The New York Legislature passes its first animal anti-cruelty law, to be enforced by the ASPCA
Just nine days after chartering the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the New York State Legislature passed the first anti-cruelty law and gave the new ASPCA the authority to enforce it. (By John Osborne)
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.