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Animal Welfare

304.1 Vet nursing Animal Welfare Legislation

2 primary acts protecting animals in the UK The Animal Health and Welfare Act (Scotland) 2006 and The Animal Welfare Act (England and Wales) 2006
What does the Animal Health and Welfare act (Scotland) 2006 say Places a "duty of care" on owners and those in charge of animals to make sure their welfare needs are being met
What does a "duty of care" mean? Responsibility for health and happiness
What are the 5 freedoms? Freedom from hunger and thirst, Freedom from discomfort, Freedom from pain, injury or disease, Freedom to express normal behaviour, Freedom from fear and distress.
Which animals are covered by the Animal Welfare Act (Scotland) 2006 All vertebrates
What is illegal under the act? Using animals as a prize, Failure to meet any of the 5 freedoms, Purchase animals if you are under 16YO.
Who can legally remove an at risk animal? SSPCA officers, Dog wardens, Police officers, Member of state veterinary, DEFRA
In the UK it is an offence to Attend or bet on an animal fight, Allow premises to be used for a fight, Possess animal fighting equipment, Make a recording of a fight taking place in the UK.
Punishment for cruelty or animal fighting Up to 12 months in prison, Up to £20,000 fine, Disqualified from owning, keeping or being in charge of animals
Punishment for abandoning or failing in their duty of care Up to £5000 fine, Up to 6 months in prison
Law regulating the VN profession Shedule 3 (2002) of the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966
Law regulating dangerous dogs The Dangerous Dog Act (1991, 1997, Updated 2014)
4 dangerous dogs American pit bull terrier, Japanese tosa, Dogo agentino, Fila braziliera
Law regulating internation trade in wild animals CITES (1973) Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Law regulating breeding of animals Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999, Breeding of Dogs Act 1991, Breeding of Dogs Act 1973
Breeding dog law Must be over 1YO, No more than 6 litters, Only 1 litter a year, Accurate records, Puppies must be 8 weeks old,
Punishment for unlicensed breeding Up to 3 months in prison, Up to £2500 fine, banned from breeding for a period
Law about microchipping Microchipping of Dogs (Scotland) Regulations 2016
Microchip law says All dogs over 8 weeks must be microchipped.
Law regulating kennels and catteries Animals Boarding Establishment Act (1963)
Law regulating selling pets Pet Animals Act (1951, 1983)
Law regulating anaesthetic use in surgeries Protection of Animals (anaesthetics) Act (1954, 1982)
Law regulating zoos Zoo Licensing Act (1981)
Law regulating animal transport Welfare of Animals During Transport (1973, 1994, amendment order 1995)
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