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  Animal Welfare Act and Regulations
Enacted December 24, 1970, Public Law 91-579 expands the list of animals covered by the Act to include all warm-blooded animals determined by the Secretary of Agriculture as being used or intended for use in experimentation or exhibition except horses no t used in research and farm animals used in food and fiber research.
Often referred to as the "Preamble" to the Animal Welfare Act amendments of 1985, the explanations of the regulations are used to identify the intent of the regulations published in Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations.
The final rules implementing the 1990 amendment to the Animal Welfare Act and amending the animal welfare regulations by requiring pounds and shelters to hold and care for dogs and cats for at least 5 days (including one weekend day) before providing the m to a dealer.
www.nal.usda.gov /awic/legislat/usdaleg1.htm   (1531 words)

  Animal Welfare Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It does not include cold-blooded animals, mice, rats, birds, livestock or other farm animals, or horses (except horses used for research).
In 2002, Senator Jesse Helms introduced an amendment to the Farm Bill, excluding consideration of birds and mice from the Animal Welfare Act.
This act is enforced by a division of the United States Department of Agriculture known as the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Animal_Welfare_Act   (108 words)

 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Asia 'wakes up' to animal welfare
Caring for animals is not just a Western whim - millions of people in Asian countries think animal welfare is important, a Mori poll has discovered.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (Ifaw) asked people in China, South Korea and Vietnam about their views on the treatment of animals.
The conference, From Darwin To Dawkins: The science And Implications Of Animal Sentience, is being held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London on 17-18 March 2005.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/science/nature/4357527.stm   (451 words)

 Animal Behavior - Farm Livestock Welfare - Behaviour of Animals
Bioaerosol emission from animal houses - Bioscrubbers & Biofilters
the transport of animals by sea, the transport of animals by land, the slaughter of animals for human consumption, and the killing of animals for disease control purposes.
There are new sections on behavioural ecology, human ethology and animal robotics and includes revised sections on decision-making, evolutionary optimality, foraging, hormones, imprinting, navigation, visual recognition and animal welfare.
www.pighealth.com /MEDIA/P/BOOKS/BEHAVBKS.HTM   (3359 words)

 OLAW: Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (HTML, PDF - 282 KB)
Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 1996
Public Law 103-43, Plan for Use of Animals in Research
grants.nih.gov /grants/olaw/olaw.htm   (272 words)

 WSPA International | World Society for the Protection of Animals
Seoul, 27 April: Leading animal welfare groups, the Korean Animal Welfare Association (KAWA) and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) hosted the country’s first farm animal welfare conference.
WSPA is providing feed to relieve thousands of starving animals abandoned after severe floods in Argentina, while working with officials in the country to reduce such a catastrophe happening in future.
Between 30,000 and 50,000 cattle have died due to the flooding and a further 12,000, evacuated to roadsides by small scale cattle farmers, are at risk of starvation and need immediate help.
www.wspa-international.org   (466 words)

 PAWS - Progressive Animal Welfare Society
Each week during the school year students at Spruce Elementary write these profiles to help the companion animals at PAWS find new, loving homes.
Whatever you choose, you’ll be helping the animals in our care, and your dad will love it.
As of May 29, 2007 Cat City, PAWS' satellite cat adoption in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood, will be switching to summer hours: Closed Monday; Tuesday--Friday 12 to 6 p.m; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.
www.paws.org   (238 words)

 Animal Welfare Information Center: Home Page
The Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) is mandated by the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to provide information for improved animal care and use in research, testing, teaching, and exhibition.
Animal Protection Accountability Improvement Act (Introduced in House)
National Institutes of Health, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (NIH, OLAW)
awic.nal.usda.gov /nal_display/index.php?tax_level=1&info_center=3   (112 words)

 Animal Welfare Activists, Animal Welfare Meetups, events, clubs and groups in your area
Animal Welfare Activists, Animal Welfare Meetups, events, clubs and groups in your area
Meet other local activists to discuss animal welfare.
The South Florida Friends of Animals Meetup Group
animalwelfare.meetup.com   (119 words)

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