National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee guidelines
1. Approach to consideration of draft codes of welfare 2. Dealing with practices which might be inconsistent with the spirit of Animal Welfare Act 3. Setting minimum standards where section 73(3) applies [Revoked] 4. Process for the development of codes of welfare 5. Role of science in setting animal welfare standards 6. Wider issues relevant to setting minimum standards 7. Taking account of society’s ethical values, technical viewpoints and public opinion 9. Assessing the welfare performance of restraining and kill traps 10. Phasing out one animal management system in favour of another 11. Principles of consultation 12. Prioritisation framework 13. Recommending regulations where section 183A(2) applies 14. Determining level of intervention 15. Approach to understanding why society engages with activities that use animals for Exhibition, Entertainment and Encounter (the 3Es)
Read guidelines about animal welfare published by the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC).
About our guidelines
NAWAC has published guidelines explaining how the committee works. It updates the guidelines regularly to reflect the experiences gained during NAWAC's deliberations.
These guidelines are not a legal interpretation of the Animal Welfare Act 1999.
Note: Balancing animal welfare needs (NAWAC guideline 8) is currently under review.
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Last reviewed: 23 Nov 2021