Animal Welfare Act Blue Book 2020

Animal Welfare Act Blue Book 2020
Title:
Animal Welfare Act Blue Book 2020
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
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Backordered
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001-000-04801-5
Description

Passed by Congress in 1966, the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) sets general standards for humane care and treatment that must be provided for certain animals that are bred for commercial sale, sold sight unseen (Internet sales), exhibited to the public, used in biomedical research, or transported commercially. Congress assigned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) the responsibility for enforcing the AWA. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is the agency within USDA responsible for ensuring this occurs.

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has published the Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare Regulations, known as the “Blue Book,” as a tool to improve compliance among our licensees and registrants and to enhance the consistency of inspections by our field inspectors. The Blue Book consolidates into one source the AWA and the applicable regulations and standards.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION   1
ANIMAL WELFARE ACT 5
Section Page
§ 2131 Congressional statement of policy 5
§ 2132 Definitions 5
§ 2133 Licensing of dealers and exhibitors 7
§ 2134 Valid license for dealers and exhibitors required 8
§ 2135 Time period for disposal of dogs or cats by dealers or exhibitors 8
§ 2136 Registration of research facilities, handlers, carriers and unlicensed exhibitors 8
§ 2137 Purchase of dogs or cats by research facilities
prohibited except from authorized operators of
auction sales and licensed dealers or exhibitors 8
§ 2138 Purchase of dogs or cats by United States Government facilities prohibited except from authorized operators
of auction sales and licensed dealers or exhibitors 9
§ 2139 Principal-agent relationship established 9
§ 2140 Recordkeeping by dealers, exhibitors, research facilities,
intermediate handlers, and carriers 9
§ 2141 Marking and identification of animals 10
§ 2142 Humane standards and recordkeeping requirements at auction sales 10
§ 2143 Standards and certification process for humane handling, care, treatment, and transportation of animals 10
§ 2144 Humane standards for animals by United States Government facilities 16
§ 2145 Consultation and cooperation with Federal, State, and local governmental bodies by Secretary of Agriculture 16
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§ 2146 Administration and enforcement by Secretary 17
§ 2147 Inspection by legally constituted law
enforcement agencies 18
§ 2148 Importation of live dogs 18
§ 2149 Violations by licensees 19
§ 2150 Repealed 21
§ 2151 Rules and regulations 21
§ 2152 Separability 21
§ 2153 Fees and authorization of appropriations 21
§ 2154 Effective dates 21
§ 2155 – Omitted 22
§ 2156 Animal fighting venture prohibition 22
§ 2157 Release of trade secrets 25
§ 2158 Protection of pets 26
§ 2159 Authority to apply for injunctions 28
ANIMAL WELFARE REGULATIONS 31
PART 1 – DEFINITION OF TERMS
Section Page
§ 1.1 Definitions 31
PART 2 – REGULATIONS
Section Page
Subpart A – Licensing
§ 2.1 Requirements and application 43
§ 2.2 Acknowledgement of regulations and standards 46
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Contents § 2.3 Demonstration of compliance with standards
and regulations 46
§ 2.4 Non-interference with APHIS officials 47
§ 2.5 Duration of license and termination of license  47
§ 2.6-§ 2.8 - [Reserved] 48
§ 2.9 Officers, agents, and employees of licensees
whose licenses have been suspended or revoked 48
§ 2.10 Licensees whose licenses have been suspended or revoked 48
§ 2.11 Denial of initial license application 49
§ 2.12 Termination of a license 50
§ 2.13 Appeal of inspection report 51
Subpart B – Registration
§ 2.25 Requirements and procedures 51
§ 2.26 Acknowledgment of regulations and standards 51
§ 2.27 Notification of change of operation 52
Subpart C – Research Facilities
§ 2.30 Registration 53
