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Do you donate money to animal charities?  This page is designed as an educational tool so that you will know whether or not the group you choose to endorse/join/support/contribute to holds the same beliefs, agenda and goals that you do.

Each group or organization is a little bit different, but most fall under one of the following two categories: 
Know the difference!


and links

(many more
to follow)  
To end all human "exploitation" of animals -
this includes, but is not limited to, raising
and slaughtering of livestock for human or
animal consumption, eating meat, hunting,
using animals for any medical or veterinary
research, zoos (regardless of how well
managed), circuses, rodeos, horseshows,
dogshows, animals performing in TV
commercials, shows or movies (regardless
of how well treated any of the above are),
guide-dogs for the blind, police dogs, search
& rescue dogs, and the practice of owning pets. PETA (People For The Ethical
      Treatment Of Animals) 

HSUS (Humane Society Of The
      United States)  

Several of PETA's latest exploits have been their
campaign to speak to children at McDonald's
restaurants and to hand them literature designed 

to frighten them from drinking milk.

In Vermont, PETA representatives coerced
Vermont elementary school teachers to take
down posters in  classrooms bearing the
slogan "Got MILK?" and threatened school
officials with legal action if they did not
comply.  The governor of the state ordered
that the dairy posters be put back up and
promised to allot special moneys for a fund
for legal defense against any future actions
of the radical animal rights group.

In Canada an Animal Rights group nearly put
a company out of business that manufactures
nutritional "sports snack bars."  Claiming that
the company had been guilty of cruel animal
testing, they laced the bars with poison,
necessitating a nationwide recall.  Dogs and
humans alike had been subjected to cold
temperatures to test how well the nutritious
snacks helped them to maintain body heat. 
None of the test subjects were subjected to
conditions that in any way endangered their
health or caused extreme discomfort.

Last year, PETA made a financial donation to the Earth
Liberation Front (ELF), a shadowy organization that the
FBI has labeled "the largest and most active U.S.-based
terror group." Since 1996, ELF and its sister group, the
Animal Liberation Front, have caused more than $43 million
in property damage resulting from over 600 attacks
including arson, assault and property destruction on a
massive scale. source: The Center for Consumer Freedom

"I openly hope that it comes here." Ingrid Newkirk, PETA
Co-Founder, on her desire for a USA hoof-and-mouth
epidemic. Quotation from:
"Hoping for Disease: PETA Hopes Foot-And-Mouth Strikes in
the United States by Alan Elsner, Reuters, Norfolk VA

"It would be great if all the fast-food outlets,
slaughterhouses, these laboratories and the banks who fund
them exploded tomorrow... Hallelujah to the people who are
willing to do it."
Quote from Bruce Friedrich, PETA Spokesperson at the
"Animal Rights 2001" convention.

2002 - PETA's tax exempt status is currently under scrutiny
by the IRS, due to their history of criminal activity

They Speak For Themselves

The following are quotes from PETA's own

"We are not especially 'interested in'
animals. Neither of us had ever been
inordinately fond of dogs, cats, or
horses in the way that many people are.
We didn't 'love' animals." --Peter
Singer, Animal Liberation: A New
Ethic for Our Treatment of Animals,
2nd ed. (New York Review of Books,
1990),Preface, p. ii.

"Pet ownership is an absolutely
abysmal situation brought
about by human manipulation."
-- Ingrid Newkirk, national director,
People for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals  (PeTA), Just Like Us?
Toward a Nation of Animal Rights"
(symposium), Harper's, August 1988,
p. 50.

"The cat, like the dog, must disappear
... We should cut the domestic cat free
from our dominance by neutering,
neutering, and more neutering, until our
pathetic version of the cat ceases to
exist." --John Bryant, Fettered
Kingdoms: An Examination of A
Changing Ethic
(Washington, DC: People for the
Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA),
1982), p. 15.

"Arson, property destruction, burglary
 and theft are 'acceptable crimes'
when used for the animal cause."
-Alex Pacheco, Director, PeTA

"...the animal rights movement is not
concerned about species extinction.
An elephant is no more or less
important than a cow, just as a
dolphin is no more important than a
tuna...(In fact, many animal rights
advocates would argue that it is
better for the chimpanzee to become
 extinct than to be exploited
continually in laboratories, zoos
and circuses." (Barbara Biel,
The Animals' Agenda, Vol 15 #3.

