Written evidence submitted to Commons Select Committee Animal Welfare Inquiry

Franz, A., Ashdown, L., Fernandez, A., Hirst, L., Holt, N., Moore, H. and Spruin, E. (2016) Written evidence submitted to Commons Select Committee Animal Welfare Inquiry. www.parliament.uk.

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Abstract

• While it is believed that the Animal Welfare Act is a valuable document, enforcement of its remits need to be strengthened

• A range of recommendations are made focusing on the following areas:
• The effectiveness of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 with regard to domestic pets
• Regulation surrounding the sale of domestic pets, including online sales and advertising
• Enforcement of current animal welfare legislation, including prosecution of offences by the police, local authorities, the RSPCA and others

• Recommendations include
• Introduction of an effective licensing system (for breeders and dog owners)
• Bans on selling and advertising dogs on the internet
• Community education events for dog owners
• Introduction of a competitive system to decide on the authorised animal welfare enforcement agency
• Greater investment in ground services such as number of inspectors

Item Type: Other
Subjects: A General Works
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology
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Depositing User: Dr Anke Franz
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2016 11:34
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 10:03
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/14600

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Last edited: 29/06/2016 12:23:00