The main document used to prepare the submission was the "Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Exhibited Animals … MARK PEARSON: I direct my question without notice to the Minister for Primary Industries.

The purpose of the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes (the Code) is to promote the ethical, humane and responsible care and use of animals used for scientific purposes. However, increasing awareness among consumers is placing significant pressure on our livestock industries to continually improve animal welfare. 10,11,12 There are also best practice international guidelines developed by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) 13, the Humane Slaughter … The animal welfare standards and guidelines for livestock aim to harmonise and streamline livestock welfare … Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for the Land Transport of Livestock were developed using the Standards and Guidelines Development Business Plan, and the process was managed by Animal Health Australia. The proposal aims to meet community values and expectations regarding the welfare of exhibited animals by specifying uniform standards and guidelines for all animals … However, increasing awareness among consumers is placing significant pressure on our livestock industries to continually improve animal welfare. It provides guidance for investigators, institutions, animals ethics committees, animal carers and all those involved in the care and use of animals for scientific purposes. The purpose of the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes (the Code) is to promote the ethical, humane and responsible care and use of animals used for scientific purposes. Australian producers have always been aware of their responsibilities for livestock welfare. September 2019: The Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Exhibited Animals have been endorsed (April 2019) by the Agriculture Ministers (AGMIN). “The proposed Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines (S&G) for Exhibited Animals aim to create improved and nationally consistent rules for the care of animals kept for exhibition purposes,” Mr Crane said. On 24 March 2014, the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries announced a public consultation on proposed Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Exhibited Animals..

The Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Exhibited Animals promote humane and respectful treatment of animals used … Animal Welfare Act 1993 (Tas) Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 (Vic.). Developing nationally consistent animal welfare arrangements for various industry sectors is a welfare priority identified by all levels of government, industry and welfare organisations. ISBN: 978-1-921575-29-7. The codes of practice listed on this page are made under either the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 (POCTA) or the Domestic Animals Act 1994 (DAA). ANIMAL WELFARE STANDARDS The Hon. Proposed Australian standards and guidelines for exhibited animals - public consultation.

Codes of practice set out recommended minimum standards and practices for the keeping of a wide range of species and animal related activities. The public consultation of the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Exhibited Animals (the “standards” in this document) is an opportunity to reflect on our use of animals for display, education and entertainment.

They are expected to be regulated into law by State and Territory governments.

There are species-specific guidelines on how to slaughter animals humanely included in the relevant Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines.