The following position statement is provided for historical purposes only. It was originally approved by the AASV Board of Directors on October 1, 2008, but has since been replaced with the current AASV Anti-Abuse Position Statement, approved March 30, 2015.

AASV Position Statement: Anti-Abuse Statements

The AASV Pig Welfare Committee presented recommendations to the AASV Board of Directors for preparing anti-abuse statements for use on farms. The board considered the recommendations and approved the following policy statement:

The AASV Board encourages veterinarians to continue to assist their clients in developing policies for appropriate animal well-being and correction of potential abuse, cruelty, and neglect.

Approved by the AASV Board of Directors, October 1, 2008