Compulsory codes of practice for animal welfare

In some areas of animal use, the perceived risk to animal welfare is significant enough to require compulsory compliance with codes of practice.

The Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 (Qld) has powers to require compliance with either an entire code of practice or just a stated part of a code of practice.

Codes of practice that are entirely compulsory

Codes of practice that are partly compulsory

  • Model code of practice for the welfare of animals - pigs (3rd edition)
    Parts of this code are compulsory under the Animal Care and Protection Regulation 2012. The maximum penalty for an individual convicted of not complying with each component of this regulation is $41,355 . The remainder of the pig code is adopted as voluntary under the Act.
  • Model code of practice for the welfare of animals - domestic poultry (4th edition)
    Parts of this code are compulsory under the Animal Care and Protection Regulation 2012. The compulsory provisions cover maximum permitted stocking densities, and feed, water and inspection requirements for domestic fowl. It is important to read the poultry code and the regulation together. The maximum penalty for an individual convicted of not complying with each component of this regulation is $41,355 . The remainder of the poultry code is adopted as voluntary under the Act.

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