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Committee on AgricultureIntroducedDecember 20th, 2012
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To amend the Animal Welfare Act to provide for the protection of birds, rats, and mice, and for other purposes.
Includes within the definition of an "animal" for purposes of the Animal Welfare Act a bird, rat of the genus Rattus, or mouse of the genus Mus that is being used, or is intended for use, as a pet or for research, testing, experimentation, or exhibition purposes.