Animal welfare advocacy and policy
AVMA policy facilitates direct support for good animal welfare. The association also advocates for responsible laws that help ensure animals' good…
International Issues in Animal Welfare
Comments submitted to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) by the AVMA on issues related to animal health and welfare.
Animal Health and Welfare Issues
AVMA legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine related to animal health, welfare and human-animal bond issues.
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.
National Organic Standards Board, Livestock Committee, Animal Welfare Recommendations
Formal title: Docket Number [AMS-TM-09-0060] Notice of Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board Summary: The National Organic Standards…
APHIS Seeks Comments Regarding Petition to Amend Animal Welfare Act Regulations to Prohibit Public Contact with Big Cats, Bears, and Nonhuman Primates (August 5, 2013)
AVMA comments to APHIS regarding the Petition to Amend Animal Welfare Act Regulations to Prohibit Public Contact with Big Cats, Bears, and Nonhuman…
Handling of Animals; Contingency Plans
Formal title: Docket Number [APHIS-2006-0159] Handling of Animals; Contingency Plans Summary: The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service…
Minimum Age requirements for Transport of Animals
Formal title: Docket Number [APHIS-2006-0024] Minimum Age Requirements for the Transport of Animals Summary: The Animal and Plant Health…
Assistance Animals: Rights of Access and the Problem of Fraud (2017)
Peer-reviewed white paper addressing possible strategies to promote appropriate use of assistance animals and discourage fraudulent activities
Depopulation refers to the large-scale rapid destruction of multiple animals in response to an emergency situation.
Retail Pet Stores and Licensing Exemptions
Formal title: Docket Number [APHIS-2011-0003] Retail Pet Stores and Licensing Exemptions Summary: The APHIS is proposing to revise the…
National Policy for Oceans, Coasts & Great Lakes - (Part 1)
Formal title: Presidential Memorandum for Establishing a National Oceans Policy On June 12, 2009, President Obama issued a memorandum…