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.


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.

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

A listing of Animal Welfare proposed and final rules from 2000-present are available: https://www.federalregister.gov/topics/animal-welfare.