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Animal Health
Animal Welfare
Animal Welfare During Bushfires
Animal Welfare and the Dairy Industry
Legislation, Standards & Guidelines
Poisons and Animal Pests - Regulations
Animal Welfare Inspections of Intensive Farms
Animal Research
Emergency Burial of Carcasses
Identifying, Selling & Moving Livestock
Pests

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 During Bushfires
Stock, domestic animals and wildlife can all be impacted by bushfires.
Animal Welfare and the Dairy Industry
Tasmania's Dairy Animal Health and Welfare Action Group has produced a Guide to Tasmanian Dairy Cattle Welfare.
Legislation, Standards & Guidelines
The legislation, standards and guidelines in place to ensure the welfare of animals - including pets, livestock and wildlife - in Tasmania.
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.

Reporting Animal Cruelty or Neglect

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

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

Further information:
Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Branch
Biosecurity and Product Integrity Division
Animal Health and Welfare Branch
13 St Johns Avenue
NEW TOWN TAS 7008
Phone: 03 6165 3263
Email: AnimalWelfare.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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

Diagnostic services are available from DPIPWE's 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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