Contents - Animal welfare
7 pages on Animal welfare
Animal welfare regulations
The government lays down rules for the treatment of animals. These rules protect their health and wellbeing.
Welfare of pets
Not all animals are suitable as pets. The government has a list of mammals that people are allowed to keep as pets. It is...
Welfare of animals kept commercially
The welfare of animals kept commercially is safeguarded by rules on transportation, feed, housing and husbandry.
Welfare of animals kept for hobby purposes
Hobby animals are farm animals that are not kept commercially. In some cases, there are different rules for this category of...
Welfare of zoo animals
A zoo is a place where wild animals are exhibited to the public at least seven days a year. There are special rules for keeping...
Welfare of circus animals
The government banned the use of wild mammals in circus shows, as of 15 September 2015.
Welfare of wild animals
No one may cause a wild animal to suffer unnecessarily. Some wild animals are protected by law and may not be hunted, caught or...