You will be required to comply with this code if you intend to hunt animals. The code aims to prevent cruelty and encourage the considerate treatment of animals that are hunted or used for hunting. It sets out minimum standards and recommendations relating to important aspects of the care of animals.
Compliance with this code of practice is not mandatory. However, by complying with this code of practice you are demonstrating that you have met your legal responsibilities. It may be a defence to a charge of animal cruelty that you have complied with this code of practice.