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Legislative History of the Animal Welfare Act: 2000s

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Public Law (Amendments)


"Farm Security and Rural Investments Act of 2002." (Public Law 107-171), United States Statutes at Large. Subtitle D - Animal Welfare; Sections 10301-10304. Approved 8 May 2002.
 
"Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Farm Bill) (P.L. 110-246)." (Public Law 107-171), United States Statutes at Large. Subtitle C - Other Miscellaneous Provisions; Section 14207, 14210, 14214. Prohibitions on Dog Fighting Ventures.. Approved 18 June 2008.
 
S.3666 To amend the Animal Welfare Act to modify the definition of "exhibitor" (Public Law 112-261), United States Statutes at Large. Approved 10 January 2013.

"Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act of 2007." (Public Law 110-122), United States Statutes at Large. Approved 3 May 2007.


Hearings


U.S. Senate. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, To Prepare for the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Title of the Upcoming Farm Bill Hearing, 27 March 2001. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2001. 

U.S. Senate. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Pet Animal Welfare Statute of 2005 (PAWS) Hearing 8 November 2005. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2005. 


Congressional Reports


H.R. Committee of Conference, Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (to accompany H.R. 2646). (Conference Report No. 107-424; 1 May 2002). Washington: Government Printing Office, 2002. 687 p.
Summary: Amendments to the Animal Welfare Act are found under Subtitle D - Animal Welfare; Sections 10301-10305 beginning on page 364. Provides a new definition of animal under the Animal Welfare Act, excluding birds, rats of the genus Rattus, and mice of the genus Mus, bred for use in research.


Federal Register Notices


"Animal Welfare; Insepction, Licensing, and Procurement of Animals." Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 151 (4 August 2000), 47908 - 47918. 

"Animal Welfare; Draft Policy on Training and Handling of Potentially Dangerous Animals." Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 34 (28 Feburary 2000), 8318 - 8321.

"Animal Welfare; Definitions for and Reporting of Pain and Distress." Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 132 (10 July 2000), 42304 - 42305. 

"Animal Welfare; Definitions for and Reporting of Pain and Distress." Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 162 (21 August 2000), 50667. 

"Animal Welfare; Inspection, Licensing, and Procurement of Animals." Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 203 (10 October 2000), 62650. 

"Animal Welfare; Regulations and Standards for Birds, Rats, and Mice." Federal Register Vol. 69, No. 139 (21 July 2004), 43538 - 43539. 

"Animal Welfare; Regulations and Standards for Birds, Rats, and Mice." Federal Register Vol. 69, No. 108 (4 June 2004), 31537- 31541. 

"Animal Welfare; Perimeter Fence Requirements; Technical Amendment." Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 229 (28 Novemeber 2000), 70769- 70770. 

"Animal Welfare; Definition of Animal." Federal Register Vol. 69, No. 108 (4 June 2004), 31513- 31514. 

"Animal Welfare; Inspection, Licensing, and Procurement of Animals." Federal Register Vol. 69, No. 134 (14 July 2004), 42089- 42102.

"Rules of Practice for Certain Adjudicatory Proceedings Under the Animal Welfare Act Regulations." Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 91 (12 May 2005), 24935- 24936.

"Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Transportation of Animals on Foreign Air Carriers." Federal Register Vol. 72, No. 124 (28 June 2007), 35422- 35423.