Torturing a human being is almost
always wrong, but it is not absolutely
wrong." --Peter Singer, as quoted in
Josephine Donovan, "Animal Rights
and Feminist Theory, " Signs: Journal
 of Women in Culture and
Society, Winter 1990, p. 357.

"As long as humans have rights and
nonhumans do not, as is the case in
 the welfarist (animal welfare) framework,
then nonhumans  will virtually always
lose when their interests conflict with
human interests. Thus welfare reforms,
by their very nature, can only serve to
retard the pace at which animal rights
goals are achieved." (Francione &
Regan, "A Movement's Means Create
 Its Ends," Animals' Agenda,
Jan.-Feb., 1992).

"To those people who say, `My father
is alive because of animal
experimentation,' I say `Yeah, well,
good for you. This dog died so your
father could live.' Sorry, but I am just
not behind that kind of trade off."
- Bill Maher, PeTA celebrity spokesman
(It bears noting here that
advances in human medicine arrived at
through animal research, usually carry an
equivalent benefit to veterinary medicine -
ASPCA and other Animal Welfare groups
monitor conditions in laboratories and
support legislation for humane conditions,
but do not call for an end to laboratory
research on animals---
webmaster's observation)

"If the death of one rat cured all diseases,
it wouldn't make any difference to me."
 --Chris DeRose, director, Last Chance
for Animals, as quoted in Elizabeth Venant
and  David Treadwell, "Biting Back," Los
Angeles Times, April 12, 1990, p. E12.

"Even if animal tests produced a cure
[for AIDS], 'we'd be against it.'" --Ingrid
Newkirk, national director, People for
the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA),
as quoted in Fred Barnes, "Politics,"
 Vogue, September 1989, p. 542.

"If it [abolition of animal research] means
there are some things we cannot learn,
then so be it. We have no basic right
not to be harmed by those natural
diseases we are heir to."
--Tom Regan, as quoted in David T.
 Hardy, "America's New  Extremists:
What You Need to Know About the
Animal Rights Movement." (Washington,
DC: Washington Legal Foundation,
1990), p. 8.

"Even granting that we [humans] face
greater harm than laboratory animals
presently endure if ... research on these
animals is stopped, the animal rights
view will not be satisfied with anything
less than total abolition." (Tom Regan,
The Case for Animal Rights, 1983).

"If my father had a heart attack, it
would give me no solace at all to know
his treatment was first tried on a dog,"
Ingrid Newkirk, national director for
People for the Ethical Treatment 
of Animals, (PeTA), Washington Post,
Nov. 13, 1983.

"Not only are the philosophies of
animal rights and animal welfare
separated by irreconcilable differences...
the enactment of animal welfare
measures actually impedes the
achievement of animal rights...
Welfare reforms, by their very nature,
can only serve to retard the pace
at which animal rights goals are
achieved." --Gary Francione and
Tom Regan, "A Movement's
Means Create Its Ends," The
Animals' Agenda,
January/February 1992, pp. 40-42.

"I'm an insulin-dependent diabetic.
Twice a day I take synthetically
manufactured insulin that still contains
some animal products--and I have no
qualms about it." Sweetland adds,
"I don't see myself as a hypocrite.
 I need my life to fight for the rights
 of animals." -Mary Beth Sweetland,

"Liberating our language by eliminating
the word 'pet' is the first step...In an
ideal society where all exploitation
and oppression has been eliminated,
 it will be NJARA's policy to oppose the
 keeping of animals as 'pets.'" --New
Jersey Animal Rights Alliance, "Should
Dogs Be Kept As Pets? NO!"
Good Dog! February 1991, p. 20.

"Let us allow the dog to disappear from
 our brick and concrete jungles--from our
 firesides, from the leather
nooses and chains by which we
enslave it." --John Bryant, Fettered
Kingdoms: An Examination of A
Changing Ethic (Washington,
DC: People for the Ethical Treatment 
of Animals (PeTA), 1982), p. 15.

"[A]s the surplus of cats and dogs
{artificially engineered by centuries
of forced breeding) declined, eventually
companion animals would be phased
out, and we would return to a more
symbiotic relationship--enjoyment at
 a distance." --Ingrid Newkirk, "Just Like
Us? Toward a Notion of Animal Rights"
(symposium), Harper's, August 1988, p. 50.


