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  1. Public law 110–22

    Government Documents

    To amend title 18, United States Code, to strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting, and for other purposes.

  2. The Animal Welfare Act: An overview

    Government Documents

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) enforces the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to protect certain animals from inhumane treatment and neglect. Congress passed the AWA in 1966 in response to public concern regarding stolen pets used in laboratory research. Since 1966, the AWA has been...

  3. The horse protection act

    Government Documents

    The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) enforces the Horse Protection Act (HPA). The HPA is a Federal law that prohibits horses subjected to a practice called soring from participating in shows, sales, exhibitions, or auctions. The HPA...

  4. Prohibiting obscene animal crush videos in the wake of United States vs. Stevens

    Government Documents

    Record of the hearing before the United States Senate regarding the prohibition of animal crush videos following the result of United States v. Stevens

  5. Consultation on reforming the GB animal welfare inspection regime

    Government Documents

    The main proposal set out in the consultation document is that membership of a farm assurance scheme or certification under an organic scheme, should be included as a criteria in AHVLA’s risk model for allocating inspections to claimants under cross compliance regulations for 2012 and beyond....

  6. Farm fires – Protecting farm animal welfare

    Government Documents

    All farms are at risk of fire and each year there are over one thousand fires in agricultural buildings, many of them housing livestock. Most fires on farms can be prevented provided farmers and stockpersons are sufficiently aware of potential fire hazards and alert enough to recognise and...

  7. Fireworks and animals

    Government Documents

    Every year thousands of animals will suffer as a result of fireworks being letoff. Blue Cross animal hospitals across the country see a marked rise in petsrequiring medication during such stressful times, and many animals arebrought into Blue Cross adoption centres having run away from...

  8. Animal welfare, economics and policy

    Government Documents

    This discussion paper ('scoping study' in Defra terminology) considers the topic of animal welfare – usually associated with ethics and moral values, or with animal science and ethology – as an explicitly economic concept. Recognising that the value of farm animals is dominated by their...

  9. Animal welfare delivery strategy

    Government Documents for Environment, Food and Rural AffairsUnited Kingdom55.378051-3.43597299999999Octobertext

  10. Animal welfare and its assessment in zoos

    Government Documents | Contributor(s): The Zoos Forum

    The zoo community considers animal welfare to be a matter of great importance. The EC Zoos Directive (1999/22/EC) provides that animals must be accommodated under conditions which aim to satisfy the biological and conservation requirements of the individual species and, in the UK, the Secretary...