This week, the raven facility was inspected by the county administrative board, which functions as a representative of the state in their respective counties. According to the The Animal Welfare Act (SFS 1988:534) all animals kept in captivity "shall be treated well and shall be protected from unnecessary suffering and disease. Animals shall also be accommodated and handled in an environment that is appropriate for the animal and which permits natural behavior" (CAB:s web site), and it is the task of the county administrative board to control that this is complied. The inspector was very nice and proficient, and she was impressed by the spacious aviaries. Of course this made us happy, but also a bit sad, as one could wish that many more animal enclosures would keep a better and bigger standard.