To celebrate the passage of the Cruel Treatment of Cattle Act, sponsored by Richard “Humanity Dick” Martin, and signed into U.K. law on July 22, 1822, CAF has produced a six-part audio documentary, the first two episodes of which air on July 22. Martin’s Act at 200 is an examination of the history of this legislation: the first successful animal welfare law passed by a modern political body. It also reflects on the act’s legacy over two hundred years of animal advocacy.
With the voice talent of Peter Egan as “Humanity Dick,” and with the contribution of experts from law, social history, politics, and activism, Martin’s Act at 200 is an entertaining, vivid, and informative history of animal advocacy. Listen to the trailer here, and subscribe to the audio documentary here.