Animal Welfare

The USAHA Committee on Animal Welfare explores and promotes dialogue on issues related to animal use, care, and welfare in search of broad-based animal welfare recommendations. While focused on good animal welfare, the Committee recognizes that an appropriate approach to responsible animal care practices includes due consideration for food security, public health and safety, the environment, and the economic viability of animal agriculture.

The Committee seeks to present information in an honest and unbiased, science-based manner. In this capacity, the Committee serves as a forum for promoting dialogue between various animal welfare groups and industry.

Presentations

2016

2015

Reports

Resolutions

2013

Resolution 33: THE PREVENT ALL SORING TACTICS (PAST) ACT, HR 1518/S1406

2012

Resolution 32: CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT REGULATIONS APPLYING TO DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION REGISTRANTS ACTING REMOTELY FROM REGISTRANT’S PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS

2009

Resolution 38: SUPPORT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL WELFARE BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE, ANIMAL CARE

Resolution 39: SUPPORT FOR THE AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION RESPONSE TO THE FINAL REPORT OF THE PEW COMMISSION ON INDUSTRIAL FARM ANIMAL PRODUCTION

2008

Resolution 3: Consistency in Guidelines and Applications of Methodology for Large-Scale Euthanasia or Depopulation of Animals to Ensure Timely and Effective Response to an Animal Health Emergency

Resolution 40: Soring of Tennessee Walking and other Show Horses

2006

Resolution 23: Tail Docking of Dairy Cattle

Resolution 24: The Ban of Double-Deck Trailers Transporting Equines to Processing Facilities

2004

Resolution 35: Development of Consensus on Animal Care Guidelines