§ 2.31 Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) 54
§ 2.32 Personnel qualifications 59
§ 2.33 Attending veterinarian and adequate veterinary care 60
§ 2.34 [Reserved] 61
§ 2.35 Recordkeeping requirements 61
§ 2.36 Annual report  63
§ 2.37 Federal research facilities 64
§ 2.38 Miscellaneous  65
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Subpart D – Attending Veterinarian and Adequate Veterinary
Care
§ 2.40 Attending veterinarian and adequate veterinary care (dealers and exhibitors) 73
Subpart E – Identification of Animals
§ 2.50 Time and method of identification 75
§ 2.51 Form of official tag 77
§ 2.52 How to obtain tags 78
§ 2.53 Use of tags 78
§ 2.54 Lost tags 78
§ 2.55 Removal and disposal of tags 78
Subpart F – Stolen Animals
§ 2.60 Prohibition on the purchase, sale, use, or transportation of stolen animals 79
Subpart G – Records
§ 2.75 Records: Dealers and exhibitors 81
§ 2.76 Records: Operators of auction sales and brokers 83
§ 2.77 Records: Carriers and intermediate handlers 84
§ 2.78 Health certification and identification 85
§ 2.79 C.O.D. shipments 86
§ 2.80 Records, disposition 87
Subpart H – Compliance With Standards and Holding Period
§ 2.100 Compliance with standards 89
§ 2.101 Holding period 89
§ 2.102 Holding facility 90
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Subpart I – Miscellaneous
§ 2.125 Information as to business; furnishing of same by dealers, exhibitors, operators of auction sales, intermediate handlers, and carriers 91
§ 2.126 Access and inspection of records and property;
submission of itineraries 91
§ 2.127 Publication of names of persons subject to the provisions of this part 92
§ 2.128 Inspection for missing animals 93
§ 2.129 Confiscation and destruction of animals 93
§ 2.130 Minimum age requirements 94
§ 2.131 Handling of animals 94
§ 2.132 Procurement of dogs, cats, and other animals; dealers 95
§ 2.133 Certification for random source dogs and cats 96
§ 2.134 Contingency planning  98
Subpart J—Importation of Live Dogs
§ 2.150 Import Permit 101
§ 2.151 Certifications 101
§ 2.152 Notification of arrival 103
§ 2.153 Dogs refused entry. 104
PART 3 – STANDARDS
Section Page
Subpart A – Specifications for the Humane Handling,
Care, Treatment, and Transportation of Dogs and Cats
§ 3.1 Housing facilities, general 111
§ 3.2 Indoor housing facilities 113
§ 3.3 Sheltered housing facilities  114
§ 3.4 Outdoor housing facilities 115
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Contents § 3.5 Mobile or traveling housing facilities 116
§ 3.6 Primary enclosures  117
§ 3.7 Compatible grouping 120
§ 3.8 Exercise for dogs 121
§ 3.9 Feeding 122
§ 3.10 Watering 123
§ 3.11 Cleaning, sanitization, housekeeping, and pest control 123
§ 3.12 Employees 125
§ 3.13 Veterinary Care for dogs 125
§ 3.14 Consignments to carriers and intermediate handlers 126
§ 3.15 Primary enclosures used to transport live dogs and cats 128
§ 3.16 Primary conveyances (motor vehicle, rail, air, and marine) 132
§ 3.17 Food and water requirements 133
§ 3.18 Care in transit 133
§ 3.19 Terminal facilities 134
§ 3.20 Handling 135
Subpart B – Specifications for the Humane Handling, Care, Treatment, and Transportation of Guinea Pigs and Hamsters
§ 3.25 Facilities, general 137
§ 3.26 Facilities, indoor 137
§ 3.27 Facilities, outdoor 138
§ 3.28 Primary enclosures 138
§ 3.29 Feeding 141
§ 3.30 Watering 141
§ 3.31 Sanitation 142
§ 3.32 Employees 142
§ 3.33 Classification and separation 142
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Table of Contents § 3.34 [Reserved] 143
§ 3.35 Consignments to carriers and intermediate handlers 143
§ 3.36 Primary enclosures used to transport live guinea pigs and hamsters 145
§ 3.37 Primary conveyances (motor vehicle, rail, air, and marine) 147
§ 3.38 Food and water requirements 148
§ 3.39 Care in transit 149
§ 3.40 Terminal facilities 149
§ 3.41 Handling 150
Subpart C – Specifications for the Humane Handling, Care, Treatment and Transportation of Rabbits
§ 3.50 Facilities, general 153
§ 3.51 Facilities, indoor 153
§ 3.52 Facilities, outdoor 154
§ 3.53 Primary enclosures 154
§ 3.54 Feeding 156
§ 3.55 Watering 156
§ 3.56 Sanitation 156
