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:  United Kingdom Last Checked:  October, 2010 Alternate Citation:  Date Adopted:  2006
Summary:

This is the overarching general anti-cruelty law for the UK, which uses suffering as a key concept.

Documents:  PDF icon UKAnimalWelfareAct2006.pdf (248.11 KB)
Statute Text: 

In 2006, the United Kingdom, which has a long history of animal welfare legislation, adopted a new Animal Welfare Act . (.pdf file 249 Kb). This law replaces the 1911 law , but still uses the key concept of “unnecessary suffering."

 

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