Submit Comments for USDA Policy Changes

Dear NBTS Members,

During Sunday’s meeting of the AAALAC International Board of Trustees (BOT) there was some discussion of the changes proposed in Policy 3 (Veterinary Care) and the possible impact of these changes on the implementation of the Animal Welfare Act Regulations by the U.S.D.A.-APHIS.  The public comments period for the proposed changes originally was September 27, 2013.  However, the public comments period has now been extended to Friday, October 11, 2013.

Please use the link below to access materials on the proposed changes, the comments that have already been submitted, and to submit your own comments. A summary of the proposed changes (also available on website) is in the attached PDF for your convenience.!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0089


Thank you.


Sonya K. Sobrian, Ph.D.

NBTS Representative

AAALAC International BOT