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No dog or cat shall be delivered by any person to any carrier or intermediate handler for transportation, in commerce, or shall be transported in commerce by any person, except to a registered research facility, unless such dog or cat is at least eight (8) weeks of age and has been weaned.
This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.
This list is taken from the Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules provided by GPO [Government Printing Office].
It is not guaranteed to be accurate or up-to-date, though we do refresh the database weekly. More limitations on accuracy are described at the GPO site.
§ 2131 - Congressional statement of policy
§ 2132 - Definitions
§ 2133 - Licensing of dealers and exhibitors
§ 2134 - Valid license for dealers and exhibitors required
§ 2135 - Time period for disposal of dogs or cats by dealers or exhibitors
§ 2136 - Registration of research facilities, handlers, carriers and unlicensed exhibitors
§ 2137 - Purchase of dogs or cats by research facilities prohibited except from authorized operators of auction sales and licensed dealers or exhibitors
§ 2138 - Purchase of dogs or cats by United States Government facilities prohibited except from authorized operators of auction sales and licensed dealers or exhibitors
§ 2139 - Principal-agent relationship established
§ 2140 - Recordkeeping by dealers, exhibitors, research facilities, intermediate handlers, and carriers
§ 2141 - Marking and identification of animals
§ 2142 - Humane standards and recordkeeping requirements at auction sales
§ 2143 - Standards and certification process for humane handling, care, treatment, and transportation of animals
§ 2144 - Humane standards for animals by United States Government facilities
§ 2145 - Consultation and cooperation with Federal, State, and local governmental bodies by Secretary of Agriculture
§ 2146 - Administration and enforcement by Secretary
§ 2147 - Inspection by legally constituted law enforcement agencies
§ 2148 - Importation of live dogs
§ 2149 - Violations by licensees
§ 2150 - Repealed. Pub. L. 94–279, § 14, Apr. 22, 1976, 90 Stat. 421
§ 2151 - Rules and regulations
§ 2152 - Separability
§ 2153 - Fees and authorization of appropriations
§ 2154 - Effective dates
§ 2155 - Omitted
§ 2156 - Animal fighting venture prohibition
§ 2157 - Release of trade secrets
§ 2158 - Protection of pets
§ 2159 - Authority to apply for injunctions
Title 9 published on 2015-01-01
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 9 CFR Part 2 after this date.
We are notifying the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has received a petition requesting that we amend the regulations to require that research facilities include information about the uses of animals in the annual report they submit to APHIS. We are making this petition available to the public and soliciting comments regarding any issues raised by the petition that we should consider.
We are notifying the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has received a petition requesting that we amend the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regulations to define the term alternatives, clarify the existing definition of painful procedure, and establish standards governing the consideration of such alternatives at research facilities that are registered under the AWA regulations. We are making this petition available to the public and soliciting comments regarding the petition and any issues raised by the petition that we should take into account as we consider this petition.
In a final rule published in the Federal Register on September 18, 2013, and effective on November 18, 2013, we amended the regulations concerning the definition of retail pet store and related regulations in order to ensure that the definition in the regulations is consistent with the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), thereby bringing more pet animals sold at retail under the protection of the AWA. As part of that action, we raised from three to four the maximum number of female breeding dogs, cats, or certain other animals that a person can maintain and be exempted from licensing, as long as they sell only the offspring of those animals born and raised on their premises for pets or exhibition and are not otherwise required to obtain a license. In the final rule, we overlooked raising the number of breeding females in one provision in the regulations concerning animal purchases by dealers and exhibitors. This document corrects the oversight.