This Animal Welfare Charter is intended to be a living document and as such will be reviewed periodically. It was first published in February 2005 with the first review undertaken in February 2006. Reviews will be made when it is considered necessary.
This charter does not cover every aspect of animal welfare, but it does aim to detail those areas that the council considers important and where it feels it can have some influence as a responsible and representative public body.
The Council supports all current animal welfare legislation and requests that members of parliament support any legislation that will improve animal welfare conditions.