Prior to the introduction of the Animal Welfare Act in 2006, animal welfare
law was largely reactive and action could only be taken once an animal had
already suffered. The Act focused on prevention and introduced welfare
offence for the first time. It was the first review of pet law in
ninety-four years; replacing the 1911 Protection of Animals Act and
superseding more than twenty other pieces of legislation...
Posted recently about Mike Lubbock, "The Waterfowl Man of Sylvan Heights", and how he regularly put his own life at risk for wildlife, specifically waterfowl threatened with extinction.And have posted about how NC Zoo lead vet Dr. Mike Loomis and other researchers have done the same.Often, of course, the species for which the sacrifice is made is mankind:Dr. Khan, of Sierra Leone, was invited to spend the summer at Harvard, but he stayed to fight Ebola. He died at 39.