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Animal Welfare Act 1999
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New Zealand Parliament
(a) to reform the law relating to the welfare of animals and the prevention of their ill-treatment; and, in particular,—
(i) to require owners of animals, and persons in charge of animals, to attend properly to the welfare of those animals:
(ii) to specify conduct that is or is not permissible in relation to any animal or class of animals:
(iii) to provide a process for approving the use of animals in research, testing, and teaching:
(iv) to establish a National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee and a National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee:
(v) to provide for the development and issue of codes of welfare and the approval of codes of ethical conduct:
(b) to repeal the Animals Protection Act 1960
Date passed 1999
Date of Royal Assent 14 October 1999
Date commenced 1 January 2000
Repealing legislation
Animals Protection Act 1960
Related legislation
Search and Surveillance Act 2012
Status: Current legislation

The Animal Welfare Act 1999 is a current Act of Parliament in New Zealand. It is administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

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