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Information Sheet on Declawing and Tooth Removal


Author:
United States, Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and Animal Care Division
Year:
2006
Subject:
Carnivores and Primates--Physiology
Abstract:
Under the Animal Welfare Act, zoos and other facilities are no longer allowed to remove the teeth or declaw wild or exotic carnivores or non-human primates purely for husbandry or handling purposes.
Publisher:
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Collection:
Animal Welfare Act History Digital Collection