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ASPCA is Founded

April 10, 1866

On April 10, 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by philanthropist and diplomat Henry Bergh. Bergh goes on to become a very vocal supporter of animal rights and … Continue reading

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Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon, Dies

September 1, 1914

Martha, the last known passenger pigeon, dies at the Cincinnati Zoo. Although an attempt was made in 1857 to protect the pigeons, the Ohio state senate decided the bird wasn’t threatened. Their numbers faded until they were eventually hunted to … Continue reading

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