Animal welfare publications, guidelines, and reports

Publications, guidance, and reports related to animal codes of welfare.


Approach to the consideration of draft codes of welfare [PDF, 35 KB]

Dealing with practices which might be inconsistent with the spirit of the Animal Welfare Act [PDF, 43 KB]

Setting minimum standards where section 73(3) applies [PDF, 66 KB]

Process for the development of codes of welfare [PDF, 331 KB]

Role of science in setting animal welfare standards [PDF, 115 KB]

Wider issues relevant to setting minimum standards [PDF, 143 KB]

Taking account of society’s ethical values, technical viewpoints and public opinion [PDF, 23 KB]

Balancing animal welfare needs [PDF, 75 KB]

Phasing out one animal management system in favour of another [PDF, 25 KB]

Principles of consultation [PDF, 60 KB]

Prioritisation Framework [PDF, 52 KB]

Guidelines for the Welfare of Livestock from which Blood is Harvested for Commercial and Research Purposes - March 2009 [PDF, 115 KB]

Guidelines for writing codes of welfare [PDF, 426 KB]

Welfare of Red and Wapiti Stags During the Use of Rubber Rings to Induce Analgesia for the Removal of Spiker Velvet [PDF, 1.9 MB]

Welfare of Yearling Fallow Deer During the Use of Rubber Rings to Prevent Antler/Pedicle Growth [PDF, 2.1 MB]


Fitness for transport guidance brochure [PDF, 1.6 MB]

Caring for bobby calves being transported for processing [PDF, 2.4 MB]


Fitness for transport guidance poster [PDF, 2.4 MB]

Fact sheets

Sale yards not a dumping place – Fact sheet 2 [PDF, 185 KB]


Review of Transition Provisions for the Code of Welfare for Layer Hens [PDF, 590 KB]


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