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.
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…
ASPCA campaign aims at creating nation of 'humane communities'
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is partnering with animal welfare organizations in select
ASPCA, University of Florida partner on forensics
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the University of Florida veterinary and medical colleges have
Legislation would regulate puppy mills
A Senate subcommittee recently held a hearing about a controversial bill aimed at regulating puppy mills by bringing federal oversight to large-scale…
AVMA releases video on soring of gaited show horses
The AVMA has produced an educational video, in cooperation with the American Association of Equine Practitioners and Department of
It's back-Congress, again, takes up horse slaughter
Less than two weeks after the 110th Congress convened, a bipartisan group of legislators introduced a measure banning horse slaughter
'Now, it's the lawyers' turn'
posted February 15, 2005 Over a crisp New England weekend in November 2004, some 200 people convened in the hallowed halls of Yale Law School…
Delving into Forensics
Experts in veterinary forensics recount how they came to the growing field and describe their work analyzing evidence in legal cases
Soring criminal case garners national attention
A prominent trainer in the Tennessee Walking Horse industry pleaded guilty May 22 to a felony conviction for charges that he violated
AVMA, AAEP call for ban on soring devices, methods
The AVMA and American Association of Equine Practitioners are pushing for further reforms in the gaited- horse community in an effort to
High time for change
Federal prosecutors and Agriculture Department regulators are fighting the illegal, but ongoing, practice of soring horses to produce