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Animal Welfare

Under the Animal Welfare Act, there are many classes of people deemed to be responsible for the welfare of animals. In practice, this means that in addition to the owner, people have some responsibility if they have cattle on agistment or loan, if they are a livestock carrier or livestock agent or if they, in any other way, have the animals in their care. This applies whether your animals are pets or livestock.

Animal Welfare Act
The Animal Welfare Act 1993 and associated Animal Welfare Standards prevent cruelty to animals and set minimum standards of care.
Animal Welfare During Bushfires
Stock, domestic animals and wildlife can all be impacted by bushfires.
Review of the Animal Welfare Act
Deputy Premier Bryan Green has announced the changes to be made to the Act
Tasmania's Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines
All states are working towards nationally consistent livestock welfare standards and guidelines.
Animal Welfare and the Dairy Industry
Tasmania's Dairy Animal Health and Welfare Action Group has produced a Guide to Tasmanian Dairy Cattle Welfare.
Animal Welfare at Rodeos
The Animal Welfare Act makes it compulsory for rodeos in Tasmania to be run under a prescribed code of practice.
Poisons and Animal Pests - Regulations
The use of a poison to control any animal pest is highly regulated.
Animal Welfare Inspections of Intensive Farms
Intensive poultry and pig farms are subject to routine animal welfare inspections.
Animal Research
The provisions of part 4 of the Animal Welfare Act 1993 govern the conduct of animal research in Tasmania.
Emergency Burial of Carcasses
Guidance for the emergency burial of carcasses as a result of the recent Tasmanian bushfires.

Hobby farmers and smallholders - You can download basic health and welfare information to help you look after your livestock

Animal Welfare During Bushfires

Horse welfare guidelines - including diet, exercise, housing, foot and dental care, and routine husbandry practices.

Further information:
Animal Health and Welfare Branch
Biosecurity and Product Integrity Division
Animal Health and Welfare Branch
13 St Johns Avenue
NEW TOWN TAS 7008
Phone: 03 6233 6875
Email: AnimalWelfare.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

To report animal cruelty:
RSPCA Inspectorate
Phone: 1300 139 947
Email: inspector@rspcatas.org.au

Animal Health Laboratory

Veterinary Board of Tasmania

Report any notifiable animal disease on the all hours emergency disease hotline: 1800 675 888.


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