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For the love of animals : the rise of the animal protection movement

In eighteenth-century England - where cockfighting and bull baiting drew large crowds, and the abuse of animals was routine - the idea of animal protection was dismissed as laughably radical. This book tells the story of the bold reformers who braved attacks because they sympathized with the plight of creatures everywhere.
Print Book, English, 2008
Henry Holt and Co., New York, 2008
x, 352 p. : il. ; 25 cm.
9780805080902, 0805080902
1025550790
Introduction : Saved
Of duchesses and ducks
Rude and nasty pleasures
Pets and the city
Dancing dogs and horses of knowledge
Animal crimes
Parliaments of monsters
Stages of cruelty
The meanest worm is our sister
Throw down the butcher's knife
Hair-trigger Martin and the wolfhound
Taking the bull by the horns
The unfortunate tourist's dog
Humanity Dick
For the love of animals
Conclusion : The legacy of animal protection
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