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  The SACNYAACHS Historical Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Bergh was the founder, is modeled largely after the English Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals, in London.
Bergh has been its president since its inception, and its invaluable services to beast, and man as wellÑfor men are made better by being more humaneÑare largely due to his resolution, tact and perseverance.
Bergh an assistant of the attorney-general in the city of New York, and assistant of the attorney-general of the State, in the enforcement of the laws against cruelty to animals.
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 Henry Bergh
BERGH, Henry, founder of the American society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, born in New York City, in 1823.
His father, Christian Bergh, of German ancestry, was ship-builder for several years in the service of the government, and died in 1843, leaving his fortune to his three children.
Bergh was authorized by the attorney general to represent him in all cases appertaining to the laws for the protection of animals.
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 Melissa's Research Page
According to the ASPCA’s history of Henry Bergh, titled “Regarding Henry”, Bergh's philosophy of animal rights focused on the idea that protecting animals was an issue that crossed party lines and class boundaries.
The success of Henry Bergh’s speeches led to a large number of signatures on his “Declaration of the Rights of Animals” and, ultimately, to the passing of the charter that began the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Bergh was the founder of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and began was has come to be a large issue in America today.
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 Henry Bergh / CINMS Shipwreck Database
Henry Bergh was owned by the War Shipping Administration, operated by the Norton Lilly Company, and chartered to the U.S. Navy for use as a transport.
On the final voyage, she was bound to San Francisco from the South Pacific (by way of Honolulu), overloaded with 1,300 sailors returning from the war, as well as a crew of nearly 100.
Bergh had set to the north by nearly 10 miles, and was heading straight for South Farallon Island at 11 knots.
www.cinms.nos.noaa.gov /shipwreck/dbase/gfmns/henrybergh.html   (348 words)

 ASPCA: Henry Bergh Children's Book Award : 2001 Winners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Henry Bergh was born in 1813 to a shipbuilding family in New York.
Bergh recruited the financial and moral support of his friends and on April 10, 1866 he secured a charter from the State of New York to form the ASPCA.
Bergh's attorney (and attorney to the ASPCA), Elbridge Gerry, invoked a section of the writ of habeas corpus to have Mary Ellen seized from the home.
www.aspca.org /bookaward   (544 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Children as Animals - Origins of Anti-Cruelty Laws
Henry Bergh was born into wealth, the son of a New York shipbuilder.
The most popular, and colourful, version states that Bergh filed a court petition for legal protection and removal of Mary Ellen from her home, arguing that Mary Ellen, being human, was a member of the animal kingdom and therefore entitled to 'at least the same justice as the common cur'.
Bergh's lawyers offered a list of witnesses willing to testify on behalf of the child and concluded by stating that there was ample evidence to indicate that she was in clear danger of being maimed or even killed.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A640810   (3271 words)

 Morris, Mr Henry Bergh
Bergh caught the ruffian by the shoulder, whirled him round, grabbed the seat of his breeches and the nape of his neck, and with a splendid "now all together!" sort of a swing, he fired him straight across the street, head-on, into the snowbank.
Bergh and his crusade at length to his interested listener, closing with a sigh and the remark that rumor said his work was greatly hampered by lack of funds.
Bergh's sense of the ludicrous was conspicuous by its absence.
www.animallaw.info /historical/articles/arusmorrisbergh_1902.htm   (4762 words)

 Catherine Barnes Historical Autographs > Henry Bergh autograph, letters, documents, manuscripts, signatures
A remarkably substantive letter from Henry Bergh, the pioneer in the humane treatment of animals who founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in 1866 and who served as the group's first president until his death in 1888.
To this I objected," Bergh declares, "saying that the laws do not recognize the right to inflict any cruelty at all, but were made with the express purpose of preventing all and every cruelty of whatever kind.
A filing notation, consisting of Bergh's name and the date, is written in blue pencil at the top of the last page; this is written over some of the letter's text but does not obscure it.
www.barnesautographs.com /pages/inventory/bergh.htm   (532 words)

 Animal Cruelty
It was on this date, April 10, 1866, that the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was chartered under the leadership of 55-year-old Henry Bergh.
Bergh was horrified by the extensive cruelty he observed towards working horses, as well as stray cats and dogs in New York City.
That movement culminated in the RSPCA in 1822 and the event we remember today, the chartering of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, in spite of long silence from God's representatives, on this date in 1866.
www.ronaldbrucemeyer.com /rants/0410almanac.htm   (443 words)

 Henry Bergh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Henry Bergh (August 29, 1811 - March 12, 1888) founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in 1866.
Henry Bergh also prompted the formation of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
He was approached by a Methodist missionary, who was in search of someone who could help have a child, Mary Ellen Wilson, be removed from an extremely abusive home.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Henry_Bergh   (143 words)

 Humane Education: Henry Bergh Book Awards
The ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award seal was designed as a compliment to the seal of the ASPCA.
Henry Bergh founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in 1866 as the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere.
In 1874, Henry Bergh extended his work beyond the protection of animals to create new laws to prevent cruelty to children.
www.animaland.org /asp/education/bookaward.asp   (412 words)

 Henry Whitney Bellows
Henry Whitney Bellows (1814-82) was minister of the First Congregational Church of New York City (now the Unitarian Church of All Souls), 1838-82.
Henry and his identical twin brother Edward were the sixth-and-seventh-born children of Unitarians Betsey Eames and John Bellows of Boston.
Henry possibly reflected on his own domestic situation when he later preached of "the strain of social emulation-which makes elegant fortresses of men's homes." Two of the Bellows's five children, Russell Nevins Townsend Bellows and Anna Langdon Bellows, survived to adulthood.
www.uua.org /uuhs/duub/articles/henrywhitneybellows.html   (3335 words)

 American Humane: Who We Are: Mary Ellen Wilson
Etta Wheeler continued her efforts to rescue Mary Ellen and, after much deliberation, turned to Henry Bergh, a leader of the animal humane movement in the United States and founder of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
Bergh stated that his action was “that of a human citizen,” clarifying that he was not acting in his official capacity as president of the NYSPCA.
Bergh took action as a private citizen who was concerned about the humane treatment of a child.
www.americanhumane.org /site/PageServer?pagename=wh_mission_maryellen   (1479 words)

 The Hudson Reporter - HOBOKEN REPORTER - 08/22/2004 - 'The great meddler'Historical Museum celebrates the legacy of ...
Bergh was born to a wealthy shipbuilding family in New York.
Bergh was granted the legal power to enforce revolutionary new anti-cruelty laws.
In a famous case, Bergh, his attorney Elbridge Gerry, and Etta Wheeler, a Methodist social worker, took up the cause of 9-year-old Mary Ellen Wilson, who was brutally beaten by her foster parents.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?BRD=1291&dept_id=523585&newsid=12741461&PAG=461&rfi=9   (975 words)

 The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Article Detail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Henry Bergh, born in 1813, was a prominent New York City native, student at Columbia College, and close friend of many of the most important men of his era.
By the time of Henry Bergh’s death, humane societies had sprung up throughout the nation — among the first to follow New York City’s lead were Buffalo, Boston and San Francisco — and 37 out of 38 states in the union had enacted anti-cruelty laws.
Upon his death in 1888, “The Citizen” wrote of Henry Bergh “He has made too many converts to render it at all likely that this commonwealth will ever relapse into a condition to witness cruelty to animals without resentment.
www.wpg.cc /stl/CDA/articleDetail/1,1001,617-2279,00.html   (543 words)

 "The Great Meddler"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Henry Bergh (1813-1888) was the privileged son of a prominent shipbuilder.
Bergh believed that protecting the "mute servants of mankind" was a cause that touched people from all walks of life and all social classes.
Bergh and his staff of three investigated the condition of animals throughout New York City.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/history_for_children/22799   (868 words)

 Petfinder Home Page
Bergh’s beliefs on vivisection were so strong that several times during his tenure he tried to introduce a bill in New York State prohibiting its practice.
Bergh did, however, carry on a spirited debate with the medical establishment in a series of letters and responses in the dailies and periodicals of the day.
Following Bergh’s death in 1888, The ASPCA and many humane groups struggled with the moral questions surrounding the use of animals in research.
www.petfinder.org /journalindex.cgi?path=/public/animalissuesawareness/sciencewatch/1.43.5.txt   (1048 words)

 CLF's KidTalk, October 2005
Henry Bergh, a Unitarian who founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
Henry never stopped his personal crusade to see that all animals were treated with kindness, but in 1874 he added work to prevent abuse of children as well, creating, with the help of others, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
Henry Bergh certainly understood our UU seventh principle, which honors “the interdependent web of all existence, of which we are a part.”
www.uua.org /clf/kidtalk/2005-10/index.html   (958 words)

 Green-Wood Cemetery Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Inspired by Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where a cemetery in a naturalistic park-like landscape in the English manner was first established, Green-Wood was able to take advantage of the varied topography provided by glacial moraines.
It was a popular tourist attraction in the 1850s and was the place most famous New Yorkers who died during the second half of the nineteenth century were buried.
Henry Bergh (1818-1888) - founder of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
www.variedtastes.com /encyclopedia/Green-Wood_Cemetery   (994 words)

 Mary Ellen's Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
In a desperate last resort, Etta went to Henry Bergh of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
Bergh heard Etta's story, and the events that followed forever changed the course of child protection in America.
Henry Bergh, the founder, was a hero; a man whose contributions to this world have been almost completely forgotten over the last century.
home.swfla.rr.com /maryellenwilson/maryellen.html   (492 words)

 ASPCA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Hartsdale Pet Cemetery and Crematory and The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; both organizations share a common bond in their regard for the care and love of living and deceased pet animals.
Henry Bergh founded the ASPCA in 1866 to help protect horses of burden in New York City.
Samuel Johnson, a prominent NYC veterinarian, along with Henry Bergh, helped to establish the Bergh Memorial Hospital.
www.petcem.com /aspca.htm   (250 words)

 The Animals on Display Archive
The ASPCA director Henry Bergh objected to the public feeding of live rabbits to snakes.
Shortly after the founding of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in 1866, its President, Henry Bergh, responded to complaints that staff fed live rabbits to boa constrictors in the new museum as a source of entertainment.
Correspondence between Henry Bergh, the founder of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and P.T. Barnum received wide distribution in the press as a way to poke fun at Bergh's views.
chnm.gmu.edu /lostmuseum/searchlm.php?function=find&exhibit=family&browse=family   (874 words)

 Ancestry Message Boards - Message [ Bergh ]
Henry Bergh from Van Bunschoten's in America : Dave Hall -- 10 Dec 2000
Henry Bergh's Gravesite : Dave Hall -- 6 Jan 2001
Re: Henry Bergh from Van Bunschoten's in America : alexandra jacques -- 17 Oct 2001
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 AllRefer.com - Henry Bergh (Social Reformers) - Encyclopedia
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 Our History - 1948   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Henry Bergh tells of having been asked by John Hancock to write a song for their Pathfinder Club idea.
Henry was no musician, but while on his way to preach at a nearby church one Sabbath, found himself thinking a sequence of words in a somewhat poetic form.
When he matched the tune to the words, they fit, he asked Wayne Hooper a well known musician and composer to review it and make corrections or modifications, but Hooper sent it back to him unchanged and with a comment that none were needed.
youth.gc.adventist.org /history/1948.htm   (267 words)

 Michigan Humane Society: History
In the mid 1800s, wealthy American businessman, Henry Bergh, was traveling in Europe and witnessed a horse beating.
Because no child abuse laws existed, the ASPCA used animal abuse laws to win the case, persuading the court that the child was a member of the animal kingdom and deserved protection such as that given other defenseless creatures.
The animal protection movement was growing in the United States, supported by influential individuals such as businessman Henry Bergh, and fueled by anti slavery sentiment and other social movements of the century.
www.michiganhumane.org /site/PageServer?pagename=aboutHistory   (4979 words)

 Humane Society of Missouri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Admirers of Henry Bergh's philosophies found the Humane Society of Missouri, just four years after Bergh's first ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is founded in New York City.
Back in New York, Mary Ellen, a 10-year-old abused and neglected child, was carried by Bergh into the courtroom wrapped in a horse blanket.
Bergh asked that the child be treated like a "dumb animal" and placed into the hands of the ASPCA as animals were now protected from this kind of abuse.
www.hsmo.org - !http: //www.hsmo.org/m_aboutus/history.php   (2914 words)

 ASPCA Announces the Winners of the 1st Annual Henry Bergh Children's Book Awards
All nine winners of The ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award and Honor were selected for being the most outstanding children's books about animals and the environment published in the past year.
The 2000 ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award and Honors will be presented to nine authors at the American Library Association conference during an afternoon tea and awards ceremony at 2:00 p.m.
To read more about the winners of The ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award and Honor go to our web site at www.aspca.org/bookaward.
www.charitywire.com /charity17/05196.html   (496 words)

 Golden Age   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
This statue of the founder of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals originally stood in front of City Hall, in an area known as Market Square.
It was erected on a huge fountain and watering trough on the 25th anniversary of Bergh's founding of the Society.
The trough was converted to a flower bed in 1941, and the sculpture (minus trough) was finally moved in 1966 to the grounds of the Wisconsin Humane Society at 4151 N. Humboldt Blvd. It was subsequently moved (in 1999), to the new Humane Society facility at its W. Wisconsin Avenue location.
people.msoe.edu /~reyer/mke/1891f.html   (117 words)

 Kids Corner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Comments: The 2001 ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Honor winner.
James is a fl and white cat who hasn't lived with a family for a long time.
Children will sympathize with James when he is homeless and come to understand why cats need people to live happy and full lives Comments: Winner of The 2000 ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award.
www.thedoggybag.com /page/page/1346448.htm   (256 words)

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