Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Connections

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Cultural formation Eva Gore-Booth
Several of EGB 's volumes are intensely concerned with religious issues. Her emphasis on love and empathy also shaped the social and political commitments she maintained during the last years of her life: she and...
Education Ethel Mannin
The child EM received a prize from the RSPCA , presented by the Queen of Portugal at the Crystal Palace, for an essay on cruelty to animals.
The Portuguese monarchy was overthrown in October...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Martin
Her paternal grandfather, Richard Martin , was known as Humanity Martin or Humanity Dick: a humanitarian, an Irish MP, and founder of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals .
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
under Richard Martin
Boylan, Henry, editor. A Dictionary of Irish Biography. St Martin’s Press, 1988.
Intertextuality and Influence Anna Sewell
At the time of publication the novel generated debate over the treatment of horses, and may have helped to raise public awareness about the cruelty inflicted by the bearing rein, which was outlawed shortly after...
Occupation Queen Victoria
Princess Alexandrina Victoria became patron of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals , along with her mother, the Duchess of Kent .
Munich, Adrienne. Queen Victoria’s Secrets. Columbia University Press, 1996.
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Occupation Frances Power Cobbe
When the RSPCA refused to support the anti-vivisection campaign, a new organisation was required.
Mitchell, Sally. Frances Power Cobbe: Victorian Feminist, Journalist, Reformer. University of Virginia Press, 2004.
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politics Anna Steele
She was an active supporter of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals , and, along with the rest of her family, opposed animal vivisection, supporting a parliamentary Bill for its abolition...
politics Matilda Betham-Edwards
Though MBE attended, together with a male friend, a meeting of the International Working Men's Association presided over by Karl Marx , she did so more as an observer than as a sympathiser. She felt...
politics Frances Power Cobbe
FPC was a fervent anti-vivisectionist. She followed the issue of experiments on animals closely from early in her career. By 1874 she was petitioning the RSPCA to pursue legislation restricting vivisection: Robert Browning , Thomas Carlyle
politics Emily Faithfull
EF was also interested in a range of other social causes: she advocated improved housing and sanitation for the poor, and championed the rights of children and animals, promoting the endeavours of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
politics Dora Greenwell
She opposed vivisection and maintained an interest in the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals .
Dorling, William. Memoirs of Dora Greenwell. James Clarke, 1885.
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She also, while recognizing the supreme claims of home upon her own sex, felt the importance...
politics Louisa Anne Meredith
LAM co-founded in Hobart the first Tasmanian branch of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals .
Brothers, Barbara, and Julia Gergits, editors. Dictionary of Literary Biography 166. Gale Research, 1996.
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politics Florence Nightingale
Near the end of her life, FN took an interest in the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals , which she contacted for information on the protection of wild birds. She also gave...
Reception Ethel Mannin
This was about the same time that she received a prize offered by the RSPCA for the best essay written by a child on the topic of cruelty to anomals.
Huxter, Robert. Reg and Ethel. Sessions Book Trust, 1992.
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Timeline

1861
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) published the manual Cruelty to Animals.
August 1862
An international congress about the role of vivisection at the Crystal Palace helped form Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) policy on the issue.
1896
1912
Herbert Jenkins founded his own publishing firm in London.
3 September-7 September 1939
Approximately 400,000 London pets were put down by the RSPCA during the first four days of the war. The animals were turned in as a patriotic gesture to save food.