Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Shocking political lobbying by the RSPCA: in 1835!

From the Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle, volume 13

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It does sound as though RSPCA AGMs were more entertaining in those days.

Joseph Pease was the Quaker MP who was largely responsible for achieving the passing of the 1835 Cruelty to Animals Act, which extended the protections of Richard Martin's Act to include cats and dogs as well as horses and cattle.