caroline Earle White, Women's Humane Society Founder

Description

Caroline White saw from an early age how badly drivers treated their horses, and was inspired to do something about it into adulthood. After helping create a Philadelphia branch of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, she quickly realized that they wouldn’t allow women leaders, and so established the Women’s Humane Society to help as she always intended. The Society opened America’s first animal shelter for homeless dogs and cats, and employed cruelty officers to stop, prevent, and bring justice to animal cruelty. Her proudest moment was the passing of the Twenty-Eight Hour Law, which required transit companies to water, feed and rest animals every twenty-eight hours. She also established the American Anti-Vivisection Society to stop scientific experiments on animals that bordered on the cruel. By going on tours to show the horrors of animal abuse, including the Chicago World’s fair, they helped Massachusetts ban all vivisections in elementary and secondary schools, with other states following

Creator

American Anti-Vivisection Society

Date

between 1856-1916

Source

Caroline Earle White - Wikimedia

Source: Caroline Earle White-Protecting Animals: A 19th Century Woman’s Take. In National Museum of Animals & Society. Retrieved on March 8, 2013 from http://alturl.com/hio4z

Rights

American Anti-Vivisection Society

Publisher

American Anti-Vivisection Society

Contributor

American Anti-Vivisection Society

Format

Photograph

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Women

Coverage

Historic

Files

Caroline_Earle_White_Portrait.jpg

Collection

Reference

American Anti-Vivisection Society, 1869 - Caroline Earle White, Women's Humane Society Founder, American Anti-Vivisection Society, between 1856-1916

Cite As

American Anti-Vivisection Society, “1869 - Caroline Earle White, Women's Humane Society Founder,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed June 27, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/53.