Does the Animal Welfare Act apply to farm animals?
Moreover, does the Animal Welfare Act apply to all animals?
The animals covered by this Act included live dogs, cats, monkeys (nonhuman primate mammals), guinea pigs, hamsters, and rabbits. The Animal Welfare Act was not intended to regulate how animals are used for research purposes, but only to set standards for how they are obtained and maintained at a facility.
Beside above, what does the Animal Welfare Act protect? Animal Welfare Act. The Animal Welfare Act was signed into law in 1966. It is the only Federal law in the United States that regulates the treatment of animals in research, exhibition, transport, and by dealers. The Act is enforced by USDA , APHIS , Animal Care.
Similarly one may ask, what animals are not included in the Animal Welfare Act?
The US is the only country in the world that does not include within its animal welfare laws and regulations the rats, mice and birds who are subjected to research and testing. The federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) was amended in 1970 to include all warm-blooded animals who are commonly experimented upon.
Which animals are covered by the Animal Welfare Act 1999?
A specific part of the Act covers the use of live animals in research, testing, and teaching.
(a) Means any live member of the animal kingdom that is:
- A mammal.
- A bird.
- A reptile.
- An amphibian.
- A fish (bony or cartilaginous)
- Any octopus, squid, crab, lobster, or crayfish (including freshwater crayfish)