Code of Animal Welfare (for the pet industry)
The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority*, issued the Code of Animal Welfare (for the pet industry) on 11 August 2016. Effected on 1 October 2016, the code comprises:
- Minimum standards for animal housing, management, and care which pet businesses are expected to comply with.
- Best practices on animal housing, management, and care, which pet businesses are encouraged to adopt to further raise the quality of animal welfare in Singapore.
A six-month grace period lasting from 1 October 2016 to 31 March 2017 saw us refrain from using pet businesses’ non-compliance to the minimum standards stated in the code as supporting evidence to prosecute offences related to animal welfare.
Please email us at AVS_Engage@nparks.gov.sg for more information on obtaining the infographic for Code of Animal Welfare (for the pet industry).