The Animal Welfare Act states that all animals are entitled to:
Freedom from hunger and thirst: by providing enough fresh water and the right type and amount of food to keep them fit.
Freedom from discomfort: by making sure that animals have the right type of environment, including shelter and somewhere comfortable to rest.
Freedom from pain, injury and disease: by preventing them from getting ill or injured and by making sure animals are diagnosed and treated rapidly if they do.
Freedom to behave normally: by making sure animals have enough space, proper facilities and the company of other animals of their own kind.
Freedom from fear and distress: by making sure their conditions and treatment avoid mental suffering.