Modern replacement for the original Brown Dog fountain

LocationBattersea Park
Inscription (original fountain)In Memory of the Brown Terrier
Dog Done to Death in the Laboratories
of University College in February
1903 after having endured Vivisection
extending over more than Two Months
and having been handed over from
one Vivisector to Another
Till Death came to his Release.
Also in Memory of the 232 dogs Vivisected
at the same place during the year 1902.
Men and Women of England
how long shall these Things be?
Inscription (modern replacement)This monument replaces the original memorial
to the Brown Dog erected by public
subscriptions in Latchmere Recreation
Ground, Battersea, in 1906. The sufferings of
Brown Dog at the hands of vivisectors
generated much protest and mass
demonstrations. It represented the revulsion
of the people of London to vivisection and
animal experimentation. This new monument
is dedicated to the continuing struggle to end
these practices.
After much controversy the former monument
was removed in the early hours of 10th March
1910. This was the result of a decision taken
by the then Battersea Metropolitan Borough
Council, the previous council having
supported the erection of the memorial.
MDFCTA number1714 (original fountain)
Type and sizeFountain 140 design. Polished granite with bronze figure of dog (original fountain)
Original locationLatchmere Estate, Battersea
Date erected17 September 1906 (original fountain)
CommentsThe original fountain was a memorial to the "Brown Dog", erected and paid for by the Anti Vivisection Society. For more details of the original "Brown Dog" fountain and the modern replacement see here and here. The original fountain was one of several Design-140 drinking fountains.