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Minimum Age Requirements for the Transport of Animals : 9 CFR Part 2

United States, Department of Agriculture, and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We propose to amend the Animal Welfare Act regulations by adding minimum age requirements for the transport in commerce of animals. The regulations currently contain such requirements for dogs and cats, but no corresponding ones for other regulated animals, despite the risks associated with the early transport of these species. We also propose to amend the regulations to allow, provided certain conditions are met, for animals to be transported without their mothers for medical treatment and for scientific research before reaching the minimum age and weaning requirement. Establishing minimum age requirements for the transport in commerce of animals and providing for the transport of animals that have not met the minimum age requirements are necessary to help ensure the humane treatment of these animals
Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration
Animal Welfare Act History Digital Collection