§ 3.57 Employees 157
§ 3.58 Classification and separation 157
§ 3.59 [Reserved] 157
§ 3.60 Consignments to carriers and intermediate handlers 158
§ 3.61 Primary enclosures used to transport live rabbits 159
§ 3.62 Primary conveyances (motor vehicle, rail, air, and marine) 161
§ 3.63 Food and water requirements 162
§ 3.64 Care in transit 162
§ 3.65 Terminal facilities 163
§ 3.66 Handling 163
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Subpart D – Specifications for the Humane Handling,
Care, Treatment, and Transportation of Nonhuman Primates
§ 3.75 Housing facilities, general 165
§ 3.76 Indoor housing facilities 167
§ 3.77 Sheltered housing facilities 168
§ 3.78 Outdoor housing facilities 170
§ 3.79 Mobile or traveling housing facilities 171
§ 3.80 Primary enclosures 172
§ 3.81 Environment enhancement to promote
psychological well-being 174
§ 3.82 Feeding 177
§ 3.83 Watering 177
§ 3.84 Cleaning, sanitization, housekeeping, and pest control 178
§ 3.85 Employees 179
§ 3.86 Consignments to carriers and intermediate handlers 179
§ 3.87 Primary enclosures used to transport
nonhuman primates 181
§ 3.88 Primary conveyances (motor vehicle, rail, air, and marine) 184
§ 3.89 Food and water requirements 185
§ 3.90 Care in transit 186
§ 3.91 Terminal facilities 187
§ 3.92 Handling 188
Subpart E – Specifications for the Humane Handling, Care, Treatment, and Transportation of Marine Mammals
§ 3.100 Special considerations regarding compliance and/or variance 191
§ 3.101 Facilities, general 192
§ 3.102 Facilities, indoor 194
§ 3.103 Facilities, outdoor 195
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Table of Contents § 3.104 Space requirements 196
§ 3.105 Feeding 210
§ 3.106 Water quality 211
§ 3.107 Sanitation 212
§ 3.108 Employees or attendants 213
§ 3.109 Separation 213
§ 3.110 Veterinary care 214
§ 3.111 Swim-with-the-dolphin programs 215
§ 3.112 Consignments to carriers and intermediate handlers 221
§ 3.113 Primary enclosures used to transport marine mammals 223
§ 3.114 Primary conveyances (motor vehicle, rail, air and marine) 225
§ 3.115 Food and drinking water requirements 226
§ 3.116 Care in transit 226
§ 3.117 Terminal facilities 228
§ 3.118 Handling 228
Subpart F – Specifications for the Humane Handling, Care, Treatment, and Transportation of Warmblooded Animals Other Than Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, Hamsters,
Guinea Pigs, Nonhuman Primates, and Marine Mammals
§ 3.125 Facilities, general 231
§ 3.126 Facilities, indoor 231
§ 3.127 Facilities, outdoor 232
§ 3.128 Space requirements 233
§ 3.129 Feeding 233
§ 3.130 Watering  234
§ 3.131 Sanitation  234
§ 3.133 Separation 235
§§ 3.134-3.135 - [Reserved] 235
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Table of Contents § 3.136 Consignments to carriers and intermediate handlers 235
§ 3.137 Primary enclosures used to transport live animals 236
§ 3.138 Primary conveyances (motor vehicle, rail, air, and marine) 238
§ 3.139 Food and water requirements 239
§ 3.140 Care in transit 239
§ 3.141 Terminal facilities 240
§ 3.142 Handling 241
PART 4 – RULES OF PRACTICE GOVERNING PROCEEDINGS UNDER THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT
Section Page
Subpart A – General
§ 4.1 Scope and applicability of rules of practice  242
Subpart B – Supplemental Rules of Practice
§ 4.10 Summary action 242
§ 4.11 Stipulations 243

Audience

Individuals engaged in the production, transport, and sale of animals within the United States, Agriculture Department officials conducting oversight of animal protection rules and regulations, animal rights activists and educators will find this comprehensive resource essential to their respective interests and responsibilities.

Product Details

Availability Details:
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USA Price:
$15.00
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$21.00
Weight:
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Cover:
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Unit of Issue (US):
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Record Creation Date:
08/27/2020
Last Status Update:
04/12/2021
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