- Rep. John Lacey helped to intact the Bird and Game Act of 1900. This is a conservation law to protect birds and wildlife. Why would it be important to protect these natural elements? What problems might this cause?
In 1888, John Lacey was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for the state of Iowa until 1906. Lacey worked on the Bird and Game Act in 1900, also known as the Lacey Act, which stopped transportation of wild animals or birds killed in violation of state laws.