The anti-vivisection movement, the forerunners of today’s animal-rights lobby, looked to be in rather rude health towards the end of the nineteenth century. Supported by numerous wealthy backers, and underpinned by a combination of reactionary romanticism and a late-nineteenth-century disillusionment with science and progress, anti-vivisection societies were numerous – indeed, there were said to be over 100 in existence across the globe. And their centre of gravity was London.
The Brown Dog Rioters
This week, we celebrate the medical students prepared to take their battle with anti-vivisectionists on to the streets of London.
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