AVMA animal welfare principles
The AVMA, as a medical authority for the health and welfare of animals, offers the following eight integrated principles for developing and evaluating…
Animal abuse and animal neglect
The AVMA recognizes that veterinarians may observe cases of animal abuse or neglect as defined by federal or state laws, or local ordinances.
Nonhuman primates as assistance animals
The AVMA does not support the use of nonhuman primates as assistance animals.
Livestock identification and animal traceability
The AVMA believes that permanent, unique identification of animals and premises is essential for tracing origin and destination of all livestock,
Cross-reporting of animal and child abuse
Researchers have studied and analyzed the link of animal abuse and domestic violence. Summary of state laws requiring cross reporting.
Animal Tethering Prohibitions
Several state laws and regulations address the issue of tethering companion animals, specifically dogs.
Maine - Animal Abuse Resources for Veterinarians
The material provided below is a periodically updated summary. Legal requirement may change at any time so follow the links provided
Arkansas - Animal Abuse Resources for Veterinarians
The material provided below is a periodically updated summary. Legal requirements may change at any time so it is imperative that you follow the links…