Early 1800s

Early 1800s

Humane Societies responded to the exploitation of children and animals; the vulnerable and the defenceless.


1830’s and 1840’s

The RSPCA Act was introduced and carried out. This would change the general consensus that animals are things, tools, property.



The Ontario Humane Society was incorporated as the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA).