AASV Anti-Abuse Position Statement

Willful acts of neglect or abuse are unacceptable and are not tolerated. Willful abuse and neglect are defined as acts outside accepted production practices that intentionally cause pain and suffering including, but not limited to:

  • Intentionally applying prods to sensitive parts of the animal such as the eyes, ears, nose, genitals or rectum.
  • Malicious hitting/beating of an animal.
  • Purposeful failure to provide minimal food, water and care that results in significant harm or death to animals.

Approved by the AASV Board of Directors on March 30, 2015

This statement replaced the 2008 AASV Position Statement on Anti-Abuse Statements.