Animal Welfare Act 1999

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4 Definition of physical, health, and behavioural needs

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the term physical, health, and behavioural needs, in relation to an animal, includes—

(a)

proper and sufficient food:

(ab)

proper and sufficient water:

(b)

adequate shelter:

(c)

opportunity to display normal patterns of behaviour:

(d)

physical handling in a manner which minimises the likelihood of unreasonable or unnecessary pain or distress:

(e)

protection from, and rapid diagnosis of, any significant injury or disease,—

being a need which, in each case, is appropriate to the species, environment, and circumstances of the animal.

Compare: 1960 No 30 s 3(b)

Section 4(a): replaced, on 10 May 2015, by section 7 of the Animal Welfare Amendment Act (No 2) 2015 (2015 No 49).

Section 4(ab): inserted, on 10 May 2015, by section 7 of the Animal Welfare Amendment Act (No 2) 2015 (2015 No 49).