Edith Goode


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Edith Goode born Springfield, OH November 13, 1882 (d. 1970). Animal rights activist and humanitarian; feminist; suffragist. Founding member, National Women’s Party, 1916. WILPF member. Lobbied for women’s rights at UN founding San Francisco, 1945. Founding member, Humane Society, 1954; provided for humane treatment of animals in Law of Sea, 1958. Life partner of pacifist Alice Morgan Wright.


In the long run the public attitude toward kindness, towards the obligation we all have towards animals, will determine how the animals will fare.” (Humane Society, “Goode and Wright”; photo humanesociety.org)