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
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.
Devastating flu, ongoing harm
This past spring’s highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak was the largest animal health emergency in U.S. history
Legislation would protect pets of domestic violence victims
The AVMA is lending its support to bipartisan legislation that would expand federal protections to the pets of victims of
Nominations open for Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Awards
The AVMA and American Veterinary Medical Foundation are accepting nominations for the following Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Awards
AVMA considers revising policy on feral cats
The AVMA is considering revisions to its policy on “Free-roaming Abandoned and Feral Cats” in hopes of building consensus among stakeholders.
International joint statements address horse slaughter, rabies in dogs
The AVMA has adopted a joint statement on horse slaughter with the Canadian and Mexican veterinary associations and a joint statement
The PETS Act: A legal life preserver
Many residents along the Gulf Coast ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 refused to evacuate without their pet.
AVMA applauds walking horse legislation
AVMA CEO Ron DeHaven applauded Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida, a veterinarian, for introducing the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act (H.R. 3268) on
Mexican horse meat banned by EU
The European Union has banned the sale of horse meat processed in Mexico out of fear it may not meet food safety standards.
Wild horse, burro population still out of control
Overpopulation of wild horses and burros has been a major focus for the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management
Model bill and regulations to assure appropriate care for dogs intended for use as Pets
Model Bill and Regulations to Assure Appropriate Care for Dogs Intended for Use as Pets