Animal Welfare Group Creates Award Honoring Veterinarian
The founder and first executive director of the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC), Harry C. Rowsell, will be honored as the first recipient of an award created in his name by the Bethesda, Md.-based Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW). The Harry C. Rowsell Award will be presented to him in November at SCAW's national meeting in Nashville, Tenn.
Rowsell says he hopes the award will raise researchers' awareness of the importance of animal welfare. "I hope it will generate in other scientists a desire to ensure that their animals are well chosen and well cared for," says Rowsell of the award.
"If [research] involves an animal, that animal's got to receive the best care," he says. "If you're using tissue culture, again, the method has to produce the best science. That's what research is all about."
SCAW is a nonprofit organization...