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Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Cattle

6th January 2017

Decision Regulation Impact Statement – Agriculture Ministers' Forum

On 14 December 2015 the Agriculture Minister’s Forum endorsed the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for cattle.

The standards and guidelines are intended to provide further clarity around the treatment and welfare of cattle particularly in painful husbandry practices including castration, spaying, dehorning and tail docking. The RIS outlines national standards which will be adopted by each relevant state and territory in order to improve the cattle welfare practices.

The Decision Regulation Impact Statement was prepared by Animal Health Australia (AHA) and is available here.

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