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Animal Protection Act (2000).

Country
Type of law
Legislation
Date of original text
Source

Abstract
This Act regulates the protection of animals from human acts or omissions that endanger or may endanger the health or welfare of animals. In addition to this Act, the protection of animals living freely in the wild is regulated by the Nature Conservation Act. The protection of animals from disease and infectious animal disease is regulated by the Infectious Animal Disease Control Act. For the purposes of this Act, animal means a mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish or invertebrate. The Act further provides for requirements for keeping animals; protection of pet animals; protection of animals living freely in wild; medical treatment of animals and veterinary procedures; protection of animals upon slaughter and killing; protection of animals during transport; animal competitions, public exhibition and sale of animals; protection of experimental animals; protection of genetically modified animals upon carrying out procedures; state supervision; and liability.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Notes
Consolidated version of the Act, as last amended by the Act published in the State Gazette I, no. 1 of 30 June 2023.
Repealed
No
Serial Imprint
RT I 2001, 3, 4
Source language

English

Legislation Amendment
No
Original title
Loomakaitseseadus (2000).
Implements
Repeals