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Protecting the Welfare of Pet Animals (Cats and Dogs) During Journeys: Advice for Carriers

This guidance is intended to assist carriers (e.g. ferry operators, airlines, railway companies) to care for and protect the welfare of pet animals during journeys to and from Great Britain.

Unique ID: PB13586 | Page last modified: August 17, 2011 | Wildlife and Pets

Review of the Animal Welfare Research Programme 2005 – 2010

This report summarises reviewers’ comments and the outputs of the programme 2005-2010, and addresses balance of funding and future priorities. The review process aims to assess whether the strategic objectives of the research programme have been met, report on the quality of science and policy relevance and look at future priorities.

Unique ID: PB13556 | Page last modified: August 24, 2011 | Food and Farming

Guidance on the requirements of a satellite navigation (tracking) system for long journeys

Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport and related operations requires that any road vehicle undertaking long journeys (normally in excess of eight hours) transporting cattle, sheep, pigs, goats or unregistered domestic equidae must be equipped with a satellite ‘navigation’ system.

Unique ID: PB13551 | Page last modified: August 24, 2011 | Food and Farming

Welfare of Animals During Transport

Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport and related operations. The Welfare of Animals (Transport) (England) Order 2006 and parallel national legislation in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Unique ID: pb13550 | Page last modified: August 24, 2011 | Food and Farming

Meat chicken keeper guidance

Interim guidance for keepers of conventionally reared meat chickens in relation to the Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2007 as amended by the Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) (amendment) Regulations 2010. The purpose of this interim guidance is to provide practical guidance in relation to the provisions in the Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) [...]

Unique ID: PB13545 | Page last modified: August 24, 2011 | Food and Farming

Guidance note on the licensing and training of slaughtermen

This note is for everyone involved with the slaughtering or killing of farm animals or poultry, whether or not in a licensed slaughterhouse. It explains the procedures for licensing slaughtermen and gives guidance on the skills and knowledge that applicants for licences will be expected to demonstrate. Regulation EU 1099/2009 introduces new arrangements for slaughter [...]

Unique ID: PB13544 | Page last modified: August 24, 2011 | Food and Farming

Animal Welfare Evidence Plan 2011/12

Evidence Plans are part of Defra’s business planning processes. They have been developed for each policy programme, ongoing function or hub with a substantial evidence base.

Unique ID: PB13487 | Page last modified: August 24, 2011 | About Defra

Welfare of animals during transport – Sheep

If you transport animals you should make sure you know about the rules and procedures that affect you.

Unique ID: pb12544f | Page last modified: August 24, 2011 | Food and Farming

Code of Practice for the Welfare of Gamebirds Reared for Sporting Purposes

The code was laid before Parliament for approval on 22 July 2010 and provides game farmers with information on how to meet the welfare needs of their animals, as required under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

Unique ID: PB13356 | Page last modified: August 24, 2011 | Food and Farming

Welfare of Animals During Transport – Advice for transporters of poultry

If you transport animals you should make sure you know about the rules and procedures that affect you. The rules apply to anyone transporting live vertebrate animals in connection with an economic activity.

Unique ID: PB12544e | Page last modified: August 24, 2011 | Animal Health, Food and Farming