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Protection of Animals Act (No. 1343 of 2007).

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The Act provides for the supervision of the treatment of animals by the police and regulation-making powers of the Minister of Justice and lays down general principles for the treatment and killing of animals. The Act provides for the establishment of the Animal Ethics Council which shall advise the Minister of Justice on further regulation under this Act.
The Act consists of 9 Chapters: General provisions (1); Killings, surgery and the like (2); Show and trade (3); Supervision (4); Animal Ethics Council (5); Specific advice concerning animal welfare issues (6); Council for the keeping of special animals (6a); Administrative regulations (7); Penalties, fees (8); Entry into force and transitional provisions (9).
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The Act is not applicable to Greenland nor to the Faroe Islands.Implementing Council Directive 88/166/EEC of 7 March 1988 complying with the judgment of the Court of Justice in Case 131/86 (annulment of Council Directive 86/113/EEC of 25 March 1986 laying down minimum standards for the protection of laying hens kept in battery cages).
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Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtgørelse af dyreværnsloven.