The Model Codes of Practice for the Welfare of Animals are prepared by the Animal Welfare Working Group (AWWG) within the Primary Industries Ministerial Council (PIMC) system. Membership of the AWWG comprises representatives from each of the state departments with responsibility for agriculture, the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and the CSIRO.
Extensive consultation takes place with industry and animal welfare groups in the development of the Codes. They are revised on a regular basis to take account of advances in the understanding of animal physiology and behaviour, changes in animal husbandry and their relationships to the welfare of animals.
|Author||NSW Department of Primary Industries|
|Publisher||NSW Department of Primary Industries|