Animal welfare

Welfare of livestock

The rules about animal welfare also apply to people who own or work with animals including 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. 

Read more about livestock welfare and the Land Transport Standards

If you want to make a complaint about livestock welfare read about reporting animal cruelty or neglect to the Animal Welfare Branch.

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Last updated: 01 June 2022

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