American College of Animal Welfare
The American College of Animal Welfare certified seven new diplomates following the certification examination it held July 25 in Raleigh, North…
Setting the standard on animal welfare
Animal welfare advocates from 70 countries gathered in Paris this past February to contribute their insight and expertise
Animal welfare: status and perception
In recent years, individuals involved in animal agriculture have become concerned that the public is increasingly questioning
Legislation and Regulations in Laboratory Animal Welfare
An overview of animal welfare legislation and regulation for laboratory animals, as well as actions the AVMA is taking to improve it.
Students’ animal welfare knowledge tested
The 14th annual Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging/Assessment Contest was held Nov. 22-23, 2014, at Michigan State University.
Veterinarians Promote Animal Welfare through Research
An overview of what laboratory animal veterinarians do, including some profiles of practicing laboratory animal veterinarians.
Lawmakers seek expansion of animal welfare regulations
A New York Times story exposing alleged abuses at an agricultural research facility has prompted legislation to expand federal animal
Award recognizes Loew's influence on animal welfare
A highlight of the Animal Welfare Forum was presentation of the annual AVMA award
Recipient of animal welfare award is New
Posted on December 15, 2004 RECIPIENT OF ANIMAL WELFARE AWARD IS NEW At the Animal Welfare Forum, President-Elect Henry E. Childers introduced…
Emerging animal welfare ethic transcends borders
posted September 1, 2004 U.S., U.K. perspectives The animal rights movement and the recent emergence of…
Animal Welfare in Agricultural Research Endeavors (AWARE) Act
This bill will remove the exemption for farm animals used in agricultural research at federal facilities under the Animal Welfare Act
New AVMA president calls for leadership in animal welfare
posted August 15, 2004 Association can no longer afford not to lead, Beaver says If veterinarians are to…
Evolution in cattle welfare
Veterinarians and cattle owners indicated gradual changes in agriculture are improving cattle welfare, despite resistance to change among some…
University denies welfare violation allegations
The university states that there are inaccuracies and redundancies in the complaint, and disagrees with most of the allegations.
AVMA welfare positions evolve - June 1, 2004
AVMA welfare positions evolve New position on tail docking of cattle amended, other positions adopted On…
Speakers tackle controversy surrounding swine welfare assessments
Veterinary assessments and monitoring can be important tools for improving the welfare of swine.
Animal fighting legislation gets boost
The AVMA will increase efforts to promote the passage of the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act (H.R. 1532/S. 736).
Sentient property: a novel animal law proposal
The legal status of companion animals as personal property is antiquated and out of step with society's growing affection for four-legged friends
Decision to form animal pain, distress panel postponed
A decision to establish a panel on assessing and alleviating animal pain and distress has been postponed
Virginia establishes first attorney general’s animal law unit
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has created what is thought to be the nation’s first attorney general’s animal law unit.
Some take-home messages from Fort Worth
Animal welfare was accorded a prominent place on the AABP program.
The cat debate
Cat colonies range from unmanaged to well managed, but collectively, they add up to a staggering animal welfare issue
Animal-assisted interventions: Definitions
The AVMA recognizes that the human animal bond is important to client and community health. The human animal bond has existed for thousands of years
Animal-assisted interventions: Guidelines
Veterinarians must prepare themselves to play a vital role in ensuring the health and wellbeing of the people and the animals involved in human-animal…
Depopulation refers to the large-scale rapid destruction of multiple animals in response to an emergency situation.