FAQ (about the Animal Rights
  by  Kevin O'Donnell
MYTH 2.15: "Animal rights groups should
be supported by animal lovers." In fact
AR groups such as PETA have many
extreme proposals that pet-lovers in
particular should be shocked by:

"Pet ownership is an abysmal situation
 brought about by human manipulation"
 (Ingrid Newkirk, PETA founder
Washingtonian Aug. 1986) "In the end
 I think it would be lovely if we stopped
this whole notion of pets altogether"
(Ingrid Newkirk Newsday, Feb. 21 1988)

"One day we would like an end to pet
shops and breeding animals [Dogs] would
 pursue their natural lives in the wild"
(Ingrid Newkirk, Chicago Daily Herald
 Mar 1, 1990) "Eventually companion
animals will be phased out...." (Ingrid
Newkirk, "Just Like Us? Toward a
Notion of Animal Right" (symposium),
Harper's, August 1988) "Let us allow
the dog to disappear from our brick
and concrete jungles- from our
 firesides, from the leather nooses and
chains by which we enslave it." (John
Bryant, _Fettered Kingdoms: An
Examination of A Changing Ethic_
(Washington D C,  PeTA, 1982). p. 15)

"The cat, like the dog, must
disappear..... We should cut the
domestic cat free from our dominance
by neutering, neutering, and more
neutering, until our pathetic version
of the cat ceases to exist." (John
Bryant, _Fettered Kingdoms: An
Examination of a Changing Ethic_
(Washington, D.C.: People
 for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals, 1982), p.15)

From the above, it is clear that
pet-lovers have a great
deal to fear from the AR movement.

People who describe themselves
as supporters of 'animal rights' are often
 shocked to discover the real agenda of
the AR organizations. This is because
being an animal lover is not the same
as supporting animal rights. Most people
who describe themselves as animal
 lovers, including most scientists, are in
fact supporters of _animal welfare
_ rather than animal rights

The author of this FAQ is Kevin O'Donnell
Permission is granted to reproduce and
 distribute this FAQ providing it is copied
in its entirety, including the
Acknowledgement and copyright notice
and provided no charge is made.

Animal Shelters Should Tell Animal
Rights Groups Show Us the Money!

By Susan E. Paris
President, Americans for Medical Progress

For the amount of money raised and
spent by U.S. animal rights groups every
cat and dog in America ought to have its
 own condominium. Why then, do
more than 15 million pets a year end up
in underfunded local humane shelters
with overworked staff who are
frustrated that they cannot even
adequately feed and care for them?
And why are 11 million of these
animals-three out of every four cats
 and two out of every three dogs-
destroyed for lack of a home?

The true measure of the success
 or failure of the animal rights
movement in America ought to be
the number and condition of animals
 in local humane shelters. Animal rights
 groups claim to corner the market on
compassion for animals, so what more
valuable a service could they provide?
What more deserving an animal than
one that has no home, food and medical

Scores of news stories from around the
country attest to the deplorable condition
of local animal shelters.  Among the
problems cited: food shortages,
overcrowding, open sewage pits
 of animal waste, rodent, ant and
cockroach infestation and lack of
medical treatment. At least one
shelter, due to a lack of funds, had
 been forced to destroy unwanted
animals using an old carbon
monoxide chamber, or worse, because
of difficulties obtaining the drug
needed for a less painful death.
Euthanizing an animal using carbon
 monoxide is considered inhumane
because it is often a prolonged death
which causes fear and suffering to
 the animal.

In a 1995 direct mail solicitation,
the president of People for the
Ethical Treatment of Animals,
Ingrid Newkirk, wrote about the
 condition of one local humane shelter.
 She noted that the animals
"suffered from overcrowding,
lack of regular food and water,
and a failure to provide veterinary
care." Newkirk wrote that, "Shelter
services have been drastically
curtailed to the point where
...people with animals have been turned
 away at the door."

So what has PETA done to help these
 homeless, hungry and sick animals
and others that suffer and die in shelters
 each year? According to its
FY 1995 tax documents,
next to nothing.

Less than $5,000, or .03%, of PETA's
$13.4 million budget was allocated to
shelter or spay and neuter program
 in the U.S.

90% of the $1,485,076 PETA donated,
 or $1.3 million, went to itself-that is, PETA's
satellite offices in Germany, The
Netherlands, and England.

Next to PETA's overseas offices, the
next largest donation, $45,200, was sent
to animal rights terrorist Rodney Coronado
 to help him avoid going to jail for firebombing
medical research facilities. Coronado is
 now serving a 57 month  jail sentence.

