Section 3 of the Queensland Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 (ACPA) describes its purposes as to promote the responsible care and use of animals and to provide standards for animal care and use that: achieve a reasonable balance between the welfare of animals and the interests of people whose livelihood is dependent on animals; allow for the effect of advancements in scientific knowledge about animal biology and changes in community expectations about practices involving animals; protect animals from unjustifiable, unnecessary, or unreasonable pain (i.e. cruelty); and ensure that the use of animals for scientific purposes is accountable, open and responsible.
These four purposes are the basis of the government’s Animal Welfare Program.
|Author||Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, QLD|
|Publisher||Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, QL|