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Revision of Standards for Transportation, and the Handling, Care and Treatment in Connection Therewith of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, Nonhuman Primates, and Certain Other Warmblooded Animals : Part 3 - Standards

United States, Department of Agriculture, and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
This document amends the transportation standards governing certain live warmblooded animals under the Animal Welfare Act published in the FEDERAL REGISTER on June 21, 1977 (42 FR 31556-31571) and on May 16, 1978 (43 FR 21160-21167). The amendments contained herein concern changes in the allowable minimum and maximum air temperatures surrounding dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, nonhuman primates and certain other warmblooded animals when transported in commerce. They also contain a new procedure for measuring the air temperature surrounding live animals being transported in commerce which replaces the "ambient temperature" provisions of the present transportation standards. In connection with such new procedure, the range of allowable air temperatures for animals being transported in commerce takes into consideration the differences between the air temperature occurring inside the animal shipping container and the air temperature surrounding such container. The revisions contains herein are the result of petition for reconsideration which were received by the Department and which made' new facts and evidence available that appeared to warrant such action.
Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration
Animal Welfare Act History Digital Collection