The voting membership of the ABMA approved the amended bylaws on 15 November 2013. If you have any questions or comments about the amended bylaws, please contact us!
ARTICLE I - NAME AND LOCATION
The name of the corporation is THE ANIMAL BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT ALLIANCE (ABMA), hereafter referred to as “ABMA” or “Corporation”. The address of the principal office of ABMA shall initially be 848 N. Rainbow Blvd #5285, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89107, USA. Meetings of Members and Directors shall be held at such places or in such manner as may be designated by the Board of directors in accordance with these Bylaws. The Board of Directors may change the principal office of ABMA at any time.
The Animal Behavior Management Alliance (ABMA) continually strives to advance intentional and enlightened behavior management to improve the lives and welfare of all animals.
To be a global leader dedicated to advancing animal welfare through excellence in behavior management.
Our Core Values
1. Behavior management is an essential component of animal welfare.
2. Environmental enrichment and positive reinforcement training are highly effective strategies for managing and modifying behavior.
3. Goal-based enrichment, designed to offer animals behavioral opportunities, is an essential component of all animal programs.
4. Positive reinforcement training is our most effective and ethical method of behavior modification.
5. Human and animal safety must be at the core of an animal behavior management program.
6. Learning should be conducted in a nurturing and non-threatening environment for both animals and people.
7. Science-based methods of assessment are a valuable tool for evaluating, refining, and advancing behavior management strategies.
8. Behavior management can advance conservation by helping to mitigate human-animal conflict in wild populations, facilitating in situ conservation efforts, and maintaining behaviorally and physically healthy captive populations.
9. Pro-active behavior management is an essential component of responsible animal care since learning is always occurring.
10. The sharing of knowledge and new ideas is fundamental to advancing animal behavior management.
By joining, each member agrees to support the objectives of the ABMA as reflected in the bylaws, Article III, Objectives and Purposes. Furthermore, adherence to the standards below is required for membership in the ABMA, and serves to assure confidence in the integrity and professionalism of ABMA members.
Maintain the highest standard of professional and personal conduct.
Provide the best possible husbandry for animals in our care in accordance with all federal, state, and local regulations.
Maintain the highest possible safety standards at all times.
Practice the highest standards of animal behavior management.
It is mandatory according to the ABMA By-Laws, for these minutes to be made available to the members. These minutes contain critical information such as decision making motions, financial reports and other key items pertaining to yearly report to the members about the daily functions of the not-for-profit organization. All ABMA member levels with the right to vote, will be able to approve the minutes from the preceding year (after reviewing the content) at the Annual Conference. We look forward to seeing you there! Please feel free to email questions or comments through "Contact ABMA".