Animal Welfare

OBE Organic & Australian animal welfare standards.

Animal welfare encompasses all aspects of animal health and well-being. Australia’s animal welfare strategies involve:

  • Government and non-government organisations
  • Veterinary and community groups
  • Animal industries
  • Animal welfare groups, and
  • Individual animal owners and handlers

Australia’s state and territory governments have primary responsibility for animal welfare and laws to prevent cruelty. The Australian (Federal) Government is responsible for trade and international agreements relating to animal welfare.


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