Full Statute Name:  Bundesgesetz, mit dem ein Tierschutzgesetz erlassen wird.

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Popular Title:  Federal Act on the Protection of Animals/Bundesgesetz über den Schutz der Tiere (Tierschutzgesetz – TSchG) Primary Citation:  Bundesgesetzblatt für die Republik Österreich, Part I, No. 118, 28 September 2004, 21 pp. Country of Origin:  Austria Last Checked:  September, 2014 Date Adopted:  2004
Summary: The subject Federal Act, in English, aims at the protection of life and well-being of all animals based on man’s special responsibility for the animal as a fellow-creature. The Federal, Laender and Municipal authorities are obligated to create and deepen understanding for animal protection on the part of the public and in particular on the part of youth. In this Act, it is unlawful to inflict unjustified pain, suffering or injury on an animal or expose it to heavy fear, as well as to kill animals without reason. Interventions carried out for other than therapeutic or diagnostic purposes or for the expert marking of animals in accordance with legal regulations applicable, are prohibited and particulars are listed.
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