Animal Health and Welfare
Local Authorities have an enforcement role in laws which are designed to prevent, control and eradicate animal disease on farms and ensure the welfare of animals in transit. We would play a full part in the emergency arrangements if diseases like rabies or anthrax were to break out in the area.
Our main activities involve policing the movement of animals on and off farm premises, and responding to incidents involving animal deaths. Our staff also monitor the conditions under which animals are transported, to ensure that they are up to modern, acceptable welfare standards.
Animal Health Newsletter: