A recording of the July 15th webinar discussion with senior leadership from USDA Animal Care is available to view at the link below. The questions list linked below includes time stamps for when topics were discussed, as well as written answers to follow up questions that were not addressed during the live webinar.
This webinar was organized to answer frequently asked questions from the exhibitor community and identify areas where additional clarity is needed regarding: 1) recent changes to Animal Welfare Act licensing requirements; 2) the status of USDA-mandated contingency plans; 3) the possibility of future inspections of birds and bird facilities; and 4) what the USDA Animal Care Office might look like in a post COVID-19 world.
AWA Licensing Rule Website & Videos
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA -APHIS) has launched a new website to help the regulated community and other interested stakeholders understand and implement the new licensing and veterinary care requirements set forth in the recent Animal Welfare Act regulatory changes.