The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing animal cruelty. Based in New York City since its inception in 1866, the organization's mission is "to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States." Following the creation of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) in the United Kingdom in 1824 (given Royal status in 1840), Henry Bergh founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on April 10, 1866, in New York City on the belief that "animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law". It is the oldest animal welfare organization in the United States. On February 8, 1866, Bergh pleaded on behalf of animals at a meeting at Clinton Hall in New York City. Some of the issues he discussed were cockfighting and the horrors of slaughterhouses. After getting signatures for his "Declaration of the Rights of Animals," Bergh was given an official charter to incorporate the ASPCA on April 10, 1866. On April 19, 1866, the first anti-cruelty law was passed In NY since the founding of ASPCA, and the organization was granted the right to enforce anti-cruelty laws. In 1867, ASPCA operated its first ambulance for injured horses and began advocating for more humane treatment of animals such as horses, live pigeons, cats, and dogs. Early goals of ASPCA focused on efforts for horses and livestock, since at the time they were used for a number of activities. More information...

The website is placed before and after in the BestRef global ranking of the most important sources of Wikipedia.

PR-model F-model AR-model
12,108th place
21,563rd place
19,153rd place
9,379th place
21,335th place
12,430th place
2,377th place
12,414th place
11,028th place
12,840th place
23,256th place
26,368th place
15,199th place
16,160th place
20,537th place
5,180th place
4,086th place
10,917th place
14,637th place
28,541st place
24,823rd place
14,257th place
26,207th place
14,687th place
3,655th place
9,266th place
11,040th place
24,657th place
66,697th place
54,070th place
46,510th place
53,553rd place
120,626th place
11,396th place
10,471st place
16,929th place
4,976th place
9,582nd place
7,136th place
5,420th place
15,254th place
9,455th place
16,892nd place
7,464th place
35,836th place
67,178th place
18,584th place
73,960th place
27,840th place
59,131st place
22,615th place
15,936th place
14,401st place
26,870th place
5,642nd place
21,633rd place
14,711th place
11,459th place
12,462nd place
8,828th place
52,700th place
42,772nd place
34,608th place
10,845th place
16,407th place
17,575th place
4,008th place
11,756th place
17,386th place
10,546th place
4,015th place
22,039th place
6,596th place
17,017th place
11,702nd place
16,858th place
5,589th place
24,937th place