Animal welfare

Welfare of livestock

The rules for animal welfare apply to people who own or work with animals.

This includes farmers, livestock transporters, livestock exporters and saleyard staff.

There are also national animal welfare standards and guidelines for transporting livestock known as the land transport standards.

If you want to make a complaint about livestock welfare, find out how to report animal cruelty or neglect to the Animal Welfare Branch.

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Last updated: 01 November 2022

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