Full Statute Name:  Animal Welfare Act of 2006

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Popular Title:  Animal Welfare Act Primary Citation:  Animal Welfare Act of 2006 Country of Origin:  England Wales Last Checked:  April, 2018 Date Adopted:  2006
Summary: An Act establishing penalties for engaging in certain activities that are considered detrimental to animal welfare. Activities that constitute offenses include: causing an animal unnecessary suffering, mutilating an animal’s body, docking a dog’s tail (with certain limited exceptions), administering a poisonous or injurious substance to an animal, and engaging in or attending animal fighting. Nothing in the Act applies to anything lawfully done under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 or to anything which occurs in the normal course of fishing.
Documents:  PDF icon UKAnimalWelfareAct2006.pdf (248.11 KB)
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