Animal Welfare Bill

Animal Welfare Bill

Session 2005-06
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Short Title of the Bill
Make provision about animal welfare; and for connected purposes.

Extract from Explanatory Note produced by Government Department   
The main purpose of this Bill is to bring together and update legislation that exists to promote the welfare of vertebrate animals other than those in the wild. The categories of animals that are protected under the Bill depend on the offence in question. For example, the duty to ensure an animal's welfare only applies in respect of animals that are owned or for which someone is responsible. In contrast, the cruelty and fighting offences have a wider application. The Bill has only limited application to animals in research establishments, the welfare of which is regulated by the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986. The Bill will make it possible to align welfare standards for farmed animals, which have generally kept in line with developments in scientific understanding, and non-farmed animals which are largely protected by laws formulated in the early twentieth century. (Source: Explanatory Note HL Bill 88-EN)



Bill Information

Latest       
Royal Assent   The Bill has now received Royal Assent and is available on the Office of Public Sector Information site

Earlier documents    
Proceedings (Commons)   Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments on 6 November 2006
Lords Amendments (Commons)   Printed as Bill 240 2005-06 on 1 November 2006 PDF
    Bill 240 2005-06 as at 1 November 2006
Amendment Paper (Lords)   Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Third reading as at 31 October 2006
Amendment paper (commons)   Amendments to be moved on Third reading as at 24 October 2006
    Bill 156 2005-06 as at 23 October 2006
Amendment paper for Report Stage (Lords)   Revised Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report as at 20 October 2006
Amendment paper for Report Stage (Lords)   Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report as at 19 October 2006
Bill as amended in Grand Committee (Lords)   Bill 126 2005-06 as at 14 June 2006 PDF
    Bill 126 2005-06 as at 14 June 2006
Amendment paper for Grand Committe Stage (Lords)   Third Marshalled list of Amendments as at 13 June 2006
Amendment paper for Grand Committe Stage (Lords)   Second Marshalled list of Amendments as at 23 May 2006
Amendment paper for Grand Committe Stage (Lords)   First Marshalled list of Amendments as at 19 May 2006
Explanatory notes to Bill (88), prepared by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs   Bill 88 - EN 2005-06 as at 13 Oct 2005
 
Bill as Introduced (Lords)   Bill 88 2005-06 as at 15 March 2006 PDF
    Bill 88 2005-06 as at 15 March 2006

European Convention on Human Rights
A statement of compatibility with the European Convention on Human rights is available at the start of the bill as introduced in each House.