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Proposed Revision of Definitions, Regulations, and Standards for the Humane Handling, Care, Treatment, and Transportation of Dogs, Cats, and Certain Other Warmblooded Animals : [9 CFR Parts 1, 2, and 3]

United States, Department of Agriculture, and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
This document proposes to amend the definitions, regulations, and standards under the Animal Welfare Act to assure the humane handling, care, treatment, and transportation of certain warm blooded animals used for purposes of research, teaching, exhibition, or for sale as pets. These proposed amendments contain (1) a clarification of defined terms, an amendment of the definition of "Veterinary Services representative," and an addition of the terms "indoor housing facility" and "outdoor housing facility" to the definitions; (2) provision for automatic termination of licenses for failure to pay the annual renewal fee; (3) provision for payment of license fees by means of personal check; (4) the deletion of the applicant-affidavit method for ascertaining compliance with standards for premises, facilities, and equipment; (5) provision for allowing the use of certificates of acclimation to lower temperatures by persons other than licensees, registrants, or departments, agencies, or instrumentalities of the United States; (6) provision that all certificates of acclimation must be issued by a USDA accredited veterinarian; and (7) removal of special requirements for transporting coursing hounds.
Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration
Animal Welfare Act History Digital Collection