Animal Welfare in Agricultural Research Endeavors (AWARE) Act

(H.R. 746/S. 388)

This bill will remove the exemption for farm animals used in agricultural research at federal facilities under the Animal Welfare Act, resulting in regular inspections and oversight by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
 
Status: Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.-3) and Michael Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.-8) introduced H.R. 746 on Feb. 5, 2015, and it was referred to the House Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture.
 
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced S. 388 on Feb. 5, 2015, and it was referred to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.
 
AVMA Position: No Action
Primary Contact: Dr. Mark Lutschaunig