You may need to comply with this code if you are responsible for the intensive husbandry of domestic-type rabbits for commercial production.
This code provides guidelines to ensure the welfare of rabbits in intensive husbandry. The basic requirement for the welfare of rabbits is a husbandry system appropriate to their physiological and behavioural needs.
Compliance with this code of practice is not mandatory. However, by complying with this code you can demonstrate that you have met your legal obligations. Proving that you have complied with this code can be used as a defence against a charge of cruelty or aggravated cruelty to animals.