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The New York Legislature passes its first animal anti-cruelty law, to be enforced by the ASPCA

Albany, New York, 1854
04/19/1866
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) 
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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