Sports Illustrated* reports the story about Pepper, the Lakavage family's dalmatian that was stolen from their farm in Pennsylvania in June 1965 and sold to a research facility in New York City. Pepper's theft and eventual death prompts Rep. Joseph Resnick (D-NY) to introduce a Laboratory Animal Welfare bill in Congress, an early milestone in the history of the Animal Welfare Act.
Julia and Peter Lakavage. N.d. Photograph. www.slate.comWeb. 31 Jul 2015. .