This code outlines the basic requirements for persons responsible for the welfare and husbandry of deer. It provides guidance for managers, stockmen and others on a range of requirements for the welfare of deer, including:
- food and water
- shelters and accommodation
- management practices
- protection from climate extremes and predators
- health and well-being
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. Providing that you have complied with this code can be used as a defence against a charge cruelty or aggravated cruelty to animals.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.