Important animal welfare bill approved by Congress
Following years of advocacy by the AVMA, lawmakers and animal welfare advocates, the U.S. House and Senate have unanimously approved landmark animal…
AZA to phase out bullhooks for elephant management
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums announced it is phasing out the use of bullhooks for routine elephant care and training at member zoos by the…
Advocating for horse welfare
The AVMA advocates on a variety of horse welfare issues. Learn about our top priorities and find out how you can help protect horses.
Veterinary scientist advocates for endangered whales
Dr. Michael Moore has spent his career publicizing how human activities are harming whales and other marine mammals that would otherwise remain hidden…
APHIS revises investigative and enforcement website
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in April announced a new online format designed to provide…
AVMA addresses animal abuse, research cats and dogs, outdoor housing of pets
The AVMA Board of Directors, while meeting April 11-13, revised guidance for veterinarians
FBI gathers animal cruelty data, but patterns have yet to emerge
The FBI has published two years' worth of data on animal cruelty for the first time, but patterns may take several more years to emerge.
AVMA, swine veterinarians respond to video of pig abuse
A video showing the abuse of pigs on an Iowa farm brought a swift response from the AVMA and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians,
Congress considers new horse slaughter ban
posted September 1, 2008 Legislation introduced in the House of Representatives July 24 would criminalize
Cruelty investigation prompts massive recall of beef
Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Co. of Chino, Calif., issued a recall Feb. 17 of 143 million pounds of beef
It's back-Congress, again, takes up horse slaughter
Less than two weeks after the 110th Congress convened, a bipartisan group of legislators introduced a measure banning horse slaughter
ASPCA campaign aims at creating nation of 'humane communities'
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is partnering with animal welfare organizations in select