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Humane Treatment of Dogs; Tethering


Author:
United States Government Publishing Office, United States, Department of Agriculture, and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Year:
0000
Abstract:
We are amending the regulations for the humane treatment of dogs under the Animal Welfare Act by removing the provisions for tethering dogs as a means of primary enclosure. Our experience in enforcing the Animal Welfare Act has led us to conclude that permanently tethering a dog as a means of primary enclosure is not a humane practice that is in the animal's best interests. Temporarily tethering a dog due to health or other reasons would be permitted if the licensee obtains the approval of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. This action will help ensure that dogs in facilities regulated under the Animal Welfare Act will be treated in a manner that is consistent with the animals' best interests.
Format:
4 p.
Language:
English
Collection:
Animal Welfare Act History Digital Collection
Permanent URL:
http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/5238100