This multi-faceted agency protects U.S. agricultural health, regulates genetically engineered organisms, manages wildlife damage, and administers the Animal Welfare Act. APHIS provides links to resources,regulations, and programs in addition to providing contact information for its many operational program units.
AWI seeks to alleviate animal suffering by engaging with policymakers, scientists, industry, and the public to support better treatment of animals in research, farm animals, and animals in laboratories. They also advocate for marine life and wildlife by protecting critical habitats and eliminating cruel treatment methods. The site provides information about relevant legislation in addition to publications and resources which promote AWI's mission.
This operational program unit within APHIS determines and promotes standards of care for animals through educational programs and inspections. The site provides information about regulations, programs, and permits . Additionally, one can use a search tool to find inspection reports, annual reports, and other elements.
The AWIC cooperates with the National Agricultural Library to promote animal welfare by providing training, recommending experimental designs, and sharing multi-database searching strategies for users.
The NCBI taxonomy database contains the names of all organisms that are represented in the genetic databases with at least one nucleotide or protein sequence. This is a good resource to use if you need to look up the scientific name of an organism.