Elsewhere on Department of Agriculture
Australian Animal Welfare Strategy - AAWS
- livestock and production animals
- animals used for work, recreation entertainment and display
- companion animals
- native, introduced and feral animals
- aquatic animals, and
- animals used in research and teaching.
The AAWS seeks to build on Australia’s current arrangements, including state and territory legislation, standards, guidelines, codes of practice, industry quality assurance programs, education and training, and research and development. It also acknowledges the importance of broad engagement with industry, governments, professional associations, service providers, researchers and welfare organisations to accurately assess issues and develop robust solutions.
The AAWS has established an external dedicated website to consolidate information from each of the animal use sectors as well as resources for education and training along with research and development. It brings together all members of the community and is a key information resource on animal welfare for Australia.
More information about the AAWS can be viewed on their website.
27 Nov 2013