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United States Department of Agriculture
The focus of the Center's information products, services, and activities is to help the regulated community with employee training and to promote the humane care and use of animals by providing information on alternatives (improved methods of animal experimentation which could reduce or replace animal use or minimize pain and distress to animals). AWIC also provides support to other USDA agencies such as the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Animal Care and the Agricultural Research Service.
Missing Pet Network (MPN)
The MPN is a group of volunteers sponsored by the USDA Animal Care Office, who help people find missing pet animals. We accept no money, make no endorsements, and use no advertising on our MPN web pages.
Alternatives to Animal Testing
Altweb, the Alternatives to Animal Testing Web Site, was created to serve as a gateway to alternatives news, information, and resources on the Internet and beyond.
NIH’s Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) provides guidance and interpretation of the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, supports educational programs, and monitors compliance with the Policy by Assured institutions and PHS funding components to ensure the humane care and use of animals in PHS-supported research, testing, and training, thereby contributing to the quality of PHS-supported activities.
Fish and Wildlife Proposed Rules
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's mission is, working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
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Did you know Antarctica is covered in a sheet of ice that's 7,000 feet thick?
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A multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 43 states and Puerto Rico. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
The Mission of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is to manage the development of U.S. Outer Continental Shelf energy and mineral resources in an environmentally and economically responsible way.
Did you know to date, just 5 states do not require private investigators to be licensed at the state level:
The remaining 45 states (plus the District of Columbia) do
license PIs, and therefore have specific licensing requirements, which include education and experience requirements, application procedures, and renewal procedures. Further, a select number of states allow private investigators to carry weapons; as such, mandatory firearms training, certification, and certification renewal are commonplace.
Generally, minimum requirements for state licensure include: being at least 21 (some states have age requirements as old as 25); possessing a high school diploma or the equivalent; and have U.S. citizenship or residency. Most states also have strict statutes prohibiting candidates who have felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving crimes of moral turpitude from becoming private investigators.
Did you know? The trains at made of cooking oil from the resort’s restaurants and hotels. Disneyland now runs on biodiesel.