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  1. Let's "Paws" to Consider the Possibility: Using Support Dogs with Victims of Crime

    Today, a service dog helping an individual with sight limitations is accepted and relatively common. There are other trained dogs including those who serve individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and those who serve individuals with mobility limitations. Provincial, territorial, and federal...

  2. VA provides service dog benefits to Veterans with mental health disorders (August 18, 2016)

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    VA announced that the "veterinary health benefit" program for service dogs (provides veterinary well-being and medical/surgical insurance plus some other reimbursements for travel and equipment) will be expanded to include veterans who have mobility impairments due...

  3. Animals on VA Property, Federal Register 2015, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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    This is the Final Rule (Regulation) governing the presence of service dogs on VA property. Although federal agencies are not subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it is intended to be consistent with the ADA Regulations (administered by the Department of Justice).SUMMARY: The...

  4. Final Rule, "Service Dogs", Federal Register 2012, Description of Regulations Governing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Service Dog Benefit Program

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    This regulation includes an extensive preamble that summarizes and addresses comments received by VA on an earlier draft of the document, and discusses why psychiatric service dogs are not currently covered.SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its regulations concerning...

  5. c 22 Animals for Research Act

  6. c 41 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997/Loi de 1997 sur la protection du poisson et de la faune

  7. Enriching the Environment of the Laboratory Cat

    Contributor(s):: Sandra McCune

    Cats are intelligent, highly specialized carnivores. Like many predators, their senses are highly developed (reviewed by Bradshaw 1992). The cat's ability to hear, see and smell outside our own range give it a very different perception of its environment to ours. For example, it has a second...

  8. Livestock Guarding Dogs

    In the late 1970’s, there began a resurgence in the use of an ancient form of sheep protection, the guarding dog. Several factors contributed to this phenomenon, including Federal restrictions on the use of substances to kill predators, the relative inability of existing techniques to provide...

  9. Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008

    [House Report 110-901][From the U.S. Government Printing Office]This bill makes it illegal to possess, ship, transport, purchase, sell, deliver, or receive any horse with the intent that it be slaughtered for human consumption. The bill also makes it illegal to engage in the above conduct with...

  10. The Horse Protection Act

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

  11. The Animal Welfare Act: An overview

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    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...

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

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

  13. Animal welfare and its assessment in zoos

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    | 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...