Animal Rights timeline

  • "Animal Liberation" by Peter Singer was published

    "Animal Liberation" by Peter Singer was published
    "Animal Liberation" by Peter Singer was published. I do not know the exact date this book was published. I do not know the exact date of this event.
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    Animal Rights

  • The Animal Legal Defense Fund was established

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund was established
    The Animal Legal Defense Fund was established. I do not know the exact date of this event.
  • National Anti-Vivisection Society establishes World Lab Animal Day

    National Anti-Vivisection Society establishes World Lab Animal Day, on April 24. The day has evolved into World Laboratory Animal Week.
  • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is founded.

     People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is founded.
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is founded. I do not know the exact date of this event.
  • “Animal Factories” by attorney Jim Mason and philosopher Peter Singer is published.

    “Animal Factories” by attorney Jim Mason and philosopher Peter Singer is published.
    “Animal Factories” by attorney Jim Mason and philosopher Peter Singer is published. I do not know the exact date of this event.
  • Farm Animal Reform Movement is officially founded.

     Farm Animal Reform Movement is officially founded.
    Farm Animal Reform Movement is officially founded. I do not know
    the exact date of this event.
  • “The Case for Animal Rights,” by philosopher Tom Regan is published

    “The Case for Animal Rights,” by philosopher Tom Regan is published
    “The Case for Animal Rights,” by philosopher Tom Regan is published. I do not know the exact date of this event.
  • Farm Animal Reform Movement establishes World Farm Animals Day.

    Farm Animal Reform Movement establishes World Farm Animals Day.
    Farm Animal Reform Movement establishes World Farm Animals Day on October 2.
  • The first annual Great American Meatout is organized by Farm Animal Reform Movement.

    The first annual Great American Meatout is organized by Farm Animal Reform Movement.
    The first annual Great American Meatout is organized by Farm Animal Reform Movement.
  • Fur Free Friday, an annual nation-wide fur protest on the day after Thanksgiving, begins.

    Fur Free Friday, an annual nation-wide fur protest on the day after Thanksgiving, begins.
    Fur Free Friday, an annual nation-wide fur protest on the day after Thanksgiving begins. I do not know the exact date of htis event
  • Farm Sanctuary is founded.

    Farm Sanctuary is founded.
    Farm Sanctuary is founded. I do not know the exactdate of this event.
  • California high school student Jennifer Graham makes national headlines when she refuses to dissect a frog.

    California high school student Jennifer Graham makes national headlines when she refuses to dissect a frog. I do not know the exact date of this event.
  • "Diet for a New America" by John Robbins is published.

    "Diet for a New America" by John Robbins is published.
    "Diet for a New America" by John Robbins is published. I do not know the exact date that this book was published.
  • 1989 Avon stops testing their products on animals.

    1989 Avon stops testing their products on animals.
    1989 Avon stops testing their products on animals. I do not know the exact date of this event.
  • In Defense of Animals launches their campaign against Proctor & Gamble’s animal testing.

    In Defense of Animals launches their campaign against Proctor & Gamble’s animal testing. I do not know the exact date of this event.
  • Revlon stops testing their products on animals.

    Revlon stops testing their products on animals.
    Revlon stops testing their products on animals.
  • Animal Enterprise Protection Act is passed.

    Animal Enterprise Protection Act is passed.
    Animal Enterprise Protection Act is passed.
  • General Motors stops using live animals in crash tests.

    General Motors stops using live animals in crash tests.
    General Motors stops using live animals in crash tests.
  • The Great Ape Project is founded.

    The Great Ape Project is founded.
  • Tyke the elephant goes on a rampage.

    Tyke the elephant goes on a rampage.
    Tyke the elephant goes on a rampage, killing her trainer and escaping from the circus before being gunned down by police.
  • Compassion Over Killing is founded.

    Compassion Over Killing is founded.
    Compassion Over Killing is founded.
  • Vegetarian activist and former cattle rancher Howard Lyman appears on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show, leading to a defamation lawsuit filed by Texas Cattlemen.

    Vegetarian activist and former cattle rancher Howard Lyman appears on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show, leading to a defamation lawsuit filed by Texas Cattlemen.
  • PETA releases an undercover video showing animal abuse by Huntington Life Sciences.

    PETA releases an undercover video showing animal abuse by Huntington Life Sciences.
  • A jury finds in favor of Lyman and Winfrey in the defamation lawsuit filed by Texas Cattlemen.

    A jury finds in favor of Lyman and Winfrey in the defamation lawsuit filed by Texas Cattlemen.
  • An investigation by The Humane Society of the US reveals that Burlington Coat Factory is selling products made from dog and cat fur.

    An investigation by The Humane Society of the US reveals that Burlington Coat Factory is selling products made from dog and cat fur.
    An investigation by The Humane Society of the US reveals that Burlington Coat Factory is selling products made from dog and cat fur.
  • Compassion Over Killing conducts an open rescue at a battery hen facility, documenting abuses and rescuing 8 hens.

    Compassion Over Killing conducts an open rescue at a battery hen facility, documenting abuses and rescuing 8 hens.
  • "Dominion" by Matthew Scully is published.

    "Dominion" by Matthew Scully is published.
    "Dominion" by Matthew Scully is published.
  • McDonald’s settles a class-action lawsuit over their non-vegetarian french fries.

    McDonald’s settles a class-action lawsuit over their non-vegetarian french fries.
    McDonald’s settles a class-action lawsuit over their non-vegetarian french fries.
  • Clothing chain Forever 21 promises to stop selling fur.

    Clothing chain Forever 21 promises to stop selling fur.
    Clothing chain Forever 21 promises to stop selling fur.
  • The US Congress pulls funding for inspections of horse meat.

    The US Congress pulls funding for inspections of horse meat.
  • The "SHAC 7" are convicted under the Animal Enterprise Protection Act.

    The "SHAC 7" are convicted under the Animal Enterprise Protection Act.
  • Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act is passed.

    Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act is passed.
  • An investigation by the Humane Society of the US reveals that items labeled as “faux” fur at Burlington Coat Factory are made of real fur.

    An investigation by the Humane Society of the US reveals that items labeled as “faux” fur at Burlington Coat Factory are made of real fur.
  • Horse slaughter ends in the United States, but live horses continue to be exported for slaughter.

    Horse slaughter ends in the United States, but live horses continue to be exported for slaughter.
  • Barbaro dies at the Preakness.

    Barbaro dies at the Preakness.
    Barbaro dies at the Preakness.