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05 August 2011

ANIMAL WELFARE AND PROTECTION ACT NEPAL, 2011

Animals are living sentiment beings and therefore deserve due consideration and respect from peoples, civil society and the state .The act is required to achieve a reasonable balance between the welfare of animals and the interests of persons whose livelihood is dependent on animals with special references to the welfare of animals and the prevention of their ill-treatment; and, in particular: (1) To require owners of animals, and persons in charge of animals, to attend properly to the welfare of their animals. (2) To specify conduct that is or is not permissible in relation to any animal or class of animals. (3) To provide a process for approving the use of animals in research, testing, entertainment and teaching purposes. (4) To ensure the humane treatment of animals during transportation in commerce. (5) To protect animals from the theft and preventing the sale or use of animals. (6) To develop, issue and enforce official Codes of Welfare Practice to enforce and monitor ethical conduct. (7) To create awareness among people of the valuable social and public-health outcomes of an enforced animal welfare initiative.
Author/Organization: Animal Nepal
Year: 2011
Where: Nepal
Topics: animal welfare/general concepts, ethics, legislation