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USDA Rules & Regulations

On this page, those looking to become a pet breeder/or already breeding, will be guided to websites for information to learn what to do/or not do and what may/may not be needed depending on the number of animals they want to work with.

Being a Pet Breeder in any state one must know the Rules & Regulations established by their government. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is the branch of government where the pet breeder must go to learn what regulations are in place to know and understand what they may/may not need to be doing as a breeder of animals and their good husbandry.

The link here will take the reader to the USDA Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare Regulations site where one can study and learn what is to be understood > http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=ABOUT_USDA 

Important links:

Animal Welfare Act - http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wps/portal/aphis/ourfocus/animalwelfare?1dmy&urile=wcm%3apath%3a%2Faphis_content_library%2Fsa_our_focus%2Fsa_animal_welfare%2Fsa_awa%2Fct_awa_program_information

Retail Pet Store Regulation - http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wps/portal/aphis/ourfocus/animalwelfare?1dmy&urile=wcm%3apath%3a%2Faphis_content_library%2Fsa_our_focus%2Fsa_animal_welfare%2Fsa_awa%2Fct_retail_pet_rule