AVA Submission to the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Animal Welfare Policy

01 Mar 2022

Over the past couple of years, the AVA has been involved in many reviews of NSW animal welfare legislation. These various reviews have informed the development of the recently released draft Animal Welfare Bill 2022. A significant number of AVA past recommendations have been incorporated into the new proposed legislation.

The Parliamentary Inquiry into Animal Welfare Policy in NSW is investigating and reporting on NSW animal welfare policy, regulatory and legislative frameworks including reviewing at the draft Animal Welfare Bill.

The AVA made a detailed submission to the Inquiry that includes recommendations for the Bill to include reference to sentience of animals and a refinement of the proposed minimum care requirements.