Licensing and Registration Under the Animal Welfare Act : Guidelines for Dealers, Exhibitors, Transporters, and Researchers
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Ensuring proper animal care and comfort is not just good business—it is also required by law under the Animal Welfare Act. Passed by Congress in 1966 and amended in 1970, 1976, 1985, and 1990, the law protects many animals not raised for food or fiber. It also sets stiff penalties for sponsors and promoters of outlawed animal-fighting ventures.