Monsters and Miracles
Henry Bergh’s America
by Gary Kaskel
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He never had any pets, but he started the first animal protection society. He never had any children, but started the first children’s protection society. Henry Bergh was responsible for the birth of two great social justice movements in America, and no biography had been written about him in more than fifty years. No doubt, Henry Bergh is the most famous American you’ve never heard of. It’s time that changed.