Euthanasia and cats: an arrow, a captive bolt gun, and gunshot are not the same

We were surprised by the District Attorney’s reference to the AVMA and our Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2013 Edition in conveying the June  “no bill” decision of the Austin County grand jury in the Kristen Lindsey case. The AVMA was neither consulted … read more >

APHIS requests comments on petition to amend research facility annual reporting under the AWA

Receipt of a petition for new rulemaking under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) was announced in today’s Federal Register (80 FR 36251) by the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). In its petition, the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) … read more >

Agreement in Idaho on non-profit, subsidized care

The Idaho Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA) and Idaho Humane Society (IHS) announced an agreement regarding the latter’s ongoing role in providing veterinary care as a charitable organization in the community. Under the terms of the agreement, the IHS, based in Boise, … read more >