The Animal Welfare Board issues advisory to state and UTs to ban caging of aerated birds. Caging is the practice of confining birds in a confined space, usually in a metal cage or plastic container, with no access to the outdoors. This causes stress and problems for both birds and people. Stress can lead to disease and infections and damage to the cage itself. The risk of death and injury to humans is greater if the birds are not protected by caging.
Many bird owners have been concerned about the safety of their pets. A recent study by Utah State University concluded that Utah residents were more likely to kill a bird rather than take care of it. Utah residents also stated that the lack of caring for their birds was contributing to the problem.
Animal Welfare Board issues advisory to states and UTs to ban caging of domestic birds. Caging of domestic birds creates an unsafe environment for the animals. This is especially true with wild bird populations, which tend to be more aggressive and have less social interaction than domestic birds. Utah residents have until July to submit written recommendations for changes in the way they handle wild and domestic animals.
The Animal Welfare Board issues a similar advisory to the U.S. House of Representatives. The House has until July to propose changes to the Animal Welfare Act that would require that animals not be confined in small cages. These proposals will also need to consider a ban on the use of battery cages and other battery devices. The Animal Welfare Board would like to see these devices banned completely because they are cruel and ineffective in training and preventing future animal cruelty. The Board also feels that the devices should only be used on animals that are engaged.
The Utah Sate’s Department of Agriculture would be responsible for implementing any changes to the Animal Welfare Act in the state. The USDA’s website states that it was created to promote better care and treatment of livestock, wildlife and pets and to provide support for animal research. The website also mentions that the Animal Welfare Act is one of the most important pieces of legislation affecting the nation.
The Utah Sate’s Animal Welfare Board issues a public notice about a forum that will occur from August until further notice. This forum will allow people to submit written comments and questions regarding a variety of animal-related issues. According to the notice, anyone wishing to speak during this forum must be a registered member of the Utah Sate’s Department of Agriculture. Anyone attending this forum will need to provide their first name and last name and their address. Anyone wishing to participate in the forum must be at least 18 years of age. Any individual or organization wishing to post a question on this board must do so after reading the applicable guidelines.