The Ethics and Enforcement of Exhibitor Licenses and Social Media

1. AWA Exhibitor Licenses

A brief introduction to the Animal Welfare Act's ("AWA") Exhibitor licensing scheme.

2. Ethical Implications of Nonhuman Exhibition

The ethical issues with exhibition of nonhuman animals and an argument that exhibition of animals is intrinsically cruel and exploitative.

3. Social Media Exhibition Cruelty and Exploitation

A look at the use of social media platforms, specifically Instagram and TikTok for animal exploitation and cruelty.

4. AWA Unenforcement of Social Media Exploitation

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service ("APHIS") does not enforce the exhibitor licensing scheme for social media accounts, despite the lucrative industry and rampant cruelty.

References and Citations

References, Sources, Citations, and Further Reading