Tasmania's Animal Welfare Standards and GuidelinesAll states are working towards nationally consistent livestock welfare standards and guidelines.
Under this system:
In Tasmania, legally binding animal welfare standards are those standards which are prescribed in Animal Welfare Regulations created under the Animal Welfare Act 1993.
Standards for other animals industries will be prescribed as they are agreed at the national level. Standards and guidelines for sheep and cattle are nearing national agreement. The development of national standards for saleyards and abattoirs is in progress and the development of new poultry standards is set to commence in 2013.
The development of Tasmanian welfare standards for the care and management of dogs has commenced as a result of the recommendations arising from the 2012-13 review of the Animal Welfare Act.
Tasmania's Animal Welfare Guidelines:
Tasmania Online | Service Tasmania
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