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Animal Welfare Stakeholder Messages

Animal Welfare Stakeholder Messages

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 March 2015. For your reference, all of these stakeholder messages are available on this webpage, and all subsequent messages will be added to this page.

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.
 

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2018

Aug. 8, 2018 Animal Care Deputy Administrator Talks About New Initiative to Strengthen Relationships with the Attending Veterinarian Community.

July 20, 2018 APHIS Contacts Individuals and Businesses That May Be Exempt From Licensing Requirements.

July 17, 2018 New Guides Offer Helpful Information on Caring for Animals.

July 13, 2018 Animal Care Shares Milestones for First Half of FY2018.

June 1, 2018 APHIS Updates Its Animal Welfare Regulations to Provide Certain Small Scale Dealers and Exhibitors with Additional Exemptions from Licensing Requirements

May 25, 2018 USDA Announces It Will Not Recognize Third-Party Inspections and Certifications

April 17, 2018 USDA Provides Guidance to Entities Purveying Dogs in Regulated Activities

Feb. 8, 2018 Importing Dogs Into the United States – What You Need to Know

Feb. 7, 2018 As 2018 Show Season Begins, USDA Shares Updates Aimed at Ending Horse Soring and Promoting Fair Competition

Jan. 26, 2018 USDA to Host Additional Listening Session as it Considers Whether to Recognize Third-Party Inspections and Certifications of Animal Welfare Act Facilities; Comments Now Being Accepted Online

Jan. 23, 2018 USDA and S.H.O.W. to Host Shoeing Clinic to Help Improve Horse Protection Act Compliance​

Jan. 23, 2018 Reminder: USDA Hosting Listening Sessions on Proposal to Recognize Third-Party Inspections and Certifications of Animal Welfare Act


2017

Dec. 29, 2017 USDA Animal Care Looks Back at a Productive 2017

Dec. 19, 2017 USDA Seeks Public Input on Recognizing Third-Party Inspections and Certifications of Animal Welfare Act Facilities

Dec. 15, 2017 USDA Creates Two Publications to Help Facilities Ensure Humane Treatment of Their Animals

Oct. 20, 2017 USDA Extends Comment Period for Animal Welfare Act Licensing Proposal

Sept. 29, 2017 Understanding the Role of the Attending Veterinarian Under the Animal Welfare Act

Aug. 23, 2017 USDA Seeks Public Input on Updates to Animal Welfare Act Licensing Requirements

Aug. 18, 2017 USDA Rolls Out New APHIS Compliance Database and Search Tool

July 10, 2017 USDA Posts Primate Symposium Resources

June 29, 2017 USDA Animal Care Provides Progress Report on Its Horse Protection Program

June 23, 2017 USDA Animal Care Revises its Inspection Guide

June 16, 2017 USDA Posts Additional Animal Welfare Act Inspection Reports

June 14, 2017 USDA Animal Care Creates Archive of Its Federal Register Notices

June 9, 2017 USDA Posts the Newest Totals for Animal Usage by Research Facilities

May 19, 2017 USDA Posts Additional Animal Welfare Act Inspection Reports

April 27, 2017 USDA Posts Newly Designed Regulations Booklet

April 21, 2017 USDA Posts Additional Annual Reports of Research Facilities

March 10, 2017 USDA Posts Additional Annual Reports of Research Facilities

March 3, 2017 USDA Posts Additional Animal Welfare Act Compliance Information

Feb. 24, 2017 USDA Posts Additional Animal Welfare Act Compliance Information

Feb. 17, 2017 USDA Posts Additional Animal Welfare Act Compliance Information

Feb. 3, 2017 USDA Animal Care Updates to APHIS’ Website Involving Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Compliance Information


2016

Nov. 29, 2016 USDA Animal Care Provides Update on Its Horse Protection Program

Oct. 21, 2016 USDA Animal Care Makes Progress on Horse Protection Goals

Oct. 3, 2016 USDA Animal Care unveils its 5-year Strategic Plan 2016-2020

Sept. 22, 2016 New Terms Will Appear on USDA Inspection Reports

Sept. 16, 2016 USDA Extends Comment Period on Proposal to Amend Horse Protection Regulations

Aug. 8, 2016 USDA Animal Care Search Tool Will Be Shut Down for 11 Days, From August 12-23

Aug. 3, 2016 USDA Proposes Updates to Animal Welfare Act Regulations for De Minimis Thresholds and Licensing Exemptions

Aug. 1, 2016 Final Listening Session Regarding the Handling of Dangerous Animals is August 4

July 26, 2016 USDA Provides Additional Information Regarding Horse Protection Act Public Meetings

July 26, 2016 USDA Proposes Changes to End the Inhumane Practice of Soring

June 23, 2016 USDA Seeks Additional Comments Regarding the Handling of Dangerous Animals

June 3, 2016 USDA Posts the Newest Totals for Animal Usage by Research Facilities

May 23, 2016 USDA Updates Its Policy on Using Microchips to Officially Identify Regulated Animals

April 21, 2016 USDA Creates Online Course for Dealers of Guinea Pigs, Hamsters and Rabbits

April 21, 2016 USDA Updates Online Course for Dog Breeders

April 18, 2016 USDA Will Now Classify Dingoes and New Guinea Singing Dogs as Exotic Animals

April 4, 2016 USDA Provides Guidance on Handling and Husbandry of Neonatal, Nondomestic Cats

March 29, 2016 License Renewals for Random Source B Dealers Put on Hold Until Oct. 1, 2016

March 11, 2016 USDA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule Involving Marine Mammals

Feb. 16, 2016 Animal Care Search Tool Advanced Export Function Temporarily Unavailable

Jan. 14, 2016 USDA Animal Care Revises Its Animal Welfare Inspection Guide


2015

Sept. 29, 2015 USDA Posts Guidance Document on Retail Pet Store Rule and Importation of Live Dogs Rule

June 25, 2015  USDA Considering Petition to Require Additional Animal Usage Information on Annual Reports

April 15, 2015   National Research Council Hosting Lab Animal Workshop April 20-21

March 10, 2015  USDA Provides Guidance to Breeders and Dealers Who Use Cage Cards

March 2, 2015 USDA Revises its Inspection Guide to Improve Oversight of Research Facilities


Feb. 17, 2017  Updates to APHIS’ Website Involving Animal Welfare Act Compliance Information

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAAPHIS/bulletins/187fe1d

 

 

Feb.24, 2017  USDA Posts Additional Animal Welfare Act Compliance Information

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAAPHIS/bulletins/18946b1

 

 

March 3, 2017  USDA Posts Additional Animal Welfare Act Compliance Information

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAAPHIS/bulletins/18af537


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