This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). AWI laboratory animal consultant Dorothy Dyce's account of the horrific conditions at the premises of a Maryland dog dealer who sold animals to laboratories resulted in a February 4, 1966, article in Life magazine that helped galvanize support for passage of the AWA. Dorothy is pictured here with a starving dog she purchased from a dealer and nursed back to health. Turn to page 6 for more on the history and impact of the AWA.
Photograph by Stan Wayman