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7 May 2000 Issue
Animal Rights/Welfare Chronology

1951 Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) founded

1954 Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) founded

1955 Society for Animal Protective Legislation (SAPL) founded

1955 Our Animal WARDS founded

1957 Friends of Animals (FOA) founded

1958 Humane Slaughter Act

1959 Catholic Society for Animal Welfare (now International Society for Animal Rights) founded

1959 Wild Horses Act

1959 Russell and Birch publish book on the three R's - replacement, reduction, refinement

1960 American Vegan Society (AVS) founded

1962 Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act

1966 Laboratory Animal Welfare Act

1967 Fund for Animals (FFA) founded

1967 United Action for Animals (UAA) founded

1968 Animal Protection Institute (API) founded

1969 International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) founded

1969 Argus Archive founded [confirm]

1970 Animal Welfare Act amendments

1971 Greenpeace founded

1971 Wild Free-roaming Horse and Burro Act

1972 Marine Mammal Protection Act

1973 International Primate Protection League (IPPL) founded

1973 Endangered Species Act amendments

1973 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)

1973 Air Force Beagles campaign

1974 North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) founded

1975 Animal Liberation published

1976 Animal Rights International (ARI) founded

1976 Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting (CASH) founded

1976 Animal Welfare Act amendments

1976 Horse Protection Act

1976 Fur Seal Act

1976 American Museum of Natural History protests

1977 "Undersea Railroad" releases porpoises in Hawaii

1978 Humane Slaughter Act amendments

1978 Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW) founded

1978 Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) founded

1978 Medical Research Modernization Committee founded

1978 Indian government bans rhesus monkey exports

1979 Metcalf-Hatch Act repealed in New York state

1979 Coalition to Abolish the Draize Test launched

1979 The Animals' Agenda launched

1979 Packwood-Magnuson Amendment to the International Fishery Conservation Act

1979 Research Modernization Act first introduced in Congress

1979 Animal Liberation Front raid at NYU Medical Center

1980 People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) founded

1980 Psychologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PsyETA) founded

1980 Action for Life conference launched

1981 Farm Animal Reform Movement (FARM) founded

1981 Trans-Species Unlimited (TSU) formed

1981 Mobilization for Animals (MfA) launched

1981 Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights (AVAR) founded

1981 Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) founded

1982 Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) reauthorized

1982 Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) founded

1982 Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) founded

1982 National Alliance for Animal Legislation (NAA) founded

1982 Feminists for Animal Rights (FAR) founded

1982 Veal Ban Campaign launched

1983 In Defense of Animals (IDA) founded

1983 The Case for Animal Rights

1984 Humane Farming Association (HFA) founded

1984 Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) founded

1984 Animal Liberation Front raid at Head Injury Clinical Research Center, University of Pennsylvania

1985 Animal Welfare Act amended

1985 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) formed

1985 Last Chance for Animals (LCA) formed

1985 ProPets Coalition launched

1985 Hegins pigeon shoot campaign launched

1985 Campaign for a Fur Free America and Fur Free Friday launched

1985 Great American MeatOut launched

1986 Farm Sanctuary formed

1986 Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) founded

1986 Cambridge Committee for Responsible Research (CCRR) initiative

1987 The Animals' Voice launched

1987 Diet for a New America

1988 Doris Day Animal League (DDAL) launched

19-- Culture and Animals Foundation (CAF) formed

1989 Veal Calf Protection Bill hearings, United States Congress

1990 March for the Animals

1990 Animal Welfare Act amended

1990 California referendum bans lion hunting

1991 Stockyard "downer" campaign launched

1992 Student Right Not to Dissect approved in Pennsylvania

1992 Wild Bird Conservation Act

1992 International Dolphin Conservation Act

1992 Driftnet Fishery Conservation Act

1992 Colorado referendum bans spring, bait and hound bear hunting

1993 First World Congress on Alternatives and Animals in the Life Sciences

1994 Oregon referendum bans bear baiting, bear and cougar hounding

1996 Colorado referendum bans body-gripping traps

1996 Massachusetts referendum bans bear baiting, hound hunting, and reforms Fisheries and Wildlife Commission

1996 Washington referendum bans bear baiting, hound hunting bears, cougars, and bobcats

1998 Arizona referendum bans cockfighting

1998 Missouri referendum bans cockfighting

1998 California referendum bans body-gripping traps

1999 Harvard University launches animal rights law course

2000 Hegins pigeon shoot terminated

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