Use of Third Party Inspection and Certification Program Listening Sessions
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is holding four in-person listening sessions to solicit public comment to aid in the development of criteria for recognizing the use of third-party inspection and certification programs as a positive factor when determining APHIS inspection frequencies at facilities licensed or registered under the Animal Welfare Act.
If you are interested in attending, visit the above link for meeting locations, session dates, and registration information.
To keep interested parties informed of USDA Animal Care news and updates, we began sending out stakeholder messages via our agency’s stakeholder registry in November 2012.
It is easy (and free) to receive our future stakeholder messages directly. If you are interested, please register here . When registering, you can select the topics that most interest you. For example, you can choose to receive messages solely relating to elephants or enforcement or research facilities, or you can choose to receive all Animal Care messages.
2016: USDA Animal Care has unveiled its 5-year strategic plan. Everyone will see a role for themselves in the strategic plan, which is located here.
2006 - Present: USDA news releases involving animal welfare can be found in the APHIS Newsroom.