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Legislative Decree No. 146 implementing Directive 98/58/EC concerning the protection of animals kept for farming purposes.

Type of law

This Decree establishes minimum standards for the protection of animals bred or kept for farming purposes. Owners or keepers must ensure the welfare of animals under their care and to ensure that those animals are not caused any unnecessary pain, suffering or injury. Regional authorities responsible for health and experts of the European Commission shall carry out inspections in order to verify the compliance with this Decree. In the Annex are set detailed provisions on minimum standards for the protection of animals. (7 Articles and 1 Annex)
Date of text
Serial Imprint
Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana No. 95 24 April 2001.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Decreto Legislativo 26 marzo 2001, n. 146 - Attuazione della direttiva 98/58/CE relativa alla protezione degli animali negli allevamenti.