Sustainability-related Regulations Database

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Animal Protection Act 2018

Description: A short description of the legislation.

The objects of this Act are:(a) to ensure that animals are treated humanely; and (b) to prevent cruelty to animals; and © to promote community awareness about responsibilities and legal obligations associated with the care and protection of animals; and (d) to regulate the activities of persons who use animals for scientific purposes.

Application to Australian agriculture: Where the legislation is applicable.

Outlines the rules regarding animal welfare for agricultural enterprises operating in the Northern Territory.

Compliance information: Often the evidence of compliance against a piece of legislation is that there is not a breach of the Act. Where appropriate, the developers of this database have listed evidence which could be used to show compliance if a breach was to be found. Many Best Management Practice (BMP) schemes and other certifications in Australian agriculture include this evidence for accreditation.

The following documentation/information is required to provide evidence of compliance.

(1) A person in control of an animal must provide a minimum level of care to the animal. (2) A person must not be cruel to an animal.

Additional information: The entity this legislation originates from.

Northern Territory Legislation →

Source documents: Links to the legislation documents.