14 December 2012
Animal Welfare (Layer Hens) Code of Welfare 2012
The Animal Welfare (Layer Hens) Code of Welfare 2012 comes into force on 7 December 2012 and revokes the Animal Welfare (Layer Hens) Code of Welfare 2005. This code sets the minimum standards for the care and management of layer hens under all forms of management used in New Zealand. The purpose of this code is to provide guidance to the owners of layer hens and to persons who are in charge of them about the standards they must achieve in order to meet their obligations under the Animal Welfare Act 1999.
Author/Organization: Minister for Primary Industries (New Zealand government)
Where: New Zealand
Topics: laying hens, standards