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Posts tagged: Investigative and Enforcement Services

APHIS: Rescuing Suffering Animals

Apollo after

Apollo the tiger after being confiscated by APHIS

Each year, APHIS protects millions of animals nationwide that are covered by the Animal Welfare Act (AWA).  The Act, and accompanying regulations developed by APHIS, set Federal standards of care for animals that are bred at the wholesale level, used in research, transported commercially, or exhibited to the public.  Under the law, APHIS has the authority and obligation to confiscate any AWA-regulated animal that is in a condition of unrelieved suffering. Read more »