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Government works on new animal welfare rules


The Government will work on developing 46 new animal welfare regulation­s this year. Changes to the Animal Welfare Act in 2015 allowed for the creation of directly-enforceabl­e regulation­s, Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy said. ‘‘This has given the act more teeth, and creates more tools to deal with mistreatme­nt of animals.’’ It was hoped proposals for the stricter rules would be finished by the end of this year, to come into effect by October 2018.

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