The Humane Society of the United States,
for its part, raises and spends close to $50
 million, enough to bankroll at least one
well-run animal shelter in every state and
have enough left over to spay, neuter, feed
and save the lives of tens of thousands
of dogs and cats every year. So how many
HSUS-run animal shelters benefit from
the HSUS budget? None. Yet the HSUS
 managed to pinch enough of its precious
pennies to pay its president, Paul Irwin,
$237,831 and its chief executive officer,
John Hoyt, $209,051 in addition to
providing tens of thousands of dollars
in bonuses to the pair.

What programs did the HSUS fund,
besides the Paul Irwin and John Hoyt
"Luxury Living Fund?" Legislative initiatives
 to ban horse tripping.  National effort
 to ban bear wrestling.  Contraception
programs for elephants and deer.

Why do animal rights groups refuse
to help shelter animals, who need it most?
Why attack the biomedical community
for working with fewer than 150,000 dogs
and cats, which live in comfortable
surroundings and receive the best
medical care, and yet do nothing
for the 11 million hungry, sick animals
are destroyed in animal shelters
each year?

The animal rights movement's main goal
 is not, and never has been, to save or help
 individual animals. Its mission is to market
its philosophy and lifestyle to the American
public-a lifestyle which is predicated on the
 belief  that the life of a rodent deserves the
same moral consideration as
the life of a child. This sales pitch is
most effectively done through massive
media events, attention-grabbing legislative
 initiatives and fancy Hollywood
galas. Shelter animals are sacrificed in the
short-term so that animal rights groups can
gain the money, power and influence
needed to sell their view in the long-term.

Animal rights activists cannot blame
researchers, hunters, circus owners,
meat-eaters, fur-and leather-wearers,
fishermen or zoo keepers for the
sorry condition of shelter animals. It is
 the animal rights movement which has
 turned its back on the suffering of
these animals. Every local humane
shelter should demand that animal
rights groups show them the money.
And every animal rights donor should
 find a local humane shelter to support
rather than PETA's "naked celebrity"
campaign or some executive's
 bank account.


A colossal portion of HSUS's annual
 budget is allotted to staff salaries.


The National Charities Information Bureau
(NCIB) is an excellent organization whose
 purpose is to be a resource on charitable
 giving, how charitable boards should
operate, establishing standards which
charitable organizations must meet to be
worthy of receiving contributions, etc.   Web
site is http://www.give.org )    PETA did
not meet the standards of the NCIB
because PETA does not have a full board
of directors!!! It's run by Ingrid Newkirk
and about 2 or 3 others. No full board at all!

PETA has recently opened an animal
 shelter with a high euthanasia rate in VA.

Monies spent on this new endeavor do
 not represent a substantial portion
of this organization's budget, to say
 the least, and one must seriously
question their motives - based on
their mission statements of the
recent past (none of which have
been re-canted) it would seem the
 purpose of this shelter's existence
is a PR move to counter their poor
reputation regarding the welfare and
 treatment of animals.
(italicized words are my own -
 Marci Sudlow 8-20-00)

To prevent suffering and cruelty to animals.  And to
provide care and good homes for pets in need.  This
often includes, but is not limited to, the funding and
running of animal shelters (to provide a sanctuary for
abandoned, abused, homeless, or unwanted pets, and
 to place them in good homes where possible, provide
painless euthanasia for those that cannot be adopted,
and to educate the public about the need for
 spaying/neutering their pets to prevent more surplus
animals ending up in shelters), enforcement of
anti-cruelty statutes (where their authority permits),
initiating, lobbying for, and monitoring enforcement
of legislation to ensure more humane standards of
care for livestock, laboratory animals, performing
 animals, and pets.
ASPCA (American Society For The
         Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals)

MSPCA (MA Society For The Prevention
          Of Cruelty To Animals)

NAIA (The National Animal Interest Alliance) http://www.naiaonline.org/aboutus.htm
(at present there is a controversy regarding 2 of
the 20+ persons on their board of directors who
represent the "pet industry."  Upon review of the
facts, I cautiously endorse NAIA.  To decide for
yourself, please click on link below) http://www.angelfire.com/vt2/rutland/NAIAcontroversy.html

AHA (American Humane Association)
Rutland County Humane Society (This is a link to my
 local humane society shelter here in Rutland, Vermont.
 This shelter is an extremely well run, and fairly
well-funded despite funding by donations alone.  However
most  humane shelters nationwide are run on the same
principles and are excellent causes to
donate to, where
contributions have a direct impact on homeless pets and
animals in the community.)

Collie Rescue League of New England (Similarly this is
the dog breed rescue of which I am a member, and an
example of an extremely effective such group.  Similar
 rescue groups exist nationwide for nearly every breed of
dog and for cats, and provide direct help in placing pets
in need of homes)

With great regret I report that ASPCA's most recent
venture is the initiation of a lawsuit against Ringling
Brothers Barnum & Bailey's Circus, ie "The Greatest
Show on Earth," and traditionally home of some of
the world's most talented and knowledgable animal
trainers and historically best cared for performing
animals.  The lawsuit alleges training abuses and
violations of wildlife laws.  This misuse of money to
harass this haven for exotic animals (in contrast to the
 poor quality of life offered by what is left of their natural environment where they are threatened with extinction
 by poachers and loss of habitat.)

I am most distressed by this misuse of donations to
fund this Animal Rights style campaign.  I am not yet
ready to discontinue my membership to this group, in
light of the overwhelming positive accomplishments to
their credit.  However I am going to qualify that no portion
of my donations are to be used for this misguided lawsuit,
and I plan to watch their future activities carefully.

On a positive note, in the wake of the World Trade Ctr
disaster, ASPCA
  conducted an awe-inspiring endeavor of
 rescuing and reuniting pets with displaced owners
who resided in evacuated buildings near the World Trade
Center in NYC.  Because ASPCA is, among other
things, a law enforcement agency, their officers were
permitted to escort pet-owners back into their apartment
buildings, or to go on their own, to retrieve abandoned
pets.  ASPCA set up their mobile unit on a nearby site
where all rescued pets were given a thorough check-up
by a veterinarian, and in some cases held until they were
deemed well enough to be released to their owners.  Eye
infections from the soot were treated; oxygen was given to
pets with respiratory troubles, and IV fluids were
administered to dehydrated animals.  The percentage of successful rescues versus the very few animals lost was astounding.  

Also AHA was on the scene with a similar set-up to
provide veterinary support for the search and rescue dogs.
AHA's performance on behalf of these hard-working dogs
 was  worthy of monumental praise.

ASPCA operates a poison hotline/control center at

Founded by Henry Bergh in 1866, the ASPCA is the
oldest humane organization in America, and one of
the largest hands-on animal welfare organizations in
the world.  The Society also prompted the New York
 State legislature to pass the country's first effective
anti-cruelty law.
The ASPCA headquarters in New York City houses
one of the area's largest full service animal hospitals,
an adoption facility, and the Humane Law Enforcement Department, which is responsible for enforcing New
York's animal cruelty laws.

The History of ASPCA
In 1867 ASPCA operated the first ambulance
anywhere for injured horses, two years before New
York's Bellevue Hospital put into service the first
ambulance for humans.

In 1874 Bergh helped organize the first Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (SPCC) on
behalf of an abused 9-year-old girl named Mary Ellen.

In 1875 Bergh invented a canvas sling for rescuing
horses that got stuck in the mud or fell into the river.

In 1894 ASPCA assumed the job of caring for New
 York City's stray and unwanted animals, a function
previously performed by New York City government.

In 1902 ASPCA put a motorized horse ambulance
into service.

In 1912 ASPCA opened its first veterinary facility,
a free horse dispensary.

In 1916 ASPCA started a formal humane education
 program for school children. Raised money to help
 care for the 934,000 horses that served in World War I.

In 1920 ASPCA advanced the use of anesthesia in
animal surgery. First used radium to treat cancer in

In 1925 ASPCA began a weekly series of talks
over the new communications medium: radio.

In 1928 ASPCA expanded the humane education
 program with classroom demonstrations in public
 schools and summer playgrounds.

In 1939 ASPCA inspected the 2,000 animals on
exhibit at the New York World's Fair.

In 1942 ASPCA took wartime emergency
measures and conducted courses on care of
animals in the event of air raids.

In 1944 ASPCA inaugurated obedience training
classes for dogs and their owners.

In 1952 ASPCA began voluntary inspection of
 laboratories in New York that use animals for
research -- the first program of its kind in the country.

In 1954 ASPCA expanded its animal hospital by
adding a contagious disease ward, pathology
laboratory, X-ray therapy laboratory and an
 internship program.

In 1958 ASPCA opened the Animalport at
Kennedy International Airport to inspect and
care for animals entering or leaving the country
 by plane. United States Department of Agriculture
 takes over this work in 1994.

In 1961 ASPCA's animal hospital performed
its first open-heart surgery on a dog.

ASPCA acquired patents for pens for the
humane slaughter of food animals and offered
 them royalty-free to meat packers throughout
 the world in 1964. Began a course to train
animal handlers working for research institutions.

ASPCA celebrated 100th anniversary in 1966 by
renaming the hospital after Henry Bergh and
 presenting a gold medallion to Walt Disney for
 his positive depiction of animals.

In 1973 ASPCA adoptions department began
compulsory spay/neuter for all animals.

In 1976 Dr. Gordon Robinson developed
the Bergh bandage, a highly efficient design still
being adopted across the country.

In 1985 Government affairs office opened in
Washington, DC, to monitor, initiate and lobby
 for legislation to protect animals.
Advocated for
 Animal Welfare Act revisions to include
provisions for the exercise of dogs and the
 psychological welfare of primates used in
animal research.

In 1992 ASPCA began promoting the adoption
 of retired greyhounds, administering a grant
from the American Greyhound Council to help
 rescue groups across the country.

In 1993 ASPCA along with 10 other humane
organizations, initiated National Council on
 Pet Population Study and Policy, the first
survey and census of shelter animals in the
United States.

In 1994 ASPCA helped to pass the 1994
New York State Animal Experimentation Bill
that allows students who object to dissection
 to complete an alternative project without a
negative impact on their grade.

n 1995 after 100 years of providing animal
 control services for New York City, ASPCA
 declined to renew the contract in order to
 focus on national education, information and
 advocacy. Animated "Spokescritters" adopted
 by ASPCA from the Walt Disney animation

In 1996 ASPCA acquired the National
Animal Poison Control Center, the only
veterinary toxicology telephone service
operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Henry Bergh Memorial Hospital inaugurated
the Care-A-Van, a mobile spay/neuter clinic
 for the New York metropolitan area. 

ASPCA offers new services: mobile
vet-clinic vans to bring medical care
to poor neighborhoods, as well as a
 Companion Animal Services dept..

The mission of the ASPCA Massachusetts
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
is to protect animals, relieve their suffering,
advance their health and welfare, prevent cruelty,
 and work for a just and compassionate society

The MSPCA/AHES's seven shelters around the
 state take in as many as 1,000 animals per
shelter per month during the busy summer
season. They provide vital services such as
 adoptions, behavior training, humane-education
 programs, and spay/neuter programs.

Each year more than 80,000 animals receive
 outstanding routine and specialty care at the
  MSPCA's three Massachusetts-based
state-of-the-art veterinary hospitals, including
 Angell Memorial in Boston, one of the foremost
clinical veterinary institutions in the world.
In addition to investigating cruelty complaints, 
law enforcement officers inspect
facilities and events involving animals; testify
 in court; work with police and social-service
 agencies in animal-related cases; and speak
to school and community groups about animal
 care and protection.

History of the MSPCA
1868 George T. Angell founds the MSPCA on
 March 23, after reading about an event in which
 two horses were raced to death 1868 Angell
 publishes the first edition of Our Dumb Animals
—the first magazine "to speak for those who
cannot speak for themselves" and the precursor
 to today's Animals magazine

1882 The first American Band of Mercy—
a group of school children who pledge to be
kind to animals and to keep them from cruel
 usage—is formed; soon there are hundreds
 of Bands of Mercy across the nation

1886 First official headquarters of the MSPCA
 is dedicated at 19 Milk Street, Boston

1889 The American Humane Education Society
is incorporated

1890 Angell publishes the first American edition
of Anna Sewell's humane classic, Black Beauty,
 and distributes 2 million copies free through the
Bands of Mercy

1893 AHES distributes the children's classic
Beautiful Joe

1909 George T. Angell dies

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the use of the tag
"Guardian" in place of the word "Owner."  This choice of wording
may sound innocuous, but it has strategic legal ramifications designed to curtail
our own rights to enjoy our relationships with our domestic animals, as pet owners,
responsible breeders, exhibitors, animal sports enthusiasts, trainers, etc.  Be

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