Heroes of History

Humane Heroes

The Animal Protection Movement is comprised of amazing individuals - just like you - who took a stand for the voiceless. Meet a few of these dynamic friends of animals. We hope you'll become inspired to follow in their footsteps.

Richard Martin (1754-1834)
hero_martinRichard Martin, also known as "Humanity Dick," was an Irish Member of Parliament and one of the forefathers of the animal protection movement. More.

Caroline Earle White (1883-1916)
hero_whiteCaroline Earle White founded the Women's Pennsylvania SPCA, which opened the first animal shelter in the United States. More.

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)
hero_schweitzerAlbert Schweitzer was the recipient of the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his revolutionary philosophy of "Reverence for Life." More.

Frances Power Cobbe (1822-1904)
hero_cobbeFrances Power Cobbe was an Irish writer, suffragist, social reformer, and founder of the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection. More.

Henry Bergh (1813-1888)
hero_berghHenry Bergh was the founder of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the first and oldest animal welfare organization in the U.S.. More.

Modern Heros


Marti Kheel (1948 - 2012)
hero_kheelMarti Kheel was an Ecofeminist pioneer. More.

Cleveland Amory (1917 - 1998)
hero_amoryCleveland Amory was the founder of Black Beauty Ranch and the Fund for Animals. More.
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