Model code of practice for the welfare of animals: pigs - Queensland


You may need to comply with this code if you are responsible for keeping all types of pigs, whether commercially or as a hobby. This code provides guidelines to provide minimum acceptable levels of animal welfare for pigs. The code promotes animal welfare outcomes for pigs by defining acceptable pig management practices, and encouraging considerate and efficient treatment and handling of pigs in all types of production systems.

The code is not a comprehensive manual on how to care for pigs and does not provide detailed information such as diets or animal health regimes.

This code is voluntary, however key standards from this code are adopted in the regulations and are enforceable by law.

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Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

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Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Biosecurity Queensland

Animal Biosecurity and Welfare

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