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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1909 Excerpt: ... PORT ANTONIO During our first visit to Jamaica the same thorn had pierced my flesh that caused me so much suffering in Cuba. This was the utter indifference of human beings to the suffering of animals. Drives which would have meant happiness, made misery for me, and scenes which God rendered radiant, man turned dark with torment by the continual lashing of ill-fed and overworked animals. Perpetual protests were on my lips, and I was obliged to be unpleasantly conspicuous on several occasions, and to suffer the consequent disagreeable notoriety, as an open defender of dumb beasts among the ignorant or the indifferent, who called such championship of voiceless creatures, "eccentric." It was either this, or else remain shamefully silent, and suffer the cruelty to continue without protest. Drivers began to point me out and laugh among themselves when they saw me approach; but I had the satisfaction of saving many a miserable mule, donkey and horse cruel blows, and of knowing that I had possibly planted a little seed of thought on the subject of our responsibility toward animals in a few crude minds. On my second visit to Jamaica it was a surprise and a delight to find a society for the protection of animals organized in the Island and doing excellent work. Judge and Mrs. Lumb, aided by Mrs. Perry, had accomplished this great undertaking. Already there was a different feeling on the subject among the owners and drivers of animals; a half awakened consciousness of the rights of dumb beasts to decent treatment, even when that consciousness was not carried into action. It was my desire to be of aid to the Humane Society, and besides a personal contribution, to give it a new impetus. The way opened through the little Hotel Titchfield bulletin called "The Port Antoni...
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