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Mercy: the incredible story of Henry Bergh, founder of the ASPCA and friend to animals

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Only 150 years ago, most animals in America were subject to horrific treatment. They needed a champion to protect them from abject cruelty, and that person was Henry Bergh. After witnessing the beating of a horse in the streets of New York and attending a bullfight in Spain, Bergh found his calling. He became an enforcer of animal rights and founded the ASPCA, as well as created many animal cruelty laws. He even expanded his advocacy to children. When Bergh died in 1888, the idea that children and animals should be protected from cruelty was widely accepted: "Mercy to animals means mercy to mankind."
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subject_facet Animal rights activists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Animal welfare -- United States -- Juvenile literature, Bergh, Henry, -- 1811-1888 -- Juvenile literature, Illustrated books
title_display Mercy : the incredible story of Henry Bergh, founder of the ASPCA and friend to animals
title_full Mercy : the incredible story of Henry Bergh, founder of the ASPCA and friend to animals / written by Nancy Furstinger ; with illustrations by Vicent Desjardins, Mercy The Incredible Story of Henry Bergh, Founder of the ASPCA and Friend to Animals
title_short Mercy :
title_sub the incredible story of Henry Bergh, founder of the ASPCA and friend to animals
topic_facet Animal rights activists, Animal welfare, Bergh, Henry, Biography & Autobiography, Illustrated books, Juvenile Nonfiction, Sociology