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ORGANIZATION FOUNDED ON THIS DAY IN 1980

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On August 21, 1980, animal rights advocates Ingrid Newkirk (below) 
and Alex Pacheco founded People for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals. Rising from humble beginnings,
PETA will soon become
the world’s foremost and most controversial animal rights
organization.


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Ingrid Elizabeth Newkirk (73).

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Alexander Fernando Pacheco (64),

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WORLD’S OLDEST MALE PANDA DIES AT 35

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(Live Science) – An An, the oldest-ever male panda in captivity, has
died at the age of 35 in a Hong Kong amusement park. The giant
panda was euthanized after his health deteriorated over the course
of several weeks, according to a
statement from the Ocean Park
theme park, where An An lived since 1999.

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SHELTER HAS THE ‘’UNICORN” OF CATS

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Although The Animal Foundation takes in many animals each day,
one kitten is catching the attention of many at the shelter.

The Animal Foundation posted on social media Friday that they
currently have, what they call, a super rare male calico kitten at
their facility.

According to the nonprofit, only one out of every 3,000 calico cats
is male, and they are sometimes referred to as the "unicorns" of
cats.

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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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