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1

Date came into force

October 2006

2

Main principle

Places duty of care on pet owners and others responsible for animals
To ensure that welfare needs are met

3

Specifications of the act (4)

Offence to fail to take reasonable steps to ensure welfare of protected animal
Offence to cause unnecessary suffering
Prohibits animals as prizes
Age limit for purchase increased to 16

4

Penalties for breaking act

Up to 12months in prison +/-
Up to £20,000 fine
Disqualification from owning/keeping/being in charge of animals

5

Specifications of disqualification

Set time period or lifetime
All animals or specifies specific

6

When can an animal be physically removed from danger

If vet certifies animal is suffering
Can be done without certification if urgent action required

7

Who is authorised to remove an animal in danger (4)

Animal health and welfare inspector of local authority
SSPCA inspector
Police officer
Member of state veterinary service

8

Animal fighting offences (5) + exception

Attendance
Betting
Providing premises
Possessing equipment
Making/showing/distributing recordings

Except on foreign soil
Exemption of recordings prior to Oct 2006

9

Abandonment

Illegal to leave animal somewhere with intention of abandonment
Offence to leave animal unattended and failing to make adequate provisions for welfare

10

Variation in Scotland and England re. Agricultural law & what this covers

Covers notifiable disease in livestock
Incorporated into AHWA in Scotland
Separate from act in England

11

What legislation covers tail docking

AHWA Scot 2006 - amendments regulations 2017