Dr. Robert Bay

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

Dr. Robert Bay, veterinarian in charge of a colony of 500 beagles used in research, whose humane treatment of the animals exemplifies the purpose for which the Schweitzer Medal was struck. Dr. Bay later resigned after being refused permission by new management to end the suffering of a beagle with 24 fractures.

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