Animal Welfare Guidelines - Transport of Livestock Across Bass Strait

Under the Animal Welfare Act, Animal Welfare Guidelines are to include guidelines for the education and guidance of persons involved in the care and management of animals. Animal Welfare Guidelines are therefore advisory in nature. They are intended to help people involved in the care and management of animals adopt high standards of husbandry.

The Animal Welfare Guidelines are based on the Australian Model Codes of Practice for the Welfare of Animals, or the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines, endorsed by the Primary Industries Ministerial Council (PIMC). Alternatively, where there is no suitable national model, Animal Welfare Guidelines are developed in Tasmania, in consultation with industry and animal welfare groups.

The Animal Welfare Guidelines - Transport of Livestock across Bass Strait were developed in Tasmania by the Bass Strait Livestock Shipping Committee, comprising shipping, transport and livestock industry representatives from Tasmania and Victoria, and State and Commonwealth regulatory agencies.

Please note that some minor changes were made to these guidelines in January 2010. The changes relate to the changes in shipping schedules between Melbourne, mainland Tasmania and King Island, and some small changes to the Declaration to Accompany Stock.

Transport of Livestock Across Bass Strait


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