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In New York City, Henry Bergh gives a public speech before leading citizens on animal rights

Henry Bergh, detail
02/08/1866
Henry Bergh, a wealthy New York diplomat recently returned from Europe, sponsored a large meeting of his fellow city elites and gave an empassioned talk about animal cruelty, mentioning specifically cockfighting and the treatment of animals in New York slaughterhouses.  With support, he founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,which the New York Legislature chartered on April 10, 1866.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Bernadette Zbicky Heiney, "Animal Rights Movement," in Michael Green and Scott Stabler (eds.), Ideas and Movements that Shaped America .... (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2015), I: 43. 

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