Dr. Robert Bay

Date: 
Tuesday, March 1, 1955

Recipient of the 1955 Schweitzer Medal for outstanding contributions to animal welfare.

Dr. Robert Bay, a veterinarian in charge of a colony of 500 experimental beagles, whose humane treatment of the animals exemplifies the purpose for which the Medal was struck.*

 

*Dr. Bay later resigned after being refused permission by new management to end the suffering of a beagle with 24 fractures.