Lady Muriel Dowding
Began Beauty WIthout Cruelty, was the wife of a famous soldier and Lord - source: A book. "The Psychic life of Muriel, the Lady Dowding"
A quote:
"It seems obvious to me that a Christ-child who is depicted in the scriptures as being born in the stable, surrounded by animals, is not meant to be the figurehead of a Great Slaughter and a feast of gluttony and self indulgence."
She was a famous UK animal rights campaigner in her day and was instrumental in the start of Beauty Without Cruelty. She also received prestigious awards and recognition from the RSPCA (UK) for her outstanding and tireless efforts for animals)
from The Extended Circle by Jon Wynne-Tyson. Direct link:
Do we deserve health and freedom from accidents when in the name of research we deliberately bring disease and agony on millions of animals by vivisection? I think we do not and, by the great law of cause and effect, "As you sow, so shall you reap," we must reverse this dreadful state of affairs.
Man must start to put right the world he is destroying and, of the many disasters he has brought about, probably the most evil is that of imprisoning a living, feeling and, in many cases, terrified animal, infecting it with painful illness, mutilating it, and eventually, after its suffering, taking its life. - Public lecture