Whether additional measures are needed to protect the health and well being
of animals has been a subject of debate in Congress. Animal protection
activists, on the one hand, have long sought legislation to modify or curtail
how nonhuman animals, whether living in captivity or in the wild, are used and treated.
However, producers have resisted new laws to regulate animal activities that
they deem to be acceptable or even necessary.
This Compendium discusses in detail the Animal Welfare Act. It provides
details on the U.S. egg industry with particular attention on animal welfare
issues for laying hens and summarizes federal animal protection statutes.
Animal welfare supporters in the United States have long sought to modify or
curtail some practices considered by U.S. agriculture to be acceptable or even
necessary to animal health. The Compendium discusses these efforts and
Particular attention is given to current issues relating to wild horses and
burros including horse slaughter prevention. The Compendium also describes
several scientifically emerging animal bio technologies that have raised a
variety of questions concerning risks to humans, animals, and the environment.
Date of Report: September 27, 2012
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