George Thorndike Angell b. 1823

3rd cousin 4 generations from Elizabeth Speedy who married Stanley Roose
GGeorge_Thorndike_Angelleorge Thorndike Angell was the son of George and Rebeka Thorndike Angell born in 1823, Southbridge Massachusetts. George graduated from Harvard Law School. At a horse race in 1866 George witnesses two horses being ‘run to death’. This changed the course his life. He founded and become president of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the American Humane Education Society. He created and edited Our Dumb Animals a publication aimed at teaching kindness and caring towards animals. George’s quote, “I am sometimes asked ‘Why do you spend so much of your time and money talking about kindness to animals when there is so much cruelty to men?’ I answer: ‘I am working at the roots.” George died March 16, 1909 in Boston at his rooms in the Hotel Westminster.
Angell, George T monument

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Angell, George T. and Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Our Dumb Animals. Boston, Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals