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THE ASPCA WAS FOUNDED ON THIS DAY IN 1866

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Henry Bergh (August 29, 1813 – March 12, 1888)

On April 10, 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals (
ASPCA) was founded in New York City by philanthropist and diplomat Henry Bergh, 54 (above).

In 1863, Bergh had been appointed by President Abraham
Lincoln
to a diplomatic post at the Russian court of Czar
Alexander II
. It was there that he was horrified to witness
work horses beaten by their peasant drivers. En route back
to America, a June 1865 visit to the Royal Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in London awakened his
determination to secure a charter not only to incorporate
the ASPCA but to exercise the power to arrest and prosecute
violators of the law.

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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®
works to save animals from dogfighting, puppy mills, hoarding
and other cruelty situations. We provide animals medical care
and behavioral rehabilitation, and help thousands of animals
find loving homes every year. We respond to emergencies when
disaster strikes, and fight for stronger laws to protect animals.

When you become an ASPCA Guardian, your regular monthly
gift allows us to spend less time fundraising—and more time
saving lives.

Every gift saves lives. Please make a one time gift if you are not
able to make a monthly commitment.

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OREGON ZOO RESIDENT LEAH DIES AT 47

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Leah the chimpanzee (May 15, 1974 – April 4, 2022) 


Zoo officials said, in an announcement made Monday, the
chimpanzee died in her sleep Sunday night. 

She is survived by her big sister Delilah, who turns 49 next
month, 50-year-old male Jackson and 53-year-old troop leader
Chloe.

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THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH RETURNS ?

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Four years after the “Greatest
Show On Earth” shut down, officials are planning to bring back
the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus — without animal
acts.

An announcement is expected sometime next year, according to
Nicole Zimmerman, a spokesperson for Feld Entertainment Inc.
of Ellenton, Florida.

The three-ring circus shut down in May 2017 after a 146-year run.

Costly court battles with animal rights activists led circus officials
to end elephant acts in 2016. Without the elephants, ticket sales
declined. Officials also blamed increased railroad costs, and the
rise of online games and videos, which made the “Greatest Show
On Earth” not seem that great anymore.

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CAVE ART DISCOVERED ON THIS DAY IN 1940

Near Montignac, France, a collection of prehistoric cave paintings
were discovered by four teenagers who stumbled upon the ancient artwork after following their dog down a narrow entrance into a
cavern. The 15,000- to 17,000-year-old paintings, consisting mostly
of animal representations, are among the finest examples of art
from the
Upper Paleolithic period.

How the Lascaux cave paintings were discovered 80 years ago | The  Independent

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THE TRUE STAR OF GREEN ACRES TV SHOW

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Arnold Ziffel (above) was a pig featured in Green Acres, a situation comedy that aired on CBS from 1965 to 1971.


Arnold’s first TV appearance was in the second season of Petticoat Junction (CBS) in the episode "A Matter of Communication".

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Stars Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor and Arnold.

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