Animal welfare: Companion animals
This page provides access to a variety of resources that can help you make a positive difference in the lives of companion animals.
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 welfare: Other species
This page provides access to a variety of resources that can help you make a positive difference in the lives of wild or exotic terrestrial and…
Federal Regulations on Animal Health and Welfare Issues
This page list federal regulations AVMA is working on in animal health, animal welfare & aquatic veterinary medicine.
50 years later, animal welfare act is a work in progress
The Animal Welfare Act was signed into law in 1966, originally to protect laboratory animals while also regulating animal dealers and the
Center takes integrated approach to zoo animal welfare
The Chicago Zoological Society has established a program of study at the Brookfield Zoo bringing together a range of sciences to
Welfare Implications of Electroimmobilization
Electroimmobilization is the use of electrical current to restrain conscious animals by causing paralysis.
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…
Standards taking shape for health, welfare of fish
The welfare of fish could soon be subject to regulations—or at least guidelines—similar to standards for the welfare of other animals.
Recent gene-editing technologies are being used to create mice that model human genetic diseases, Holstein cattle lacking horns, and
Multi-institutional study dives deep into cetacean welfare
Some bottlenose dolphins are wearing superhero capes at Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
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…
Restricting ownership of wild animals
Ohio residents have received or sought permits to continue owning about 300 primates
Global coalition unites to aid animals of Afghanistan zoo
Relief for the Kabul Zoo in Afghanistan became an international cause
FSMA Proposed Rule to Establish Current Good Manufacturing Practices for Food for Animals
AVMA comments on Federal Register Notice Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventative Controls for Food for…
Voice your opinion on marine mammal regulations
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is considering amendments to the animal welfare regulations concerning marine
The AVMA Advocate - January 2014
AVMA's monthly e-newsletter on federal legislation of importance to the veterinary profession and animal health and welfare.
AVMA opposes prohibitions on breeding/transportation of zoo/aquaria animals with negative consequences animals.
AVMA advocates for veterinary licensing in U.S. waters outside state Jurisdiction
Why is the AVMA advocating for this? The AVMA with guidance by its Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee wants to bridge a critical gap in the…
Depopulation refers to the large-scale rapid destruction of multiple animals in response to an emergency situation.
Nobody knows how many privately owned wild animals are living in captivity in Ohio.
Zoo veterinarians, behind the scenes and in the field
For zoo veterinarians, their day-to-day work can encompass thousands of individual animals and a multitude of species
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…
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…
Evolution of the AWA
Evolution of the AWA