Animal Welfare Act News

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Aug 1, 2013 USDA Animal Care issues new guidance to its inspectors regarding lion/tiger enclosures.
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Feg 20, 2013 USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions
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Dec 28, 2012 USDA to Consider Guidelines for the Control of Tuberculosis in Elephants
-- Questions and Answers
-- Docket No. APHIS-2011-0079
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Dec 21, 2012 USDA Publishes Final Rule to Help Facilities Be Better Prepared for Emergencies
-- Questions and Answers
-- Docket No. APHIS-2006-0159
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Dec 21, 2012 USDA Publishes Final Rule to Help Ensure Health of Animals While Traveling
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Questions and Answers
-- Docket No. APHIS-2006-0023
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Dec 19, 2012 USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions
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Nov 15, 2012
USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions
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Oct 16, 2012 USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions
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Sep 17, 2012 USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions
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Aug 20, 2012 USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions
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Jun 5, 2012 USDA Publishes Final Rule to Provide Greater Protection for Horses
Action Will Require Horse Industry Organizations to Assess Minimum Penalties for Violations
- Docket No. APHIS-2011-0030
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May 10, 2012 Inspection Procedures in Response to an Incident or Adverse Event in Regulated Facilities
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May 10, 2012 USDA Proposes to Close Loophole on Retail Pet Sales to Ensure Health and Humane Treatment
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Apr 27, 2012 USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions
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Mar 21, 2012 USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions
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Feb 15, 2012 USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions
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Jan 12, 2012 USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions
Dec 14, 2011 USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions
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Nov 14, 2011 USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions
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Oct 14, 2011 10/14/11 USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions
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Aug 11, 2011 USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions
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May 12, 2011 USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions
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Apr 12, 2011 USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions
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Mar 11, 2011 USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions
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Dec 14, 2010 USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions
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Nov 12, 2010 USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions
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Oct 14, 2010 USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions
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Sep 13, 2010 USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions
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Sep 1, 2010 APHIS Animal Care creates team to inspect traveling elephant exhibitors
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Aug 12, 2010 USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions
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Jul 12, 2010 USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions
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Jun 11, 2010 USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions
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May 25, 2010 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on OIG’s Audit of USDA’s Inspection of Problematic Dog Dealers
APHIS’ Enhanced Animal Welfare Act Enforcement Plan
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Apr/29/10 APHIS to Issue Animal Welfare Enforcement Information
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Apr 27, 2010 APHIS Holds National Employee Meeting on Animal Welfare: >> Meeting Summary
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Nov 12, 2009 Electronic Posting of Inspection Reports for Research, Federal, and Veteran’s Administration Facilities (R, F, V)
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Oct 29, 2009 Statement from APHIS Administrator Cindy Smith Regarding the Complaint Served to Former Elephant Exhibitor Wilbur Davenport
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Oct 1, 2009 USDA Proposes to Amend the Animal Welfare Act to Require Itineraries from Traveling Exhibitors
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Aug 20, 2009 Statement from Acting APHIS Administrator Kevin Shea Regarding the Confiscation of an Elephant from a Leggett, Texas, Facility
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Jul 28, 2009 Statement from Acting APHIS Administrator Kevin Shea Regarding Allegations of Animal Abuse in Ringling Brothers Circus
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April 8, 2009 Stakeholder Update on Animal Care's Use of Thermographic Technology

Stakeholder Announcements and Updates

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March 2012 Previous Versions of Animal Care Inspection Guide Replaced
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September 2010 APHIS Animal Care creates team to inspect traveling elephant exhibitors
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May 2009 World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Draft Proposal on the Use of Animals in Research, Testing or Teaching
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May 13, 2009 Electronic Posting of Inspection
(A, B, C, E, H & T) Reports

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Dec 19, 2008 USDA Extends Comment Period on Proposed Rule on Contingency Plan Requirement for Animals Regulated Under the Animal Welfare Act
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Oct 23, 2008 Proposed Rule on Contingency Plans
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March 23, 2007 Web Posting of Inspection Guides
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March 6, 2006 Revised Policies 3 and 17
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March 6, 2006 Revised Policies 10 and 15
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feb 14, 2006 Hawthorne Elephant Update

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Last Modified: April 28, 2010