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.
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
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Microchipping of animals
This page provides background information on microchipping of animals.
Shelter vets aim to raise level of care for millions of animals
The Association of Shelter Veterinarians in December unveiled standards designed to enhance the health and welfare of millions of animals
AVMA files brief in trade restriction case
The AVMA is among medical associations that contend in a brief that state professional boards should not be subject to Federal Trade
More and more animal shelters and individuals are participating in cross-country programs to transport adoptable dogs from source shelters