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Animal welfare

National poultry standards closed

Public consultation for the draft Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Poultry concluded on 26 February 2018. All submissions are being assessed by an independent consultant. The independent consultant’s report and the major submissions will be available in June 2018 on the Animal Welfare Standards – Poultry website. For further information contact aha@animalhealthaustralia.com.au.

A caring society ensures good animal welfare standards. It promotes responsible animal care and use, and helps ensure animal welfare standards meet public expectations.

Biosecurity Queensland administers the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 (the ACPA) as part of its Animal Welfare project. While protecting animals, the ACPA has strict accountability mechanisms to safeguard the rights of individuals, and ensure investigations are undertaken in a fair and objective manner.