Muriel Dowding, Baroness Dowding (March 22, 1908 – November 20, 1993) was an English animal rights activist. Like her husband Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding,[1] she was a vegetarian,[2] an anti-vivisectionist and a spiritualist.[3]

She was well known in Britain for her work as an animal rights campaigner. In 1959 she founded Beauty Without Cruelty (BWC)[2] to highlight the suffering of animals. She won several awards from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA).


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