Case Type Number: 
Statute (Common Name): 
Animal Welfare Act (AWA)
Program Area: 
Regulatory Authorities (CFR): 
7 CFR 1.130 - 1.151
Filed By: 
Federal Agency
Brief Description of Case Type: 
The AWA ensures that animals intended for use in research facilities, for exhibition, for pets, or for sale are provided humane care and treatment. Disciplinary proceedings for violations under the Animal Welfare Act against (a) licensed dealers, exhibitors, or operators of auction sales to suspend or revoke license; (b) dealer, exhibitor, research facility, handler, carrier, or operator of auction sale to assess civil penalty or issue cease and desist order.
Relief Available in Actions Filed by Agency: 
Cease and Desist Order
Civil (Monetary) Penalty
Revocation/Suspension/Restriction of Existing Right or Privilege
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified