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Proposed Rules: Animal Welfare; Amendments to Licensing Provisions and to Requirements for Dogs

Christine Jones, United States, Department of Agriculture, and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are proposing to amend the licensing requirements under the Animal Welfare Act regulations to promote compliance, reduce licensing fees, and strengthen existing safeguards that prevent individuals and businesses who have a history of noncompliance from obtaining a license or working with regulated animals. This action will reduce regulatory burden with respect to licensing and will more efficiently ensure licensees' sustained compliance with the Act. We are further proposing to strengthen the veterinary care and watering standards for regulated dogs to better align the regulations with the humane care and treatment standards set by the Animal Welfare Act. Additionally, we are proposing to make several miscellaneous changes for clarity and to correct typographical errors.
Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration
Animal Welfare Act History Digital Collection
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