You may be required to comply with this code if you intend to tether animals. Tethering is defined as the securing of an animal to an anchor point to confine it to a designated area. This code provides guidance on how to tether animals correctly when circumstances make it a necessary method of confining and protecting animals.
Compliance with this code of practice is not mandatory. However, by complying with this code of practice you may be able to demonstrate that you have met your legal responsibilities. It may be used as a defence against a charge of animal cruelty.