Animal Welfare Policy Statements


AVMA Animal Welfare Principles

Joint AVMA-Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) Statement on The Roles of Veterinarians in Ensuring Good Animal Welfare

Ownership vs. Guardianship

Animal Abuse and Animal Neglect

Euthanasia of Animals That Are Unwanted or Unfit for Adoption

Livestock Handling Tools

Pain in Animals

Physical Restraint of Animals

Removal or Reduction of Teeth in Non-Human Primates and Carnivores

Use of Electro Muscular Disruption Devices (EMDDs) on Animals

Establishing Public Policy to Ensure Animal Well Being

Veterinarians and Veterinary Associations Working with Animal Control and Animal Welfare Organizations, AVMA Guidelines for

Animals Used in Entertainment:

Animals Used in Research and Teaching:

Companion Animals:

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              See also:

Wildlife and Exotic Animals:

Food Animals: