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The Animal Welfare Act: An overview
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03 May 2012 | 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 …
Fireworks and animals
Every year thousands of animals will suffer as a result of fireworks being let off. Blue Cross animal hospitals across the country see a marked rise in pets requiring medication during such …
Animal welfare and its assessment in zoos
03 May 2012 | 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 …