Committee Reports

Recommendations to the Trump Administration Regarding Animal Welfare


The Animal Law Committee (Lori Barrett, Chair) sent a transition memo to the Trump Administration urging it to adopt the Committee’s recommendations on several animal welfare issues, including: (1) requiring the USDA to promulgate regulations concerning the humane treatment of birds under the Animal Welfare Act; (2) improving the USDA’s enforcement relating to licensing dealers and exhibitors that repeatedly violate the Animal Welfare Act; (3) supporting the USDA’s horse soring rule, which would prohibit the intentional infliction of pain to a show horse to create an exaggerated gait; and (4) supporting the Pet and Women Safety Act, which would amend sections of the Violence Against Women Act to extend protections for the pets of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.